Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Pineapple mini quilt

Another mini.

Pineapple mini quilt

You know, I haven't really been "into" the mini quilts thing until now.  But they actually make perfect gifts for fellow patchwork fanatics.  And what a nice opportunity for experimenting with time-intensive or difficult blocks!  I may be hooked (or it may be a phase, like my covered journal phase, drawstring pouch phase, slouchy bags, etc, etc.).  Basically, we all want patchwork  in our lives.  The finishing phase of the moment is secondary to that experience!

Pineapple mini quilt

Pineapple blocks are definitely time-hungry little buggers.  Lucky I only needed four for this mini!  After I got started and wrote that first post, it dawned on me that I could use triangle scraps for all the colored bits.

Because they are Triangle-Shaped.

Well, duh!  Feel free to spell those things out to me, people, when I'm being slow.

Pineapple mini quilt

Anyhoo, I'm always a fan of a block that uses triangles without creating new triangle scraps.  A whole quilt would be a fantastic scrap-busting project.  

My finished mini is just 18" square.  It could work as a table topper too.  Whatever floats your boat, really!  Patchwork, remember?  It comes first.

Pineapple mini quilt

Oh, look how that Doe Lightning border so nicely echos the pineapple block design!  It's the little things.

Pineapple mini quilt

This mini quilt is backed in another spiky print and equipped with hanging triangles.

And off it goes!


24 comments:

  1. There are so many quilt blocks that I would like to try out, but not for a whole quilt, so making mini’s or pillow covers is the way to go! Love your pine-apple blocks and miniquilt!

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  2. Your creations are very nice. You are very great. You can work well while caring Eleni. Hopefully there are a lot of goodness for your family.

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  3. I know what you mean about phases! Been there and do that!

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  4. This really is a darling little mini. I'm not into those, but I think it would be a wonderful pillow, too. Everything you do just seems so special.

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  5. This is lovely. The pineapples seems to radiate and glow. I vote for a pillow too--somehow seems more useful.
    I would caution you, however, to be wary of going small. Many blogs that I read are making more and more small things and they are interesting but not long-term favorites for me. I think it makes sense to alternate in quilt projects. I mean, really, mug rugs?
    There is nothing like a quilt.
    It's amazing was great things come from scraps isn't it?

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  6. It's adorable! I like to make a mini every once in awhile. I made 24 pineapple blocks last summer and just pulled them out today to put together. I'm sure glad they are already made.

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  7. That is really pretty. I don't know how you get so much done but I really like seeing all of it!

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  8. That is really pretty. I don't know how you get so much done but I really like seeing all of it!

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  9. I LOVE this quilt - your combination of fabrics is amazing! I think it is also how the block design reveals the prints - it works beautifully! Thank you for continuing to share with us.

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  10. The quilting certainly helps lift it out of blah to interesting. I'll have to try one and not judge it until it is quilted.

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  11. I love it! You're an absolute star!!! How do you do it all?! (I know with great diligence and determination, grabbing every moment and putting it to use) I'm totally smitten with both the quilt and you ;) Praying God's grace keeps carrying you through xx

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  12. Your mini is adorable. You have such a talent for quilting. I don't know how you juggle it all!

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  13. I really like the balance of colors and low volume.... Reguardless of pattern the ratio/balance of colors would make a very nice larger quilt....

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  14. What a cute mini! And the quilting is perfect.

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  15. Love your cute mini pineapple! And I love minis because you can make a cute mini without spending too much time or money (and fabric). And they are cute little gifts:-)

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  16. Oooh I love that. The good thing about minis too is that you can have a feeling of accomplishing something when you are way overpressed for time the way you are right now.

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  17. I love your mini quilt. I need to start doing smaller projects, maybe it won't take a year to finish!
    Did you make your pincushion? Where can get the pattern?

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    1. Thanks, Kathy! The pincushion was a gift, but its pattern is from Anna Maria Horner's Seams to Me book. I'm told it's a tricky one!

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  18. I adore this. The best mini I have seen yet! Inspiring to me...I was planning on doing a mini pineapple quilt (Holly Inez style) this week and now I may have to blend that idea with yours. It would be a pineapple pineapple mini!

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  19. I just love this mini. I've been so tempted to try making some pineapple blocks since seeing Amanda Jean's tutorial so long ago, but I'm so overwhelmed with current projects already. I suppose I will have to wait and just drool over yours and everyone else's.

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  20. i'm making a pineapple quilt. i have 54 10 inch squares so far and took me all winter. debating how to quilt it but time consuming indeed!

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  21. i'm making a pineapple quilt. i have 54 10 inch squares so far and took me all winter. debating how to quilt it but time consuming indeed!

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  22. Love it! I have some pineapple foundation fabric that I should get started on. Your little mini quilt is inspiring! Thanks for the triangle tip! I probably would have been wasting more fabric while my triangle scraps sat there and did nothing :-)

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