This morning, I took a pineapple log cabin class through the Oxford Quilt Guild with Barb V. at Fun With Barb. She was our Zoom speaker back in November and several members of the guild admired her pineapple log cabin quilt made with 1/2" logs. Someone on the executive suggested a class and so we invited Barb to return today for a Zoom class. I contemplated fabric options for the quilt all week and, finally, just before class this morning, decided on orange and bright green scraps with a white solid background. Soon, I had enough scraps pressed and cut into strips to at least start my project. Barb taught us how to make these blocks without paper piecing...it's a bit tricky to get them started properly, but we were all soon on our way.
The darkest orange centre square is a scrap from a friendship star quilt which I made for my daughter over 20 years ago. So many memories attached to our scraps!
I had to be careful to make sure I put the green and orange scraps in the right spots...there may have been some un-sewing a couple of times during the class.
By the end of the class, I had a couple of rounds of each colour on my three blocks. I think I will be making a table runner with my blocks. I will figure out the size for each block as well as how many I need as I go along. It would be nice to have this done sooner than later so I can put the runner out this Spring/Summer. I would highly recommend Barb Vedder as a speaker and workshop leader for your guild. Thanks, Barb, for a great class!
I also made my green block for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge this week.