Pattern Showcase: Pineapple & Figs

One of my all-time favorite patterns made from one of my all time favorite color palettes, PINEAPPLE & FIGS uses a no ruler, no funky cutting techniques method that makes these blocks come together in such a simple way that you won't believe it. Its just rectangles and squares. Really!

If you have ever wanted to make this classic block but didn't want to deal with templates or bias, then this really is for you. I think. Sewing these blocks is remarkably similar to  making a Log Cabin block and just as simple and basic.

It's perfect in these autumn flavored colors, or in a variety of others, although I am personally biased to this one. Autumn is my favorite time of the year and this color combo just sings to me. I should have put a cream SNUGGLE on the back… but then there would be a fight over who gets to use it every single day!

We have made it in a more summer flavored version out of our California Girl fabrics as well as a darker, more striking version made with a beautiful burgundy background [seen at the end of the post].There are just so many color varieties that I can visualize this pattern in!


If all goes according to plan, I will be doing a blog tutorial on this method in October! More info coming soon.

















NAME: Pineapple & Figs





SIZE: 71" x 71"

FABRIC: Made from our TAPESTRY collection on the front and back cover, our CALIFORNIA GIRL collection on the inside pages. More inside shots from both of the above collections as well as the original version shown from the cover of our very first edition of our Fresh Vintage™ magazine.

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  1. Tanesha | 7th Aug 12

    Wow, what a striking quilt! I too love Autumn colors, and this one will be on my must-make list.

  2. Nicola | 7th Aug 12

    I love how the patterns on the fabrics are broken down with this tequnique: it’s all about the colour! Yum (have just picked some dark purple Sweetpeas and burnt orange roses for the kitchen table….I’m really ready for Tapestry!!) x

  3. Dianne Mitzel | 7th Aug 12

    Gorgeous quilts, is this one that is in your book, I have it, and plan to make one of them, the 2 color one, as soon as summer is over. Are you aware that an error message comes up when we try to go to your “more info” site? I’ve noticed it for a couple days now..lovely blog, thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Joanna | 7th Aug 12

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Dianne Mitzel submitted a comment on Pattern Showcase: Pineapple Figs

    Thanks for your comment on the blog. This pattern is not included in the book but is a stand alone pattern packet.
    Also thanks so much for letting us know about the error message. Hopefully it is now fixed.

    Happy sewing!

  5. Joanna | 7th Aug 12

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Nicola submitted a comment on Pattern Showcase: Pineapple Figs

    That sounds like a perfect flower/color combination! So very jealous you have sweetpeas!!! My favorite flower ever!

  6. Dana | 8th Aug 12

    Log cabin is my favorite “traditional” block and I’ve always wanted to try the pineapple, but all those angles keep me away. A tutorial would be so appreciated, thanks.

  7. Kathy | 8th Aug 12

    The Pineapple quilt is absolutely stunning. The colors really “sing” in both light & dark colorways !!!

  8. Sharon | 8th Aug 12

    Just looking at those quilts makes me smile! I like the idea of using soft backing. But will the lucky owner ever get out from under the quilt?

  9. Pamela | 8th Aug 12

    Love it!!!! Can’t wait until October.

  10. Janice King | 8th Aug 12

    This is gorgeous!!! Would love to try it with my California Girl fabric, also. Can’t wait for the tut!!

  11. Angie | 8th Aug 12

    Oh. My. GOODNESS this quilt is GORGEOUS!!

  12. Debbie Johnson | 8th Aug 12

    LOVE IT!!
    If I order the pattern packet is all the info for the easy log cabin way to make it in it?
    I can’t wait for October! Can you use a jelly roll with this?

  13. Marguerite Guinn | 8th Aug 12

    Very pretty! And if you can make it simple, I’m willing to give it a whirl!

  14. Joanna | 8th Aug 12

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Debbie Johnson submitted a comment on Pattern Showcase: Pineapple Figs

    All of the instructions are in the packet pack. You cannot use a jelly roll. You would need 25 quarter yards or fat quarters.

  15. Joanna | 8th Aug 12

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Angie submitted a comment on Pattern Showcase: Pineapple Figs

    Definitely one of my all time favorites!!

  16. Joanna | 8th Aug 12

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Dana submitted a comment on Pattern Showcase: Pineapple Figs

    Thanks so much for your comment on the blog. We will be doing a tutorial in October to coincide with the release of the new fabric line. We will be showing how to do the method [but will not be giving out measurements, etc.] All you will need to follow along is the pattern for Pineapple Figs.

    Thanks so much, Joanna

  17. Terry | 8th Aug 12

    Just beautiful…look forward to the tutorial.

  18. Laurie P | 8th Aug 12

    It is beautiful. I am looking forward to a tutorial on this, I am definitely going to have to make this quilt. I love the fabric too.

  19. Bari Jo | 8th Aug 12

    Just gorgeous! I can’t wait for the tutorial! Would love to make a pineapple quilt… and gosh those autumn fabrics just sing to me, too! I think of the pineapple… the symbol of hospitality and with the fall and all the holidays associated with that season of the year – what a great quilt to work on! :O) Love the runner in your header, too… is that in your book?

  20. Amy, a redeemed sheep | 8th Aug 12

    I will be watching for the tutorial. I would love to make a quilt like this! It’s stunning!!

  21. Joanna | 8th Aug 12

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Laurie P submitted a comment on Pattern Showcase: Pineapple Figs

    Thanks for the comment on the blog and Im so glad that you like the quilt! We will be doing a step by step tutorial on the method in October [but wont be giving out the measurements, etc]. All you will need to follow along is the pattern. Hope you will join us.

  22. Sandra Davidson | 8th Aug 12

    Wow it is beautiful but I can’t believe it is as easy as you say but I guess I will have to wait till October to find out. You are just amazing how you come up with all of these beauties!!

  23. Joanna | 8th Aug 12

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Bari Jo submitted a comment on Pattern Showcase: Pineapple Figs

    The table topper is one of our newest mini pattern, BLOSSOMS JAM. It is not in the book though.

    Thanks! Joanna

  24. Polly Hada | 8th Aug 12

    Woah! I’m in. Can’t wait for the tutorial. LOVE this quilt!

  25. sherri | 8th Aug 12

    Oh…I need to make one for me…and Diana’s gorgeous quilting…LOVE!

  26. Sinta | 9th Aug 12

    I am so glad that you are showing the photos of the quilts from the pattern. Just the pattern cover shots were not enough! These are gorgeous and I can’t wait for the fabric to be released!

  27. madebymum | 9th Aug 12

    Oh they look wonderful I think I will be adding to my “to do list” Can I ask what you use for the back of your quilts? do you join fabric or do you use wide backing fabric? and if so do you have any suggestions to match the cream you use so often on your tops.

  28. | 9th Aug 12

    This quilt is fantastic….. Will you be offering it

    as a Quilt kit? I hope you can.

    Thanks so much for providing us with so much joy from

    your great artistic gift for color and design. You are


    Stephanie Hall

  29. Joanna | 9th Aug 12

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] submitted a comment on Pattern Showcase: Pineapple Figs

    In fact we are… stay tuned!

  30. Genebernice | 9th Aug 12

    I like your creativity and i would like to join in your tutorial.

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  31. robin | 10th Aug 12

    PLEASE do the tutorial! this is one of my favorite quilt patterns to look at…but not to sew…would love a simple way to do it! this is beautiful!

  32. bobbi | 10th Aug 12

    This is one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen. So pretty. I only wish I could make it. I found you from A Quilting life! Thanks for sharing.

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