What I’m Working On….

I made a goal last week to finish one of Pineapple Crazy blocks every day.  That might not seem like a big goal but with 45 pieces in these little blocks…and me working full time now, it’s ambitious.

I sewed a bit each day and had a couple longer evening sessions and I ended up with this little pile…but was it enough to reach my goal??

YES!!  I reached my goal plus one….8 blocks are finished.

So many scraps that Ila and other blog readers sent me are going into these little blocks.  Yesterday I had to go up into the sewing room and wrestle up some more red fabric.  I was out of reds for the center but knew there was some up there somewhere…Oh I can’t wait until I get that room sorted out…but I almost need to refinish a cupboard to really have it how I want it.

I did get two more boxes unpacked though.  That’s a good thing.  Little by little in small chunks is how that room will get put together.

Is anyone else working on Pineapple Crazy blocks??

Today I am hooking up with Patchwork Times.

7 thoughts on “What I’m Working On….”

  1. I’m in the home stretch of Pineapple Crazy. About thirty more border blocks to finish but they go way faster than the main part of the quilt. Someone taught me to fold on the line I am going to be sewing on w/ strip placed and then you’re able to see how to trim before you sew and you don’t have to hold the block up to the light………………boy does that save time. I love this quilt but sigh……..no long arm to quilt it on so I’ll have to think on that.

  2. I’ve been working on mine for a couple of years now off and on. This is my ‘in-between-other-projects’ go-to. I just made a couple of blocks on Saturday. I had a ‘sew’ morning with the gals of my local guild chapter. I’m not making mine exactly as the pattern calls for. Mine will be 400 total blocks, set 20 x 20 with no border. I’m about 250 blocks into it at this point. I love making these blocks. More than anything, I like using those little pieces of fabric that might otherwise go in the garbage. I think of these kinds of projects as ‘free’, because they don’t cost anything other than thread until you get to the batting and backing part. I swear my bucket of crumbs from which I make these blocks self reproduces. It doesn’t seem to matter how many of these blocks I make, the bucket just keeps over flowing. It like an artesian well. Once I get this one finished, I will have to find another project that will use up these kinds of scraps.


  3. I am chafing to start a Pineapple Crazy, but promised myself to finish all my UFO’s–not that many left –3 that I call quilts-to-be. I love yours with the red centers–if you need some red let me know and I’ll be happy to send you some…hugs, Julierose

  4. I started mine 2 1/2 years ago and lately it has become my focus project between quilting UFOs. This morning I went in to sew just a few minutes and 2 1/2 hours later I came out. :) I now have 120 pineapple blocks and 25 border blocks complete.

  5. Josie McRazie

    I got String Fling last Christmas as a gift! I WANT to do Pineapple Crazy but can you please tell me where to go to get the templates copied?? I took them to my local FedEx/Kinkos store and they said because it is in a book they cannot do it I do understand and RESPECT copy right!!?? I showed them in the book where it says “copy templates on paper” but they just did not understand!! I have a printer but no scanner and have even thought about buying one, (but tend to be a bit tech challenged so that might not be the best thing either!)

  6. I’ve been working on a pineapple quilt for years. Each block takes an hour. I tend to get bored easily so it gets put to the side and then brought out again at a later date. Now I’ve run out of the background fabric so I guess it’s time to put it together.

  7. The pineapple that I’m working on is Pineapple Blossom, one of Bonnie’s free patterns! I haven’t tried paper piecing yet, but it’s on my list! Your blocks are really pretty.

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