Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My Pineapple Quilt

I have a love affair with batik fabrics. This is one of my very first quilts I made. It remains one of my most favorite today. I have since made some very complex and diverse quilts but this one always

makes me smile. I remember spending hours picking out just the right fabrics. The colors had to be warm, tropical and inviting. I love Hawaii and warm, tropical and inviting describes how I feel about the islands. Deciding how I would quilt the quilt. Learning how to stipple. Picking out an exciting backing. Ah yes it has to be the tropical birds for the back. That would make a sweet surprise.








Yes this quilt was a learning experience and what fun I had. The things I learned enabled me to move on and try new and different styles.


Visit Amy as she has hosted "Bloggers Quilt Festival and it is a treat to see. There are over 500 quilts listed so far. Thanks Amy, this has bee quite a undertaking. You can click on her name or the button on my right side bar. Have fun!

26 comments:

Carol at Serendipity said...

What a beautiful, beautiful quilt. I love batiks as well.

Carol

Jasmine said...

I think fabrics have a love affair with you. You make magic together! I love this quilt x

Zonnah said...

It is beautiful!

Judy S. said...

Nice quilt, Sharon. You have a real eye for color. How about trying to get together in early Nov.?

Janet said...

Wow! That is a gorgeous quilt! I love the colors and the way you quilted it with that all-over design.

Karen said...

I love batiks and love this quilt!! Your work is so beautiful!

Merry said...

Lovely quilt...I like how you put the pineapples together. We have our first ever pineapple growing and at the moment the colours are very similar to the colours you have used.

Carol said...

I'm not a huge lover of batiks but this is lovely. The backing is wonderfully cheerful :)

geni (nl) said...

Your pineapple quilt is so beautiful!
Love the colours.
Thank you for sharing.

geni
@ Loose Ends

ginger@bearbits said...

Such lovely colors and beautiful work. But then I am not at all surprised. This is a wonderfully rich combination!

Snap said...

Sharon,

What a beautiful quilt ... filled with my favorite things!!! ;D ;D

Thanks for the link to the Blogger's Quilt Festival. I'm going to THE quilt festival tomorrow ... along with all the other thousands!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

What a beautiful quilt. I love everything about it and it looks perfect.
xoxo
Donna

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very lovely.

Sara said...

Very nice! I love batiks also, and starting collecting some a couple years back and even have the pattern picked out that I will make with them. One day.....
Thanks for visiting my blog today!

mjb said...

what a beautiful quilt!

Lonci said...

Fabulous:)

MARIKA said...

The quilt is very beautiful!

The White Bench said...

Your pineapple quilt is a masterpiece!!!!
Monica x.

My name is CINDY...... said...

Love those pineapples Sharon!! Thank you for stopping by my blog.

beth said...

My My Sharon, you are full of surprises. The quilt is fantastic. I tried stippel once, it turned out like spagetti. Very nice. I'm torn though, I like the back as much as the front. Good job.

beth

Pearl said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

QuiltSue said...

That is a beautiful quilt. I love it.

Barb said...

I can't believe the work that goes into these.
You must be sooo patient. I could never take all that time to do one such beautiful piece.

blessings

barbara jean

Kathy said...

I love your pineapple quilt you chose for blogger's quilt festival. I also browsed around your blog to see your other quilting, especially the crazy quilts. You do such nice work.

Diane said...

I am still browsing the quilt fest and got the treat of seening your pineapples! Lovely quilt!

Casey said...

This is beautiful. I love what you have done with the fabric.