Fresh Pineapple Possibilities: 11 Quilt Blocks, Exciting Variations-Classic, Flying Geese, Off-Center & More

Fresh Pineapple Possibilities: 11 Quilt Blocks, Exciting Variations-Classic, Flying Geese, Off-Center & More

by Jane Hall, Dixie Haywood


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Award-winning quilters Jane Hall and Dixie Haywood have been making quilts with the Pineapple Log Cabin block for decades. Now you can use their secrets to create your own perfect pineapple quilts. Learn to use foundation piecing to sew perfectly accurate blocks. Play with colors and block layouts to design your own vibrant pineapple patterns. Feast your eyes on quilts that use the 10 different blocks in exciting new ways. Includes full-size foundation patterns for perfect piecing and cutting charts for 10 different pineapple blocks in various sizes. Complete instructions for two quilts help you master the basics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607057420
Publisher: C & T Publishing
Publication date: 12/07/2013
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 791,605
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Jane Hall and Dixie Haywood are friends, collaborators, and award-winning quiltmakers. This is the seventh book they have written together. They both work with innovative variations of traditional designs and have a strong commitment to provide students with basic fundamentals, as well as creative approaches.

Table of Contents

Preface: Twenty-five years of Delight and Discovery 
Section One: Beginnings and Basics
Chap 1 – Foundations, The Key to Success 
                        History, including Log Cabins
                        Basic foundation piecing
                                    Materials, marking, designing, mirror image, fabric cutting, stitching, Pressing/trimming, joining,                     removing foundations
Chap 2 – Demystifying the Pineapple Block – construction
                        Project: 9 block wallhanging, classic block
                                    Step-by-step directions, photos/diagrams
Chap 3 – Planning and Designing choices 
                        Choices: Center size/shape, log width, corners, set
                        Design sheets and paste-ups
                        Borders, built-in and added
Section Two: Developing and Diversifying
Chap 4 – Colorplay – designs from coloration
                        Scrap, random and controlled
                        Interior designs
                        Colorwash designs, several configurations
Chap 5 – Variations Beyond Basics – tweaking components in the block 
                        Flying Geese pineapples
                        Off-center designs (3 types)
                        Project: 4 block off-center wallhanging
                                    Step-by-step- directions, photos/diagrams
                        Hybrids (relatives, usually combined with LC designs)
Section Three: Final Decisions
Chap 6 – Quilting, the Third Element
                        Enhancing and contrasting with the design
Chap 7 – Drafting/Patterns
Yardage Chart
About the Author

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