Sunday, 27 March 2011

The Pineapple Block

I began this, my fifth block from the Beyond the Cherry Trees Album Quilt at Christmas, but what with all those "fingers" I put it away for another day.

Well, that day came a couple of weeks ago, when I was home with a very heavy cold. I had no stitching prepped except for this block, so I decided to tackle it and you know? I enjoyed the challenge so much, that I had finished stitching it within a couple of days. I decided that I wasn't going to be beaten by tiny selvedges between each of the "fingers", that I was in control and not the fabric. The block has been hanging on what purports to be my design wall now for about a week, but I haven't been home to take a picture of it in daylight - on the whole I am very pleased with the block, although I could do better with the ironing!

I have three more blocks prepped and ready to go as I have four very long journeys coming up this week, more about which I will say next weekend.

Have a good week!


  1. Beautiful job, Fiona! I can't tell from looking at it that you didn't like the "little thingies". I thought the same thing when I first saw the pattern but, once I started, it wasn't as hard as I'd expected. I finished the current block but have the same problem with a picture - no sun here for a while!

  2. What a beautiful block, Fiona. All of your applique' is just breathtaking. Enjoy your journeys this week. Safe travels.

  3. Love your fabric choices - so soft and pretty. I'm not that good at pretty, I generally throw in a red or orange and turn it much heavier. Debbie in Newcastle

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  5. For some reason, this post just showed up again as new - a week later! - and I didn't realize I'd already commented. I said about the same thing so just deleted the second comment. I'm sorry for the confusion!