Monday, April 19, 2021

Scrappy Pineapple Blocks and Lockdown

Good Monday morning!

I hope your week has been a good one and that you have been busy in your sewing room. We are on partly lockdown until April 30, 2021. I'm not going to say much about it except that we are allowed shopping etc twice a week only, on alphabetical orders. It works fine with us, one just have to adapt. Of course I miss my daily (almost daily) walk. Yep, we are not even allowed to go for a walk or take our dog for a walk! It has been raining almost daily for the last week, too wet for yard work, which is long overdue. Due to the lockdown restrictions, we also missed our sweetest girl's 5th birthday! Same happened last year! After watching the photos her Mom sent, I know she had a fabulous birthday. Hopefully next year we will be able to celebrate her birthday together.  

Thank goodness I have fabric and thread to keep me busy! Thanks to all of you who commented on my previous post. I did listen! 

The scrappy pineapple quilt has grown from 16 (previous post) to 30 blocks! If I stop here, it will measure about 55 x 66 inches / 140 x 167 cm, lap quilt size. I'm tempted to make it into a twin size quilt! What do you think? It has made a small dent in the scrap (strips) boxes, and there's enough for more blocks. 

 I love the 'circles' and 'waves'. Squint a bit and you'll see it more clearly. 

I'm taking some days break from pineapple blocks. They are fun, but a bit tedious to make. Actually it takes me 1.5 hours to make one (paper piecing), 53 pieces per block. I think I deserve a break! 

Today I'm going to start quilting a UFO! It is made of 2.5' squares from swaps and some of my own cut squares. I'm not sure I like the backing.... almond/pastel colors, but I thought the back would be fun with geometric fabric. It's a wide backing (108'). It was so skewed and I had a hard time straightening it. It's not new to me how to do it and with help from hubby and lots of tape, I think we managed pretty well. Time will tell how straight it is when it's trimmed and the binding has to be attached.  

Time for another cuppa before I remove everything (strips!) from the table to make space for quilting this large quilt. 



Michele McLaughlin said...

I love your pineapple quilt! Hope that the covid situation slows soon for you all! Not being even able to walk your dog is really tough! Best wishes!

StephsQults said...

Fabulous Astrid, you are a quick worker doing a block in an hour! I'm working on a curved log cabin with my scraps and it takes me 3 hours to do 2 full blocks! My scrap pile is slowly reducing as well, lots of trimming going in the bin too. Can't wait to see it finished. Good luck with quilting that big quilt on your domestic. At least with it raining you wouldn't have been able to go for a walk anyway, some consolation!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Your Pineapple Quilt top looks fabulous . You have put in a lot of time and work into it. It would be interesting to record how long it takes to get the whole project completed since you have figured how long it takes to complete each block. Have fun working on your postage stamp quilt. Lots of pretty fabrics in that one too.

Ivani said...

Your scrap pineapple quilt looks gorgeous, but I agree with you it is a tedius block to make.
Sorry to know you are dealing with another lockdown. For sure we have some fun sewing and relax our mind. Have a happy and safe week.