Pineapple Blocks the Easy Way

I have made literally hundreds of log cabin blocks since the Creative Grids Log Cabin rulers by Jean Ann Wright were released.  They are so addictive – and such a great way to use up scraps – that I have added log cabin blocks to the borders of several of my new quilts!  And I am not alone.  Log Cabin Quilts – The Basics & Beyond – has been in the top 20 since it’s release.

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This book features the Log Cabin Trim Tool – which is used to create 8″ finished log cabin blocks; and the Log Cabin Trim Tool Two – which is used to create 6″ or 12″ finished log cabin blocks.

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And, now you can use the same method to create perfect Pineapple blocks!  And, yes, the results are just as spectacular!  In this drawing all of the markings are black so you can see them – but the actual ruler has black and white markings.  Use the white markings when you are cutting the angles sides.  Use the black when cutting the right angles.  The block is squared after each round of strips are added.  The ruler makes 6″; 8″ or 10″ finished blocks – and they are so easy I am including them as a border element in my next quilt as well.

To see how easy it is to use this ruler, visit the Creative Grids website:  http://www.creativegridsusa.com/products.cfm?item_num=CGRJAW3&ref=c

You can view the instructions, watch a video of the ruler, and see the patterns that support it – all in one place!

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And…..drum roll please…..now every CGR ruler that is released has companions to support it!  These are arriving this week and there are three Cut Loose Press patterns to support it!  Cut Loose Press are reasonably priced and come with your shop name printed on them.  What could be better than that???

Pineapple Salad

Pineapple Salad is a scrap quilter’s dream!  In this version, scrap strips are cut at least 1 5/8″ wide and added randomly with no preconceived notion of where lights, mediums, and darks should be placed.

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Pineapple Playtime

Pineapple Playtime is a true planned version.  In this case, the “logs” are planned and the same medium and dark shades of a color are used in each block to create a totally different look!

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Tropical Fruit

Tropical Fruit showcases a planned placement of light and dark fabrics which creates a more traditional look – but the batik border gives it a modern look.

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You don’t even have to make the whole quilt – just make a block of each and your customers will be hooked!  This one is on everyone’s bucket list – now you have a reason to add it to the top of your list!

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