Days 1 and 2
|Geese on the Pond|
|Black and Tan Pineapple|
by Libby Smith 2014
The pattern is in Karin Hellaby's booklet Sew Simple Pineapple. It is not a traditional pineapple block. There is no special ruler required, no paper to tear off the back. Instead, it's constructed from a series of squares in graduated sizes. Start with two squares the same size, right sides together. Stitch around all 4 sides, cut the top square diagonally in both directions and peel the resulting triangles back like the petals of a flower. Add another square of this new larger size and repeat.
|Peggy's Fussy-cut Centers|
There was quite a variety among the students, from 19th century repros to modern brights.
|Cher's Modern Brights|
And organization went from 2-color combos to totally scrappy.
|Sue's Planned Blocks|
|Kathy's Pinks and Browns|
We were shooting for 80 blocks; finishes ranged from 20 to 60 (she worked the extra 2 days). I can't wait to see the finished projects!