Pineapple blocks are fun, but very time consuming to make using paper piecing. Here are a few other options to making these popular blocks by using piecing and trimming. Enjoy.
Another option is using a Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool, which makes the process much faster. Watch this video from Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company showing how to use the ruler tool. If you search You Tube, there are a number of videos demonstrating the Trim Tool, but I happen to like this one the best.
PS- Creative Grids makes the Trim Tool in 2 sizes. The large one makes 6-8-10 inch blocks. The small one makes 4-5-6 inch blocks.
PSS - You can use scraps for make these blocks too!
I love this project. She starts with an "orphan block" and adds strips from her scraps to frame it and make the block bigger. The next step surprised me, but is a great solution to make it perfect. I could even see making multiples of this and using the big blocks to make a quilt. Lots of creative fun from your stash!
This block looks more complicated than it is. Thanks to clever assembly and cutting, you can make these beautiful blocks quickly and easily. Please click on any photo to see a larger image.
This article is from a blog post at ConnieKresin.com. She has many other helpful tutorials. If you would like to see her post for this technique on her blog, Click Here
TSW (Technique Sharing Workshop)
Years ago I took a series of classes on wearable art, which used many quilting techniques to create clothing. One of my favorite techniques was randomly piecing fabric until it was big enough to make something out of the "created" fabric. I recently found this post and it reminded me of how I loved doing this, and gave me a good way to use scraps to create a quilt.
The options are endless, of course. Look at these photos to see how this quilter sewed strips and used a square template to create a block.
I invite our members to come to our usual Casual Quilting Group this Monday (January 4th) to work on it together.
I already loved the whimsical applique pattern from Colourwerx. In fact, I was planning to buy the pattern online and have since done that. This video shows another technique "Stitch and Flip" to have some fun with this pattern, or actually any silhouette design that interests you. I love this this YouTube video by "On-Point TV and Quilting by Nancy." Watch here or go direct to You Tube at Click Here.
Check it out, give it a try!
Some of our members tried the technique during our Zoom Quilting Group.
Sonoma County Virtual Quilters
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