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Saturday, September 6, 2014

A New Pickle Dish Project

I shared this picture last week in a blog post.  It's my new Pickle Dish project using green, purple and black & white.  I'm trying to use all stash fabric but I may need to supplement a few new pieces (darn LOL).
For those of you who follow me on IG  - you  may have seen this picture last week - the start of my new quilt.  I have made some serious progress since then.  All the paper piecing is done.
This is going to be a small project, it's actually a class sample for a class I'm teaching next February based on my quilt "Organic Pink Pickles".
This quilt only has 16 blocks, so there are only 32 arcs.  It seems easy after working on Pink Pickles last year which was so much bigger.
I designed this project in EQ7 and I've already changed the colors slightly.  I started in the center and am working my way out to check the colors and balance.  I like the warm purple center and the green outer corners.  The B&W dotty Kauffman fabric is a little bit of a stretch for me but I'm pretty sure it's going to work.  I'm trying to stretch those "modern" muscles with a traditional pattern.
I don't have a huge collection of cool purple fabric, so I'm auditioning the pieces I have.  I think they will work. 
It's fun to make small projects where every decision doesn't require two days of studying the design wall, leaving the room, coming back, checking again, etc., etc. LOL.  I know you all know what I'm talking about :).  
Having fun this afternoon - hope you're stitching something fun too.
Karen

9 comments:

Terri said...

I think this pattern is calling my name! It's beautiful!
Terri in Texas

Julierose said...

Oh this is really lovely--I do like your color choices for the pickles a lot...hugs, Julierose

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous. I love curves and would love to take your class. The colors are delicious. I'm new on IG...I need to go find you now.

Karen said...

You are always working on such interesting projects. I especially like the black fabric you are using in the outer pickles.
I never have much purple fabric in my stash. Not that I don't like it. Just that it isn't plentiful in the style I like.

Angie said...

This looks like so much fun - and I love the colors (so Mardi Gras!)

Janan said...

Tell us more about your class, when and where?

Ruth said...

That would be a fun class to attend! I love the pickle dish pattern and your colors look gorgeous.

audrey said...

How fun! You make this seem so easy but I know how hard it is! It's looking wonderful!

quilter said...

I like what I am seeing. I never work in those colors but sure looks good. Where's your class? This is a quilt that I'd like to make but don't know that I'll ever get this one done...just add it to the list!
Gloria
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