Saturday, December 30, 2017

Pineapple Finish and lots of Christmas


This quilt was almost seven years in the making. I first blogged about it with a tutorial here. I used Gyleen Fitzgerald's book and ruler.


Dot at Sew Classic Fabrics in Harrisonburg Virginia quilted it with a simple meander pattern.



56" x 64"


Just thought it would be fun to take photos of it hanging from the hayloft.


The following are a smattering of photos from this past month.


DD and her boyfriend helped me decorate the Christmas tree.



I made these roasted mixed nuts three times over the past month. They are seasoned with chili powder, maple syrup and rosemary. It's a great recipe from Alana Chernila's The Homemade Pantry.


Barb asked for a peak at the light show my DH creates.







Son and daughter home for Christmas.




My DH loves my gingersnaps especially because the only sweetener in the recipe I use is from molasses. It is also egg free. I use a recipe from The Fannie Farmer Cookbook. My copy looks well used by my MIL. DH didn't like the cinnamon candies I added for the holidays. I thought they were a festive touch!


The dining table after our Christmas Eve dinner.


Happy New Year to you and yours!


12 comments:

  1. Hello Maureen,

    It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas, good ...
    The quilt is taking my breath away, it's wonderful!

    Happy New Year!
    Dutch greetings, Carolien

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  2. The Pineapple quilt turned out beautifully, Maureen! I dream about making one of those, but never get serious about it.
    Loved the light show! Christmas lights make me happy. :)
    Your African Violet looks healthy--very pretty blooms.
    So nice when the family can be together for the holidays.
    Thanks for sharing some of your holiday decor.
    Happy New Year!

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  3. Maureen, your pineapple quilt is gorgeous! Well done! And so nice to have your kids home for the holidays! I think the cookies look yummy and very festive with the cinnamon dots! Happy New Year!

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  4. I love your pineapple quilt! It makes me want to dig out my scraps and make one.

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  5. I love your pineapple quilt, the barn photos were a bonus!
    Happy New Year, wishing you all the best in 2018.

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  6. Oh, my, your pineapple quilt is gorgeous. So many wonderful fabrics playing together. I have Gyleen's book and have always hoped to get going on one of her ideas. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year

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  7. That quilt is amazing! I always say great quilts cannot be rushed! This is a masterpiece!
    Your home looks very festive. Happy New Year!

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  8. Wonderful Christmas pictures! And your Pineapple quilt is a treasure - such movement and happy fabrics...
    Happy Stitching in the New Year!

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  10. What a fabulous quilt! You must be so thrilled. One on my bucket list, sadly I can't start it until next year.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work.
    Kay.

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  11. Beautiful pineapple quilt. Happy New Year.

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  12. Gorgeous pineapple quilt! Thanks for the reference shots of the barn because at first I couldn't figure it out.

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