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!


  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

  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!

  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!

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

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

  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

  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!

  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.

  11. Beautiful pineapple quilt. Happy New Year.

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

  13. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap, good luck!!!


  14. hellooooooo are you still blogging? I just left the Maryland area for CO and wonder if we've ever met. LeeAnna Paylor at not afraid of color