Cuddle Up Quilt (Pineapple Patchwork) and Lemon Meringue (Alternate Nine Patch)

posted by Kathy M. Boice
Thu, Nov 17 2011


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I made these two quilts in 1994 for my two Granddaughters, Delanie and Danielle, for Christmas. I will described each.

The patterns were from the "Possibilities" book "P.S. I Love You" Baby Collection,  Authors Lynda Milligan and Nancy Smith.   Each of the two patterns I chose were from Lynda Milligan. "Cuddle Up" is on page 22 and "Lemon Meringue" on page 30. I used the Pineapple Ruler, and the strip piecing method.

The Purple quilt on the right belongs to Danielle. It is called "Cuddle Up" and is a "pineapple patchwork" design. This was my third project I ever made. It was for Christmas of 1994. I purchased a pretty doll at K Mart in Madison, Alabama and then chose the same colors in it's dress in six different 100% cotton fabrics to make the quilt. The 30 blocks were 4 1/2" blocks. No Sashing was used, but two borders were added. The inner border, a pink and white stripe, was 1 1/2". The 3" outer border was a floral print. The Batting was Mountain Mist. I used Roclon unbleached muslin for the back. The finished size was 30" X 40". I do not recall the actual cost or time spent on this quilt. I do know I bought a total of four yards of 100% cotton fabric from Wal Mart in Fayetteville, TN. The muslin came from the Craft Bear Shoppe in Decatur Alabama. It took about two days to machine piece the top of the quilt. It took me five or six weeks to do the hand quilting, done as I had time. I made the 1 3/4"  bias binding added to the edge. I think I started in July 1994. Danielle was 3 1/2 yrs. old when I gave her this quilt for Christmas. I really enjoyed making this quilt!

The Blue quilt on the left belongs to Delanie. She was 22 months old at the time. It is called "Lemon Meringue" an "Alternate Nine Patch" design. This was my fourth project. The story is the same...for Christmas 1994, to "match" a doll  from K Mart in Madison, Alabama. I chose three different 100% cotton fabrics and Roclon muslin was used for the backing. Mountain Mist batting was used. The 30 machine pieced blocks were made up of fifteen nine patch, small pink floral, and fifteen unbleached muslin squares. A 4 1/2" blue border was added and a pink floral hand made binding sewn to the edge. The finished quilt was 30" X 36" . I took one day to machine piece the top and 4-5 weeks to hand quilt the quilt. It was allot of fun to make!!!    

 

Comments

Barbara wrote re: Cuddle Up Quilt (Pineapple Patchwork) and Lemon Meringue (Alternate Nine Patch)
on Fri, Nov 18 2011 7:46 AM

What precious little ones,they look very grown up  sitting there with their quilts . Beautiful ,Barbara

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: Cuddle Up Quilt (Pineapple Patchwork) and Lemon Meringue (Alternate Nine Patch)
on Fri, Nov 18 2011 2:26 PM

Your granddaughters are very sweet Kathy.  They both look like they love the quilts Grandma made for them.  

Leann wrote re: Cuddle Up Quilt (Pineapple Patchwork) and Lemon Meringue (Alternate Nine Patch)
on Mon, Nov 21 2011 9:59 AM

I love them both and the girls are just precious!  I love your work!

Caryl Anne wrote re: Cuddle Up Quilt (Pineapple Patchwork) and Lemon Meringue (Alternate Nine Patch)
on Mon, Nov 21 2011 11:34 AM

these are precious gifts for sure, and now at 20 something the girls value them more. Good job Grandma!

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