MCM 107 – Pineapples Everywhere!

I know I don’t need one more thing to do. I don’t. But I absolutely couldn’t resist adding this particular project to my WIP list.  Here is a snapshot of what I’m talking about:

Please excuse the crappy picture – it was taken with my phone in the shop with bad lighting. But it gives you an idea of why I had to stop everything and work on these blocks.

This quilt is a class being held at our LQS. I immediately signed up for this one, even though I’m usually a teacher and not a student. I have to say, it was fun to be the student! 🙂

I have wanted to make pineapple blocks for a long time, and am envious of all the gorgeous blocks I see on the internet. Rebecca of Cheeky Cognoscenti is making a beautiful version of the pineapple block. I always love to see her progress.

The first session of the class lasted four hours. Here is my progress so far:

Pineapple BlockFOUR hours people! Actually, it was really more like 3-1/2 because there’s instruction in the beginning, and class got started a few minutes late but still – not even a complete block! I have to add the corners and then it will be done.

I know I can make these blocks faster once I have things set up my way in my own sewing room. It’s a bit discombobulating (is that a word??) to sew in another place. I kept losing my scissors which is just silly as they were always right there beside me.

This is definitely a long term project. I’ll keep you updated!

Before I took time off for the pineapple class, I was working on the card trick quilt. I am making good progress. Here are some of the blocks on my wall:

Card Trick quiltAs you can see, I decided to add the sashing after design discussion with hubby. I’m glad we’re using this blue. It’s a Quilter’s Linen, and I just *love* it. Since this picture was taken I’ve gotten all the columns sewn together with all the sashings. I will be adding two borders and then this one will be a finished flimsy. I am loving the colors.

So that is what I have going on in my world. Now it’s time for you to share your projects on Main Crush Monday. What has you excited to be in your sewing space? You can share your projects – here’s how:

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About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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21 Responses to MCM 107 – Pineapples Everywhere!

  1. Jasmine @ Quilt Kisses says:

    That is a gorgeous pineapple quilt. I would have had to make one too. Those fabrics are gorgeous.

  2. Kate says:

    Those pineapple blocks are going to be gorgeous! The blue you are using for the card trick block is beautiful. Even with the distraction, you’ve done a great job of making progress on the other quilt.

  3. smassena2014 says:

    I love the card trick. Actually I like the pineapple as well, but don’t see that in my future.

  4. 4 hours for one block. WOW! Love the card trick quilt!

  5. Terri says:

    You’re braver than I am! I admitted I would never make a pineapple quilt so when I saw one in an antique store, I bought it! I love the card trick; what a great idea to make them the same way with the fabric. I have one that’s a UFO that I’ll get to one day!

  6. Love pineapple blocks. I can see why you signed up for that one 🙂 I thought it was just me that can’t sew well in a new space – especially in a class. Comforting to know that the bizarre confusion isn’t unique.

  7. I really like how the card trick sashing is different colors for horizontal and vertical. It’s a great effect!

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  9. Julie says:

    Wow, I LOVE that pineapple quilt! It’s on my list, but have only made one block and now I don’t like the colors. What fun! Your card trick is fabulous, the colors are so me!

  10. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Beth,
    Your card trick quilt top is coming along so nicely! I love the shades of blue you selected. They look really great. The pineapple blocks look quite time consuming but oh so worth it! They will be so pretty when you get them all together. I look forward to watching! ~smile~ Roseanne

  11. Bonnie in Va says:

    Yep, pineapple blocks are time consuming. But that looks like a big block. Hopefully you are so in love with it that you will make the time to work on it. And, it is gorgeous! The color gradation is amazing.

  12. Marti says:

    I’ve always wanted to do a pineapple quilt too, but it looks so intimidating. You are doing great with yours. That is a lot of sewing though.

  13. chrisknits says:

    Flying Geese is my fav block, but the pineapple is a close second!! I am getting ready to start a table runner using pineapple blocks in reds, greens, and creams/tans. Now I am really wanting to start it!

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  15. Wow – that pineapple is gorgeous!!! Keep stitchin!! ha ha

  16. Karen says:

    I love pineapple blocks, I was going to make a big quilt them with them some time ago but made the “mistake” of making small blocks around 6 inches – if I had made them big blocks maybe I would have made that quilt large instead of a wall hanging – I just got tired of them. I love your colors

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  18. Vicki in MN says:

    I am usually not a student either, I attended a Pat Speth class several years ago and was so disappointed that I only got 2 blocks done!! Oh but your pineapple is gonna be so sweet! Love the blue card trick also.

  19. acbeier71 says:

    I meant both are beautiful.

  20. acbeier71 says:

    Both ate beatiful , Beth. Wonderful work.

  21. I have a paper pieced pattern for pineapple blocks that is fairly small. I’ve had it for years; now I need to go find it and do these with you! I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have gotten as much done as you in that class. I notice I’m a really slow quilter when I’m in a class, and yes, it throws me off a bit because I’m not in my usual space! Those blocks are really eye popping pretty though! And your card trick is coming along really well!

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