Made with batiks, this pickle dish quilt pattern is truly a vibrant quilt!
At 72″ inches square, the quilt is nearly queen size. The technique used is foundation piecing. I completed the quilting using a basic stipping method. The quilt kept me busy this summer. I started on July 7 and finished on October 9.
Links to previous Pickle Dish Quilting posts: Dunder Dog in the Pets on Quilts Show, 70, 71, 72…Finished!, Paper Piecing Curves, Approaching Another Finish
The seam ripper is my friend – or that is what I am trying to convince myself. My husband has been working on my quilting room for the past two weeks. The wall colors is a sand tone. My curtain fabric for my room was teal with spools of thread. It was perfect until it clashed with the wall color. As I was organizing my fabric for the new room, I came across a couple of yards of fabric that would work great with the wall color. In 15 minutes, I whipped up this curtain, only to find that it didn’t have any “bunch” or “puff” factor. Since I made these reversible, I can salvage some extra fabric and make this curtain only one sided. Thus, if I say it enough, maybe it will be true — “The seam ripper is my friend…”
It is Sunday night and I am just now finishing my blocks for Monday’s Quilt Cass. Since I was out of town for the previous quilt class, I had two sessions of homework. Here are the first three blocks for the Underground Railroad Sampler Quilt.
- Square 1: Monkey Wrench (Top Left)
- Square 2: Wagon Wheel (Right)
- Square 4: Crossroads (Middle)
Links to Previous Underground Railroad Sampler Posts: Underground Railroad Quilt Class
After being away from my sewing maching for over a week, I am back to sewing! Although I have a lot of projects that need to be completed this week (ie – homework for my Underground Railroad Class and the binding for a wedding present next weekend), I continued with the last project that was left at my sewing table — the Gumball Quilt. I was able to finish one entire block, which consists of 13 peices. I am on the last step to assemble all thirty blocks. I only have a couple of more hours to complete this entire quilt top. I am on a roll; however, I should really work on the projects that actually have a deadline. In the meantime, here is the one completed block:
Links to previous Gumball Quilting posts: The Beginnings of More Projects, Gumball Production, Don’t Forget to Trim the Dog Ears, Friday Night Sew In to Clear The Decks