"The "pineapple" design was originated during the early colonial days, when that fruit was still an object of curiosity in this country. The original of this quilt was made in somber shades of green and brown. Today it may be made gayly attractive by the use of soft greens and lively prints," explained Nancy Cabot when introducing her Pineapple quilt pattern.
A copy of Nancy's pattern can be seen here. An applique Pineapple quilt that pre-dates Nancy's pattern can be seen here. Interesting choice of colors-pink and white!