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Monday, July 08, 2013

Design Wall Monday



Last Sunday I started working on 5 Pineapple Crazy blocks.  After finishing those on Tuesday, I grabbed 10 more papers and got busy.  These little buggers take some time to get done. Today I finished them and as I was cleaning up my big mess, I decided to lay all 47 blocks out to get the feel of the quilt.  I feel it and I love it!  Only 177 to go. 

These are now put away and it's time to work on something else.  This really is a long term project. The funny thing is my scrap basket did not go down at all.  I did separate a bunch of the scraps out into size piles so that made the piecing go faster. Just reach over and grab the next right size.  

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23 comments:

Amy said...

That is such an impressive pattern and design. !!!
Amazing progress.

Lorna McMahon said...

Those little blocks do look time consuming.... But they also look sew great! Love their scrappy feel!

Rhonda said...

Judy your blocks are amazing. As your blocks grow, so does the scraps....LOL

Gari in AL said...

That makes me dizzy. But it is beautiful. 177 more? For me that would have to be a lifetime project. Hope to be around long enough to see it finished. ;-)

Judy Snider said...

Your pineapples look great. I was inspired by Bonnie to make another pineapple quilt and have the first 30 5" blocks finished. I figured that it takes me about 50 to 60 minutes per block and since my design needs 224 blocks that is a lot of hours piecing. Definitely a long term project. Have fun with yours
Judy

pcflamingo said...

Wow! Very impressive! Someday I will do one - Lord knows I have more than enough scraps!!

Diane said...

Oh man that is going to be gorgeous--already is! long term project for sure.

Nann said...

Beautiful! Are you going to pace yourself, or do you think you'll have a "git 'er one" spree?

Teresaquilts said...

here is a high five to you, I understand those long term projects

Pieces to Love said...

Your blocks look great. I have done a few pineapple blocks and agree that they are pretty time consuming.

Bonnie said...

177? MORE? It took me forever to make 16 a while ago. Gee whiz! You are doing wonderfully on this quilt. I think you should bring it out and do a bunch every week. We all want to see it progress. It is beautiful!

Quilty Conscience said...

Stunning! I love pineapples and your quilt is going to be great. How big are the blocks? I'm working on one,off and on, but much bigger blocks. Now I want to do a smaller one. What papers do you use? Cheers! Toni

mycreativecorner3 said...

I love this and you choice of colors and setting is perfect. I know, pineapples are time consuming but worth it. Hmmm, why do those scraps never leave!!!!

Quilter Kathy said...

OOooohhhhhh love it!
So gorgeous!
A long term project for sure!

straythreads said...

Beautiful!!! It is just stunning!!

Nancy said...

I love it, too!

Melissa said...

I love this pattern too. It's one I'll be admiring from afar though, I like how it sparkles with the different scrappy fabrics.

Julie Kaye from KS said...

Wow that looks terrific. All the more reason to keep at it.

Lori said...

I like how the colors form "rings" in the blocks.

I've been paper piecing a double wedding ring quilt. I don't think its used much fabric--that basket still looks the same.

Mary said...

You were #1 to post today. Your pineapples are so nice. I think you gotta make it big enough to be worth all that work...

Mary said...

You were #1 to post today. Your pineapples are so nice. I think you gotta make it big enough to be worth all that work...

Paula, the quilter said...

Wow, those look good. For some reason, I have never been tempted to make pineapple blocks. Is that a good thing?

Candy Minton said...

It takes me almost an hour to finish one if I do not get interrupted. However my 16 year old told me it makes the biggest mess. My 12 year old said if we each sewed a block every hour for 5 days we could be done. What a marathon that would be!