Pineapple Plus Supersized

You’re looking at the intersection of four pineapple blocks in my granddaughter Bethany’s quilt top. I just had to fussycut a little birdie from the focus fabric (“Birdie” by Pam Kitty Morning) in each of the four interior cornerstones.

Little birdies are in the center of every block:

Here’s a look at the finished quilt top, which measures about 62″ square:

This is the supersized version of the baby quilt I made a few months ago using Karin Hellaby’s Pineapple Plus design from her book of the same name. She has a clever method of constructing the pineapple blocks that leaves the outer edges of the colored blocks on the bias. To supersize the blocks (from 10½” to 14½” unfinished) I added two additional rounds, cutting the outer triangles so the two short edges would be on the straight of grain. A couple of those triangles were deliberately cut with the short edges on the bias to preserve the directional design on the fabric.

I guess I went a little overboard cutting triangles for the first quilt because I still have a lot left over, even after making a second quilt. Some of those triangles will wind up on the pieced backing, my project du jour.




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3 Responses to Pineapple Plus Supersized

  1. Maxine Borosund says:

    Dawn, you are indeed the queen of fussy cutting! Well done.

  2. Claudia McCarter says:

    I love your choice of colors. I am too safe and matchy matchy. Your colors are exciting!

  3. Diane says:

    I ask you, how adorable is this quilt?? It is bright and happy and will make any room it’s in sing. Actually, Claudia said it best – it IS exciting!

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