Friday, March 7, 2014

Pineapple blocks, and don't forget the GIVEAWAY!!!

Good morning this bright sunny Friday!
    I hope it is sunny where you are! I wanted to remind anyone who sees this blog that today I will be drawing a winner of the cute spring bunny penny rug in the last post! You need to be a follower of me, which means you can sign up and follow me today if you want and that would include you in the drawing! And also, I wanted to invite any of you to visit my cousin Jill's blog which is and see what wonderful things she is doing over there! She is very creative, and funny to boot! I will be doing the drawing later this afternoon or evening! So stay tuned! If you are the winner, I'll be asking for you to email me your name and address so I can mail it to you!
    Tomorrow I have a class to teach at the shop, making Pineapple blocks, using the Creative Grids Pineapple Trim tool! It's the best tool so far I have found to make these blocks! I love it, and have tried at least three others! Yes, you do have a little waste, but why not use the little pieces left over for some paper pieced hexies?!! It would work wonderfully! Here is a picture so far of my progress....
  I plan to make more today! The ruler lets you make either 6, 8, or 10" finished blocks! I really wanted to make 12" blocks, so with a couple more rounds of strips, and using a 12" square ruler, it is possible! I'm telling ya, it is really slick, very easy to read, and has great clear instructions and markings on the tool itself!  I have always wanted to make a large Pineapple quilt, and even took a couple classes about 10 years apart! Ha-ha!  When I get this one done, I will put a two color version on the back burner, because I would like to do that some day too! For now, I'm using some of my favorite fabrics from my stash and a few from the shop! Our class tomorrow has 4 ladies in it so far, but I believe we have two more rulers available, so if you are in the area and want to join in, it's a bring your own fabric type class! Call the shop! 304-375-9665 (WOOL)
    Okay, back to sewing and I'll draw the winner later today!! Good luck!
       Have a great day, and I hope you get to sew!

1 comment:

  1. I love doing the pineapple blocks. They do use up the small pieces very well. Makes a lovely quilt.