QUILT BLOCK PATTERNS – PINEAPPLE PLANT
I made this quilt block in its traditional colours and even though there is very little yellow in it, I think that it still reminds me of a pineapple plant. I have made it as an 8″ block.
2.1/2″ squares: six light green, one yellow, two dark green
2.7/8″ squares: two white and dark green, three white and light green, one white and yellow
Making the quilt block
To make the half square triangles, place two squares with right sides together and mark a line along the diagonal. Sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the marked line and cut along the line. This produces two half square triangle units. As the numbers of half square triangles given above are not even numbers, you will end up with one light green and one yellow half square triangle unused.
Lay the squares out in four rows of four squares. Note that the points of the half square triangles are pointing away from the top left corner: in a flower type of quilt block they are more usually facing towards the top left corner.
Sew the squares together across the rows and then sew the rows together.
Just out of curiosity I also made the block in more flower like colours and I think that it would make a really attractive block. You could either make it with different colours as individual flowers or with four together as one huge flower.