Thursday, March 19, 2015

Kona Pineapple Block - Free Pattern

Our February program for the Greenville Modern Quilt Guild was all about paper piecing so I used the opportunity to try out a block that has been on my to-do list, a classic pineapple block.  After making one block, I don't think that I am up for a making an entire lap or bed pineapple quilt, but I think a mini would be very doable.

For this block,  I customized a paper pieced pineapple block from EQ (finishing at 7" square) and used leftovers from a Kona summer 2013 charm pack, giving the block a very fun and scrappy look.  




I thought that I would share the block pattern with you in case you too had a pineapple quilt on your quilt bucket list, here is the 

The pattern file contains the block template finishing at 7" square and a quilt color page to try out different color schemes.  The pattern does not contain paper piecing or fabric cutting instructions.

I hope you pop over to Craftsy to download the free pattern and if you make a block or a quilt, please share your results on the flicker group Meadow Mist Designs and/or on Instagram using the hastag #MeadowMistDesigns.




Edited to add:
Thank you so much for your enthusiastic response to the Kona Pineapple Block Pattern, it has made it into the top 20 best selling free patterns!


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11 comments:

  1. I counted 29 pieces - that's a lot of seams! I think I would probably stop at a mini, too, then! :)

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  2. I love the all solids look to this block - really pops the graphic nature of it!

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  3. Great block! Love the solids.

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  4. Gorgeous! Love all the color and I have downloaded the pattern too. I've always wanted to make one of these!

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  5. Beautiful block! Awesome colors!!

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  6. That looks so fun, but I agree, I'm not sure I would make a big quilt with all of those seams.

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  7. I love your use of the solids to make this old favorite modern, I also like the look of this as a mini, but it could be doable in a bigger size. The secret? Bigger scale blocks. And think of the quilting opportunities on all those solid pieces if you made giant blocks. Just sayin'

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  8. Fun block with fabulous colours! Would make a great matching pillow to go with your quilt :)

    -Soma

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  9. Love to paperpiece and this is a great block for scrappiness! Thanks!

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  10. This looks fantastic, so much dimension!

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