Pineapples & Cream

My big summer project this year has been a Pineapple quilt.  It's a very traditional block and having made a log cabin quilt last year, I decided that this year I would tackle the pineapple.  I used a pattern by 'Fig Tree quilts' and it was a dream to stitch.   I had originally thought I would use all orange pineapples, but couldn't resist adding some colour to keep it interesting to work on. 


The blocks were fairly simple to do once all those strips were cut!


Once it was all assembled, I was so pleased with the colour scheme.


So this week, I set about layering it and I can tell you, with all those seams it wasn't easy to get it to lie flat, even with a ton of ironing and starch! (thanks for your help Caroline).  Anyhow, then I had to decide how on earth to quilt it.  I decided that some machine and some hand quilting would work.  I am about a quarter of the way through it, but thought I'd post some pictures of it so far.


I think it may be a while actually - there are 36 of those handquilting blocks to do!!!!