"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Pineapple Blocks in Progress


Several years ago I started a pineapple quilt for myself, and then because I didn't like the fabric I chose for that first block just let the quilt lanquish for several years. But this year I've been making a real effort to finish up some of my UFO's and this is one of them that I've pulled out to get finished up. I have an appt to have this quilted the end of October, so I've been working like a mad woman to get the blocks done.

I had figured that I needed 56 blocks total for the quilt, and after laying them out on my bed tonite to take a picture of the blocks completed so far I'm really looking forward to seeing what this will be when finished. All of the blocks will be a different fabric combination and all of the fabrics have come out of my stash - and nope, it hasn't made a dent in the amount of batiks that I have in my stash. There will be 2 inch wide sashing made from the same black kona cotton. And cornerstones cut from the left over batiks used in the blocks. Finally there will be a triple border of the black, a batik, and finally black. The binding will be another batik, also from my stash.
Thanks to everyone who has helped me get this going by making blocks for me!

16 comments:

Oddbjørg said...

Hello form Norway,
I was visiting some blogs and discovered yours too.
I think your pineapple quilt will turn out great. It always gives a good feeling when a Ufo is done, so keep on.

Candace said...

Welcome to blogging, you've made a great start. Your pineapple quilt is beautiful, and the quilt for your niece is so unique and wonderful. I like your postcard, too.

swooze said...

To have it quilted? Don't you have your machine?

The quilted is gorgeous.

Gail said...

Welcome to the blogging world. Love that pineapple quilt.

Claire said...

The pineapple quilt blocks look good. Doesn't laying them out next to each other make you rethink having sashing and cornerstones?

Patchwork Penguin said...

It's lovely!!! The black really makes the colors pop!

Welcome to blogging..... you'll get addicted to it.

Hugs,
nancy

GRACE said...

moira, love that pineapple, gorgeous; it's on my whimm list, but can't decide on the fabrics...scrappy, christmas, batik, such is life!

Nann said...

Welcome to blogland, Moira.
Your batik pineapples are beautiful! I know what you mean by "not making a dent"--but it's a start!

ruthsquiltingstudio said...

love the pineapple quilt, it is beautiful. The black makes the colors pop.
Enjoyed reading your blog, I haven't tried blogging yet. I have a tendency to not write often & I'm afraid I would't keep it up.
Ruth in Ky.

cq4fun said...

That looks like great progress! Soon, two more to add to the bunch. =) You have about a month to go?

Candi said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I know what you mean about not liking the first block. Been there done that but when they're complete, what a difference! lol
Many hugz:)
Candi

Leni B. said...

oira love those Pinapple Blocks and a very nic Blog too
Leni B.

Betweens said...

what amazing blocks this is going to be such a scrumptous quilt.. so happy you decided to blog.. by the looks of things it will really be exciting.. you are now bookmarked to keep an eye on what else you have in store.

Jodyrose said...

Moira, Woooohoooo you are bloggin~ You make me want to do a Pineapple with this one, even though I normally do not care for this pattern...love the brights with that black!

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Moira - it is gorgeous!
Hugs,
Kerry

susan said...

this blog thing is great! i have to get some new photos up on mine, been a bit of a slacker lately but i love all that it out there in blog land.