Saturday, October 29, 2016

Pineapple Blossoms growing

Earlier this month I did a post about these blocks.  I thought the light/dark contrast was too great on some of the blocks.  Miss Pat commented I needed to make a few more before I tossed them out.

  So I kept on, adding a couple of blocks every few days......and not going as light--more medium values thrown in.  So I have a light blossom in the center  with darker ones around it.

  I need to cut more strips to length before I make any more blocks.  My gaggle of geese blocks is growing as leader and enders  while working on the blossom blocks.

    I find my mind wandering as I stitch......do you do that?  I am pondering a basket quilt.  A blossom quilt, a flying geese quilt, and a basket quilt.....am I crazy, or making up for lost time?   Naturally I started a new Pinterest board for basket quilts :)  At least I can accumulate some ideas before I begin.

    I also have a colorwash of batiks that I am getting organized to begin playing with.  I snagged a batik kit from Wanda at Exuberant Color last week, and I hope to be able to mix in batiks from my stash.    All this sounds like plans for the rest of the year....I think I will hold off on the baskets until January!
Enjoy your weekend stitching.

13 comments:

  1. Enjoy! I missed out on the batik kits this time.

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  2. Ah yes, baskets! There is something addicting about them. I have three in various stages of progress now. Hope you'll join in come January! Pineapple Blossoms is taking on life as it grows - I like how the darks and lights pop when viewed from a distance, this is going to be stunning!

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  3. Save the baskets for next year so you can relax and enjoy the projects your have on the go right now.

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  4. Miss Pat gave you good advice. Your Pineapple Blossoms project is beautiful. I snagged a batik kit too. Just couldn't resist.

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  5. Your Pineapple Blossoms is gorgeous! I'm so glad you made a few more blocks...you received good advice! My mind wanders when I stitch too. Sew many ideas! ~Jeanne

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  6. So lovely to see your florally heaven piecing again!
    Another magical quilt in the making clearly : )

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  7. I followed your link back, and on to My Carolina Home, thanks for another great quilting connection! I have been quietly following your journey and I applaud your courage and progress, it is so good to see you back quilting! I love your pineapple blocks with the light block in the center, did I miss a link to the pattern you are using? I am intrigued by this block and would like to give them a try.

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  8. I like it better with the darker blocks surrounding the lighter blocks. It gives it more balance.

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  9. Going to be a stunning quilt. Fun to see your progress.

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  10. See, I knew if you kept playing, you would make lemonade from your pineapples. It's looking good. Congrats on grabbing one of Wanda's batik kits. Look forward to seeing what you do.

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  11. Love how the pineapple blocks are growing. A pineapple quilt is on my wish list and it may just have to be floral. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I'm glad you persevered and have continued with the pineapple quilt!!! It is/will be stunning once you complete playing with light and dark values to your eagle eye satisfaction! Wandering mind is good - shows your creative juices are alive and well! ����

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