Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Finished Scrappy Pineapple Quilt


Phew! My Scrappy Pineapple Quilt is finished. This was a lot of work but I have loved every moment of the foundation paper piecing process ~ stitch press fold trim and again and again. I even enjoyed removing the foundations papers in all of its messy glory.


More grid quilting! I really do like the actual grid quilting process - a test of endurance and perseverance, not unlike that of foundation paper piecing. Even more so, I love the texture created by the closely spaced intersecting lines; a texture which is difficult to capture in a photo.


For the back of the quilt I have used a Pearl Bracelet print by Lizzie House, and for the binding I decided to stay with the solid fabric theme and have used Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Pepper for a strong contrast frame.


QUICK FACTS
Scrappy Pineapple Quilt - a traditional quilt block
16 Foundation Paper Pieced blocks
Each block measures 7 inches x 7 inches finished
Solid fabrics are Robert Kaufman Kona Cottons
784 patchwork pieces


The foundation paper piecing pattern for this block is available here:



My last two quilt projects have both been made using all solid fabrics and as much as I love both these quilts I am ready for some simple fabric play with color and print.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

RELEVANT LINKS:
Scrappy Pineapple Quilt - Work in Progress
Scrappy Pineapple Foundation Paper Piecing Pattern (pdf file)

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44 comments:

  1. Literally shaking my head in wonderment at your perseverance, creativity, and generosity. you are the bee's knees and the cat's pajamas. you are all that and a bag of chips. thank you, rita! xo leilagt

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  2. Wow, I'm lost for words...almost! Absolutely amazing quilt!

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  3. Absolutely beautiful work. I love the colour combination and the overall pattern effect. I too am amazed by your talent.

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  4. Amazingly awesome! This truly demonstrates your love for your craft!

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  5. I'm amazed. It's beautiful and I can only imagine your tenacity for a powerful finish!

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  6. It's so amazingly beautiful Rita, a fantastic job well done! And yes, what a test of perseverance to do all that grid quilting, it's perfect! Do you have any tips for such perfect straight line quilting with such a huge quilt?

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  7. Beautiful! Another quilt on my wish list.

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  8. Absolutely stunning! Your quilts are always sensational and I love to see them!

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  9. Wow! What a lot of work that one looks like!

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  10. Just gorgeous!! Beautifully done and you should be proud!

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  11. You must have endless patience to work on these beautiful quilts.

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  12. Looks awesome! Love your quilting lines :)

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  13. Be still my beating heart! It is a stunner!!

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  14. The pineapple block has never really tempted me, but I love those crisp Konas and the grid quilting!

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  15. So beautiful! Giving you extra points for perseverance :) That's some major paper piecing! Xo

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  16. This is incredible, I don't think I have ever seen anything quite like it before. Visually stunning plus a lot of wonderful work too.

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  17. Just wow! The perseverance required is amazing....nice!

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  18. Beautiful quilt ~ very robot looking to me ~ I love it!
    Thanks for the link to the pattern ~ I may have to do this one!

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  19. Hey Rita! How do you decide on your grid ratio? It's always perfection personified!
    Pamela

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  20. I love the quilt and quilting. The squares look half inch spaced, and I love that texture too. Your color sense and piecing talent is a miracle to behold!

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  21. this is glorious. I did my first and I think last pineapple block last week, if I had known how to do foundation piecing I would have done it that way.

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  22. Lovely.Where are you going to hang this art quilt? What a lovely surprise for all who will see it.

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  23. I LOVE the quilting grid you did on that quilt! It is awesome! ;p

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  24. This is fantastic. I especially love how you have the fading effect in the top left of the quilt. Wonderful!

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  25. This quilt is absolutely stunning!

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  26. Rita, you certainly lovea challenge and this is stunning. x Lesley

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  27. Such discipline! Applause all 'round!!!

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  28. I loathe removing the paper! This is very cool.

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  29. It's truly beautiful and a testament to your patience. Thanks for the inspiration (again!) x

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  30. What a wonderful quilt!
    Thanks for the pattern and the inspiration.

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  31. Stunning. I've avoided solids, particularly white, but this quilt makes me want to change my minds.

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  32. Stunning, Rita. I really like that you used different shades of white/off white. *sigh* Solids just make me tingle with happiness.

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  33. absolutely positively gorgeous. love it and want it

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  34. You've done yet another stunning quilt. Gorgeous!

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