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Summer’s almost over here in Michigan (yay! fall is the best) but I’m finally getting around to sharing a make I finished last summer– a pineapple block quilt made from Rashida Coleman-Hale’s Lagoon fabric! I had just seen Moana, and wanted to make something tropical and cheerful.
I used Creative Grids’ Pineapple Trim Tool ruler (affiliate link) to make the blocks,and it’s now one of my favorite tools! The blocks are a bit time consuming, but the ruler makes them simple and turn out perfectly every single time. I absolutely love that it can work with my #1 favorite ruler, a Creative Grids Quilting Ruler 2 1/2″ Square (affiliate link) for the centers! I made the biggest size blocks the pineapple ruler makes, 10″x 10″.
To get the “pineapple” look, I alternated rounds of colorful Lagoon prints with the Nanners lawn from the collection in pink and yellow. I absolutely love mixing lawn and quilting cotton– the quilt has such a lovely texture with the lawn being just a touch thinner. I used wool batting, my favorite, because it’s so light and soft, but warm and has a nice cushy loft when quilted. It’s a little quilt, about 30″ square, so I’ve just been draping it at the bottom of my bed for a pop of color, but this will definitely get hung on the wall at some point.
The map print from the collection is so perfect on the back!
I’ve definitely added a scrappy pineapple quilt to my “to make” list, maybe something nice and big for wintertime!