Do you participate in quilt block swaps? I have participated in a few over the years. I signed up for a pineapple block swap hosted by the lovely Jackie Padesky. She also wrote this cute pattern.
I made these 18 blocks, kept 2, and sent 16 to her! My blocks are made up of V and Co’s Simply Colorful fabric line for Moda.
I wanted a super scrappy quilt. But I have NO yellow! I don’t really care for the color so I don’t buy it or sew with it. That’s one of the benefits of a swap. I got lots of cute pineapples in return. And they were scrappy!
I quilted straight(ish) lines in a cross-hatch pattern on this quilt. I love the cross-hatch pattern and want to quilt it on every quilt! And don’t you just love a quilt swish?
I was so excited when I found this backing fabric! Most pineapple fabric is a bit girly looking with lots of pink. I wanted to give this quilt to my pineapple loving husband for his bday. So navy pineapples=WIN! (And that is another close up of my block!)
One more benefit of swaps is getting to meet so many amazing quilters from around the world! I love getting to know people who love quilting as much as I do! Have you done a swap? If not, you should try it out!