Dazzling Pineapple Mini Quilt

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Sparkly Pineapple Mini Quilt

My first finish for 2018 is a mini pineapple block quilt. But, it’s not just any pineapple quilt, because instead of quilting it or tying it in a traditional manner, I tied it with gold sequins and Czech glass beads, using metallic thread of course. I consider this a “study” as I want to make more in snazzier colors!

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Best decision was to sew the binding on and then add the last few sequins and beads. I love the overlap.

Even though I have 2 other quilts going right now (Down the Rabbit Hole & Ohio Star Quilt), I just had to stitch up this mini. You are aware that I have a pineapple obsession, right? So, my mom sent me templates to quickly cut out the pieces for this pattern. And, I’ve had a sack of sequins burning a hole in my pocket, so to speak. I was waiting for just the right project. When I saw the Suzy Quilts tutorial on tying a quilt with a modern twist (an ‘X’), a light bulb when off for me. I skipped the “X” and went straight for the sequin and bead–a sparkly option! (By the way, I learned to tie quilts with the knot on the top–and nothing decorative, just a knot. Suzy’s tutorial blew my mind!)

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I clipped the threads so they’d be longer than necessary to keep as much shine as possible.

I know sparkle and shine may not be everyone’s jam, but I was pleased as punch with the process and the outcome–I love it!

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For the backing and binding, I used muslin from my stash. It is understated compared with the metallic thread and lustrous sequins.

Stats:
+ Measures: 10.75″ x 10.75″
+ 100% cotton fabric and batting
+ 72 sequins (60 gold/12 green)
+ 72 Czech glass beads
+ Spot clean only (Bwahaha! Can you tell that I’ve written about home décor before?)

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The finished mini pineapple block.

I can’t wait to dig in and make some more in different colors!

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