Improvisational Patchwork: Pineapple Quilt Blocks
Intermediate | 24 min 44 sec
Improvisational Pineapple Block
Finishing the Block
A Pineapple block traditionally features strips of patchwork that radiate out from a center point, creating a beautiful design full of energy and movement. While it’s typically important to cut precisely and match your points perfectly, modern quilter Heather Jones teaches a method for piecing this block without measuring or matching, resulting in a loose, contemporary version of the original. This class is a fun way to create blocks quickly using leftover scraps of fabric, and it’s perfect for anyone who wants to practice improvisational quilting techniques and play with color.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Materials to Make a 12 ½” Block:
  • 1/3 yard each of two solid fabrics
  • 6 ½” x 12” quilting ruler
  • 12 ½” square quilting ruler
  • 6 1/2 “ or 9 ½” square quilting rulers (optional)
  • Fabric scissors
  • Rotary cutter
  • Cutting Mat
  • Snips
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Neutral colored thread
  • Iron and ironing surface
Learn how to:
  • Cut out strips of fabric without measuring  
  • Construct a pineapple block, piecing from the center out
  • Trim the block as you go without measuring
  • Square up the block
What you’ll get:
  • Learn how to create blocks using improvisational quilting techniques
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instruction by expert instructor Heather Jones
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students. 
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Class Reviews
162 users recommended this class to a friend
Sabrena Harris
I love that each block is a different color. I am looking forward to trying Heather’s technique in creating the blocks. I was wondering if you made the pineapple blocks with various prints in a specific color for each block?
More than 3 months ago
Jacqueline Munger
Anxious to try this process!
More than 3 months ago
Bonnie Oquendo
Good, clear instructions. Inspirational!
More than 3 months ago