At the retreat last week I took many of my UFO's from a long time ago. One of them was my Purple Pineapple blocks. I'm embarrassed to say this was started in a class with Jane Hall at the International Quilt Show in Houston in 2000. To think I could still find it in my sewing room was a miracle. I really need to get some of these old ones finished. It took me almost half the morning to figure out how to do it again!! These are tiny little logs - 1/2" in size. The colors I used were not the best for this pattern. I needed more contrast with my diagonal fabric to make it show up better. There are 45 tiny pieces in each block and the finished block only measures 6 inches! What was I thinking??
Here is what I was thinking -- remember this was 12 years ago and I was new to this technique. I chose the middle fabric first -- my dark blue (or so I thought), followed by the one on the right, the purplish blue (medium) and the light blue (my light) on the left. What I didn't realize was, the dark had too much of the light blue in it and with the pieces being so tiny, many times where it should be dark, the light blue square in my dark fabric was all you saw. I'll know better next time. Wish I had gone with red, green and white, or red, white and blue. The pattern would be more pleasing and distinctive and not as mushy.
|light ------------dark ----------- medium|
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