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Thread: Tutorial - Pineapple Log Cabin Blocks

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    Some folks have been asking about the strip pieced method to do this block. With some help from my favorite feline, this is what I came up with.

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    Pineapples are a great old-time hospitality symbol.
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    For this tutorial, all strips were cut 2" wide
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    Square it up and mark centers
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    Check angles before first cut
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    Now, square and press
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    The basic sequence for the rest of the block stays the same.
    * Add sides, press and square
    * Add top and bottom, press and square
    * Mark centers on each edge
    * Cut in preparation for next layer

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    Now, press, square, and add some more
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    More darks, then more lights - the pineapples start to be revealed
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    Each layer pulls you in more visually and adds movement
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    Adding triangles completes the block
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    This is what the block would look like as a bed quilt - the full impact of this pattern is revealed!
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    Thank you Moonpi! Wonderful instructions! Can't wait to try this! Carrie

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    And a few last words
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    WwwwoW! That was really 8) Moonpi. Thank you!! And I looove the cat. :mrgreen: You make it look easy and I love the overall look of the pineapple blocks.

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    Wow! :shock: That is wonderful Moonpi! Your owner did a good job too! I love the pineapple block, but I thought I was limited to 4,789 paper pieced pieces! Gotta try this tomorrow! Thanks so much!

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    Thankyou so much Moonpi, that is so cool and I think your quilting assistant is adorable :P . I usually foundation piece these, so it's really great to have an alternative as one gets a bit peeved with picking out all the itty bitty bits of paper.

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    Great job--you made me think I could do it!

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    Awesome Tutorial :D Your cat is a wonderful teacher :D :lol: :D Your pictures really help to describe this technique, I am a more visual learner :wink:

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    moonpi, most excellent tutorial. thanks so much. can't wait to start on this one.

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    great tutorial moonpi and Kitty! It was very easy to follow and i have always wondered how to do that but it looked way too hard but you made it seem doable. Another one for me to bookmark to try when i finish off my other projects...

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    That cat is amazing. Where did she learn to make such great quilt blocks?
    Keep up the good work kitty. :D

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    What fun instructions. That is one smart cat. :D

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    Loretta, I love your old quilt
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/3999.page#48889

    This pattern lends itself to so many color variations - 2, 3, or more colors, and background can be light, dark, or bright. Patrice was kind enough to remind me of another construction method too - assembling like a log cabin, but slipping folded squares in as you go for corners.

    I like this method because you can mess up a bit, re-square it at the next level, and still come out with a great looking project. Unless you get waaaay out of whack, you could get through a whole quilt top without ripping seams out.

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    Thank you for taking the trouble to produce such clear instructions, I will certainly be giving it a go.
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