I Really Like Pineapple

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Since January I’ve been participating in Sew Bittersweet’s A Lovely Year of Finishes.  So far I have followed through with all of my commitments.  It’s been great getting projects crossed off my to-do-list. Gotta keep crossing things off my list so it doesn’t look so bad when I add more on.

The project I’m adding for April is a small quilt I made way back in the 1990’s.  It’s been neatly folded and patiently waiting on my unfinished projects list for far too long.  I couldn’t think of a more appropriate time to finish it than now.

When I originally made the quilt I had unfortunately not purchased fabric for the backing or binding.  Who knows why I didn’t.  I must have assumed the fabric would always be available.  Not too long ago I took it to Life’s A Stitch Quilt Shoppe to explore my options.  I was so very surprised and so pleased to discover one of the fabrics was still in print.  The color intensity was slightly different but I didn’t care.  I considered it a triumph to even be able to find the same pattern, let alone a color that closely matched.  How lucky is that?

So, it’s official!  I’m declaring my 1990’s Pineapple quilt my April project to finish.  The pattern is from the book Pineapple Passion by Nancy Smith & Lynda Milligan.

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6 thoughts on “I Really Like Pineapple

  1. […] the beginning of April I declared my Pineapple Quilt as my target project to finish for Sew BitterSweet’s A Lovely Year of Finishes Challenge.  […]

  2. It is really a challenge to match up older fabrics! Yet I usually buy without a pattern in mind, so often don’t have binding when I get to that point. Cheers for your find.

    1. I hear you. There’s plenty of seed fabric in my stash just waiting for a purpose. Who knows how long it will be there and whether I will have to go on a search and rescue mission to fill in empty spots.

      I think my quilt waited so long to be finished because I never liked hand quilting or quilting on a conventional sewing machine. Now that I have my long-arm machine the sky’s the limit. 🙂

      Thanks so much for visiting and for leaving a comment. I appreciate your sharing a bit of your day with me.

  3. After seeing this one loaded on your longarm yesterday, I can’t wait to see howmit turns out! :0)

    1. Thanks! I can’t wait to see your as well! You go girl!

  4. That is awesome! I love little victories like finding the same fabric from an old project! Can’t wait to see it all finished!!! Good luck!