Monday, January 31, 2011

Pineapple Quilt, still a WIP


Finally, it's all together, but I still have to fasten down the triangular units in the semi border. After all the handling adding borders, all those seams need pressing AGAIN!

I LOVE how you can't tell where the quilt top ends and the border begins.



DH (below) thought the last border should have yet another triangle on the corner, but it would have to be very large to fit in with the style of those previous triangles. I thought it should not be there at all. I put that little rust swatch on the outer corner, not what he had envisioned. I don't like it there either but ... Opinions? I DO like the rust color though.

I may have to wait for a warm spring day to actually baste and quilt it, or else haul in the basting tables from the garage through all the danged SNOW!!!

The blocks are 6 inches finished - the quilt is about 62" x 72".

Now, suggestions needed - what kind of quilting?

28 comments:

Vicki W said...

What a spectacular quilt! I'm not sure about the last 2 corner triangles. Have you tried one of those square motifs in each corner?

Nancy said...

Congratulations on creating a simply stunning quilt.

Kate said...

It's just beautiful, Elaine. Simply stunning... Kathleen from Sunshine Group

knitnoid said...

What a wonderful quilt. I love that the blocks extend into the border. No ideas on how to quilt it, that's usually where I get stuck.

Sue Daurio said...

It's beautiful!!

Teaquilts said...

Gorgeous quilt

Quilter Kathy said...

Very clever border...what a great quilt!

Maria said...

I would leave it as is now. I like how the final big border is uncluttered I would instead put a nice colourful binding to finish it off. Maybe use some of the scraps that you used in the pineapples. I think big swirls would be nice to quilt on it

Bev said...

I think it's beautiful! I can't wait to see how you quilt it. I'm a big fan of your quilting, you do such a nice job. And you go for it! Great quilt.

Nancy quiltin' momma said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

The quilt is absolutely gorgeous! You truly do have a way with quilt! I'm sure you will think of an innovative way to quilt it.

Nanato4 said...

GORGEOUS! STUNNING!

I agree in principle with your DH's suggestion for the additional border ... but that LARGE triangle just looks out of scale to the rest of the quilt. I'm not sure that I'd add that last border. Just my two cents worth. It'll be interesting to see how you quilt it.

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

Lovely top!! Borders seem to be my stumbling block. The rest of a top may be done, but it waits for borders.

Sandy said...

Wow! I just love this quilt, however, the rust triangles are distracting. I'd go without them. I really admire all the work you've done.

Gypsy Quilter said...

It looks wonderful. I like the rust corners. . . really! Simple quilting is good, maybe hanging diamonds.

Lynn Dykstra said...

Fun corners!

Gari said...

I love your quilt and the corners of the smaller borders. I suspect we can't see the outer border well but I wouldn't put a triangle on it.

Helen in the UK said...

This is looking STUNNING! LOVE how you've extended the pineapples into the borders, but I'd leave the final border plain and unadorned. I agree with someone earlier who suggested simple quilting - this has a lot of busy piecing, so I wouldn't compete with busy quilting :)

Susan said...

I absolutely LOVE this quilt. Clearly this will have to be on my lifetime quilt to do list.

Thanks for sharing!
Susan Strasser

julieQ said...

Elaine!! I am officially in love...how clever of you to pull the blocks into the border...lovely!

Belinda said...

WOW...WOW Elaine....I LOVE this quilt....and yes, I like how you did your borders!!

Mama Koch said...

I like the last big triangle, but then I don't. It's a little too far out from the actual quilt. Look at it for awhile and then decide...sometimes it just has to grow on you.
Very simple quilting...maybe a simple stipple. It'll be georgous when you get it done.

We got the snow too. I'm ready for spring.

Bonnie said...

This is terrific... just like everyone said. Do you have enough of that rust fabric to be the binding... it does look great with the rest of the quilt. Or the scrappy binding idea works well too.

Love the Streak of Sunshine too... I like that quilt for charity quilts.

Vivian said...

I'm playing blog catch-up and look what you show me! Oh, the finish on this is looking so good.

I like it without the extra last outer most triangle, it's too far away for my taste but put it closer to the others and I might not mind it as much.

O.k., now Mother Nature is messing with quilt finishing?!?! She must be stopped!!! And this after all she's done for quilt projects getting completed by keeping everyone indoors!

Purple Pam said...

I really lilke the way you brought your motif out into the borders. I prefer the rust outer border without the red triangles.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh Elaine! I just love it! But I"ve told you that many times before. It is gorgeous!

Tanya said...

Oh, that Pineapple quilt is such a beauty. And I've never been drawn to pineapple quilts. But I could sure envision making one after looking at yours! The border idea is wonderful (as usual).

KathieB said...

That Pineapple--swoon-worthy!!! You must be so pleased with it.