Monday, November 12, 2007

Pineapple Medallion

Pineapple Medallion I first saw this quilt on Alex Anderson's show on TV. Nancy Kirk was on and it was hanging behind them. I thought it was so neat. It's an antique quilt from the 1870's. I recorded a little of the show so I could look at the quilt. Latter I found a picture of it in QNL Magazine. I've been thinking of this quilt for a while. I've been scared of the center pineapple block. I've tried them before and they get wonky and have lots of pieces and so many different techniques. And the center I charted it on EQ is a 20" block. Well last week I just thought I would give it a try. I thought it was to big for paper piecing so I just started sewing it like a log cabin block. Sew a round of logs. Square it up the block with a rotary cutter. Do the next round.

Here it is half done. It's a little off but not to bad it lays flat. I found it works better to pin the logs, so I don't pull the bias ends of the previous round. I'm so excited I am finally going to make a copy of the quilt. After the pineapple the rest of the quilt will be easier.

6 comments:

Juliann in WA said...

This is going to be beautiful. Nice work.

Libby said...

The inspiration photo is just a dandy - yours is going to be wonderful *s*

Marcie said...

That is one heckofa quilt! I love it also. Your have a good start on the center!

The Carolina Quilter said...

This is a beautiful pineapple and a beautiful quilt! I love it too. Glad you could bring it to fruition.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Your quilt is awesome. Love the fabrics.

Jeanne said...

Great start! I love old quilts like that. Can't wait to see your interpretation.