loise98 wrote:Renata, I love your blocks too. I am eager to do another one this time I think I will used lights as a unifying element. Your blocks are beautiful. Lois
Renata wrote:loise98 wrote:Renata, I love your blocks too. I am eager to do another one this time I think I will used lights as a unifying element. Your blocks are beautiful. Lois
your idea of working with a light unifying theme is something that "talks" to me too. In fact, having lived in Japan for about ten years, I have this thought of playing with understated Asian fabrics for the pineapple blocks and framing them in ivory, perhaps doing every other block plain with a sashiko design. Or perhaps, doubling the size of the center square and place a specific design in the square. The reason the ivory color interests me is because it is the typical color used as a wide border on futon covers. I'll be interested in seeing what you come up with. I know you'll be done before I can even start my first block. Part of being new at this for me is being slow at it...
Renata wrote:Okay... enough talk about wanting to learn how to make pineapple blocks... received some scraps that nobody wanted... lots of novelty strips and a few other odds and ends. I figured, who cares? The uglier the better (I don't care for novelty prints in general). And here is the result:
I think Gylene is right: you really can make treasures from trash. I took fabrics I particularly disliked but am not displeased with the result! I will admit, I particularly liked what Lotti did with her greys and red centers; Lois' use of darks in a more composed quilt; Brenda's pinks, Cathy and Lorene's swirls, and especially all the different ideas I got from Rita's multiple projects.
I can't remember whose original idea it was, but after making the eighth row with the very small triangle just to see how it would turn out, I made the rest of the blocks with rows 7 and 8 combined. For that I cut a piece of fabric 3"x2" (very easy to do with a 2" strip v. the 1 1/2" called for by the traditional eight-row pineapple block).
Now I'll have to make some more blocks and figure out how to put them together...
PS There's a monkey in there just for Lotti!
2dogs wrote:Renta, Nice job on your blocks, I see the little houses in the centers. Hope to start on the pineapple blocks soon.
You all are very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.
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