Sunday, September 6, 2015

Mini Pineapple Finish


I always love to celebrate finishes!  Big or small it is wonderful to see a plan come together.  My first intention was to add a border and add some hand quilting to my mini paper pieced pineapple quilt. But once I finished the blocks, I just didn't feel that was the best thing for this project. So, I cut some bias binding and finished it up. Since the logs are so small I knew there was no way to hand quilt it.  I also didn't want to distract from the lovely blocks so I used some monofilament thread and machine stitched in the ditch.
It will make a great addition to my mini collection.  I think there are going to be more two colored quilts in my future.



Today I will be working on row 31 on TATW.  It's the final row for my quilt and by adding some quarter square triangles it will square up the edge so that the binding can be added.  I started this project back in January and can't believe that I had the tenacity to stick with it.  Like an old friend, it would be there when I had the urge to do some stitching.  If you ever want to learn to hand piece this is a great project to tackle.  No thought or planning went into fabric choices as I used fabrics from the stash that have been there way too long.. The only criteria was wheter  there was enough to add a whole round of squares.  A great scrap buster and I am pleasantly surprised at the results! I will be linking up with WIP Be Gone and Slow Stitching Sunday today! Hope you will join us and enjoy some stitching!


48 comments:

  1. both are lovely - the pineapple quilt is such a great mini and looks perfect!

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  2. Sweet little pineapple !

    You really do have tenacity as that's a lot of hand piecing but I've enjoyed watching it grow..just gorgeous!

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    1. I remember years ago wondering how anyone could make a quilt. I guess with age comes wisdom and tenacity!

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  3. You are absolutely right. This mini quilt is perfect as is. No need for a border. Can not believe how quickly the TATW has come together.Both are lovely.

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    1. Thanks! Both were really fun projects. I just love the vintage look of the TATW and now after making one I understand why they were made back in the colonial days!

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  4. Your pineapple quilt looks "delicious"!! Yes two colour quilts are my fav along with scrappy quilts!!

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    1. Thanks it was a fun little project. Nothing like traditional patterns made up in two colors or scraps.

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  5. Wow Carla! Love your pineapple finish... it turned out just perfect as you quilted it I think!!! Also love your TATW that is near completion! :) How do you plan on quilting those 31 rounds? Will that be hand or machine done?? thanks for sharing and for blogging... sorry if I don't always post a response here but I always enjoy reading your bloggy endeavors! Kathi

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    1. I plan to hand quilt it. It is my my first large pieced project done by hand, so I really think I need to hand quilt it. I think the quilting will be fairly simple more to hold it together than anything else.

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  6. Very nice finish! The TATW has been fun to watch as you make it grow. How big is the pineapple quilt?

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    1. The pineapple quilt measures 13x13 and paper pieced! Not really difficult but very time consuming.

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  7. How big is your pineapple quilt? It is a great finish! It has been fun watching the TATW grow!

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  8. the pineapples are gorgeous--love that color--good yellow/golds are hard to come by. Your TAW is so beautiful--all hand done--I am envious...When I tried beginning one--I got all messed up at the corners....need to brush up on hand piecing at any rae yours is very rich looking...hugs, Julierose

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    1. This was some fabric I found at my mom's house I am not sure how long she had it. I agree they are hard to come by. I had trouble with those corners at first too, but I was determined to get it. I watched Jenny Beyer on Craftsy and it really helped to see her do some hand piecing and it did get more comfortable with each round. My TATW is far from perfect but I am impressed that it lays pretty flat and looks square!!!! LOL

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  9. Love your little pineapple quilt! Your TATW is looking great, too.

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  10. What a fantastic work your pineapple quilt. I love miniquilts, but I always come out with big quilts.

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    1. I have quite a few minis I have made over the years. They are great way to try something new. They are also a quick finish when a long term project starts to bog you down.

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  11. Sweet pineapple blocks. Would you ever have the urge to do a larger one with bigger blocks? What will you do with your mini quilt? That purple polka dot as the last row of TATW really wraps it up nicely. I like the colors you have chosen with little planning. It's inspiring. It looks so vintage too. I guess in a way it is.

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    1. Oh yes I have red and white yardage to do a larger pineapple. I have been working on my piecing accuracy and since I had success with the log cabin I really feel I will be readyto start it by next spring. I hang my minis on my wall in my sewing room and sometimes I use them as table toppers. They are a great way to try a pattern. The purple polka dot was the only fabric I purchased for this quilt. I really didn't have anything except another red to use from my stash. I was thinking a stripe but when I saw that larger polka dot I had to go with it. I can now understand why this pattern came about I am sure the ladies were trying like me to find a way to use up those left over pieces of fabric and I am sure it brought them the same joy as mine did each time I added a new fabric.

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  12. Love that little finish - just gorgeous! I love that you just added binding - didn't need a border :)

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  13. How big did the TATW finish at? I am still on my purple row... it will sit and wait until I decided to get back to it. The pineapple turned out great.

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  14. I love your pineapple quilt: it is a gorgeous colour and so perfectly neat and precise. I also like your quilting decision, leave the top clean and perfect. Just lovely.

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  15. Wow! the pineapple quilt is perfect! I love the Trip around the World too... and the hand work! Your quilts are amazing.

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  16. Wow, that pineapple mini is too fabulous for words. Wise decision on the quilting ... you certainly wouldn't want to detract from the fabulous pineapples. Wow, your TATW is nearing completion. Are you going to hand quilt it?

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  17. Love the purple polka dot round! It is a little sad that this project is nearing it's completion!

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  18. Your golden pineapple is beautiful. It's classic yet looks modern and graphic. Love it.

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  19. Carla, the mini yellow pineaple quilt is just beautiful And yes let's celebrate finishes!!!!

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  20. The pieced pineapple quilt turned out beautifully, as is your TATW. The hand piecing looks perfect.

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  21. Love your TATW. I really think I might make one some day--eventually.:) The mini pineapple quilt is brilliant. It's a perfect finish!

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  22. Both are beautiful. The fabrics in your TATW are gorgeous.

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  23. Love your pineapple...it's so colorful and pretty! And your TATW is amazing. Can't believe that it is all hand pieced! How big is it now that it is finished? It's lovely! Some day I will try this!

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  24. Love your pineapple. It's colorful and pretty! And the TATW is amazing. It's amazing that all those little pieces were sewn together by hand! But I love handwork too, so I can understand the love going into it. How big is it now that it is finished?

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  25. Wonderful mini pineapple Audrey, congratulations on the finish!

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  26. I agree, the pineapple doesn't need a border, just like its sister block, the log cabin. I just love the simplicity of it - lovely!!!

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  27. I've got a vintage trip around the world quilt that I picked up at garage sale years ago for $5 and have wanted to make a replica of it for ages. I think your hand piecing is so inpiring. Maybe I'll choose that method. Thanks!

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    1. It is a great one to hand piece! Hope you enjoy the process and thanks for stopping by.

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  28. I do love your pineapple quilt! This is my first visit to your blog and I have enjoyed your work so much. You sre a very talented quilt maker. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and your kind words. I just love stitching!

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