The Big Pineapple pattern is from the book Material Obsession by Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke. I am always on the lookout for patterns that will show off my large prints, and that is what attracted me to this one. I used a very similar colour scheme to the one pictured in the book, in order to get the idea. Because the blocks are so big (26 1/2″), it was relatively easy to piece, though there were some tricky corners. I’d like to do this again, on a smaller scale for a baby quilt, in a lower contrast fabric grouping. As the pattern produces a perfect square, I think it would lend itself to a baby or picnic quilt.
This quilt was long-arm quilted with an overall flower and leaf design by Anne Freidrich. I am particularly happy with the sashing and border of Basic Grey Moda Grunge in aqua.
The Big Pineapple was sitting unfinished for a year or so, just because of the binding. I am almost through my UFO pile, but having new quilt ideas every day.