Hi everyone! I really love plaids, ladies...really love them. Lots of people don't because of the directional-ness of them and so forth... Well, you might have known...I saw this Pineapple blossom quilt block on a blog, in plaids...and decided that it was a must do for sure. I had lots of leftover plaids strips from my plaid quilt in my header, and decided to make a lap quilt out of the leftovers. Actually, I could make another plaid string quilt too and still have plenty...and probably will make it and give it to dear son. He seemed to like that one...anyway, isn't this block cool? And bonus triangles for the border too! Thanks to Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville, who supplied free patterns to everyone...I love this pattern of hers. I plan to make 20 blocks, and they are all cut out.
You can see I work on the kitchen counter a lot...(dream) some day a sewing room! Anyway, these pieces of plaids were sent to me by my friend Joyce in Arizona. Do you see the little attached prints? This was a leftover part of a project that she sent me, and plus she sent a ton of plaid strips too. I immediately put them in "too precious to use and just admire" pile...until today. I cut the plaid pieces into 2 inch strips for the pineapple blocks, and the little attached pieces became 1.5 inch squares, for the 1.5 inch square bin. Neat plaids she sent huh? Don't you have a bin or box of plaids that are just crying out to be used?? This is your chance, LOL!!
2 inch strips....cut, cut, cut! fun!!
And now.....a word to Dear Jane!
Hi Janie....what's up girl? How in the world did you come up with this block? I love it! My favorite color and all, and it reminds me of the sun with rays of light...love it! I wonder if in the 1800's it was as hot as it is today, now...it is hot, Jane! How did you stay cool at all??
And now you know you have to hear about the nine patches...TADA!!
Here are my finished nine patches...the three inchers....I love them and hope all the swappers do too!!!
I have some doozies of stories about the weekend at the hospital, but will refrain...but wow, some people are just plain nutzola!!
Have a great day,