Monday, August 17, 2015

#HughJassPineappleQA

This summer I have been participating in the #HughJassPineappleQA hosted by Amanda at What the Bobbin.  I love pineapples, loved the quilt design, and loved the play on words. My kids helped me pick out the fabric for the pineapple body (probably since I dragged them to the quilt shop with me).  I chose the background color and the fun pineapple print fabric for the back. All the fabrics are much more vivid than I could capture with my camera.
My fabric choices
If you aren't sure what a QA is--it's a quilt-along.  It's basically just what the name says--you quilt along with the host.  I found this QA on Instagram.  The directions were posted every few weeks at the What the Bobbin website.

The first step was to assemble the pineapple blocks.  You could either paper piece or traditionally piece them.  I actually chose to do the paper piecing and it went fairly fast. I liked that I didn't need to spend a lot of time matching points. As long as I lined up the paper pieced units top to bottom, it all came out well.

Next, directions were given to piece the leaves.  This part was super fast and easy.

Finally, directions for piecing the top were provided.
I seem to be unable to get a decent photo of the whole top.  I think I've taken 20 pictures so far.  :(


I am anxious to get this one quilted.  I want to use a bright color thread to quilt with and local stores only carry neutrals, so I will need to order some thread online.  And I forgot to buy binding, so hopefully I'll have enough pineapple print left to use.  I think my kids are going to fight over the finished product!

A note about the pineapple print-- it is Pineapple & Coconut #2142206SC Celessence by Camelot Fabrics. It was pina colada scented.  In the description online it said the scent would last 30 washes.  Thankfully, the smell was all but gone after one wash and dry.

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