Pineapple


Quilt Index Record: 51-8C-64

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
Wyoming Quilt Project, Inc.
InstProjNameF003a
Wyoming Quilt Project, Inc.
InstInvContrNumF004
wqp.2376

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Blood relative of quiltmaker
Quilt owner
DateDataF006b
06-13-03
RelnQuiltF007
Quilt owner

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Pineapple
AltNameF011
Maltese Cross, Washington Pavement, Colonial Pineapple, Chestnut Burr, Church Steps
BrackmanF011a
2635
OverallWidthF12a
69 to 69.75 inches
OverallLengthF012b
79.5 to 80.75 inches
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Red
Green
Gray
DamageF016
Fold marks or creases
Fading
RepairHistF018
Only the green fabric pieces appear splotchy due to dye instability, and that only in random places.
DateQuiltF023
1901-1929
FamDateF023c
1890 - 1910
OtherDateF023e
WQP Documentation
DateInfoF023f
fabrics date from 1890's to 1910

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
SubjQuiltF025
geometric
NumBlockF026
56 pineapple hexagonal blocks and 42 alternate square blocks
SizeBlockF027
hexagonal 10 inches x 10 inches; alternate squares are 4 x 4 inches There are 4 quarter alternate blocks and 26 half blocks of the alternate square.
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Other
Alternating with plain squares
OtherSpaceF029a
Since blocks are hexagon and alternates are much smaller, setting is not exactly side by side
BlockStyleF030a
Squares
Hexagons

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Wool
FabricTypeF036
Other
Muslin
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
UniqueF037b
twill (wool)
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
ColorBackingF040b
Brown
NumPiecesF042
3
WidthPiecesF042a
not recorded
DescBackF043
Machine sewn
Print

Quilt binding

MatUsedF044
Wool
FabStrucF045
Other
UniqueBindF045a
Twill and commercial braid - natural hair
ConstrucBindF046
Machine sewn
Home cut
Hand sewn
Bias grain
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
BindWidthF047a
.25 inch

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
Cotton
BattLoftF048a
Thin (Less than 3/16?)
UniqueBattF048b
This batting is only behind the alternate square fabrics. The pineapple blocks have no backing though they are sewn on a foundation

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Other
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Cotton
ThrColorF049b
Red, brown, pink
NumStitchedF050
8
NumStitchF051
8
DesignF052a
Single parallel lines
DesignF052d
note: hand quilting goes through to the back, there is machine quilting on the top only on alternate block of solid squares.

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
Since the set-in blue squares in this quilt are machine quilted to a batt and none of the rest is machine quilted nor stuffed, and the machine quilting does not go through to the back, it is likely that this was a strip of fabric either from an old quilt or another pre-quilted garment.

Quilt provenance

ProvStateF057d
Missouri (MO)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Inheritance
QuiltHistF059
An unknown person made this quilt, probably for owner's mother when she was a student at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, owners give date of 1890-1910 for it.

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Unknown
QDesignF060b
Bedding, daily use
PresUseF062
Unknown

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Unknown
TopSourceF064
Traditional pattern variation
AddNotesF066
Brackman pattern shows a square center in pineapple, this one has an octagon center; there are also some changes in the alternate square blocks from Brackman's pattern.

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Medders, Kay
OwnerCityF084
Restricted
OwnerCountyF085
Restricted
OwnerStateF086
Wyoming (WY)
OwnerCountryF086b
United States
OwnerZipF087
Restricted
SourceInfoF088b
Wyoming Quilt Project, Inc.
DateObtainedF088c
06-13-2003, Buffalo

Quiltmaker personal information

GenderF098EnviroF104c

Image Information

InvenNumF075
wqp.2376
ImageConF075a
whole quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Digital
DateF079
6
13
2003
CE
photocredit079a1
Wyoming Quilt Project, Inc.
DigDateF079a
6
13
2003
CE
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Wyoming Quilt Project, Inc.
CreditLineF080b
Wyoming Quilt Project, Inc.
CopyRestF080c
Wyoming Quilt Project, Inc.
DistribRestF080d
Wyoming Quilt Project, Inc.
DisplayResF080e
Wyoming Quilt Project, Inc.
LicenseF080f
Wyoming Quilt Project, Inc.

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MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Alliance For American Quilts
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Quilt Index
Resource Type
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