Pineapple by Marty Webster...
This month's Block of the Month over at the Civil War Quilts Blog
Variations on this block may be in the top three standards
for applique albums (#1 & #6 in Hospital Sketches being the other two.)
Virginian Esther Blair Matthews inked the name as two words,
"Pine Apple" in her 1858 Shenandoah Valley Album Quilt.
Ruth Finley called it a pineapple in her 1929 book and that
is what we call it.
Pineapple variations are classified in my Encyclopedia of Applique,
Album from Maryland advertised by dealer Bettie Mintz a few decades ago.
Four pineapple blocks are included.
In 1853 V. Cooke of Franklin, North Carolina entered a
"Pine Apple Quilt" in a fair, winning $2.
Knowing how popular the design was I bet V. Cooke's looked a lot like this.
Rhode Island Project & the Quilt Index
Elizabeth Heldman Walther
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
International Quilt Study Center & Museum
Secondary role between Cleveland Lily blocks.
I'd say those pineapples are upside down---
but there are no rules in applique.
See more on pineapple blocks in Baltimore album quilts at this post: