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:

Gene Black said...

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

Quilting Babcia said...

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!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

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

Mary said...

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

Ray and Jeanne said...

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

liniecat said...

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

Fran said...

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.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

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

QuiltShopGal said...

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

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MissPat said...

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.

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

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.

Andrea said...

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! ����

Cheree @ That Morning Latte said...

This is looking so good!

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