Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Coloring with Fabric

Aren't these fun?

I made 3 other blocks first where I was going to a more controlled color scheme but, frankly, it wasn't very much fun.  Sure these blocks look good, but I want to play with color!

I chose to make my blocks using all the glorious colors from Zen Chic Spotted.   I precut a whole bunch of fabric in the sizes needed and have it all kitted up in one box.

Then, as I get ready to sew a block, I pull the 12 fabric strips I need, careful to avoid a duplicate fabric in the same block.

These blocks go together quickly using these Pineapple papers for paper piecing from Fat Quarter Shop!   They have them in two different sizes -  6'' blocks and 12" blocks!

I'm not yet certain of my block setting but am aiming for about 30 of these blocks before I start figuring it out!  I do like the secondary patterns that develop when the blocks are set next to each other without sashing.

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. They look great -- so bright and colourful.

  2. Hi Patty! Those pineapple blocks are so darn pretty. If I wasn't up to my eyeballs in PP projects this month I would be sorely tempted to run and purchase those papers. And I mean Sorely with a capital S. Cute! ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. I can see how this is just like playing with a box of Crayola crayons!

  4. Pineapple log cabins are one of my favorite blocks to make. Yours look wonderful in all those terrific colors.


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