Wendy of Pieceful Thoughts blog post ”Little Pineapples”, has two versions of Moda Blockheads Block 8 that she made. I just loved them and decided to make the one by Coriander Quilts. Thank you Wendy!
Well I made one and kept going. I used my Kona solids (Surprise this is not! ;)
Instead of using them as blocks in a quilt, I decided to bind each one using the backing fabric. I have used this method before on mug rugs but have never been so pleased with how the corners turned out as on these!
I am going to string them together with ribbon for a front door hanging. I wondered why a pineapple was a symbol of welcoming and hospitality. The answer to so many questions I ask myself is “Google it!”
“In the Colonial Era, because of their scarcity and price, pineapples were originally served only to most-honored guests. That idea was translated into pineapple images so that those who could not afford the fruit itself could still share the sentiment. Towns, inns and even individual households would display images — pictures or carvings — of the fruit in order to convey a sense of welcoming.” Mother Nature Network
Now this is one big welcome in a city I hope to visit one day:
In my Summertime post I asked “How do you balance your blogging time?” Many of you said you spend about an hour composing posts and I set a goal of two for this one. I was over but came close and that is an improvement for me! Thank you to everyone who weighed in, all the comments were valuable to me.
Thanks for visiting and oh my gosh, I am so craving a pineapple right now! 🍍🍍🍍
Linking up with Pretty Piney’s What I Made Monday.