Below are two pickle dish blocks in progress. The "fans" were foundation pieced using the pattern Kaffee Fassett provided in his book Quilt Romance. My son and his sweet wife gave me the book for Christmas--it has so many quilts in colors and fabrics they knew I would love. Not sure how many, if any, of Kaffee's fabrics are included in the quilt, but he has a great diagram to figure things out. I had a lot of fun playing with fabrics for hours.
Here are a couple finished blocks. Wanted to show lots of the many fabrics I'm using!!
Small pieces of fabrics were taped to his diagram trying to figure it all out. I found it a lot of work just figuring all of it, but had fun with tons of fabrics!! I've done all the foundation pieced "fans," decided which fans would go together with which center oval, decided columns--or was that rows? Now the sewing of the blocks is starting, and was so surprised that the center piece was the hard one to fit in, not the odd outside piece that goes on so easily. Tend to do things in sets, so the oval is being sewn in to each pair of fans and have some of those done. It also fits with my "eat the veggies first" philosophy. Sweet Randy took pictures after he's already planted two roses for me today. What a good hubby he is!!