|Blocks 16, 17 and 18 on my Design Wall|
So here we have the last three pineapple log cabin blocks that I've completed, from left to right, blocks 16, 17, and 18. As you can see, in the 18th block that I completed this morning, I paid more attention to the fabric strips I was selecting for the sides of the blocks, trying to get more of that Asscher diamond effect that I liked in the original antique quilt. I wouldn't like it if EVERY block was like that, but I think I'm going to like having more variety when I mix up all the blocks in my final layout. As I'm working on each block I feel like they are all exactly the same, but then when I throw a few of them up on the design wall it's nice to see that actually each block is unique, and that adds a lot of energy.
By the way, thank you to those of you who reached out with suggestions for the issues I was having with the longer side strips creeping up while I was attaching adjacent strips. On this block, I tried starching all of my fabric strips before sewing them onto the block and that seems to have completely eliminated the problem -- it must be a limp fabric issue! But I'm going to keep the glue stick idea in mind in case I have any issues on future blocks.
I've officially reached the halfway point of block construction for this quilt, now that I have 18 blocks finished and 18 blocks remaining to be sewn. Woo hoo! Will I keep making pineapple blocks, or will I finally get up the nerve to cut into that summer skirt fabric (before the leaves start falling off the trees)? Or will I start a completely NEW project instead, like Dear Jane or the 1930s Farmer's Wife blocks? Tune in next time... :-)
I'm linking up with Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story, with Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts, with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced, with Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts, with WIPs on Wednesday at Esther's Blog, and with Needle and Thread Thursday (NTT) at My Quilt Infatuation.
|Nice Crooked Shot of Block 18|