Sunday, 4 March 2012

Club Tropicana!

...aka Brit Bee - March.

The very lovely Ceri is our 'Miss March' in the Brit Bee.

She would like to have a 'food' themed wallhanging on a large expanse of white wall in her kitchen/diner.  Oh and btw, the blocks have to be paper/foundation pieced.

As I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE foundation piecing, I'm thrilled this month!

I've also been wanting to design my own foundation pieced pattern, and Ceri has given me the nudge I need to have a go.

So after considering some fav foods (cherry pie, hot chocolate with marshmallows!) I've decided on a rather healthy Pineapple (yum!).

Here is my pattern.

A little tricky at the start, but once I got going I figured it out!
And here is the finished block:


I had a little trouble with the plate, and apart from making one or two adjustments as I went along, the pattern worked pretty well!

It was a lot of fun to make!  Thanks Ceri for giving us a great project this month - hope you like it!



26 comments:

  1. oh that looks like a juicy pineapple! you are so clever! x

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  2. As I scrolled down I wondered how you were going to do the yellow bit (!!) - patchwork of course. It's brilliant Judith.x

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  3. That is so amazing! Damn, I still have my portrait to do, let alone this challenge. But well impressed with what you can make.

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  4. Well done, it looks fab, love how you did the 'body' of it

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  5. Me too Sheila - thought it was going to be a bit plain with just one piece of fabric but wow! you are a great designer Judith and didn't disappoint! More! Encore!

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  6. Wow this is fab and your own design too well done!

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  7. Wow! Clever you! I love it!

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  8. That's such a cool block - I love the yellow patchwork for the pineapples spikey body bits. It looks so juicy.

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  9. That pineapple is very special - the colours are beautiful and so well pieced!

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  10. What a fabulous block, lovely colours.

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  11. Oh that is rather lovely and scrummy! Di xo

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  12. it looks good enough to eat Judith

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  13. Knocking my socks off with your skills! Superb pineapple.

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  14. Oooh fabulous pineapple!!

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  15. That's so clever! Who wouldn't want to eat a patchwork pineapple? ;)

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  16. I love it, wonderful....
    Karen x

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  17. That is the most wonderful pineapple. I want one too.

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  18. Bet she will be thrilled with your pineapple. Bet your pleased! are you going to have to have a go at something for you now?!

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  19. FANTASTIC JOB!!!! Very inspiring.

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  20. Brilliant!! You'll have to make one into a hat ;)
    Very clever!

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  21. You already know I LOVE LOVE LOVE my pineapple, but seeing the method, makes me love it even more! I'm so impressed that you designed it yourself, and the yellow patchwork is just perfect for representing the texture of a pineapple...another string to your bow, Miss Judith! x

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  22. that came out beautifully! i really must try paper piecing.. nothing of this scale, you ladies make it look so easy :)

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