What I’m Working On…

I’m back to Pineapple Crazy blocks.

I added eight to the count this week.  Considering I was working on that baby quilt, I was pretty impressed with that number.  I’ve been getting up early most mornings and sewing for a bit.  Sometimes it’s only 10 minutes but it adds up. This is proof.  Considering a block takes 45 minutes….


I am still in love with them.  I still wonder how long it’s going to take.  I’ve penciled it out counting and thinking if I can make one block a day…I’ll be done on this day.  Then I remembered that I have to pull the papers off all of them before I can assemble the quilt top…then I cringed…

I decided to quit counting and just enjoy the process…..

Speaking of process.  All sewing on these has halted until this mess get reorganized!  It’s not horrible but it’s time for some organization to happen again.  I’ve learned that if I stop and clean up every so often the whole process will go much more smoothly.

That’s it for Pineapple Crazy blocks this week.  I did get another charity quilt on the frame over the weekend.  I’m hoping to tackle it one night this week too.

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10 thoughts on “What I’m Working On…”

  1. You are amazing. You must sleep about two hours a night. The blocks are looking great and will make a gorgeous quit. Like the tortoise and the hare, slow and steady wins the race. Amazing!!!!!

  2. Look at you go. I remember Bonnie saying she pulls her papers off as she goes. I started to do that too. Since I don’t mess with them, I’m not too worried about stretching. I love your creative mess. It shows you have been working. :)

  3. Hi Jo! Love your pineapple blocks, what are you using for your paper backs? Just wondering because I am having a bit of a problem with my printer printing on the newsprint sheets. They are fun to make!

  4. Your pineapple log cabin blocks look fantastic! What size are the blocks? I’ve been working on a paper pieced pineapple log cabin quilt as well, and I also had to set mine aside to do a baby quilt for a gift. I thought you were supposed to leave the papers in until AFTER you had sewn the blocks together, though? This is my first paper piecing project so I’m very nervous about the blocks going together nicely.

  5. I SO agree about a periodic clean up. Usually the warning sign is when I’ve lost my good ruler, and can’t even feel it through the stacks of fabric anymore. I’ve got pineapple blocks on my bucket list, and yours look just great!

    Julie @ Pink Doxies

  6. Enjoy the process! I hate removing the papers too, but remind myself its the paper that makes the blocks so nice.

  7. i also am interested in what type paper you are using for this block. surely you didn’t have to draw this out eighty million times. i hate using copy paper unless the blocks are really small. a tip i learned about removing the paper. if you lightly mist the paper and just let it sit for a minute or two, you’ll see that the paper has weakened and is much easier to get off.
    the blocks are looking great! patti in florida

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