Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Paper Pieced Pineapple Piecing Peace !

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers....or something like that...tee-hee!

I finally finished piecing my Pineapple! It is not without it's problems, but I am my own worst critic. Prince Charming tells me that all the time.

You know, right, that I am rotten at math? Sometimes worse than other times. Seems I messed up my block counting. But you know that because I had to make MORE blocks right? Guess what I found when I was cleaning up my sewing space after putting the rows together....GUESS ! Ah, ha, ha, ha ,ha!!! 13 blocks. 13 completed blocks with the paper already off them! I felt SO stupid. I purposely shortened the quilt because I just didn't want to make more of them. One row would have been 13 blocks. Definately my lucky number, huh?

Anyway - I am sewing the binding strips together tonight or tomorrow night - depends on how late I have to work tomorrow...Quilting will be next month some time.

I hired my friend Leslie to make an embroidered label for me. She designed one with pineaplles on it. I am excited. I am SO terrible at making sure labels get on my quilts. But seriously? I spent WAY TOO MUCH time on this baby not to put one on it.

My box of scraps is still pretty full. I won't throw them out, but making another one of these is NOT in my near future. I don't think making just ONE more would totally deplete that scrap box.

QB1 made one too. I started mine before I left Alabama - that was over 2 & a half years ago, so I am pretty sure this quilt is 3 years or better int he making. QB1 has more vision than me. She did hers in under a year. But I don't think she'll make another one too soon either!


PS: What's up next to be finished? Well, my Ocean Waves of course!


~Joan said...

That border looks fabulous. It perfectly accents your quilt!

Wonky Girl said...

An obvious labor of love to sew all those blocks. But so far it has turned out just beautiful. Now I will be watching to see how you quilt it.

Elaine Adair said...

I was surfing about, looking to see if my Pineapple Quilt of February was showing up on Google, and I found YOURS, but had to look twice because it looks so much like my own style! Great minds think alike! 8-)) I post mine on my blog, Feb. 21, 2011.

Contrary to you not wanting to make another soon, I really would like to do it again - love how they turn out. 8-)))