Of Delectable Mountains and Pineapples…

I posted just a couple of hours ago and I am back again and this is the reason why!


How does one quilt this?

My red and white miniature quilt top is ready! It finishes at 10″x 10″ and has 505 pieces, including the 4 pieces for the white inner border.

The border was the most insane bit of paper piecing I have ever done and I would not even have attempted it had I not chanced upon the most wonderful free tutorial and pattern for the delectable mountain border here. She has the cleverest way of paper piecing! I had such a ‘duh’ moment when I saw what she does. This technique will come in really useful in my Nearly Insane blocks and I will definitely share it with you when I use it. By the way, I have not used the pattern given on the buzzinbumble.com website, only her technique. My ‘blocks’ for the border finish at 1″x 2″, whereas her patterns are for larger (though still mini) blocks.

I will also never, never, ever make a border like this again. Once is enough, in fact, more than enough!

Now for the quilting? How on earth can this be quilted? Hand quilting will look pretty, but I do not relish the idea of trying to push the needle through those seams by hand. I do need suggestions!

Author: Mads

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13 thoughts on “Of Delectable Mountains and Pineapples…”

  1. This is beautiful!! Am I crazy to think I want to attempt this …….dint understand the hullabaloo around paper piecing till I tried my first block…..I’m in love now.

    Would tying it instead of quilting it kill the look? Also you’d be sparing your fingers some trauma if you did that.


    1. Thank you! If you decide to piece this, let me know. I shall mail you the paper piecing patterns! Though I would not recommend the delectable mountains to anyone who was not certified mad! 😄

      1. Hahaha…do mail me…if I think that size is too much for me…I’ll probably increase the size…looks super with the binding and the quilting…just saw the picture.

  2. Your miniature pineapple quilt is beautiful. I’d love to try and make one. Could you please let me know where you found the pattern and instructions? Thanks!

    1. Thanks Linda! 😊 I am at the hospital with my daughter who needs a surgery! Once home, I will send it to you. Have you liked my FB page? If you send me a message there about 3 weeks from now…

      1. Thank you! I hope it all goes well at the hospital. Daughters are so precious.

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