The hand quilted part probably only took less than 20 hours, just spread out over 10 months. See how the green bits kinda make circles? I quilted interlocking circles around those guys, and you can kinda see the border quilting in the bottom left corner.
We picked out the colors and fabrics together.
Oh, I also had to make a checkerboard back, because the flannel at the store wouldn't have been wide enough to span the quilt... but I have a feeling I did some math wrong when I was working it out. Just a little extra work.
Amalgam: It's the first time I've done pineapple. the book I had said I needed some sort of fancy pineapple ruler. Never did get it.
p.s. Positively Pineapple by Lynda Milligan and Nancy Smith.