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Friday, March 08, 2013

Connie from Quiltworks & the Teeny Tiny Pineapple Project!


Okay.  So it’s not a really fancy attention grabbing SUBJECT LINE----but still, I was BLOWN away by what Connie was working on and laughed when I found out she was actually blackmailing, bribing encouraging her friends to pitch in and make her a block or three, or twelve!

Does this business card give you an idea of the size of these blocks?

A standard business card is 2” tall.  Regular sized pineapple blocks would mean this business card was as big as a billboard!

These are actually the TINIEST pineapples I have ever seen.  There are 45 pieces in each pineapple block…..and I think they are only 2” tall.

Look:

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I could die from pineapple cuteness!

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Back side!
How’d you like to pick out them papers?

((Yes, I know that’s not proper grammar, but I was putting my inner Texan on!))

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Brother, can you spare me a dime?!

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Lookin good, Connie!  But I’m afraid at this point you still have a LONG way to go!

It’s going to be fabulous.  She needs to bribe more friends more often ---

I felt like MY blocks are like GODZILLA sized compared to these….here is my Pineapple Crazy hanging in the teacher’s exhibit at the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show this weekend:

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Maybe I need to go smaller next time?

45 comments:

Tessa said...

Amazing!!!

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Just wonderful! My favorite size if you really want to know...it will be my undoing because now I NEVER throw the teeniest scrap away! LOL

Paula Z in AZ said...

I can't even imaging 'thinking' that tiny ... they are beautiful ... I agree, more Bribing is definitely in order!! Offer chocolate, it could work, wink!

Kellye Quilts said...

Amazingly beautiful. Any idea where i might get the pattern? :)
Thanks, Kellye

Tami C said...

Beautiful blocks!!! BTW Bonnie, I didn't get the SPAM message from facebook this time.

Sue Monsey said...

If she would email me a pattern to copy, I would love to make one for her quilt - is she using plain white? One never knows, one may lead to two or three ...

Just imagine if all your followers sent her just one ... she would have plenty in no time at all.

w7sue@comcast.net

Becky Clay said...

I like Sue's idea..she could have a lot if only... And Bonnie, I absolutely have to do your pineapple! How long did it take you todo it?

Kathi Kraftyzales said...

Awesome!!!!

Anna said...

Definitely on the crazy side of life. I thought your pineapple blocks were small.

Valerie said...

Wow! Beautiful pineapple blocks. Crazy beautiful quilter. Keep it up, Connie.

Sheron Snyder said...

I'd use the wash out papers. Personally could not do all that paper pulling. Sorry, next project please. ;^)

JaneB said...

Unbelievable. I will send scraps if she wants. :)

MimiG said...

And I thought the OMG was small enough but love Connie's blocks. I'll do one if she can give me the source for the paper. I LOVE your pineapple quilt & I think it should be Baytown's 2014 Raffle quilt.
We are STILL talking about your visit...and you are an inspiration to all.

Julie said...

I would love to nake her a couple of blocks if connie would email the pattern to copy
Jhuntsman17@gmail.com

Jeanne Dumphy said...

Queen size? LOL

Kathy W-P said...

You could give her the "Colbert Bump" and really help her!

Yvonne Maus said...

I absolutely love paper piecing. Please send me the template and I'll make 10 or more for you. Are you using any special white fabric?

Ywecker@gmail.com also at Maus in the Haus.blogspot.com

WIPPYSPLACE said...

THAT is why I leave things to people that love to do teensy thingies! These are beautiful but not for me--I am about to attempt 1/4 inch hexies---and I love 1/2 inch hexies but I am thinking that is as small as I am going....I about choked when I actually LOOKED at the business card--I didnt see it at first glance! some folks have a knack for things like this--it isnt me! GREAT work of art :-) REMINDS ME OF THE QUILT THAT WAS FLYING AROUND fb--IT WAS 60,000 1/4 INCH HEXIES.I am making a king sized quilt with 1 inch hexies...1/2 inch for wall hanging...nope-not teeny pineapples---I would love to see when finished--do you know that size she is shooting for? I am ratgher curious :-) maybe she will need a cheering squad :_0 I am right there! :-)

Lynmar said...

Count me in. Used to do miniature display boxes, 1 inch to a foot. This is right up my alley. Love it.

love being a mom said...

I would also make some and send to her if I could get the pattern. Lindawesseln@comcast.net

ljeanne said...

Just one of these would make a wonderful pin for wearing.

hispatchwork said...

I would be using a lightweight interfacing...and it would stay in there! They are absolutely beautiful!

Sue Radkiewicz said...

I'd be willing to tackle one or two. Let's get the pattern out to all of us gullible quilters!!
Sue
barnyard@dishmail.net

Sandra said...

they are actually quite fun to make I have done quite a few for connies quilt.

Randy D. said...

It's hard to imagine thinking that your 5" blocks are too big, with 45 pieces to them!!! :-)

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Oh my, and I thought your pineapples were tiny!!!!

Judymc said...

My first attempt at paper piecing was a 1" log cabin and a 4" pineapple block. Never again! But I think Connie's quilt is going to be beautiful and I wish her well!

Lisa said...

WOW! Amazing and beautiful!

pcflamingo said...

Beautiful, but......the older my eye-blinkers get, the less they want to do eeensy-beensy stuff like that! One inch strips is about as small as I will work with. And some days, that is pushing it!

Mary said...

WOW!

MuleHill said...

I prefer to make blocks in the 1" to 2" range. Us teeny folks are out there.

Ditto on the "Lookin' good, Connie!"

Luann said...

I'd LOVE to make one or two for her.

cityquilter grace said...

sure i have pineapple envy too but not so much as i'd try those tiny blocks...and i love that pineapple crazy quilt....totally far out!

vwlady said...

I've made tiny pineapple blocks like this and it's quite satisfying. A great way to use up tiny little scraps. It's beautiful, Connie! I love it!

AJ (The Quilting Pot Podcast) said...

I just love the pineapple blocks. Me, I couldn't do them. She does have a long way to go. Connie, how about making a 2-row scarf! You would have a completed project. Just a thought.

~~Sew Happy Designs~~ said...

That's awesome...love the coloring...requires some patience I would think! -Cindy

Catholic Bibliophagist said...

It looks to me like those pineapple blocks were stamped on a muslin backing. There used to be a company called Thoroughly Modern Minis that sold rubber stamps with paper piecing designs. (Don't know if they are still around.) I have their 2 inch log cabin stamp and the finished blocks are so cute! I also have their Snail Trails and their House stamp. Not sure when I'd ever have enough blocks to make anything, but now I can justify saving even the tiniest scraps.

--C.B.

Beth said...

Those tiny pineapples are so awesome. I have papers that size to make a tiny pineapple. Mine will be a mini quilt. LOL

LesQuilts said...

Hi Bonnie! Talk about a leader-ender project!
Congratulations to anyone who tries this!
Take care, Leslie

Carla said...

They tried to get me to make at least one. No Way. I'm not that good and I'm all thumbs working with something that tiny.

Jean MN said...

I am among the group that would love the pattern in exchange for a block or two from my stash.

Grit said...

Wow....AMAZING !!!!!

Grit from Germany

Marj said...

Oh those are CUTE. I'd do one, send me the template and I will do it.

Marj

gms15001@aol.com

Marj said...

So very cute! I would do one, if you send me a template.

Marj
marjorie.smith1945@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to contribute a block ot his project! kate_stine@yahoo.com