Sunday, June 22, 2008

More Amish Quilts and my mini is finished

I got my mini pineapple finished! Each block finishes at 2" square and has 45 pieces. The 9 block one is going in a barn-wood frame, but that is at home so you'll have to wait to see that. I had 4 blocks leftover so I"m making a mini quilt out of that one. I made extras in case I really screwed one up for the 9 block - I didn't want to start all over!


And here are some treasures from the Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum. Mom bought them for me but I have to wait until xmas to get them. Isn't the pottery dish wonderful! It is made locally. And the button frame is just too cute!


Here are some more quilts from the museum, I knew you would enjoy seeing some more!





27 comments from wonderful readers:

Vicki W said...

The mini-pinapple quilt is awesome! I love pineapple blocks anyway and have a real appreciation for the work that went into this.

Jeanne said...

Wow! Dawn, those minis are just breathtaking!
Jeanne

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Has anyone checked your state of mind?...you must have the patience's of a saint or something to be able to piece those little blocks. They are absolutely fab!

Andrea said...

I agree with Jane - you are mad lol ! I thought my pineapple blocks were small but I see that they are not. Fantastic Dawn.

Karen said...

Thank you, thank you for posting the photos of the museum collection. I'm 814 miles away and can't get there lol. Any more photos?

Candace said...

All the pictures are interesting, but the mini pineapple blew my mind, and I looked at the rest while still in a state of awe. I can't even imagine how it's possible to work with such tiny pieces, and it is so beautiful.

Libby said...

I hope once you frame that pineapple piece you put it in a place where you can just stare at it all day. Again I can only say 'Wowza!'

scraphappy said...

Goodness, I've made pineapple blocks before,but never that tiny! Most impressive.

Jan said...

Where is the nearest mental hospital? You have to be ready for it after finishing those pineapple blocks. FABULOUS! I would never even attempt that. When are you going home? At least the flooding should be gone by the time you get home.

tami said...

Oh my goodness. That pineapple quilt is amazing. I can't believe 2". You are so patient.

julieQ said...

Wow, your mini pineapple is just amazing. Lots and lots of time and seams!! It turned out wonderfully. I love that museum, it is great.

Chocolate Cat said...

I love the mini pineapple blocks but did I read right, did you mean to say they were 2" square??????

Guðrún said...

The pottery dish is great. I don´t know how you could do those pineapple blocks, they look terrific.

Annemiek said...

Just finished a book about Amish quilts and love your pics. Any more? :)

Darcie said...

FAB-YOU-LOUS!!! Those teeny blocks show off your amazing talent...well done, Dawn!

Love the sweet gifts from your Mom! That pottery is very cool!!!

Bonnie said...

Those little pineapple blocks are great. What patience you must have to work with those itty bitty pieces - but what great results!

Judy said...

They turned out so wonderful Dawn!

sossy said...

Love the little pineapples Dawn. I am a huge fan of both pineapple blocks and anything miniature. They will look great in your wooden frame! I am starting to get fired up for camp even though it is still over two months away! Can't wait to see you!

Carol said...

Awesome mini quilt! I may give it a try. Would love to have a little quilt like that!

Karen said...

Oh, those pineapple blocks are tiny! So cute! Lots of hard work to make one little 2" block!
The button frame is a very good idea. I have never seen one before.

Lucy said...

You made a wonderful trip dawn! Love your pineapple

Thimbleanna said...

Your pineapple mini is awesome! I just love it, which is saying a lot as I didn't used to like pineapples!

meggie said...

Your mini pineapple is so cute! I doubt I would have the patience.
Great post.

Purple and Paisley said...

your mini pineapple is both amazing and gorgeous! wow...i want one...lol...i don't necessarily want to MAKE one, i just want one...=)

Karen said...

WOW!!! Your mini is fabulous! That's a ton of itty bitty pieces. Bet you had a blast making it.

Marcie said...

Oh my gosh Dawn, are you cross-eyed yet? Those tiny blocks are amazing! I love all the Lancaster photos. So glad you had a fun trip!

Laura said...

You over achiever you!

I love the pottery dish, lucky you. That would fit wonderfully in my collection.