QUILT INFO

The quilt shown in the header is from a pattern by Ginger Cookie Company caled "Basket of Sunflowers".

Friday, May 29, 2009

OFF CENTER PINEAPPLE QUILT

Hello to all! It's been almost a week since I posted, so time to let you know I'm still around. This is an day of aches for me so I won't be posting much. My back and legs ache. One of those days! I hope I can get some stitching done today as I am working on the last border for my Trumpet Flower quilt. I am getting anxious to get it done. I have about 35 blocks prepped for the Circuit Rider quilt. My back aches too much to attempt to lay them out for a photo but will do that soon. No more complaining.

I thought I would post a picture of an off-center pineapple quilt I made a good while back. In fact, I completed it on January 1st, 2000. The first day of the New Mellenium. The blocks were paper-pieced. I drew my own pattern after seeing a similar quilt. I was really into reds at the time. I collected quite a few and made three or four quilts using them. I wish I had a photo of the bigger pineapple quilt I made. I just looked through my quilt pictures and I don't find one. And that was before I ha a digital camera. The design was a bit complicated and interesting. The quilt was given as a gift to a good friend.


This quilt is a nice wall hanging size. The center piece of each pineapple block is a black and white zebra.

It's Friday! I am retired but I still like the sound of the word Friday. For those who work Monday through Friday, you know what I mean. Hope you have an enjoyable weekend. I have no plans. Not even a trip to the quilt shop! I already did that earlier in the week. And I got two squishy packages in the mail yesterday and another on the way.

Come back soon!
Karen

44 comments:

  1. WOW!!!! I'm speachless. Truely amazing!

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  2. Looks like a "Cover Quilt" for Quilter's Newsletter Magazine-- Stunning piece.

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  3. Oh that is just beautiful!! A picture of a pineapple quilt is what started me quilting though I've never made one....go figure LOL.

    Crispy

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  4. I never get tired of red quilts! What a beauty.

    I know what you mean about the weekend. I enjoy it just the same as I did when I was out in the work world *s*

    Hope you are feeling better soon - aches are just no fun at all.

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  5. I love optical illusion patterns and this one is a winner. You have more patience than I, paper piecing this. Beautiful!

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  6. This is defnitely a Show Stopper..love the red color. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Your quilt is stunning! And maybe you'll be sharing what came in the "squishy" packages soon?!

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  8. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! blessings, marlene

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  9. I just don't do paper piecing well at all and it's supposed to be so much more accurate. Your quilt shows what it should actually do - beautiful job! I love your reds and the zebras.

    What was in your squisheys?

    Hope your acheys go away and you feel better fast.

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  10. What a beatyfull quilt - it must have been a giant job. I have made small pineapple blocks and they are a lot f job

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  11. I am sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Hopefully you will be feeling better soon.
    I really like your pineapple quilt! It is gorgeous! I have yet to try some paper piecing. I don't know very much about it actually. Something to add to my "learn how to do it" one of these days list!
    :0)

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  12. Imagine what life would be like without quilts. Hope you feel better soon, love your quilt.

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  13. Oh my gosh, did my jaw drop. I have been wanting to make one of these forever. Can you tell me where you found the pattern? I am just absolutely speechless!!!! Beautiful, beautiful work!

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  14. Very, very nice . . . great movement! Maybe you'll be making another one with the stuff in the squishy packages you received? Have fun with it. - Marlene

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  15. Another beauty! Feel better!

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  16. Thank you for posting! I really love the colors in your pineapple quilt! You do such nice work!!
    Enjoy your weekend and hope your back heals up!

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  17. AWESOME quilt...but get some rest and feel better soon :)

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  18. I am a first time visitor and I am really surprised by the wonderful quilts you have made. So much to enjoy on your blog.

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  19. Fantastic! Love red/white and black, a classic. Stunning design, I've always wanted to learn paper piecing but haven't had the chance yet. I am in awe of you. I will keep you in my prayers tonight that your aches and pain will go away. My daughter is in pain alot, and sometimes uses Burt's bees cream for rubbing on her leg muscles, we buy it at the grocery store around here. I also buy bath salts for muscle pain in the organic section. Sometimes you just hate popping all that advil.

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  20. Wow...stunning!
    the red really makes it all stand out..
    Julia

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  21. I am amazed at this quilt...its stunning :)

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  22. Wow, that is really eye catching! Just lovely! :-) Sorry to read abt your aches~ backaches are really the worst. Hope you can rest with it. {{gentle hugs}}

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  23. Your pineapple quilt is absolutely stunning. A visual beauty for sure.

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  24. OMG!!!! It's breath-taking beauty.
    Just AMAZING!

    Hope you are feeling well very soon.
    ((HUGS))

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  25. I love, love, love it. Hope you feel better soon.

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  26. I've never seen anything like that before, it's amazing!

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  27. Wonderful quilt....love the red!

    I used to never take pictures of my quilts before I gave them away, until I started blogging! Glad I'm not the only one...lol I'm still not good at labeling them.

    I love Fridays before a weekend with nothing going on. Get to feeling better...it has been a particularly 'achy' week for me too.

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  28. A lot of fun movement in that quilt, very very nice. I'm sharing the aches and pains with you today, lol, can I day go by without that? Hope you find some relief from that today. Enjoy your weekend!

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  29. Beautiful Karen! You continue to amaze me :o)

    I hope your back feels better. I hate to hear you still suffer with back pain after your surgery. Rest and do whatever is best for you.

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  30. Amazing! That quilt is just so awesome. Love it for sure. You are such the quilter.

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  31. It is an amazing quilt! So unique!
    Micki

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  32. Wow Karen that is a stunner! red works so lovely in quilts.

    I'm sorry you are feeling achy and puny. I hope it eases up some for you so you can move a bit easier. It just isn't any fun feeling yucky!

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  33. Wow is right! Karen your quilt is really beautiful!!! Breath-taking! Lots of Hugs, Mary

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  34. Wow! That is a great quilt! Love the effect! 8-)

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  35. It's really beautiful Karen! I love red and white quilts.

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  36. Hi Karen, I love your Off center pineapple quilt. It's fantastic! I love the colours :o)I'm also looking foreward to see your Trumpet Flower quilt finich. It's amazing! Have the patter'n, and looking at yours, wondering where to find time :o) Thank you for visit my blog and too your always positive comments.

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  37. absolutely gorgeous quilt! Thanks for sharing it. I hope your back gets better soon.

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  38. Very pretty! Hope you are feeling better
    Kris

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  39. Now this is a real "stop a girl in her tracks" kinda quilt. A shining example of your skill~ as if we needed more. I mean, I'm just sayin'...

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  40. this quilt is just beautiful -

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  41. Fabulous quilt. F A B U L O U S!!!!!!!

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  42. My compliments for this beautiful red pineapple!! I ask...where is possible to find this pattern?

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