Tuesday, October 13, 2009

This is Just a Technique Block

If you don't count the Blue and Brown Sylvia's Bridal Sampler Swap I joined in late July, I haven't started anything new since May 17th. That's nearly 5 months! Unbelievable! I didn't know I could go that long without starting anything new.

Wait -- I'm looking at my sidebar. Perhaps I should say I haven't started anything new that I haven't FINISHED since May 17th. Cherry Frolic was started and finished in June, and the Cranberry Wishes Table Runner was started and essentially completed in June, although it didn't get declared finished until August. I didn't think I had enough focus for 5 months. I'm still surprised it's been 3 1/2 months.

Over the past couple of months I've been looking at my strip bins -- which are full -- and thinking I need to do something with them (but refraining). If you asked me a 3 or 4 weeks ago, I would have told you I was leaning toward a log cabin. The last couple of weeks I've browsed Bonnie's site, Quiltville.com eyeing Star Struck. Today, it's the pineapple block.

I've seen several pineapple quilt's recently. The ones last night at the quilt shop, Mary's mom made one, and I suspect I saw one as part of the Blogger's Quilt Festival. Anyway, I decided I had to try to make one of these blocks.

I used the instructions on the Possibilities website.

If I decide to make a pineapple quilt, I think I'll either use them a leader/enders for the first few rows, or at least cut up the strips to the right length and do a bunch at a time.

Meanwhile this block will go in the orphan box to be put in some future quilt, and I'll get back to the UFOs I'm currently working on - Ladder to the Stars, DWR, SBS and Josh's Quilt.

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