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)
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).
Then, take the 4 block sections next to each other and sew those units together. As shown above.
Then, you’ll sew the last units to the right of each other together. This creates the rows above.
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.
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……………….:
This big ol’ pile of pineapple goodness.
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