It was time to print some more papers for my Pineapple Crazy blocks. I thought I would snap some pictures and tell you how I do it.
I like to print mine on tracing paper. I can see the lines through the paper and that makes placement of the pieces so much easier. Remember these blocks are paper pieced. I just buy the cheap paper from the dollar store.
When I started making these I made a master that I copy from. If you look the master has Pineapple Crazy blocks on the bottom and it has Wild and Goosey blocks on the bottom. I’ll admit…I do have some Wild and Goosey blocks in a UFO pile..not many but yes, I did start some of those. There is only room for one large block of the paper so rather than waste the rest of the sheet I just put two templates of the Wild and Goosey blocks on the master sheet.
From there I take the tracing paper out of the tablet in chunks. Mine is cheap so the sticky adhesive keeps the pages together. I take a scissor and cut about an inch off the long side and then I cut about an inch off the end where the adhesive is. That makes the paper small enough to fit into the printer.
Then I just print. It’s not a perfect process. I typically will have 8 print perfect and then the next time three sheets will feed through. With a little patience I had 80 printed in no time. I just rough cut around everything.
I think that should keep me busy for a bit. While I was working on this and knew where the tracing paper was I decided to make a master template for the side blocks. It too has Wild and Goosey blocks on it.
I printed 60 of those…I won’t need them for a bit but when I do, I’ll have them.
The way the pattern is designed there is suppose to be red triangles in these blocks. Right now, I’m starting to do a little debate. I think I might just put neutral where the red triangles are suppose to go. I have one border block done with red. One of these days I’ll make a neutral one and then lets take a vote and you can all chime in with what you like best.
If I ever get these Pineapple Crazy blocks done I just might have to start sewing on the Wild and Goosey. Thankfully they will go MUCH faster!!
So now I have more papers…no excuses for me not to get my seven blocks done this week!