About 18 months ago I attended a demonstration in which Gyleen X. Fitzgerald (Trash to Treasure Pineapple Quilts) showed her tool for making pineapple quilt blocks. Naturally, I bought the tool and the accompanying book. Recently, I bought a pack of 6 fat quarters to practice the block. The result was this small wall hanging I call "Peaceful Pineapples."
The aspects of quilting I thought would bore me are the things I like most about quilting. The repetition calms me and is addictive. Once I got the rhythm of the process, it was hard to stop. I was up way past my normal bedtime making the pineapple blocks. Then the next morning, I took the piece to my front porch for the hand sewing. Hand sewing is also relaxing. Sitting on the porch, in the quiet of the morning was very peaceful – hence the name "Peaceful Pineapples".
I like quilting more than I ever thought I would. The planning, shopping for fabrics, buying books magazines, and patterns is a lot like garment sewing. Quilting has become another outlet for creativity.