Dazzling Pineapple Patch Quilt Update

Completed top to my Dazzling Pineapple Patch Quilt

A couple of weeks ago, I finished the top to my Dazzling Pineapple Patch Quilt, the quilt inspired by my obsession with pineapple motifs. Because I have an eye for everything pineapple, my mom sent me a couple of pineapple block templates. I made a mini pineapple quilt as a study to see how the block worked and whether I liked it or not. Well, I loved it and jumped right in.

I wanted to do the block in colors that make my eyes pop. I started with leftover fabric from my mother-daughter matching outfits and some fabric I already had in my stash. After making my first block, I decided that doing less than 4 blocks at a time was too tedious. (There’s a lot of cutting and sewing involved in a single block!) So, I made 4 red and aqua blocks.

First set of pineapple blocks in red and aqua.

Then, I was inspired by nightshirt, which resulted in a batch of navy and pink blocks.

Second set of pineapple blocks in navy and pink.

I felt like I needed one more batch of blocks. Digging around my stash, I found the perfect combination of purple and lime green. Again, eye-popping colors.

Third and final set of pineapple blocks in purple and green. Here, the borders are sewn on.

Because I was working with limited yardage of each fabric and I didn’t want to introduce yet another color, I added a border of contrasting fabric to two sides of each block. Then, I arranged the blocks until I was happy with the layout. I added more borders as necessary to give it a finished look. As you can see, I worked from left to right, top to bottom, so the blocks on the right and bottom have more borders of the same fabric.

Completed top to my Dazzling Pineapple Patch Quilt

I think I’ll machine quilt it with a large grid and diagonally. It’s not as large as I would like it to be—it’s a throw or large baby size—but after making 13 pineapple blocks, I’m ready to set my templates aside. I can’t wait to keep working on it, but I have other quilts I want to finish first!


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