May 6, 2013

Colorful pineapple blocks

I've been working on a fun quilt with [real] pineapple blocks. Using mostly batiks, I started assembling a square with strips from various fabrics, then ironed fusible web on the back, cut it, and machine appliqued it onto the mottled cream background.

The leaves were supposed to be cut individually from different green fabrics. However, due to all the colors I had already used on the fruit, I decided to use the guide for leaf placement in place of many leaves, and chose a single green batik. I liked it better.

There are nine 10.5" x 16.5" blocks in total. I am trying to decide whether I should add sashing or not. The border will likely be different than the one on the pattern, too (!), as I am seriously considering paper-piecing. What do you think? I will consider my options while I travel, and hope to finish it when I return.

Working with all these colors made me feel so good inside!


  1. That is just a fabulous & fresh whimsical pineapple.

  2. This is going to be really cute! Yay for machine applique! I think using the same green for the leaves was a good idea.
    I just bought a few batiks today, and can't wait to use them.

  3. Those are so pretty -- I love the idea of scrappy pineapples!


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