Pineapples Galore!

You guys are not going to believe what I stumbled on yesterday! I can’t believe I found these and now they are hanging out in my sewing room. Whoop!

I can hear you asking – what did you find Beth?

Look:

Pineapple blockThirty-seven (!) 15″ pineapple blocks. Just waiting to be made into a beautiful quilt.

Here’s the whole stack of blocks.

Pineapple BlocksI have wanted to make pineapple blocks for a really long time. Now I can put these together, and maybe that will scratch that itch. Or not.  Who knows? I just can’t believe I have them.

But WAIT – there’s more:

Pineapple Blocks 2Another 30 blocks in a different layout!

Yesterday our quilt guild held a ‘garage sale’ where members brought in sewing related items they no longer wanted or needed. All 67 of these blocks, plus extra fabric, were stuffed in a large plastic bag. I paid $20 for everything. I almost felt bad because it’s such a steal!

I was too polite to ask why these were never put into a quilt, after all I’m a newbie there, but I really wanted to scream – “why were these never put into a quilt??” I’ve calmed down some since then. 🙂

Now I have another project to add to my ever-growing To Do list. But that’s okay. These blocks deserve to be put together and quilted, and I’m going to find the time to do it. Sometime this year….

Linking to Needle & Thread Thursday.

 

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I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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22 Responses to Pineapples Galore!

  1. Kaja says:

    Great find! I can’t imagine putting in all that work and not keeping going.

  2. thedarlingdogwood says:

    What a find! And I love the idea of a quilty garage sale! 🙂

  3. Sandra Healy says:

    Wow, Beth, they’re super! And so beautifully made too! I can’t wait to see the finished quilt!

  4. Jess Pugh says:

    What a great find!

  5. That is so cool. Love the blocks!

  6. Angela Short says:

    Awesome that you “rescued” these blocks! So pretty!! I know it be fun making your quilt!

  7. Wow what a great find Beth! So wonderful that you will put them into a quilt – it’s so sad to see things languishing unfinished and unloved.

  8. I love finding scores like that! (Not that I often buy other people’s abandoned works in progress, but still.) Have fun with this one.

  9. catpatches says:

    Nice find. No chance I’d ever piece something like that…a little too much detail for me, but they’re going to make a gorgeous quilt.

  10. Wow, what a lot of effort to put into these blocks. I’m so glad you will give them the finish they deserve. 🙂

  11. Those are so great! Occasionally I find batches of blocks on eBay, just looking to be sewn together. I resist since I have plenty of WIPs, but if they were live and in person right in front of me on a table, I think I’d scoop them up like this!

  12. Tish says:

    That is a great find! Who ever pieced them has quite a bit of time in them. It would be interesting to know the story behind those blocks.

  13. Karen Goad says:

    that was a great find. some people just get tired of a project for some reason, they start so many they never finish any of them. I knew one lady every time I saw her she had started a new project, I would ask several years later if she had finished the hexies or the dear jane or the —- that she had started and none had been finished but she just started more becoming bored I guess. she had joined I don’t know how many BOM’s and to this date I don’t no if she ever finished any of them!!

  14. Andrea H says:

    That’s a fantastic find. I’ve never finished someone else’s quilt before. That would take a little bit of bravery on my part.

  15. Shellie says:

    You lucky girl!! How exciting!!

  16. Vicki in MN says:

    Nice find-you were in the right place at the right time! Looking forward seeing what you come up with.

  17. Wow, and they look so perfect! A lot of times projects are abandon because they’re not cooperating. But these look good to go, and oh so pineapple in colors, too!

  18. Oh my, what a find! I’m sure you’ll make a wonderful quilt from these.

  19. Great find! I love pineapple blocks. Enjoy putting them together!

  20. smilesfromkate says:

    That’s one block I have never made. So, will you be adding a few more to the pile?

  21. Emily says:

    I’ve never sewn someone else’s blocks before, maybe you’ll find they are different sizes?!

  22. Wow, what a great find! I’d be asking the same question as you, but their loss, your gain!

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