February Bee Block for Gridsters Bee: Pineapple!

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gridster-feb_4finalPineapple Block for Sherri for February 2017

This month, Sherri, of A Quilting Life, is our Queen Bee and she’s asked us to make her pineapple blocks.

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First step: make a mess of the sewing room pulling out greens to get the best ones.  (It also helps with re-organizing my messy shelves.)

I downloaded the free pattern, and also pulled up the post from Sherri where she makes her block, so I could glean any tips she had when she made it.

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She suggested we scroll through Jackie’s IG feed until we found the tutorial, which really helped me understand how we put these together (that’s a screen shot of her image above), as the pattern is a bit sketchy on details.  Click on the tutorial link to head over there.

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What confused me was that the pattern calls for cutting all the blocks the same size, different than what I would do if making half-square trianges (HST).  After reading the IG tutorial, I see that Jackie sort of “snowballs” on the white corners, instead of making HSTs.  She marks the line, and sews just inside of it–to the seam allowance side.  She then cuts off the excess.  One advantage of this method: there are no dog ears to trim!

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Yellows sewn: check.  Green pineapple crown sewn: check.

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One other difference in the construction of this block is that the low-volume white is added to the corners of the yellow block after it’s all sewn together, then sliced off and pressed.

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Ta-Done!

gridster-feb_4finalsigAnd here it is with its signature block–with yellow on one corner and green on the other–albeit a bit blurry.

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If you want to make a bunch and exchange them, Elaine’s Quilt Block Quilt Shop in Salt Lake City is having a swap of pineapple blocks–both in the yellow and in a range of colors.  Click here to go their IG page where they announced it.

Next month I am the Queen Bee–can’t wait!

6 thoughts on “February Bee Block for Gridsters Bee: Pineapple!

  1. I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who was confused about the lack of instructions! I was like Rachel! I just figured it out and used the standard method for those HST! In the end, it’s an effective looking block. Have you seen the strawberry one that is similar in design? I’m thinking of making one of those- just for fun! Sort of a fruit salad quilt!!!!!

  2. Really cute, Elizabeth! You’re always up to fun things, and such a good blogger! I tend to go in spurts, but you are very regular. Thank you for the inspiration!

  3. Pineapples sure are popular right now. I’m enjoying seeing all the blocks popping up everywhere. Very cool and refreshing.

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