Pineapple plant quilt block

Pineapple plant quilt block


I made this quilt block in its traditional colours and even though there is very little yellow in it, I think that it still reminds me of a pineapple plant.  I have made it as an 8″ block.



Cutting requirements

2.1/2″ squares:  six light green, one yellow, two dark green

2.7/8″ squares: two white and dark green, three white and light green, one white and yellow

Making the quilt block

Make the half square triangles

Make the half square triangles

To make the half square triangles, place two squares with right sides together and mark a line along the diagonal.  Sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the marked line and cut along the line.  This produces two half square triangle units.  As the numbers of half square triangles given above are not even numbers, you will end up with one light green and one yellow  half square triangle unused.



Pineapple plant quilt block layout

Pineapple plant quilt block layout

Lay the squares out in four rows of four squares.  Note that the points of the half square triangles are pointing away from the top left corner:  in a flower type of quilt block they are more usually facing towards the top left corner.

Sew the squares together across the rows and then sew the rows together.



Alternative colours for pineapple plant quilt block

Alternvative colours for pineapple plant quilt block pattern


Just out of curiosity I also made the block in more flower like colours and I think that it would make a really attractive block.  You could either make it with different colours as individual flowers or with four together as one huge flower.


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