A while ago BumbleBeans (I think it was V) blogged about novelty fabrics and showed her cute ones. These are my two favorites that live in my sewing room.
I gave these a try. They are very labor intensive and the only way I would work on a Pineapple piece would be to pre cut all the strips and organize them like a log cabin project. I do love how they look though.
Sew a bit this weekend, it'll make you feel good!