Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Pineapple Soup

They say "When life hand you lemons - make lemonade."   So what do you do when life hands you pineapples?  I decided to make Pineapple Soup.
After seeing several pineapple quilt blocks on various blogs,  I decided to try making one myself.  I downloaded two sizes of paper piecing patterns. I printed them and decided the 6 inch one would be the one I tried, so I printed an extra one of those.
I started - got the center and the pieces around it done- but on the wrong lines because there was an extra line on the pattern that is only there for placing your first piece.  ARRGH.
Take two.  I did better and got the first few rounds on before I messed up again.
Fine!  I will take the pineapple start and do some improv sewing around it.
I am calling it "Pineapple Soup" because it isn't all pineapple but it did start with pineapple as the main "ingredient."  Right?
I am sure it will be fun  to put in a quilt made of orphan blocks.

Will I try the pineapple again? Maybe I will.
I see that there are two pineapple block classes on Creativebug.  One is the traditional block and the other is an improv version.  That sounds more like my style.
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Jeanna said...

Improvisation is your specialty. I'm sure this block won't go to waste.

I have some practicing to do on paper piecing before I start a rather large project. That project is on the list for next year but it may take me that long to master the technique.

Barbara said...

LOL! I'm amused because in an effort to get back to sewing, my first block was for a group I'm in that makes and swaps small paper-pieced blocks. They are not hard, but messing up is easy! It's been a long time since doing paper-piecing. Stick with it, and in the meantime I know you won't allow any effort to go to waste. Love what you've done!

Debbie said...

This one says you are you and happy with it! I am not a paper piecing person at all....that is why I did Bonnie's pineapple blossom instead.

Marlene said...

I love it when unexpected deviations happen on your projects. The final quilt always turns out to be even more artistic an interesting when you just go with the flow and allow.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Your "pineapple soup" is very creative! Good save! Messing up a couple of times is why I do my FPP with the fabric on TOP of the paper (so I know what shape to cut and where to put it) and then I sew it from the BACK - works for me - ;))

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I like this block. It looks like a crazy quilt block.