Monday, June 28, 2010

Exploding Pineapples

Sorry I have taken so long to post. It has been busy around here. As promised--exploding pineapples! Karin Hellaby has simplified pineapple blocks and it is so fast and easy. She has easy to follow instructions and there is no waste! Ingenius! Check with your local quilt shop because many are offering quilt classes using this technique.

If you've been following my blog for any length of time you know that I am in love  addicted  with/to  stacked four patches. I wanted to try a different fabric. I usually use florals. I have this paisley in stock. Stacked it and Voila! What do you think? I was looking for something more masculine. Did I accomplish it?

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Then I used the smaller stacked four patches in the center of these two color exploding pineapple blocks. Sorry for the wrinkles. I carried these to Post Oat last Thursday to show them. They loved them! It's so easy and very fast.

 This is the focus fabric used for the stack.

This the aftermath. We had to have a new septic system put in. A lot of our backyard has been dug up to put in the new line to the tank. Most of the rock patio had to be dug up as well. It was needing to be redone--the cement had crumbled between the rocks but that was a project for the future. Well the future is now. But we also may choose to move it to a shaded area where the summer breezes blow.

This is my DD Amanda holding her niece and our DGD Paisley. Aren't they beautiful? We had a wonderful family gathering at our house Sunday. We hadn't gathered as a whole since before DDIL went in the hospital in November. Schedules didn't work, etc. The house was wonderfully noisy and full and we enjoyed some good food together--blackeyed peas from our garden, squash fresh from the garden, ditto on the cucumbers, tomatoes, fried okra and with a chicken casserole followed by homemade ice cream for dessert furnished by DD. And then they all scattered to their own homes. This photo courtesy of DS#1's I-phone. Thanks, son. I was too busy to take pictures.

I then went out Sunday evening and picked more blackeyed peas and shelled them. I slept well. Amen.


1 comment:

  1. Like your comment about the future. So true we never ever know when the future will surprise us.

    I love, love, love, your paisley print and they way you are using it. Very beautiful, indeed.

    I know you had a good family gathering. Those are always fun and your menu sounds like I've heard in a long time.

    Sorry, but I've got to go. I have to plan a church funeral meal today for in the morning! I didn't find out about it until yesterday afternoon late. Estimated 50 people. So far I have one cake to be brought. It'a gonna be a busy day today.

    The rain and cooler weather is wonderful.



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