This is another quilt I photographed in The Smoky Mountains.
I love this quilt, one of my very favorites. It plays with your eyes. Almost feels like it's moving.
Amanda-Jean posted a tutorial, a year or so ago, and I couldn't resist trying it. I love the pineapple block and this tutorial doesn't use paper piecing! These blocks are labor intensive, lots of sewing and lots of trimming. I cannot remember how long each block took to make, but I could really only get one block done per sitting.
I used all scraps and stash, but went with a specific color palette, plums and teals and fuchsias and grass green and orange. I used this image as my inspiration.
I had the hardest time deciding on a pattern for quilting. I ended up quilting lines, so they intersected in the middle of the block, and went through every "pineapple". I also stitched in the ditch around every block. I'm still not certain I picked the right pattern, I feel like it might need more quilting. On the plus side, it's a very soft quilt.
Bound in a pink stripe. Can you see there are two pink stripes? That was a make-do moment. (As was the backing, I used larger pieces of orange, green, and fuchsia from my stash!)
Pattern: Pineapple block Tutorial by Amanda Jean (I made 20 blocks--4 x 5)
Size: 61.5in x 77in (after washing)
Batting: Warm and White
Fabric: Stash and scraps. Background is all low volume. Binding is mostly Monokeros Stripe Candy by Sara Lawson.