Perhaps it was the weather, but I had a sudden urge for pineapple…
Sadly, just the patchwork kind… This is my first ever pineapple block.
But because I am slightly obsessed with all things miniature at the moment, I decided that it would have to be a teeny pineapple.
Doing tiny complicated piecing with Liberty cotton should be right up there on the list of things not to do when it’s hot outside…!
So my plan is to make a load of these to use as a border on my first ever mini quilt. Is that bonkers? I shall no doubt have several 1000 more grey hairs by the time I finish them all.
But I did come up with a clever idea. I had a sheet of this fabric you can use in your printer left over from another project, and thought I would try printing out my templates to save having to draw all those fiddly little quarter inch grids. Here’s how it came out:
It worked really well, I think that’s one of the reasons why my block is so very accurate! But it’s an expensive method because the printable fabric is pretty pricey. I have a feeling that there are cheaper ways to avoid drawing template after template. Tell all quilting friends…