Plodding Progress on the Paducah Pineapple

What can I say, I love alliteration.  I’m a word geek.

I do feel that I’m plodding slowly along on this quilt.  I’m up to 30 blocks!  Not quite halfway there.

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Part of it is because there are 53 pieces of fabric for each block, and the blocks finish at 8 inches, so it’s growing at a glacial rate. It’s turning out beautifully, though!  I’m very happy with it.

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I found myself looking around for something else to do just to take a break from sitting in one spot, so I started cutting fabric for another quilt.  I find cutting fabrics to be tedious, but alternating the cutting with the pineapple piecing works great.  This next quilt has been on my to-do list for a while, and once I re-organized my stash and made it much more visible and accessible, I discovered I already have the fabrics I wanted to use in this quilt.  Happy day!  I started with cutting the 6-inch brown background blocks.  The larger size is a nice contrast to the small strips of the pineapple.

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The brown background blocks cut up fast, so then I started cutting the pinks.

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I’ve been hoarding these pinks for quite some time.  I love pink.  Love love love it.  When Cindi and I met in Paducah, we both had a good chuckle – I had packed nothing but pink shirts and didn’t realize it until I opened my suitcase!

Next up are the buttery creams.  My favorite is the bottom fabric.  It reminds me of toasted marshmallows. Yum!

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There will also be reds in this quilt, but I haven’t pulled all of them from my stash yet.  However, I couldn’t wait to put just one block together and see how it looks:

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Isn’t it purty???

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