Baltimore Album quilt with a pineapple block.
See 4x5-2 below.
For all you filing fans:
The Baltimore standard was a 5 x 5 set. Rectangular quilts with a grid of 4 by 5 or 6 by 7 are unusual.
I found a dozen of these 4x5 rectangular sets
How do I know it's a Baltimore Album Quilt?
Usually it's because somebody else classified it that way. I look for distinctive patterns, the typical floral wreaths, eagles, etc. In the two above and below, the Major Ringgold Memorial with flags is a signature design in Baltimore.
A few of the regularly occurring patterns aren't fancy.
One is this variation of four pineapples.
Here's a blow-up of the block in quilt #4x5-9 above,
The black and white photo.
The block repeats 4 times in that quilt.
A similar version in a 5x5 BAQ that was sold at Northeast Auctions.
It's fairly easy applique.
These pineapple variations are classified in my
Encyclopedia of Applique, page 70, numbered 9.70 to 9.79
9.74 was quite popular in album samplers
and as a repeat block through the end of the 19th century
9.74 has a 4-lobed flower or 4-sided shape in the center.
Click on these blocks and print them out 8" across.
You'll get a pattern to fit an 10" - 12" block.
This late-19th-century version with crossed stems has no number so I am
calling it 9.71.
Wouldn't you say that was a pineapple?
Sometimes they are obviously a pineapple...
Variation of 9.74 with that 4-sided shape in the center.
9.74 from Dr. Lee's BAQ
Maybe this one doesn't qualify since it has no top knot.
Ruth Finley called it a Pineapple. Elly Sienkiewicz called her version Hospitality
Margaret Matthews version of Elly's Hospitality,
Encyclopedia of Applique #9.77