Paper pieced 3" Pineapple Log Cabin Block Mini Quilt Progress : Free paper piecing template + A video !

I have been working with my mini for the Schnitzel & Boo quilt swap. This time I decide to try a pineapple log cabin block using paper piecing technique. Here are the process photo.

sewing pineapple paper-pieced blocks - the mess from paper piece -pick the usable pieces

I have been pondering on what mini should I make ever since I got my partner’s detail. Not until recently, I made the decision to go with a mini pineapple log cabin block. This was totally inspired by the scrappy pineapple quilt Amanda was working on. Amanda has finished her 101 Scrappy project — and am thinking of starting mine!!!! This — maybe the first of many scrappy finishes. I am not sure how long I will take but I am currently loving making a dent through my stash with these pineapple blocks!!!! so I see a lot more fun in the future while I finish my 101 scrappy project!

The blocks are very time-consuming, but I love the finish so much!!

I prep all little pieces before sewing them in chain piece 4 at a time.

Prepping for sewing pineapple paper-pieced blocks

Prepping for sewing pineapple paper-pieced blocks - 3 dark values and light value pilesPrepping for sewing pineapple paper-pieced blocks -colouring dark value placement

Prepping for sewing pineapple paper-pieced blocks - 3 dark values and light value piles - design boardsewing pineapple paper-pieced blocks - the mess from paper piece

 

If you are interested in watching me as I sew through four of the blocks, I uploaded a video on Youtube. The quality of the video is a bit bad as I just found out I was recording in night mode! O well, lesson learnt for next time. You might be able to pick up some tips there. So, head along and watch me babbling for 18 minutes! There is a fast forward part as well, which I found to be fun to watch!

Here is the link to a free paper pieced template   3″ Pineapple log cabin block Paper piecing template by littlemushroomcap.com

Here is the link to the tutorial for the portable design boards I use.

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Have fun!!!

Hugs,

Amira

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13 Comments

    • amira_littlemushroomcap

      They are tiny! Tinier things seems to have another level of awesomeness.. love and enjoyed making this but won’t come to it anytime soon!

  1. Karisma Pagat

    Hi Amira! =D I found your blog through Instagram. I was reading some of your past entries and your blog is so wonderful to visit! I’m a list nerd too and I love planners – I have since I was in High School! Thank you for posting! I’ve been inspired to change up my sewing space through your modeling in order to get more out of my sewing! Happy Crafting! ~ Aloha.

    • amira_littlemushroomcap

      Hi Karisma! Welcome and thank you for your sweet lovely comments1 I am sure to share some more organizing tips as I love to get more organized and learning as I go! Some works for me but some doesn’t..so I’ll share both what works and what don’t in the future!

  2. Karisma Pagat

    Hi Amira! =D I found your blog through Instagram. I was reading some of your past entries and your blog is so wonderful to visit! I’m a list nerd too and I love planners – I have since I was in High School! Thank you for posting! I’ve been inspired to change up my sewing space through your modeling in order to get more out of my sewing! Happy Crafting! ~ Aloha.

    • amira_littlemushroomcap

      Hi Karisma! Welcome and thank you for your sweet lovely comments1 I am sure to share some more organizing tips as I love to get more organized and learning as I go! Some works for me but some doesn’t..so I’ll share both what works and what don’t in the future!

  3. mary

    How are you coming on the 3″ pineapple block?? Have many made?? not sure if I won’t to make pineapple that small I have some 71/2 But just in case I have your 3″ paper piece pattern Thanks for the pattern I’m thinking table runner Mary

  4. mary

    How are you coming on the 3″ pineapple block?? Have many made?? not sure if I won’t to make pineapple that small I have some 71/2 But just in case I have your 3″ paper piece pattern Thanks for the pattern I’m thinking table runner Mary

  5. Christine

    I have just found you site. I love mini quilts. Now I printed your block patterns. You show a 1″ square, is this your first block size? Using your diagram, this does not make sense to me as your centre block is way to small

    • Amira

      Hi Christine,

      Sorry for taking a long time to reply, I was on a holiday break and didn’t check my mail.

      The 1″ square is not the first block. It is just a scale representative. You should emasure this and make sure you printed it correctlt so you will end up with a 3″ pineapple block.
      The first square can be of any size- since this is paper piecing. We can trim later. However, I like to use a square shape with mnore than 1/4″ allowance all around the finish square.

      Thank you for your question,
      let me know if you have any more problem with it.
      Kind regards,
      Amira

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