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8+ amazing pineapple quilts

Besides working on some other projects, I have been making pineapple quilt blocks. So far I've completed three of these pineapple quilt blocks of this.

At the same time I have been searching various quilts made with pineapple quilt blocks for some inspiration for the layout and just because I like looking at them. All these quilts with pineapple quilt blocks look wonderful to me and I collected some of these quilts here so that you may get inspired as well. Honestly, pineapple quilt blocks require a great deal of time to deal with since it is a slow process but it definetely worths it.

Pineapple quilt by Hyacinth quilt design

Pineapple quilt by gigis thimble

Red and white pineapple quilt by cupcakes and daisies

Rainbow quilt by quilt and prayer

Paper pieced pineapple cushion by katies quilting corner

Rainbow pineapple by my quilt diet

Scrappy pineapple quilt by red pepper quilts

Pineapple quilt by frances quilts

These quilts are all amazing and definately my favourite. I hope I will have…

how to sew a crazy quilt block

Life is hectic and I could hardly find time to sew this week. It is a pity to me but still I was able to give a try to those little cute crazy quilt blocks. It took ten minutes to finish the crazy quilt block, which is 2.5"x2.5". And it was quite proper to turn it into a pincushion. I've made several other pincushions but I can 't use them because my kids took them as toys and do not give them back. One was a turtle pincushion and quickly became favourite of my 5-year-old son. The other was a hexie pincushion and it became my 10 year old daughter's barbie doll's cushion. Alas! I hope this crazy quilt block pincushion will be mine.
You can use these super cool quilt blocks for various things, like quilts, cushions, wall hanging or a pincushion as I did.

Here I also would like to share crazy quilt block tutorial with you. It is easy, quick to make and totally scrap friendly.

1- Prepare your materials
Crazy quilt blocks are perfect to use your scraps, so bring …

pineapple quilt block paper piecing tutorial

Pineapple quilt block is one of the most remarkable pattern of all the quilts. At first pineapple quilts may look complicated but they are comparatively easy to make. Actually, pineapple quilt blocks are a variation of log cabin quilts. The only difference is that the corners are cut off. When you contrast the colors between the rows, it can be striking. They are perfect to play with colors and you can create amazing pineapple quilts with your own choice of colors.
There are some techniques to make pineapple quilt blocks; but most preferably paper piecing is used to obtain precise and sharp edges. Thanks to paper piecing techniques, we can make that pattern accurately. If you have never made a pineapple quilt block, this is a beginner friendly tutorial for you. The design is so sweet and hard to resist.

Pineapple block paper piecing tutorial Although this pattern looks complicated, you can easily learn how to make a pineapple paper pieced block with this step-by-step tutorial. If you…

10 free halloween quilt patterns

Since Halloween approaches, I thought it would be a good idea to share some free halloween quilt patterns. I have collected some of free patterns that are perfect for this festive holiday.  By adding these to your Halloween decoration, you can make a big difference in your house. Maybe you find the inspiration in one of these to start a hallowen quilt.
To go to a pattern, click on the title above the photo of the quilt.
 So here we go:

Jack o'Lantern mini quilt by Rose Johnson

This pumpkin mini quilt pattern will look great as a wall hanging, placemat or tabletopper. It measures 11"x 11"

Spooky wall hanging by Heidi Pridemore at Windham Fabrics

It measures 24"x 52". This Halloween wall hanging is really spooky!

Spooky spider mini quilt at Seasons homemaker

This is an applique black spider on white background. A quick and easy project to be finished in a few hours.

Itsy Bitsy Spiders wall hanging at AJ's Boutique

The finished size is 19"x 26". Until s…

labyrinth quilt block pattern tutorial

Today I finished the quilt top for my labyrinth quilt block and I also prepared a tutorial for making this labyrinth quilt block. There are many version of quilts know by that name. My tutorial explains one version of labyrinth quilt pattern which is a star with two interwoven borders.
While making the labyrinth quilt block pattern I used squares and HSTs (half-square triangles). So there are two standard measurements for cutting instructions of the fabrics which, to me, is less complicated. Hope this labyrinth quilt block tutorial will be useful for you.

So here we go!

My block is a star with two interwoven border areas made from 2"x2" squares. The labyrinth quilt block finishes at 12"x12". The block is made from three different colours. I used green, red and grey. The photo below will help you organize and assemble the units.

Cutting instructions Fabric A - Outer border and background of the star (mine is grey)
20 pieces of  2"x 2" squares10 pieces of 2…