The Tropical Paradise collection from Blend Fabrics is a perfect collection for summer with it’s bright colors and motifs like pineapples and tropical leaves. I wanted to make a pillow to spruce up my space for the summer and was inspired by the pineapple print to do a traditional “pineapple” block pillow. This block isn’t actually the shape of a pineapple, but the angles edges and sharp points resemble the shape a bit.

Colorful Pineapple Pillow with StitchnSew Fleece and Blend Fabrics

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Quilted Pineapple Block Pillow with Blend Fabrics and StitchnSew Fleece

I used a tutorial from Crazy Mom Quilts to make the block, which you can find HERE. I used 1.5″ strips of white solid and the patterned fabric. My unfinished block measure about 19.25″ and I trimmed it down to fit an 18″ pillow form. I chose a coral solid fabric for the center to coordinate with the colors in the prints.

Project Supplies:

StitchnSew™ Sew-in Fleece

SpraynBond® Basting Spray

Blend Fabrics Tropical Paradise Fabric

Solid Fabrics


Pineapple Block Pillow Instructions:

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IMG_4040To create my quilted pillow, I used StitchnSew™ Fleece cut to the size of my square (minus a bit to reduce bulk in the seam allowance).  (You could also just use HeatnBond® Fusible Fleece, but I had this scrap of StitchnSew™ that was just the right size!)

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I used SpraynBond® Basting Spray to help keep it in place while I quilted.

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After the front was quilted, I basted the bottom edge of the front and back pieces together and stitched my zipper on.  Then a quick stitch around the outside edges, turned it inside out, and filled it with an 18″ pillow form.

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I LOVE this pattern and how it looks with these fabrics!

 

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