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Friday, August 22, 2014

Progress Report

Just a very short "progress report" on the current Miniature that's underway. My friend Sandi gave me a bag of strips last week,  left over from a project she's working on. Most were 1" wide, some a little less.  They were light neutrals and darks- a mixture of colors, but not my usual choices. They are not Civil War repro's, but close. Sandi calls them "not quite civil". Since the strips were quite narrow, I decided they'd be perfect for a Miniature, and after some consideration, I thought I'd try a Pineapple. So far I have 5 blocks done, hope to have a sixth done before beddy-bye tonight. There are 49 pieces per block, so they do take a little time... Here they are pinned up on my design wall. The blocks will finish at 2.75" sq. My original thought was 16 blocks, but now I'm thinkin' 9 might do... We'll see....
Sorry the photo is not the best.. taken indoors. The next one will be outside and better light/colour...
I think I'll call it my "Not Quite Civil Pineapple"....

Piece!
Linda

"He that can have patience can have what he will." ~ Benjamin Franklin


7 comments:

Gwen Buchanan said...

Linda, I absolutely LOVE this !
The color choices, the pattern and the size... Thrilling!!!

Jeanna said...

Pineapple blocks are one of my favorites. Never seen any this tiny though. Pretty fabrics, very nice of Sandi to share.

Raewyn said...

Me oh my!! Those are tiny - you must have trimmed lots off a 1" strip to get that size. Very nice - they are gorgeous!

Karen said...

WOW!

Anonymous said...

The size of these blocks and the colors are stunning. How lucky that Sandi shared her scraps. They make the best quilts.

MissesStitches said...

How wide were your strips, Linda? I'm always amazed by miniature quilts. I took a class from Sally Collins in doing miniatures, but I've never finished that one tiny block! Yours look beautiful.

Sheila said...

Wow , that is tiny and beautiful ! I love it :-)

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