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Hugh Jass Pineapple Quil Along Schedule:

Week 1 -6/27 – Material requirements & Schedule

Week 2 – 7/11 – Body of the pineapple (foundation paper piecing OR traditional piecing options)

Week 3 – 7/25 – Pineapple leaves (half-square triangles)

Week 4- 8/8 – Background & Piecing the quilt top together

Week 5 – 8/15 – Finished quilt top link-up and Giveaway!

Hi, and welcome to Week 4 – Background & piecing the quilt top together.

 

All that’s left to do is our background now. We’re in the home stretch! So, for the background you’ll need to cut:

 

36 – 8.5X8.5 of background fabric OR you could cut 18  – 16″X16″ squares. It’s really up to you and your preferences here. It will yield the same size quilt (56X72)

 

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For my Hugh Jass pineapple I am using 18 – 16″X8″ blocks for the background. So, my quilt is going to be slightly smaller. *Sorry for the blurry indoor pics.* First, take the blocks and sew up sections of 4 (or three in my case on the background portions).

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Then, take the 4 block sections next to each other and sew those units together. As shown above.

 

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Then, you’ll sew the last units to the right of each other together. This creates the rows above.

 

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Then, take the bottom few rows and sew them together. Take the top couple rows and sew them together. Lastly, you’ll have two halves of the quilt to sew together.

 

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And there you have your Hugh Jass Pineapple quilt top. Phew! That was fun!  For Week 5 – I’ll have a link up where you can enter to win……………….:

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This big ol’ pile of pineapple goodness.

 

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Love wins rainbow

 

I designed this foundation paper pieced block with Angela @bunnysdesigns for the Sewmamasew #lovewinsquilt. Here is the free pattern Love wins 12 inch  and Love Wins Assembly Instructions. FYI: these blocks make for excellent scrap busters. 😉

If you sew a one up, please tag me on Instgram and the pic #WTBlovewins

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Edited 6/15/16: Added a Love wins 10 inch block for #quiltsforpulse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pineapple quilt dates

 

Welcome to Week 3 – 7/25 – Pineapple leaves (half-square triangles)

 

Supplies:

4 – 9.5″9.5″ dark green squares

2 – 9.5″9.5″ light green squares

2 – 9.5″9.5″ blue squares

 

Step 1 leaves

 

Step 1: We’re sewing up two half square triangles at a time. Place your squares right sides together.

You’ll pair the squares up like so:

Dark green +light green

Dark green + light green

Dark green + blue

Dark green + blue

 

Step 1.1 leaves

Mark each set with a line on the diagonal.

Step 2 leaves

Step 2: sew down each side of the line with a 1/4″ seam allowance.

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Step 3: Once sewn on both sides of the line, cut on the line.

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Step 4: press blocks open and trim. I trim the tiniest bit off the first side.

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Then, I flip it and trim the block down to 8.5″X8.5″

 

Step 5 leaves

There ya go, 2 of the 8 blocks you need for the leaves are done!

 

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Hey! It’s staring to look like a pineapple! *sorry for the terrible indoor pic, there wasn’t much light on this day*

 

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