Bella Skill Builder Quilt Along - The Pineapple Block

5:30:00 AM

As one of their advertising partners, I’m participating in The Fat Quarter Shop’s Moda Bella Skill Builder Quilt Along, and April’s block was a LOT of tropical-packed goodness.

The pattern is free and is available on the first of each month on the Jolly Jabber, and there’s a kit for the quilt along available here.

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A little background -

I decided to go with a color palette that I loved and that was a little wintery – something that would look good in our master bedroom. Here I’ll be 100% honest – I don’t have a color scheme in my main bed – we moved in over 2 years ago and the walls were all cream when we moved in, and they haven’t changed.

I went with grey curtains (because I needed curtains right away and didn’t know how I was going to decorate the room in the future) and I’ve been working on any and every other room in the house since.

The kid's bedrooms are all done in fun themes - the Girl's room:

this is an old picture - she's actually since been upgraded to the same bed as her brother, imaged below,
but I'm sure you're picking up what I'm laying down 😉

The Boy's room:

Marvel Avengers quilt designed and made by moi! his only complaint was: Where's Nick Fury's symbol??
Gah. This kid.

but now it's time for mama to start thinking about her room!

Maybe? Moodboard to come. Next month's post. I swear.

Inspired by a friend's home and her choice in a navy-theme, I decided to start with this palette -

…and here’s what that looks like in Bella (from Moda) solids:

…I decided to add a pop of orange to the mix, just a little, to give a tiny bit of visual interest, so I added the Melon in. I may still add a darker red at some point, but I do love where this is going!

And, without further adieu, my blocks for the month of April!

This month's block required the use of the Creative Grids Pineapple ruler and after a bit of hesitation, I definitely got the hang of it!

Some tips for this month's block you might find useful -

- definitely use the pictures in the instructions as a guide when using your Pineapple ruler - they're accurate
- heads up: you'll have quite a bit of wastage with this block, but it's worth it, it's a pretty one!
- chain piecing (and chain pressing!) is your friend with this one!

make sure to check out the Fat Quarter Shop’s You Tube Page (here) for their video tutorial on these blocks.

This block was a lot of fun, and I can’t wait to see everyone else’s blocks and color palettes, and of course for April’s block!

Thanks to the Fat Quarter Shop for such a fun quilt along. Make sure to visit the Jolly Jabber today to see all of the other participant’s blocks and to see what they’ve been up to. And remember you can pin all of the pretty blocks on Pinterest from the hop today for future reference, I love seeing how all of the different bloggers interpret the blocks!

Are YOU participating in the quilt along?

Stay tuned for more fun!

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  1. I really love your color scheme. I'm always so excited to see what you do each month and can't wait to see the finished quilt.

    1. Thank you SO much Kymberly! It means so much that you are following along with all of the shenanigans here tee hee

  2. I really love your blocks! Due to being sick 😷 I am a little behind but posted! I love your new blog design, it looks very professional!


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