My One and Only Two-Color Pineapple

Economy in a new setting
I make bed quilts. I make them my way. In 2004 I figured out how to cut two squares of fabric into 64 trapezoids and triangles to make a pair of ordinary Pineapple blocks.  I do this without measuring. I do it without wasting any fabric. And I do it with only 14 rotary cuts.
Discarded metal kitchen cabinets were mine for the taking. I hauled them onto a dolly which I pushed up the street to my apartment. My building superintendent installed them in my sewing room. Because they are metal, I use magnets to attach quilt blocks to the cabinets' surfaces. It's a New York City design wall where every  space is used to its advantage.

6 comments:

Edna said...

Love this quilt! Is your technique going to be published somewhere?? Would love to learn that.

Ms Made Simpler said...

Dear Edna,
I went to bed stumped as to how to enable blog comments. This morning, like magic, I woke up to your comment. Thank you.

Pineapples are 1 of 8 blocks in "Rotary Cutting Revolution" from C&T Publishing, April 2010.

Michele said...

How exciting to see your blog! Looking forward to future posts.

bettyp said...

I love Pinapple Blocks .I would love to learn it your way .
So where can this be found???

Ms Made Simpler said...

Dear Betty,

Pineapples are 1 of 8 blocks in my new book "Rotary Cutting Revolution" from C&T Publishing, April 2010.

I will be teaching the quilt on Saturday March 13th to the Garden State Quilters (NJ) and in June 2010 at Quilting by the Lake (NY) http://www.quiltingbythelake.com/classes.html
Anita

bettyp said...

Thanks,I found it online and bookmarked it for when its out !! Good luck o you and your mew book!!