Saturday, 14 May 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival : Spring 2011

My entry this Spring has to be the Pineapple Quilt that was finished not so long ago



All the blocks were traditionally pieced from 1 1/2 inch strips and it seemed that I spent more time cutting and pressing that I actually did sewing!


This quilt was really a case of make a few blocks then walk away until the next urge to carry on grabbed me, so it was some time in the making.  It is also the biggest quilt I've attempted to machine quilt, which again was a slow process!




But in spite of all the scorched fingers, aching shoulders and temper tantrums - I am glad that I stuck at it as I now have a lovely quilt!

Thanks to Amy for giving up her time to organise this event once again  !

18 comments:

QuiltSue said...

As you know, I LOVE this quilt. If ever you get tired of it, I have the perfect place over here for it!

Jane said...

Yes, you do have a lovely quilt! Quite an accomplishment!

sewfrench.com said...

Very nice!
I made a lap sized, browns and greens, pineapple quilt years and years ago but what a different the lighter brighter colors make! I really like your color choices! And I totally understand your pain!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Very beautiful. Love the jagged looking edges.

Karen said...

I like this quilt! Pineapple blocks are so versatile.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Definitely worth all the effort. A beautiful quilt!!!

QUILT ROUTES said...

This is the kind of quilt that you look at and immediately appreciate the amount of work that went into it.
A gorgeous quilt.

Anne Ida said...

oh, I love this quilt!

Cathy said...

Very impressive - looks and sounds like a lot of work but you ended up with a stunning quilt.

Becky said...

Oh very pretty! Fantastic work. I love that it looks so different in the small thumbnails and then becomes a different quilt when viewed bigger!

Debbie said...

Beautiful! Cannot believe you quilted this on your 'home' machine! Wow!

stitchinpenny said...

It's beautiful, but my curse jar would pay for a round the world cruise if I tried this one. You did an amazing job.

Laurel H. said...

What a great pineapple quilt! It does indeed look labor intensive.

Karen said...

Your quilt is stunning. I do admire your patience with all the work that is involved in this quilt!

Eileen said...

lovely! it's obvious why it would take time to make this beautiful quilt. and to machine quilt something that large...it's fantastic. thanks for sharing and have a great day

Sarcastic Quilter said...

It's beautiful! I've been working on a pineapple quilt for a couple years now in the same way. Work a little, walk away and then back when the urge hits.

MariQuilts said...

beautiful quilt.

Martine said...

superbe, j'admire beaucoup le travail félicitations