Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Pickle Dish Quilt Top

Here is the top--isn't it just bright and so fun? I'm so excited and very, very happy with it. Worried that it might be too crazy and not as pretty as the one in Kaffe Fassett's book, but it looks just fine to me. I got the backing today--a white flannel with pink ladybugs and flowers on it. And ordered the material for the border. It is Kaffe Fassett's roman glass pink--very bright pink with rather crazy circles on it. Just figured if I'm going for vibrant may as well go all the way!! Hopefully, it'll be all done soon. Am going to try quilting it on my machine. Haven't tried anything too big, so we'll see, but it's about the same size as others I've done before. Planning to get some bicycle clips, quilting gloves and maybe a couple other things that are supposed to make machine quilting go more easily. Of course, it would probably help to clear off my sewing table!! Can you tell I'm so excited about this?

12 comments:

Vicki said...

it's so gorgeous! Quilting gloves make a huge difference; I couldn't do it without them.

Minka's Studio said...

Love it! Love it! How did you piece it? English paper piecing? Foundation piecing?

Michele said...

wow, look at your work! it's so great! beautiful!

janet said...

That came out fabulous, what a fun quilt!!
I need to get some quilting gloves too. Have fun quilting it:)

Sharon said...

Beautiful, vibrant quilt! I use the Machingers gloves...they are awesome!

Jackie said...

It is beautiful!! A job well done! Gotta love Kaffe!

Michelle said...

You should be excited. Your pickle dish quilt is simply fabulous! What a vibrant, happy quilt. :-)

jmommy08 said...

WOW! That's gorgeous! It makes me happy just looking at it!

ivoryspring said...

Eileen,

That quilt top is to die for -- absolutely beautiful!

Thanks for entering the giveaway - I appreciate you sharing your perspective on why you quilt.

Happy Quilting!

Quiltingly yours,
Wendy

Mac said...

Eileen I simply love this top. The colours are so vibrant! I'm quite curious to see the border too. Keep on quilting!
Mac

Barb said...
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Barb said...

I LOVE your quilt! It is every inch as beautiful as Kaffe's original! Love your fabric choices--can't wait to see it with the border you ordered! Gorgeous!