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August 22, 2019
8 Free Pineapple Quilt Block Tutorials from Patchwork Posse

Free Pineapple quilt blocks that you can get sewing right now! Super cute and quick to sew…with a few fun additions you’ll love!

I’ve seen these fun pineapple quilt block tutorials around for a bit and have saved them for a rainy day or project….and I thought that instead of keeping them to myself, I would share them today!

There are quite a few options when it comes to sewing a pineapple quilt block – full squares, half square triangles, long green tops, funky colors…you name it! 

Depending on your style and what you are going ...

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8 Free Pineapple Quilt Block Tutorials from Patchwork Posse

Free Pineapple quilt blocks that you can get sewing right now! Super cute and quick to sew…with a few fun additions you’ll love!

I’ve seen these fun pineapple quilt block tutorials around for a bit and have saved them for a rainy day or project….and I thought that instead of keeping them to myself, I would share them today!

There are quite a few options when it comes to sewing a pineapple quilt block – full squares, half square triangles, long green tops, funky colors…you name it! 

Depending on your style and what you are going ...

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June 17, 2019
5th Quilt from Box of Scraps from Elaine Adair Pieces


DONE!  Yes, I'm still finishing that "box of scraps".  Our Guild is preparing for our Quilt Show and suddenly we needed a few more quilts.  This was close to completed, so I got off my you-know-what and finished it in several hours.  (Why do we wait so long?)  



It's not large, and looks a lot like a previous quilt.  This one is about 53" x 63".  I deliberately chose that busy backing.    



This project taught me about using a formula for cutting variable width floating borders.  Thank you Gyleen Fitzgerald!

I also learned (second effort) about making a ...

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May 14, 2019
Scrap Quilt #5, Pineapple with Floating Borders from Elaine Adair Pieces

I redid the corners.  While all ended correctly, I DID have to futz and fiddle those squares on point, unsewing numerous seams and scanting them up on top and bottom.  Finally, I am near the "bottom of the barrel" from the original box of scraps, and I had to purchase the green border squares on point fabric.

                           

This is an example of a floating border (if you have never floundered through calculations) .  I.e., you have the quilt center DONE and you have the pieced BORDERs done and now have to figure that inner white border which frequently ends up ...

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May 10, 2019
The Dreaded Inner Border Calculations from Elaine Adair Pieces

Here is another of the 6 projects from the gift box of scraps.  It looks a lot like another Pineapple Quilt I already have - probably because the fabrics came from the same LQS, just via different avenues.  Border is next - I had to use my own stash for the green border squares, and have run out but have another close match.   Hey, it IS a scrap quilt.  


I taught a class once about blocks on point and diagonal measurements and the 1.414 multiplication factor, and a couple of the gals asked "why do we need to know that"?  These ...

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April 23, 2019
Progress from Stash Overflow

Now that my memo board is up, I’m trying to get into the habit of writing down what I’ve done when I leave the studio. I often feel like I’ve done very little but when I see it written down I feel more productive.

April 9

  • Sewed the binding, front and back, on the March snowman wall hanging, stitched the coal pieces and did the embroidery. It’s finished except for a label.
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Snowmen Will Melt Your Heart: Going in Like a Lion, Coming Out Like a Lamb

I did the applique stitching as the quilting. I ...

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April 12, 2019
The Big Reveal from Quilting with Kimberly

For the past five years or so, I’ve had an idea in my mind for a quilt I wanted to design and make for no other purpose than the thought of it simply made me happy. 

But there was never enough time. 

I keep myself so busy making quilts for publications, quilt samples, or step-outs and demos for the classes I teach there is never time to make quilts “just because.” Don’t get me wrong; I’m not complaining. I love to design and make quilts no matter what the end purpose may be. But the idea of ...

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April 9, 2019
Scrap Management from Stash Overflow

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Anyone who’s been quilting for any length of time eventually has to pay the piper and deal with scraps. My first scrap management effort began in, let’s say the early aughts/oughts. I don’t really remember. One of my books had a page where the authors recommended blocks with two inch and four inch finished units. The several blocks shown on the page appealed to me so I copied it and started cutting 2 7/8″ and 4 7/8″ half-square triangles. I kept the copy of the paper with the cut triangles. I must not have ...

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March 12, 2019
Try adding a little tempting texture, Part 2 from Quilting with Kimberly

In my last blog post, I shared a nifty technique for adding texture to your fabrics for a pretty pineapple block. In this post, I’m going to share some fun and fabulous options for an interesting way to machine applique your pineapple blocks. In case you missed Part 1 of this two-part series, simply CLICK HERE. This method is for fusible machine applique.  I have been enjoying fusible machine applique recently and have learned a lot about the importance of quality products and materials when it comes to the fusible web you use. Check out my blog post HERE ...

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February 26, 2019
BASTING and puckers and pleats, OH MY. Pineapple project will calm my soul! from Elaine Adair Pieces

Basting a quilt top is my least favorite job.  I dragged one table from the garage to the house, across the snow -- it's heavier than I remember.  My top and backing are pressed nicely, batting was in the dryer with a damp towel, all is ready for the job.  This time I decided to use basting spray AND pins.  I did everything else just the same as previous jobs but for some reason, by the time I reached the bottom of the quilt, my carefully measured backing is no longer long enough - uh oh, how can that be?? 

Well ...

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April 25, 2018
A Scrappy Pineapple Quilt! from Quilting through Rose-colored Trifocals!

I just finished quilting this scrappy pineapple lap size quilt -- doesn't it look great.
It began life as a demonstration/teaching sample for Marti Michell's 1" Pineapple Set and I recently finished the piecing and decided to gift it to one of my nephews.
This is the third pineapple quilt I've made using Marti's templates -- the best part is once the pieces are cut, there is no trimming, no paper to remove, and the blocks are consistent in size!
I was feeling intimidated about the "how" of quilting it, but I'm pretty happy with the ...

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