Pinnacle of patchwork: a fresh way to make 🍍Pineapple🍍 blocks (+ fabric giveaway!)

Pier 44 quiltMany quilters aspire to sew a Pineapple quilt—and why not? Pineapple blocks are classic, timeless, and filled with delightful movement. You can create a streamlined color scheme or go wild with a variety of colors and patterns.

When Sherri McConnell and Corey Yoder teamed up for their book Sunday Best Quilts, they gave each other a challenge: to make the quilts they’d always dreamed of making. Star quilts, red-and-white quilts, Christmas quilts, and Courthouse Steps quilts all made the list. And Pineapple quilts? Well, that was at the tippity-top!

For Sherri, a super-scrappy version of a Pineapple quilt had always been on her “Sunday Best” list. Instead of cutting odd-shaped pieces and using templates, she decided to streamline the construction of the blocks by using paper foundations (the pattern is provided in Sunday Best Quilts). But she came across another construction method that simplified the process as well: the Pineapple Trim Tool by Creative Grids.

Pier 44 quilt
Sherri’s Pineapple quilt: Pier 44

When we recently met up with Sherri, she showed us how easy the ruler is to use, churning out spectacular, perfectly square Pineapple blocks in a snap. Take a look!


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Interested in learning more about the Pineapple Trim Tool? Check your local quilt shop or visit a shop online.

Showing there’s more than one way to make a Pineapple quilt, Sunday Best Quilts coauthor Corey opted to make her version with an easy stitch-and-flip method:

Dayflower quilt
Corey’s Pineapple quilt: Dayflower

Both quilts are gorgeous, don’t you agree?

Speaking of bucket-list quilts, have you heard about the Sunday Best Quilts Sampler Sew-Along? Check out the bottom left-hand corner of the sampler quilt you’ll be making when you join the fun—yep, pretty Pineapples!

Sunday Best Quilts Sew-Along sampler quilt

The sew-along kicks off Friday, September 27, and runs through December 20, and you’ll be making one block per week. Visit Sherri’s blog, A Quilting Life, and Corey’s blog, Coriander Quilts, for all the details!

Now for some more fun news: we received from our friends at Moda Fabrics two beautiful fat-quarter bundles of Sherri’s and Corey’s latest lines—and we’re giving them both away today! Sherri’s new line is called Harper’s Garden; Corey’s is called Sugarcreek.

To enter your name into the random drawing to win a fat-quarter bundle from Moda and a copy of Sunday Best Quilts from Martingale, tell us in the comments:

Sunday Best QuiltsWhich type of quilt is highest on your “Sunday Best” list?

  • Star quilt
  • Scrappy quilt
  • Red-and-white quilt
  • Christmas quilt
  • Pineapple quilt
  • Courthouse Steps quilt

(Pssst . . . You’ll find two patterns for each type of quilt above in Sunday Best Quilts!)

We’ll choose two random winners one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck! And if you’re ready to start your own bucket-list quilt with Corey and Sherri by your side, order Sunday Best Quilts at our website and we’ll send you a link to download the eBook version for free.

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winners are Joyce and Evelyn.

Joyce says: “The type of quilt highest on my ‘Sunday Best’ list is Star quilts. Thank you for the chance.”

Evelyn says: “Stars and scrappies. Better yet, a scrappy star quilt! Thanks for a great giveaway.”

We’ll email you about your prizes, ladies—congratulations!


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