And this is where I am now.
I've finished the first eight blocks and they look like pineapple blocks now. I've been using the Pinapple Rule from Possibilities but this technique is not without its problems. In fact, though I plan to finish this project using the ruler, if I make another pineapple quilt, I will probably try foundation paper piecing.
I thought the ruler would be less tedious than the foundation papers. While I quite enjoy the sewing process with foundation paper piecing, I don't like having to remove the paper at the end. While an alternative is to use muslin or very thin interfacing in place of the paper, I am afraid that will leave me with a quilt that feels heavy and stiff.
The Pineapple Rule is cleverly designed and quite easy to use. The biggest drawback is that you are always attaching your next round to bias edges. It is all too easy for the bias edges to get stretched out of alignment. None of my blocks looks wonky but I doubt they are all exactly the same size. I have a feeling that sewing the blocks together at the end will be challenging (the blocks you see above are on my design wall, not sewn together yet), but I will address that challenge when I get to it. After all, tomorrow is another day! (quoting Scarlett O'Hara).
I will be putting this project aside soon (just temporarily) in order to return my sewing room to its other use, the guest room. My mother is coming for a visit, to see Miss Main Street in what is probably the last theater performance of her high school career. Mom will be staying with us for a week and I don't think she wants to share the bed with piles of fabric and partially completed quilting projects. So it is time to put the fabric away. But this presents an opportunity to send the Bernina for a tune-up and work on some binding.