Here is a tutorial how to do the block: Spanish Butterflies in My Pineapple Shampoo
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I've made that block and it cuts the points off but it is really pretty. And easy!
yep, that's pretty much it. I didn't cut my squares into triangles before sewing around the edges. it called for a slit to be cut on one drawn line, then stitch around and slip scisssors into slit and cut on lines to corners. then press open. then lay the next size square on top with drawn lines, sew and cut and open and press, etc.
Place two equal sized squares right sides together .
Sew all round 1/4inch seam allowance.
Top square snip this one only and cut across diagonally.( take care not to cut square below)
Take square same size as the new square and sew all round
Cut diagonally on top square only.
Keep going to a block size.
You always loose the points which I wish I could sort out.
Hope these instructions help. I was never given specific square sizes only make new square same size as one just pressed.
Finished is better than a UFO
Last edited by Gerbie; 10-17-2013 at 03:34 AM.
This link shows how to snip the center cuts before you sew the two layers together. But in the demo I saw, the center cuts were made just a little differently.
Before you layer the two squares RST, cut the top square on the diagonal with your rotary cutter, but not all the way through the center. Make two slits on one diagonal, leaving the center of the square and the ends uncut. Then cut the other diagonal, making three cuts: a short one in the center and the two cuts like the first ones. By leaving some fabric together in the center, the square is less floppy, and is easier to handle. It is still quite easy to snip the rest of those diagonal lines after the square is sewn all around the outside.
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Karin Hellaby has a You Tube video showing this. She calls it a simple pineapple.
Karin Hellaby, also has a couple of books. I took a class, and here is the results ~
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