Autumn top finished

I’m disappointed in this picture but I can’t seem to get a one that’s any better. There’s not nearly as much contrast in the pieced border as it appears in this picture.

I love this top! It’s going to be a beautiful quilt and it’s a nice size at 65×83. Although I’ve been using stash to piece backs for all my recent quilts, I’m going to run out and buy some flannel for the back of this one.

I had intended to put this one on the shelf before quilting but I decided with a flannel back, this quilt will be perfect to take to Minneapolis for our temporary apartment. I’ve got another Autumn quilt at the condo that I finished last year that also has a flannel back so if I take both of them – Keith and I will both have toasty sofa quilts at the apartment.

Just in case someone hasn’t seen the previous post about this quilt – it’s based on a pattern at Bonnie Hunter’s site called Pineapple Blossom. I made more blocks, didn’t set mine with sashing and my borders are different but the inspiration and block are from Bonnie.


  1. Mary, that quilt seems almost luminous in the picture. I love it. Your borders are perfect. Is the narrow border a striped fabric or is it pieced?Judy L.

  2. Hi Mary, your quilt top looks just lovely, I really like the way you’ve done the borders, they set the blocks off perfectly!*hugs*Tazzie🙂

  3. I bet this is a pattern that you will come back to, Mary. Everyone I have seen have turned out so well.The ones I assembled for the Belles I DID sash but that was a much to fudge in the variances in seam allowances between all the machines involved as any thing else. But they look terrific, with or without!Flannel definitely so you will have his and hers quilts to snuggle under. Can’t wait to see how you end up quilting this!

  4. Little Boy just loves soft, snuggly flannel or fleece! Perfect choice for a backing for a fall quilt. It came out very lovely! Neat to see the “full” photo in addition to the blocks photo you posted earlier.Cheers!Evelyn

  5. that turned out great Mary–and way to go using all your stash! You deserve to buy a nice piece of flannel for the back. I think fall quilts just begged to be backed with flannel. And you and Keith definitely want to have your own quilts!

  6. Love the quilt. You’re really good with color coordinating. It can take me hours to make a final selection of colors to use. Is this a skill that comes naturally to you?Rosaline

  7. Mary, this is a glorious quilt- I am so happy to read that you are going to put flannel on the back and use it! it will be so warm and snuggly…it turned out so so beautiful.

  8. Mary,I love your Autumn Pineapple quilt! It is gorgeous! Will you send a picture to Bonnie so she can show it off for you too? I’m sure she would love to see it. Thanks for taking the time to share your work.Katie

  9. I like yours with no sashing’s way better, it looks like flower blossoms or fireworks! Great colors for a fall quilt and I love the pop of purple!

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