I chose to break up the pattern into 3 color groups. Each blocks center and corners are the reds. The "X" shape that crosses diagonally through the block are my darks (blacks and navy blues). The "+" shape that crosses horizontal/vertical are miscallaneous colors, so long it's not dark. This is to accentuate the contrast, which really makes the "pineapple" effect pop.
I can't give exactly quantities of fabric needed, as this was all made out of my scrap fabrics. It also would depend on what size project you want to make with this block.
My finished quilt is comprised of 30 blocks each about 16 1/2 sq inches. It start with a middle square that's 3 1/4" X 3 1/4". I cut the strips
1 1/2" wide, and generally as long as possible.
Besides the fabric and your sewing machine, you will also need an iron, a rotary cutter, self healing matt, and a quilter's ruler (mine is 6" X 18").