It's another slow stitching Sunday! This may become a habit, and I need to thank blogger Kathy'sQuilts for hosting these slow stitching Sundays.
I have always loved pineapples, they have served as a symbol of hospitality and warm welcome throughout the history of America. Often a pineapple would be placed in the center of the table to welcome guests, and pineapple would show up in the dessert at the end of a meal. If the guest would spend the night, they would find pineapples carved in the bedpost in their guest room. Sometime ago, Tim Latimer a blogger posted a pic of his finished pineapple quilt. It really caught my eye. He does a wonderful job finding vintage quilt tops on ebay and reconstructs them if needed, and then his wonderful hand quilting turns them into a beautiful quilt. I know there must be some quilter makers in heaven smiling down upon him. Tim has allowed me to include a picture and if you want to visit his site just click on the his name above.
This pic is a closeup of some of Tim's wonderful quilting! As I was choosing blocks for my red and green quilt, this block showed up in the block ideas page and of course caught my eyes. Luckily, it is a pretty simple design and I was able to come up with my version. It isn't quilted yet but I hope mine will be as lovely someday.