Monday, January 23, 2006

It's just a few pieces...

Yeah, a few hundred! You see a total of 333 pieces in 12.5" unfinished Pineapple Log Cabin.

I see lots of miniatures for sale on eBay... they can't be that hard, right? So why did it take me several months? Hrmm. I think 9 months would be closer. I pieced a large portion in the beginning, but I didn't have handy triangle pieces for the corners. Obviously that has since changed and I pushed myself to get the blocks together because if I don't get a UFO finished soon, I'm gonna have to pay a FQ penalty on the Stashbuster list. I have 5 people above me before I will be "queen". And in this case? Queen is baaaaaaaad. :) Must...finish...a...quilt.

I know what border fabric I want to use... but how should I quilt it? I'm thinking simple stitch-in-the-ditch between the blocks. It's already so colorful that thread would just simply ruin it.

And don't worry, this time I did paperpiece it. :)

Leah

6 comments:

Dawn said...

I love your pineapple blocks! They are wonderful!

Bonnie said...

I love it Leah!! It just shines! It's 4" blocks right? If the whole thing is 12"..wow those are small blocks with lots of pieces..so yes I think in the ditch is going to be the best way to stay away from all that bulk! I love how your blog is coming along. You've got some great projects going, and i'm so jealous that you can french braid your hair! Mine is to mid back, and I can't braid it myself!

Bonnie

trish said...

The pineapples are fabulous--wonderful color combinations. Glad to hear it was paper pieced, did you do one before that size that wasn't?

trish
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Laurie Ann said...

Wow, that's tiny! In the next picture show it with you holding it so we can really see the scale. The colors are great! Keep up the good work!

Finn said...

I'm impressed to the point of speechless...so glad to hear you used paper...but still. That's alot of pieces in 12.5". High Fives for this one girl. Definitely in the ditch quilting I would think. Keep up the great work!

quiltpixie said...

Wow! sooo many pieces, so much time....

This looks wonderful, keep up the good work :-)

Having tried to hand quilt paper piecing I'd go with stitching in the ditch -- I just end up with too much bulk in too many "odd" places for much else to work well. Anywho, at the size of these blocks I'd think you'd want to highlight the blocks, so quilting around them would do that.