A pineapple is a symbol of warmth and friendship. How fitting it is that our September Monthly Color Challenge combines the yellow color of pineapple with Friendship Star quilt blocks! Let’s dive right in to the block from Patterns by Jen.
Pineapple Quilt Block
One of my favorite parts of quilting is choosing fabric, so it was a treat to dive in to my yellow bucket for this lovely combo. The dark and light shades of yellow are just as refreshing as a slice of fresh pineapple!
The September block combines HSTs and strip-pieced squares. Simple shapes can turn into fantastic blocks!
Watch this video for my tips on making half-square triangles:
Pineapple-Yellow Friendship Star
What a dramatic look for a classic quilt block! The Friendship Star dances in the midst of the striped background.
The Monthly Color Challenge includes directions for both 12-inch and 6-inch blocks. I am planning my colors for the smaller version of the Pineapple Friends block. Follow #monthlycolorchallenge2021 and True Blue Quilts on social media to see all the amazing September blocks.
Pineapple Treats to Enjoy with Friends
Buying a whole pineapple is intimidating. I don’t trust myself with the big knife you need to chop up a pineapple! But it’s fun to watch a skilled chef prepare it for us.
As enticing as fresh pineapple can be, my practical choice is a can of crushed pinapple. I combine it with a can of cherry pie filling to make a Dump Cake.
You’ve never heard of dump cake? It’s a quick and easy recipe. Choose your favorite fruit filling, and dump that into a 9×13 baking dish. Next, dump a box of cake mix into the dish. Use a fork to smooth the cake mix evenly in the pan. Slice a stick of butter and lay the pieces across the top of the cake mix. More butter is better…sometimes the cake mix doesn’t fully cook if the slices are too far apart. Bake according to cake mix instructions. It turns out as a thin cake, almost like a cobbler/crumble that is perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
More Yellow Quilt Blocks
Let’s see what the other September bloggers have done with their pineapple yellow quilt blocks.
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