Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pineapple, done and home woo hoo!

My pineapple quilt is home from the quilter.  Connie from Quilts Plus in Indianapolis quilted this top for me.




When Connie asked me how I wanted this top quilted I told her to do anything that she thought would work for this pattern.  Connie's been quilting for years and I figured she's quilted enough pineapple quilts to know what to do, but I did add this advice, I didn't want an all-over design that would flatten out the blocks or something so detailed that it would detract from the pattern.


So with my direction of dong whatever you want as along as it's  not an all-over design or a distracting  detailed design Connie went with quilting in the ditch, perfect!



I think every quilter should piece at least one pineapple in their lifetime, looking at this one don't you think so too?


I chose to paper piece my pineapple blocks, they finished at 6 inches and I pieced 100 of them.  It's lifetime quilt number 135, click here for more detail.

I'm so happy to have this quilt home, just in time for Christmas decorating, and Valentines decorating,  and summer decorating.  That's the great thing about red quilts, they're good for any time of year decorating!

Pam - Thanks for the Command Strip tip, perfect suggestion,  I've started hanging pictures, so far so good!

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31 comments:

  1. Thelma it is breathtaking ! The quilting is absolutely perfect!

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  2. Spectacular Thelma! I love pineapple quilts and yours is amazing! Quilting in the ditch was a great call on this one, so the pattern is definitely the focus.

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  3. Very pretty, and nice to have at home again in time for Christmas.

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  4. What a great quilt and when I think I have seen the very best quilt you have done, you finish another that I love just as much.....Love it! Yes, everyone should do at least a table runner pineapple top.

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  5. Such a beautiful quilt and the quilting enhances it without taking away from it. I haven't made a pineapple quilt yet, but I'm going to!

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  6. I have always loved the Pineapple pattern and yours done all in reds is making me take a good look at my red stash. I have a scrappy on in the works (I won't tell you for how many years!) so I think I'd better finish that one up first. This will be a great quilt to use during the holidays.

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  7. It's a beautiful quilt, perfect for the holidays but awesome anytime. There's definitely a place for in the ditch quilting and it works perfectly here.

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  8. I'm in lust over this quilt!! I totally agree - RED goes with anything throughout the year!! I forgot if you used Glyleen's Pineapple ruler......
    Gotta love those Command Strips, and now they have clear!! Lots of options!

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  9. I agree...stunning!! You done good!

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  10. it is beautiful I have been under the weather a few days and no sewing or moving but im getting better I don't remember you posting your coastal lili I saw that the green fairy quilted still don't have mine quilted yet my Tennessee waltz is at the quilters and hope to be done soon

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  11. How lovely. I must say that after seeing the Ruby Jubilee exhibit in Houston, this one aligns itself nicely with the mood I'm in. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  12. AMAZING QUILT THELMA ! Truly one of my favorites that you have made !!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving !

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  13. Gorgeous! Just the perfect quilt to have for Christmas!

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  14. Gorgeous red/white theme quilt. You did a fantastic job and this will certainly become an heirloom quilt. Just wish you had been able to have shared it in the Year of Red/White Quilt Challenges I hosted this year. But I'm still happy (and inspired) to see it on your blog now. This is one of my favorite designs for red/white quilts and I'm a firm believer everyone needs their own red/white quilt. Yours is truly gorgeous.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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    1. Gorgeous. I will add that to my growing list of must makes! And I agree about the red being multi-holiday - that is why I bought red dishes!

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  15. Quite a beautiful accomplishment

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  16. It looks AWESOME! Love the quilt and the quilting!

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  17. So I've done more reading and research about the pineapple quilts - your quilt spurred me on! Do you have any idea how many different fabrics you used for the red and for the white? Did you buy most of your fabrics before beginning the process, have you been collecting them for awhile, or did you just keep buying as the time went along? Inquiring minds...and all that... :)

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  18. Thelma your quilt is beautiful. I have the Marti Michelle templates for this quilt awaiting my attention!

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  19. the quilt is incredible, its on my list too and now moved up the list! the quilting is perfect.
    wow. thanks for the inspiration, one never has enough red and white quilts
    Kathie

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  20. This is a gorgeous quilt. Connie's idea of quilting in the ditch was a good one. Your quilt is awesome.

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  21. absolutely INCREDIBLE! Thats a lot of stitching in the ditch, but so worth it.

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  22. Love, absolutely love your quilt. A pineapple quilt is on my quilting bucket list.

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  23. I love your quilt and yes, it's on my bucketlist too, the Pineapple. I have plenty of red and whites left from my schoolhouse quilt and the xmas quilt I just finished, very tempting to start this beauty!

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  24. This quilt is beautiful. I have wanted to make a pineapple quilt that is scrappy, but it may have to be red n' white scrappy after seeing this. Fantastic!!!

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  25. Incredibly beautiful. So perfect piecing. Great job, Thelma.

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