Pineapple Splice Mini Quilt Tutorial

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Summer is literally around the corner in Australia and one of the best indications of summer for me is access to the most delightful fruits so I decided I would put my love for summer, fruits and fabric together to make my Pineapple Splice Mini Quilt.

To construct this quilt I used the Marti Michell Templates from the B set – B12 and B13

The templates are well worth the investment as they can be utilised for a number of existing patterns but also to create your own patterns.

Pineapple Splice Mini Quilt

Finished Measurements – 22.5 inches x 19.5 inches

Materials you require

– Marti Michell Templates B12 and B13

– 2 x Green Fabric selections for the crown/leaves of the pineapple

– 3 x Yellow Fabric selections for the flesh of the pineapple

– Background Fabric

– Backing Fabric – 23 inches by 20 inches

– Wadding – 23 inches by 20 inches

– Co-Ordinated Binding – 2.5 metres

– General Sewing Supplier

Cutting Instructions

This tutorial is to construct two pineapples with alternative fabric, I have divided the cutting instructions into each pineapple as Pineapple 1 and Pineapple 2

Pineapple Crown – Green Fabric Choice 1

Pineapple One – 1 x B12 and 2 x B13

Pineapple Two – 1 x B12 and 2 x B13

Pineapple Crown – Green Fabric Choice 2

Pineapple One – 1 x B12 and 2 x B13

Pineapple Two – 1 x B12 and 2 x B13

Flesh of Pineapple – Yellow Fabric Choice 1

Pineapple One – 5 x B12 and 2 x B13

Pineapple Two – 6 x B12

Flesh of Pineapple – Yellow Fabric Choice 2

Pineapple One – 6 x B12

Pineapple Two – 5 x B12 and 2 x B13

Flesh of Pineapple – Yellow Fabric Choice 3

Pineapple One – 5 x B12 and 2 x B13

Pineapple Two – 5 x B12 and 2 x B13

Background of Pineapple

Pineapple One – 2 x B12 and 8 x B13

Pineapple Two – 2 x B12 and 8 x B13

Mini Quilt Borders

3 centre strips – 2.5 inches x 15 inches

2 top strips – 3 inches x 22.5 inches

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Pineapple Placement 

The following construction will be completed twice to create two pineapples utilising the B12 and B13 templates.

Layout Pineapple One pieces as per below row construction of B12 and B13 (each B13 placement makes a square) working left to right of the pineapple

Row One (Top Row)

B12 background

B13 green fabric choice 1

B13 background

B13 background

B13 green fabric choice 2

B12 background

Row Two

B13 background

B13 green fabric choice 1

B12 green fabric choice 2

B12 green fabric choice 1

B13 green fabric choice 2

B13 background

Row Three

B13 background

B13 yellow fabric choice 1

B12 yellow fabric choice 2

B12 yellow fabric choice 3

B13 yellow fabric choice 1

B13 background

Row Four

B12 yellow fabric choice 3

B12 yellow fabric choice 1

B12 yellow fabric choice 2

B12 yellow fabric choice 3

Row Five

B12 yellow fabric choice 2

B12 yellow fabric choice 3

B12 yellow fabric choice 1

B12 yellow fabric choice 2

Row Six

B12 yellow fabric choice 1

B12 yellow fabric choice 2

B12 yellow fabric choice 3

B12 yellow fabric choice 1

Row Seven

B13 background

B13 yellow fabric choice 3

B12 yellow fabric choice 1

B12 yellow fabric choice 2

B13 yellow fabric choice 3

B13 background
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Layout Pineapple Two pieces as per below row construction of B12 and B13 (each B13 placement makes a square) working left to right of the pineapple

Row One (Top Row)

B12 background

B13 green fabric choice 2

B13 background

B13 background

B13 green fabric choice 1

B12 background

Row Two

B13 background

B13 green fabric choice 2

B12 green fabric choice 1

B12 green fabric choice 2

B13 green fabric choice 1

B13 background

Row Three

B13 background

B13 yellow fabric choice 3

B12 yellow fabric choice 1

B12 yellow fabric choice 2

B13 yellow fabric choice 3

B13 background

Row Four

B12 yellow fabric choice 2

B12 yellow fabric choice 3

B12 yellow fabric choice 1

B12 yellow fabric choice 2

Row Five

B12 yellow fabric choice 1

B12 yellow fabric choice 2

B12 yellow fabric choice 3

B12 yellow fabric choice 1

Row Six

B12 yellow fabric choice 3

B12 yellow fabric choice 1

B12 yellow fabric choice 2

B12 yellow fabric choice 3

Row Seven

B13 background

B13 yellow fabric choice 2

B12 yellow fabric choice 3

B12 yellow fabric choice 1

B13 yellow fabric choice 2

B13 background

Construction of Pineapple Blocks

– After laying out each block separately take each B13 triangle and match with each matching B13 piece.

– Match seams and secure using a pin and sew each square with a 1/4 inch seam

– Press each square and place back in the layout of the pineapple

– Repeat for each B13 triangle piece until you have all square pieces for the pineapple

– Take each piece in row one and chain piece left to right using a 1/4 inch seam

– Press each seam and row

– Repeat with each row from 2 to 7

– Take Row 1 and match seams with Row 2 and sew using a 1/4 inch seam

– Press each row

– Repeat with each row from 3 to 7

– Press entire Pineapple Block

Construction of Quilt

– Take Pineapple Block One and match seams with a centre border strip on the left side of the block

– Sew using a 1/4 inch seam and press block

– Repeat with a centre border strip on the right side of the block

– Sew using a 1/4 inch seam and press block

– Take Pineapple Block Two and match seams with the centre board strip on the right side of Pineapple Block One

– Sew using a 1/4 inch seam and press block

– Take the one top border pieces and match seams with the top of the block and sew together using a 1/4 inch seam and press seam

– Repeat with remaining bottom border piece and match seams with bottom of the block and sew together using a 1/4 inch seam and press seam.

– Press entire quilt


Finishing the Quilt

– Sandwich Quilt Top with Backing, Wadding and Pineapple Splice Quilt Top

– Quilt using a 1/2 inch seam straight top stitch to complete the Quilt Top

– Add binding to your Quilt

I have really enjoyed putting together this summer inspired Quilt and thank-you for Marti and Angie for allowing me to be part of this fantastic tour.

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