So many scraps! I seriously have so, so many scraps! In 2020, the Scrap Quilt challenge gave a different block each month to inspire us to use up some of those scraps. The block for February is – Pineapple!
This is the quilt I came up with! I pieced scrappy rainbow pineapple blocks with 6″ Pineapple Quilt Block Foundation Papers. The center of each block is fussy cut featuring some sort of fun image from a fabric. I made 40 of these 6″ pineapple blocks which made 10 12″ blocks. I needed at least 20 12″ blocks to make a quilt big enough to fit the challenge (48″ x 60″ min). There was just no way I was going to make 40 more! So I had to think a bit. I started by making four more 6″ paper pieced blocks with brown scraps. I then set these on point to fill up the 12″ block space.
Then I decided to get 12″ Pineapple Quilt Block Foundation Papers to make the last six blocks I needed. I decided to stick with the scrappy browns for these blocks. I think the brown helps calm down the rainbow blocks and brings this piece together. I was also able to use some larger fussy cut prints for the centers of the blocks.
Kim Van Etten quilted this piece for me and she did a fabulous job as always! I love that I have a long arm quilter that I can hand my quilt tops too and just tell her to do what she feels.
And like that – my Scrappy Pineapple Quilt is finished!
There are still 10 months left of Scrap Quilt Challenges to finish! I have put a good dent on the next few months and I’m excited to share them with you as the year progresses.
March – Scrappy Barrister’s Block
April – Scrappy House Block
May – Scrappy Star Block
June – Scrappy Tree Block
July – Scrappy STRIPE Block
August – Scrappy Log Cabin Block
September – Scrappy Apple Block
October – Scrappy Circles Block
November – Scrappy Improv Block
December – Scrappy Paper Piecing