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Saturday, April 1, 2017
Bella Skill Builder, April Block 3 - Pineapple Block
There are my Bella Skill Builder blocks so far, kalidoscope blocks from month 1 and my orange peel blocks so far from month 2. This free block of the month is available from the Fat Quarter Shop and was designed by Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life
Month 3 is pineapple blocks, seven of them. You can get all the information to make this block from the Fat Quarter Shop's blog the Jolly Jabber here. The instructions call for you to cut and then make all seven blocks at once, so I thought I just follow the instructions.
The pattern explains how to use a special ruler called the Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool. I don't have this ruler so I just trimmed with an ordinary ruler. But if I was going to make a lot of pineapple blocks, I would definitely get the ruler.
I'll be working on these blocks over the month.
That is my orange peel appliqué block from last month.
I'm hand appliquéd the orange peels, and I still have quite a few to finish. My appliqué is quite slow but these blocks are giving me enough practice to become reasonably proficient at it.
I'm loving this quilt so far, and it is definitely a skill builder.