Monday, July 5, 2010

Matinee


My husband has always wanted me to make a pineapple quilt.
I can’t decide what color family he would like – we don’t agree on color. But I like black and white anything. I hate it when people feel the need to ‘put a touch of red’ in a black and white quilt – to liven it up. Ick. Anyway, I remembered seeing an old Fons & Porter show about a simple, no-paper-piecing method of making pineapple blocks. I thought this would be a good opportunity to experiment with this method because I think a single pineapple block looks like a big old movie reel or those old test patterns from the ‘50s and ‘60s on TV screens in the middle of the night. Again, I have tons of black and white fabric; the Fons & Porters method was fun, but I messed up measurements at some point, because it didn’t end up being symmetrical. No matter; it’s just a test. It’s fine for this purpose. I found the little Guatemalan dolls from an old broken pin, and figured they would make an appropriate embellishment. But they needed a red curtain for their stage.
Ta dah!

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