Hi! For those of you stopping by from Benartex, welcome! (And welcome back to everyone else). I’ve been blogging here for the past four years and using it as a way to share and record my finished quilts with the occasional tutorial, and pattern!
I was given a bundle of Benartex’s new solids: Burlap Brights. They have a printed texture to resemble burlap, but are still super bright. When I was working with them, I kept thinking how awesome the green and blue would be as grass and water or sky in an art quilt. I don’t make art quilts, but now I kinda want to!
The bundle that I received was very rainbow with all the Roygbiv present. So I really wanted to do something rainbow, without being too rainbow.
Then the thought of a pineapple block hit me, and I knew that’s what I needed to create with this bundle!
To make your own Burlap Brights Pineapple Rainbow
1 FQ bundle of Burlap Brights (you will have lots left over. Always a bonus!)
the pineapple foundation paper piecing pattern
This isn’t a full paper piecing tutorial, but more of a paper piecing crash course or refresher.
Tape together the pattern. I tape where I won’t see over it, and then cut off the extra paper so it doesn’t get in the way.
Flip your paper over and lay piece one over piece two, fabric right sides together.
Holding these papers in place, flip back over and sew down the printed line between one and two.
Keep repeating this flip to the back of the paper, align fabrics right sides together, flip over and sew down the line.
Make sure your fabrics cross over the line at least 1/4 inch. I let my fabric be way too big and then once I get I bunch sewn down, I start trimming down 1/4 from the seam.
When you’re all finished, you get the fun task of ripping out all the papers! Finished block is 12 inch square.
Do you want to win your own FQ Bundle??
The amazing folks at Benartex are giving away a FQ bundle of their burlap brights (and they are giving away one at each post of the blog hop!)
head over to Sew in Love with Fabric and sign up to follow their blog by email or blog reader. Then leave me a comment letting me know that you did so. For a second chance to win, follow Benartex on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Benartex) and leave a comment letting me know. The giveaway will remain open through Friday May 21.