Thursday, February 15, 2018

Pineapple Block

Today I am sharing with you the pineapple block for the "Early American Life" quilt I have been working on.  The pattern is actually designed for fusible applique but I am doing needle turn instead.  Towards the bottom of the pineapple, I joined  a couple sections together as they were such small pieces.  Other than that, I was able to needle turn the pineapple sections.  The quilt design is based on early American stencil designs.

Take a minute to visit Cathy's blog.  She is simplifying the block designs.  I was oh so tempted to do the same on this block.

Karen

23 comments:

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Beautiful! It looks good enough to eat!

Janet O. said...

Wow--that is a lot of little fiddly pieces to needle turn! I commend you on "toughing it out"! It looks incredible!

Janet O. said...

p.s. Love the Valentine header! :)

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Love your new header--how handsome that fellow is--
and your pineapple is really neat--and it does look like a nice pineapple--so even though it was small hard work--it came out great!!
enjoy, di

audrey said...

What a fantastic block! That pineapple is just amazing done in needle turn!

Cathy said...

You are a better woman than me. I love your block. My simple humble block pales in comparison. Hugs

sandi s said...

Your block looks wonderful! Hugs,

Teresa said...

Looks great!

Kyle said...

What a spectacular pineapple. Love your header as well. Perfect for February.

WoolenSails said...

It almost looks like wool, beautiful job on the appliqué.
Love your header.

Debbie

Barbara said...

Your pineapple looks just like a stencil--wonderful applique work! Love the block in your header :)

Little Penpen said...

That's a lot of little pineapple pieces! Gorgeous! I saw Cathy's block and I would have def. taken her easy way..lol. When she puts the brown stitching on hers, it will look just like a pineapple!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Absolutely beautiful and it is worth the effort you put forward! Have a great week-end!

Jeanna said...

Beautiful pineapple. I've never learned needle-turn applique' but I love the look of it.

Janet said...

Love your header. The pineapple block looks great.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Your pineapple looks very impressive--well done! I have to admit that I probably would have wimped out and taken the simplified route--lol!

Allie-oops Designs said...

That is a LOT of little pieces - but I love it! And I love the block in your header as well!

Lori said...

You are really becoming the master of applique!

Robin said...

You did an amazing job! All those little tedious squares. Quite an accomplishment.

belarmina said...

Karen bonito bloque la piña
¡¡mucho trabajo piezas tan pequeñas!!
El bloque de cabecera, se ve un novio elegante
Saludos

Marie said...

Love the pineapple i have been doing some but they have been applique on towels, love the needle turn. Hope all is good down your way.. Hugs, Marie

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Love this latest block as well as your new header :)

Rebecca in AK said...

You are certainly not afraid of a challenge! Your pineapple is perfect!