I have spent the past weekend working on my Pineapple Quilt. I have always wanted to make a two colour quilt and this is my opportunity, Red and Creams/soft pinks. It is going to be gorgeous if I do say so myself, but it is a great deal of work.
There were a few reds that had to be pulled because they had too much orange. This is a great project if you want to play with colours due to the number of fabric variations you need. I have 8 or 9 reds chosen and when the wrong red was placed in the pile it really popped out. Have you ever heard the rule about piling up your fabrics and if one fabric leaps out and gives you a bad jolt then you pull it, well I had to do just that. The creams were easy, I used creamy whites that were either tonal, cream on cream or soft (really soft) pinks on cream and a few red prints on cream. The effect is beautiful.
The Pineapple block is a traditional quilt and is a great way to use up oodles of scraps, and I have found a ruler that is minimal on waste. One of the big complaints with this block is the amount of waste but after shopping around on the internet and reading reviews I have chosen the Marti Michell Pineapple templates and I must say that my waste has been minimal and the instructions are fairly straight forward. I will keep you up to date with how I get on. This is a class we are running here starting on 20 September at 10:00 am until 2:00/2;30. The class has been filling up so if you're interested give us a ring.