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.