Pattern: Pineapple Tidbits by Buggy Barn
Size: 53” x 57”
Methods of Construction: Machine Piecing, Machine Quilting.
Fabrics used: hand dyed fabrics
Completed November 2010
In September 2010, I took a class offered by the guild to learn how to hand dye fabrics taught by Joan Santoro. I had a lot of fun in the class. While taking the class, I talked to my friend JoAnne that I had always wanted to make the pattern Pineapple Tidbits by The Buggy Barn, and had always thought that hand-dyes would make it beautiful. She agreed and we decided to both make the quilt and dye our own fabrics to make it.
I dyed the greens, oranges, and backing for the quilt in October. JoAnn and I then met to make the quilt. I completed the top in November 2010. It did not take long for me to complete the quilt after the top was done – less than a month. I showed the quilt in the 2011 Hawaii Quilt Guild Show.
It remains one of my favorite quilts. I have reduced the pattern size to make a smaller sized block for when I need an “Aloha” quilt block for someone leaving the island.