Sunday, April 2, 2017

Bella Skill Builder: Blocks 3A & 3B

Hey y'all! It's time again for another round of blocks from the Bella Skill Builder hosted by Fat Quarter Shop.

This month's blocks (7 individual blocks in all) were pineapples and it was my first time making them. I love the look and how the colours seem to overlap, but wow (!!) so time-consuming! I'm also not enamoured with the amount of fabric waste these blocks generate; it's a good thing they look so neat!

I used the super-fancy Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool which made the process relatively easy and pain-free. For these blocks I used Moda Bella Solids in Turquoise, Clementine, and Flamingo. At the end of each post for this Quilt Along, I'll be posting links to my previous posts, so check them out if you so decide:


  1. I'll bite- how much waste DO they generate? I've never made one. Very nice blocks.

    1. Quite a bit as each round is added as a strip and then trimmed down to make the triangle corners. This could be mitigated some by making the inner strips shorter, but that would probably make cutting the fabrics more time consuming initially.