Scrappy Pineapple Quilt in Progress

Monday, June 12, 2017

Happy Monday! Today I wanted to share a new long term quilt project that I started last month.

Dana of Old Red Barn Co. started an informal scrappy pineapple quilt along on Instagram (#superscrappypineapple), and I knew I had to join in. I've been wanting to make a pineapple quilt for a long time, and this seemed like the perfect excuse to start.

For my quilt I pulled fabrics around this crazy Jay McCarroll Center City splatter print, which I'm using for the background. It's a number of years old, but I managed to snatch up enough for a background/backing last year in Nashville.

I'm normally not into buying specialty rulers, but I decided to try out the Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool. I thought about paper piecing my quilt, but using this ruler seemed easier.

Since I was new to this ruler, I decided to make a test block. Lately any test blocks I need to make I've been making in my fantastic quilt voyage colors so that I can just add it in to that quilt. It's been great in avoiding orphan blocks!

I haven't made a ton of progress on this project yet, but I did pull it out last week to work on while I've been in Ohio visiting.

My first four blocks. I was a little nervous that these colors would be too crazy, but I'm really loving it so far. It's a little outside of my comfort zone, but that's good!

I've been getting more used to using the ruler, and I like how easy it is to be accurate. There is some waste, but there would have been with a paper pieced method as well.

Since I ended up cutting from yardage instead of scraps, I measured out what size strips I'd need for each round to make the cutting easier. I cut up a few of each size strip from all the prints I've pulled, and for now they all fit in a little box. We'll see how my process evolves as the project progresses!

Happy Quilting!


  1. What fun! I love your colors!

  2. This is deliciousness! So fun and happy!!!

  3. My LQS recently talked up this Pineapple ruler. The owner also said how easy & accurate it is. I may just need to invest in one! Your quilt is turning out so fun!

  4. I LOVE the colors! That splatter is one of my favorite fabrics (I made myself a skirt in another colorway) and I love how your used it here.

  5. I love your colors too! It just seems so happy and made me smile. Hugs,

  6. Ooh, i'm loving your pineapple blocks! I started mine over 3 years ago and still not done... maybe I should join the QAL to help me reach the finish line! My blocks are paper pieced and that's working well for me, but thanks for showing how the ruler works. Is there a limit to how big of a block you can make with that tool?

    1. Ooh, nice! Yes, with this ruler you can make 6, 8, or 10 inch blocks! They also make a smaller ruler for 4, 5, and 6 inch blocks!

  7. I made a Mini quilt with the smaller ruler! Fun project!

  8. Your pineapple block is the best I've ever seen! Will be watching its progress, but in the meantime I'm going to play around with it per your suggestions. Oh, and I love your book.


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