Friday, February 25, 2011


A couple of blogland friends asked how to make a pineapple block.
I checked.
(I googled pineapple quilt.)
There are multiple tutorials on how to make this block correctly.
This is not one of them.

My pineapple is very haphazard.
A wee bit wonky.
Not too much.
Maybe it should be more than it is....
Just so you KNOW it's supposed to be a bit OFF!!
I began with a 9" piece of paper/foundation.
I pinned a 2" red square there in the middle...
after folding it quickly to approximate the middle!

I then decided I should probably draw some lines to give
me some AIM as I eyeball placing the strips.

I overlapped the yellow strips a bit.
covered the corners with green.

Using strips ranging in size from
1" to 1 1/2" wide.

And LOOK at THIS!!
I won some fabric that just came in the mail this week.
It's perfect for this project.
Isn't it fun when THAT HAPPENS???
Thank you Riel and Rene'!!!!

Ooooh! How pretty.

When I made it out to the corners I added some
TRIANGLES with this wonderful
Vintage sheet fabric
that I hope doesn't RUN OUT
Before I'm done with this quilt!!!
I won't find any of THAT at the quilt shop!
Will I??


Trim to 9"x9"

Begin thinking of spring!!!!!

I guess this will be a quilt after all.....
I HAD thought about stopping and turning these blocks
into a table runner....
I don't think I'll be able to stop now!!!!
These little guys just make me too HAPPY!!!


  1. This is such a cute tute! I prefer the look of yours to traditional pineapple blocks. The Haphazard Block ROCKS! =)

  2. How cute. I love it. Thanks for the tute! I think I have to try this one.

  3. Thank you Beth, you're a gem. Will post pics if I am any way successful.

  4. Yummy pineapple. Makes me hungry. Great tut and here I go again, wanting to make a pineapple quilt. Because I never have but always wanted to, and with your inspiration and tut - no more putting it off. Love your tropical colors

  5. You know, I've seen quite a few pineapple blocks but none have really gotten to me all that much...until yours! Maybe it's your wonderful choice of colors and fabrics, but whatever it is, it's absolutely juicy delicious!

  6. Such a cute block! Love all those bright colors.

  7. Thank you for tut Beth.
    Lovely bright block

  8. This is going to be such a great quilt. Thanks for the tutorial. I am excited to try one or more of these blocks.

  9. Love those fabrics, that will be a yummy quilt. Keep going!!!

  10. I like your block and tutorial! Is that the phone book you used? I guess you can always google phone numbers now so why not use the phone book for something :)

  11. Your color palette is gorgeous--and I love that you're using phone book paper. Congratulations on your impending grandma-hood. The little one will get lots of nice quilts I'm sure.

  12. What a fun way to make this block...and what fun fabrics!

  13. I had those sheets - in about 1970!! Love your haphazard pineapples and like your tutorial. Thanks!

  14. Lovely block - great tutorial - easy to understand instructions. HINT - use squares of muslin or well used bed sheets. These do not have to be removed preventing tearing of stitches and provide more stability when sewing the quilt together. Keep up the good work.


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