4.24.2015

How to: Pineapple Star Quilt Block- 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks

Today's star quilt block tutorial is the Pineapple Star! It's a fun block made using half rectangle blocks.



Cutting:
This block will finish at 12"x12"

Red fabric:
2- 2 5/8"x5 5 1/16" rectangles, cut in half diagonally
2- 2 5/8"x5 5 1/16" rectangles, cut in half diagonally
2- 2 7/8"x2 7/8" squares, cut in half diagonally

Teal fabric:
1- 3 5/16"x3 5/16" square

White fabric:
4- 4 1/2"x4 1/2" squares
2- 2 5/8"x5 5 1/16" rectangles, cut in half diagonally
2- 2 5/8"x5 5 1/16" rectangles, cut in half diagonally

Sewing:
Sew one left side, red and one white half rectangle triangle together.
Press toward the darker fabric.

Sew one right side, red and white half rectangle triangle together.
Press toward the darker fabric.

Sew the two units together.
Press the center seam open.

Repeat, make four of these units.

Sew one 2 7/8" triangle to the upper left side of the teal square and one to the bottom right side.
Press toward the darker fabric.

Sew one 2 7/8" triangle to the upper right side of the teal square and one to the bottom left side.
Press toward the darker fabric.

Sew one white 4 1/2" square, one half rectangle unit and one white 4 1/2" square.
Press.

Repeat, make two of these units.

Sew one half rectangle unit, one square in a square block and one half rectangle unit.
Press.

Sew the three rows together.
Press.

Now, to make this into a 96"x96" quilt you'll need the following fabrics:

Red fabric:
3 5/8 yards

Teal fabric:
5/8 yard

White fabric:
6 7/8 yards
Cute quilt isn't it! For the second version I simply swapped the position of the red and white fabrics on every other block.
Hope you all enjoy! 
 If you're sewing any of these quilt blocks make sure to share them on facebook and instagram using #pnq30quiltblocks
Make sure to check out our books for more inspiration and patterns: Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion QuiltingModern One-Block Quilts and Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts.

1 comment:

  1. It's nice but I won't deal with cutting anything less than 1/4"

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