Well, I did it. I started another project. I couldn't help it. One of my friends here at the shop was teaching a class on making a pineapple quilt using a paper foundation. So I spent quite a bit of time cutting 1-1/2" strips of darks and lights this week getting ready for the class. I have always wanted to make this quilt, and taking this class was just the excuse I needed. I have no idea how many projects I have that are in various stages of completion (there is an optimistic word!). I would know, if only I had them in nice neat boxes all stacked and labeled so I could count them. (I know some of you out there do just that--and bravo!) Today someone in class commented that this would be a great project for cleaning up the sewing room floor. Now there is someone who I can definitely identify with! This is a great scrappy project and I am digging through my stash finding all kinds of good stuff I can use. This quilt is like a walk down memory lane, using fabric pieces from the beginning of time. "Oh look! I think Eve had this in The Garden". Talk about someone who had to work from scraps!
As I was slicing my 1-1/2" strips I ended up with many pieces that were more narrow than 1-1/2" wide. "Oh goody!" says I, " I can sew them into scrappy strips". So I did. The one pictured is trimmed at 3" wide and looks so pretty to me. I am going to continue to do that just for fun and then decide how to use it. It would make a pretty border. It would make a pretty band around a tote bag. Oh the possibilities.
This week was also spent working on the border pieces for the star quilt I posted previously. I am excited to put this together! I have all the Tri-Recs geese sewn in strips, so maybe tomorrow I will see if they will fit in place. Yes, tomorrow is Monday. Another fresh start. Where will it take us?
Addendum: When I was writing earlier I didn't have this info in front of me, but anyone interested in the foundation papers for the pineapple can find them at www.littlefoot.net. They are by Lynn Graves. Your LQS may have them or could order them. They sure make it easy and precise!