Over the weekend, I finished up my Pineapple Blossoms quilt and thankfully the sun finally came out so I could take some pictures. I am very happy with how this quilt came out and that I have it finished in more than enough time for my trip up north this summer. We will be traveling to Chicago to visit my brother-in-law and his wife and I thought a quilt would make a nice gift to bring with us. I have been wanting to make them a quilt for a while now, but never found the right fabrics, till now. I think this quilt and fabrics will suit them perfectly.
It was really fun to take this traditional pineapple block and update it with a new look and some fabulous fabrics. Traditionally pineapple blocks are square and accented with solid or lighter fabrics within the block, but I thought it would be fun to change things up a bit. I redesigned it into a rectangle and pieced it with random strips to give it a scrappy look.
To make this quilt I used approximately 14 fat quarters and 1 1/2 yards of kona white for the corners, sashing, and a strip for the back. Then an additional 2 yards for the backing and 1/2 a yard for the binding. If you are interested in making one for yourself the tutorial for this block can be found here.
I loved working with Amy Butlers Soul Blossom collection and how when I cut the large scale prints into skinny strips it gave the fabric and blocks a whole new look.
When quilting this I just simply free motioned some wavy lines vertically throughout the quilt. I wanted to give the quilt a softer more cozier feel since the blocks are very angular. I was really inspired by the fabric I used for the back. I even remembered to sign and date my quilt which is something I usually forget and have to add after the fact.
Finished Quilt Measurements: 47" x 58"
Fabrics: Amy Butler’s Soul Blossom collection
Block and Piecing: 25 paper pieced rectangle pineapple blocks, in a 5 x 5 layout
Quilting: Free motioned vertical wavy lines
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