I neglected to get a photo of the top! I am already machine quilting it, and snapped this quick pic before work this morning. I really hope to have it finished in the next week or two!
I secured things by quilting in the ditch (along all the sashing and therefore more or less around each block/section) and now I'm just taking it section by section and free motion quilting - my very basic imperfect free motion but it gets the job done and it's just so relaxing! I am absolutely in love with my machine - the Bernina 740.
I love the pineapples in the quilt. Pineapples always remind me of my Mom (she loved that they symbolized hospitality)
.... and skillet pies always remind me of my Grandma Mary Lou. My Mom passed away back in 1999, at just 55 years old (which seems younger and younger the older I get) and I still miss her so much. I was so fortunate to have Grandma much longer. She lived into her 90's.
I love using Grandma's cast iron skillets. Nothing better. And I smile remembering how my Mom would make a fresh apple pie, and we would devour it in one sitting "like a pack of wolves" as she liked to say!
Memorial Day called for a cherry pie:
Grandma's cherry pie recipe (although I admit to often using Comstock canned filling, with a little almond extract added):
Always homemade crust! I've tried several through the years and this is my current go-to: