Thursday, February 19, 2009

Brown Pineapple



...not something which would normally sound appealing, perhaps, but in this instance, I might make an exception. I had a few hours this afternoon where the kids just wanted to play the new DS game and watch a DVD, so after having a look at my list of February projects and goals I decided I'd tackle some quilting on the pineapple quilt. This is not a project I can do when I only have a short amount of time, because it requires me to move my sewing machine to the dining room table (I can do small quilts upstairs at my machine, but nothing bigger than a baby quilt - just not enough room on the table). Likewise, it's not something I can do when the dining room table is being used for crafts or homework or eating...

Anyway, without spending too much time thinking about how to quilt it, I started in - went with a meander with spirals and suns, in brown thread. I did consider pink, but decided it was too in-your-face. Debated a darkish red, but in the end, though the brown was really what I wanted as the pattern of the pineapple is striking enough that I don't need to add really showy quilting to it. I finished about half of it, maybe a little less, which is a really good start on it. We are around tomorrow for at least the morning, so I might give it another crack and see how far I get.

I don't really want to quilt up all my larger tops on the DSM, but there are a few which it would be nice to get done, including this one.



10 comments:

Caron said...

That is beautiful, Kate!!! Love your choice of colors and that little bit of pink thrown in. Very charming!

mumzy said...

Lovely quilt. Who would have guessed that a brown pineapple patter would be so lovely!

Karen said...

I really like this Kate. I'm not fond of browns but this looks good.

rlbates said...

Beautiful!

Joyce said...

Nice quiting job! Brown pineapples are good after all.

The Calico Cat said...

Love it! The fish border is pretty cool!

jovaliquilts said...

I like the quilting! Very nice for the quilt.

McIrish Annie said...

I think the quilting is very effective and as you said you don't need anything too fancy on that quilt. nice job

black bear cabin said...

your quilting in the brown thread looks great! you are really tackling those UFO's...way to go!

Ruth's Place said...

Looks great! As always I am so impressed by your quilting.