A couple of years ago I made a pineapple quilt using a special tool (ruler) marked with the lines for one particular sized rounds. I wanted to make a pineapple quilt with narrower rounds and I did not want to have to paper foundation piece a bed-sized quilt. Late last summer I decided one should not need a special tool (ruler) or paper foundation piecing to make a proper pineapple block. I decided to make my experimental blocks with 1.5 inch finished centers and .75 inch wide finished rounds. I simply cut a 2 inch square for the center, sewed on 1.25 inch cut strips onto all four sides of the first round, lined up a ruler at a 45 degree angle on the corners and trimmed all four corners being careful that the resulting sides were all perpendicular to each other and that the rounds were the correct trimmed width (1 inch).
One block led to another until I decided to make quilt for my granddaughter, Mimi. I made 80 blocks for Mimi’s twin size bed. Whew!:
I used Superior Thread’s So Fine! thread and Hobbs 80/20 batting. Most of the brights and pastels were stash or scraps. The cream background was Marblehead designed by Paintbrush Studios for Fabri-Quilt. My long-arm machine is a Gammill Vision 26-10.