Friday, May 28, 2010

Pickle Dish Quilt

Pickle dish "fans" and the corners and the weird piece. The weird piece is the same for every block. Add Video


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!!

15 comments:

Michele said...

Your fabric choices are so so so much fun Eileen! I can't wait to see more of this project. I just love Kaffe Fassett, he's one of my faves!

Valentina said...

What an amazing collection of fabrics!
I love the way your blocks are coming together, it is going to be a gorgeous quilt!
:)

Lynne said...

Those are just beautiful - I laughed when you talked about the weird bit - you have a great style of writing. And of course we all LOVE Kaffe fabrics. Can't wait to see it all together and done.

Jenny said...

Very pretty! I love how the fabrics fan out!

Eileen said...

me too, jenny--thanks so much for the book!!

quiltmom said...

I love Kaffe Fassett fabrics - there is just so much color in them. The designs are so funky too. I love the pickle dish pattern- I keep thinking I might make one but have too many others to make. The quilt list is getting longer and longer...
Thanks for sharing your beautiful blocks..
Regards,
Anna

Miri said...

This pickle dish is going to be gorgeous! You've taken a traditional pattern and made it completely new and exciting! Fabulous!

Kate said...

That is going to be fantastic! Love the colours and love the pickle dish pattern!

Sara said...

oh wow, this is goign to be awesome!
thanks for the comment on my blog :)
fun to meet a fellow BYU grad!

ROZ said...

What an ambitious project! Just beautiful! and thanks for your kind comments on my blog.

Minka's Studio said...

This is lovely. I look forward t watching it grow.

colourdujour said...

don't think I ve seen the pickle dish before, but with the Kaffe it sure looks fun. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment.

Deb said...

This will be an amazing quilt! I think it's a bit too intricate for me to tackle though! You have some great creative talent! Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment on my quilt festival post; there are so many that I haven't gotten around to all of them yet--but I plan to! I've enjoyed my visit here to see your quilts.

Aunt Spicy said...

wow! really, wow! amazing!

Karen S said...

This is an amazing quilt you are making. I love all those colorful fabrics.