Saturday, May 1, 2021

Hive 2 May Tutorial

 Happy Spring,  

   I can’t believe May is here already.    Pineapple blocks are wonderful but lots of work and special cutting.  Bonnie Hunter’s free tutorial called Pineapple Blossom is a simple pineapple block.  I would like that to be my block this month.  

  Fabric pull for the block comes from my bins of scraps.   

For the white pull any fun low volume print.  Cut 5 3.5 inch squares.                             


Pick any bright colors.  No brown or black.  The colorful fabric may have some brown or black in it. You will need 8 different fabrics   From the 8  fabrics cut 2)  2 x 3.5 pieces,  4) 2 x 6.5 and 2) 2 x 9.5 strips.   Your fabrics for the block will look like this.

   Block ends up as 9.5 square.   Pictures below step by step.    

First step above. Sew together.  Then using white square make diagonal line corner to corner.  Place on top of square as pictured and sew on line.

Trim off each corner. Iron and add next 4 strips. 


Once sewn place final two squares.  Sew on line and trim 1/4 inch from line.  

The block is finished.  Measures 9.5 square.

 Here is a picture of multiple blocks.


I hope this makes sense.  If not Bonnie Hunter’s tutorial is great.  Have fun.

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