Pineapple progress

Here’s my progress so far on the Pineapple quilt kit I bought in Paducah:

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I am absolutely loving it.  Click on the picture to enlarge it, take 4 steps back from your monitor and look at it again.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  A long time ago, Cindi gave me one of those door peep holes, the kind you look through to see who’s knocking on your door.  I used it to peek at my quilt and was immediately reassured that the fabrics were working together and everything would be okay.

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This quilt is going to be mine, all mine.

I have to say, it’s also been one of the easiest blocks I’ve ever put together.  I had a quarter yard (the long kind, not the fat kind) of each fabric.  I cut them in strips the short way, so the strips are only 9 inches long.  Very, very easy to sew and cut the excess off.  Then I simply use the excess part of the strip on the next block. I end up with very little waste this way, and the piecing is going really fast.

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In other “pineapple” news, I tried this recipe for Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Quesadillas out on my family tonight.  It got a hearty 2 thumbs up from everyone, including the Hubster, who travels a LOT for his job and has eaten in every single restaurant in America. He says they’re the best quesadillas he’s ever had.  Can’t get a better review than that!

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2 thoughts on “Pineapple progress

  1. Do you have a photo of the quilting design you used on that beautiful Pineapple Quilt? Or, can you give me any suggestions? I have a Pineapple ready for sandwiching – it became more complex than I planned, but I am at a loss for a quilting design. I quilt on my DSM.

    • Hi Elaine,
      Actually, I haven’t quilted my pineapple yet. I’m still trying to decide if I want to leave it this size or add borders.

      I have a friend who quilted her pineapple quilt with a feather motif designed for a double wedding ring pattern, maybe that will give you a place to start. 🙂

      Peggi

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