I know that it needs to be completed as soon as possible. After playing with some ideas, I knew I had to jump right in and just begin.
First sample was too small. It would take years to get this done. I also didn't like the brightness of the pineapple top and knew that I wanted an aqua background instead of grey:
For the second sample, I grew the blocks by an inch and found a fern fabric for the top. I had some kona in my stash that had been dyed with "seaglass" for the background.
Stitched up and pressed. I like it. Each pineapple with be different, but the tops all the same. I like the pineapple top as a motif to use elsewhere, somehow... For now, I'll just work on making a few blocks to play with some design ideas.