Books on Monday – Pineapple Stars

Today we are looking at the book Pineapple Stars: Sparkling Quilts, Perfectly Pieced by Sharon Rexroad. (Yep, that’s my Amazon Associate link below. Go! Use the Look Inside feature to see some of the pictures in the book.)

Now, if you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you probably know that I’m very fond of intricate looking quilts. This doesn’t necessarily mean I’ve actually made many, but it’s coming. Trust me. And one of the the quilts that is on my list is a Pineapple quilt. And, since I’m a big fan of stars, it may well be a Pineapple Star.

I spent considerable time drooling over looking at this book. As I read through the instructions, I understood them fairly well without getting out fabric and paper and scissors. The instructions are written very clearly. Yes, these are paper pieced. Yes, fussy cutting is involved. So is paper piecing. And the results are stunning. Yes, one of these is on my list. (Because of the many pieces in each diamond, these stars sort of resemble the star version of Paula Nadelstern’s Kaleidoscope quilts.) Sometime sooner than later, I hope.

Here’s what’s in the book:

  • Design
    • Inspiration and Innovation
    • Go With the Flow
    • Ready, Set, Border
  • Technique
    • Diamond Pineapple Block
    • Piecing the Star
    • Setting Blocks
    • Finishing
  • Projects (There are nine.)
  • About the Author
  • Index

So check this out!

Quilt on!

One thought on “Books on Monday – Pineapple Stars

  1. Aww, guess we have the same taste Gretchen as a pineapple quilt is on my to do list. One day. Mine will be red and white, I stashed a lot of Alex Anderson fabrics for that purpose. Thanks for the review!

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