Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Pineapple Quilt Finish!


I finished my pineapple quilt.  I started this quilt in February of 2013.  I think I had around 40 finished blocks the start of this year.  Every now and then, in between projects, I would finish 10 more blocks.  It would take me a good two or three days to finish 10 blocks.

Cathy at Quilting on Main Street made a beautiful pineapple quilt using French General fabrics, Nicole at Sister's Choice liked it so much she started one too.  In May of last year,  Carrie at La Vie En Rosie, finished her pineapple quilt.  With all this wonderful pineapple inspiration I moved making this quilt to the top of my To Do List, and now, finally, it's done.



This is Lifetime Quilt Number 135
There are 10 rows of 10 blocks for a total of 100 blocks
The blocks finish at 6 inches.
It finished at 60" x 60"
It has approximately 3,700 pieces.

There are a lot of options when it comes to pineapple quilts.  I collected pineapple rulers and books for years.  In the end I decided to paper piece my blocks. When it came to connecting all my blocks the seams matched up perfectly.  I'm happy I went with this method over some pineapple specific rulers, I have read where those seams do not always line up.

I selected my pattern from EQ7.  I printed one master block using Carol Doak foundation paper.


I then circled the sections with a red ink pin that were to be pieced using red fabric.  Using this master and a copy machine I printed the blocks I needed. 

Here is one finished 6 inch block.





A pineapple quilt had been on my To Do List since I first started quilting, I am so happy that I now have one and am very happy with the look and size of it.  

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36 comments:

  1. WOW...this is just a great beauty and wonderful finish Thelma...Loveeeee it and another red masterful finish!

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  2. What an achievement! Its definitely a stunner - and the red adds pizzaz!

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  3. Excellent! Thelma, you make the very best quilts.

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  4. *clapping wildly!!! Look how many rounds are in one little 6" block! BRAVO! It's beautiful and I could sure give it a good home - right up my ally
    You've been missed, girlfriend

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  5. This might be my favorite of all your quilts! Your hard work certainly paid off with this beauty! Congrats!

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  6. It looks great, I especially like the variety of reds you included. If I make another Pineapple, I'll be using foundation paper.

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  7. Thelma, it is gorgeous! I do not have a Pineapple quilt on my list. I do have a New York Beauty on said list and am working on it currently. It is challenging. I wonder if you have one on your list....

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  8. Gorgeous!!!! This quilt is on my bucket list too. I just love your version.

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  9. Your quilt is fabulous. I especially love this pattern as a two color quilt. I think a pineapple quilt just moved up on my list too!

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  10. That is really beautiful Thelma! Congratulations on your finish.

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  11. Thelma - Love it! I am amazed at how you turn out such wonderful quilts!

    Thanks for the inspiration,

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  12. Beautiful! Another outstanding red and white quilt for you.

    Mary

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  13. It's stunning, Thelma. This pattern is on my bucket list but it continues to slip to the bottom. May need to move it up a notch or two.

    Have fun!

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  14. Just GORGEOUS Thelma !!!! I think I might try to find those Pineapple foundation papers so that I have them for when I am ready to start my quilt

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  15. Your pineapple quilt is absolutely beautiful. I love the red!

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  16. Beautiful ....... I have always wanted to do a paper pieced quilt ... is the paper hard to pull off or do you leave the paper on?
    Judy

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  17. It's just beautiful! I need to go dig out my pineapple paper and get one started for myself.

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  18. OMG that is gorgeous! I have collected my Carol Doak foundation paper, paper-piecing Craftsy online course, add-a-quarter ruler and Pineapple foundation template from Gigi's Thimble to get mine started ... someday ...

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  19. Beautiful! You should be sew proud.

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  20. I love it this is one of the quilts on my to do list as well.

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  21. I've always wanted to make a pineapple quilt. Yours is spectacular, Thelma!!

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  22. Oh yes. This is definitely a case where more blocks is better than fewer. I guess I will be making more blocks after all. I should finish my pineapple quilt around 2023.

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  23. That really is an amazing lifetime accomplishment! It sparkles!

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  24. Thelma it is absolutely amazingly gorgeous!

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  25. It's stunning - I may have to add a pineapple quilt to my 'one day I'll make' list!

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  26. that's a lot of sewing! LOVE all those different shades of red in there!

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  27. One of my favorite quilts, love it in red and white. How are you going to quilt it? I've got one waiting in the que.....

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  28. This quilt is gorgeous. I am in love of all your red and white quilts they are fabulous !

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  29. it is gorgeous!! What a great feat and finish. I'm sure you're happy to have it off your quilting "bucket list".

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  30. A pineapple quilt is a huge undertaking. Congratulations on your absolutely gorgeous finish!
    Debbie R.

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  31. Love your pineapple quilt - such a great block and you can never go wrong with red!

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  32. I love it!! All that wonderful red...it's on my list and like you, I have purchased more than one pineapple ruler!

    Gloria
    gyates6254@bellsouth.net

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