Friday, May 15, 2009

Feelin' Scrappy

I finished quilting my scrap baskets. I'll post a picture when I get the binding on. I was a little behind on the Friday Block Party blocks so I pulled out my bright scraps and went to work. Here is my Union Square. I think I should have made the outside star points a brighter or darker so they stand out better. Oh well live and learn. I still like this scrappy block.
This weeks block was very simple. Just a variation on a pinwheel. I changed how I pieced it because I didn't have enough of the pink dot to do it the way the instructions read. The price you pay when you commit to going scrappy. Small price I feel. I just love scrappy quilts.
I recently bought a pineapple ruler. Here is my first attempt at a block. I have always wanted to make a pineapple quilt. One block down, many more to go.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend full of scraps of joy.
Em


20 comments:

  1. I did better at paper piecing pineapple blocks than I did with the pineapple ruler. Don't know why.

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  2. I love your pineapple block! I have always wanted to make a pineapple quilt too. I love the look of them and it would be a good use of all my scraps.

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  3. Lots of great scrappy inspiration in this post! I'm waaayyy behind on Friday Block Party. The garden takes priority over the sewing room right now. But I need a quilt fix and your scrappy blocks have got me thinking.

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  4. Love your Block Party blocks! But the pineapple block is wonderful. Great way to use up scraps!

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  5. I like the emphasis on the square in Union Square - love the cherries, too! Also, love the pineapple block!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  6. You did a great job! Scrappy is good and always seems to be more interesting. Can't wait to see more blocks, keep them coming.

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  7. These are great scrappy blocks! And love the pineapple block. Does the special ruler really make it easier?

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  8. Wonderful blocks! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. YOU are having fun! Dig that. Love the pineapple block, too. Excellent work my friend. Excellent.

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  10. Your blocks are all so pretty, but I LOVE the pineapple block! Was it hard to make?

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  11. Looking good. I like how scrappy quilts force you to be more creative. :-) There's definately not the same challenge with a quilt once you have just bought everything for.

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  12. Love your blocks. Happy sewing.

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  13. I love Pineapple blocks but have never heard of a pineapple ruler - I usually foundation piece mine. Love all the blocks you have done this week.

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  14. very pretty blocks...love the fabrics in that first one.

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  15. Love your scrappy blocks! All of them look great!

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  16. Hello Em, I love your colour combinations on your scrappy blocks...inspirational...Regards Lyn

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  17. GREAT blocks! Your first attempts are better than my practiced ones!!

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