I thought I was finished with this a couple months ago, but later I decided the shape wasn't right. Too long. Or, not wide enough, depending on your point of view. So a couple days ago I went to work and added a vertical row down the left side. I think its good now.
|random scraps, tiny to large|
The basket contains what's left over of some of the scraps I was working from. Totally disorganized catch-all, so a real pain to pick through and try to find "just the right scrap". Most of the time I settled for whatever fit. I have other smaller containers with labels such as "triangles" also totally random, or "random tiny bits" which is insane, I know. But if you look closely at the quilt, you'll see lots of those bits were used, in fact a few entire blocks consist of them. Another box is labelled "playtime scraps" which are where I got the tiny (and not so tiny) centers for some of the blocks.
I usually quilt my own quilts using a walking foot, but I'd really like an all-over fairly small stipple on this, which is definitely not in my skill set. On the other hand, I really hate having to spend the $$ on a quilt I consider kinda junky. Anyway, I'll look into it, and hopefully I can get a decent deal somewhere.
|small-ish scraps, halfway organizzed|
I want to continue trying to work through all these scraps, but I don't think I want to make another random scrap quilt like Berserkistan. I've been thinking of other ideas, one of them being scrappy pineapple blocks. My friend Pam gave me a marked paper foundation for paper piecing a six inch block, which I might have to give a try. Paper piecing kinda drives me nuts, though. Meantime, I got curious about the pineapple trim ruler. That sounded much more my style. I just so happened I find one a couple weekends ago at Family Threads in San Juan Bautista, where I was attending a quilt retreat. They had a good deal on it, too - $20 plus a 15% discount for being a "retreater".
It took a couple of minutes to figure it out, but I eventually got in the swing of it and started a few blocks.
But wait a minute. These aren't shaping up to look like pineapple blocks.
This is a pineapple block.
Mine look more like Square in a Square blocks. Hmm. I thought I was following the instructions, but obviously I went wrong somewhere.