Once again, a dark Pickled Lady. A medium one. And a light one. There is one more light one left to make. Then some batting gets taped to the wall so I can sort out the placement and work begins … Continue reading
A very dark one. A medium one. And a very light one. Four more to go and I’ll be finished with these. I think in a way I’ll be sad to finish making the little pickled clamshells for this quilt … Continue reading
While working on the pieced border, I decided that more of the ladies needed to join the party. A few minutes of fussy cutting/printing and I had all I needed for the extra Pickled Ladies. First up is this pair. … Continue reading
So far, so good. I’m sticking to my plan and working on one of the elements for the Pickled Ladies borders. I’m anxious to get the Pickled Ladies top finished. These NYB blocks are very fast to piece so I’m … Continue reading
There’s going to be a lot of printing on fabric going on this weekend. This group of fabrics is for one project. While this is for another. Window templates have been made as a bit of fussy cutting/printing is involved. … Continue reading
Since the red and white quilt top was finished, I’ve felt almost lost and just flitted from project to project but nothing really captured my interest. That changed last night. I decided that Pickled Ladies is the next project up … Continue reading
… is definitely in my future. Remember the Joseph’s Coat shabby chic project? It feels like forever since I’ve worked with my favourite shabby chic fabrics, so once the red and white top is done it will be the shabby … Continue reading
A new Pickled Lady is ready to join the bevy of beauties. When I started putting the original Pickled Ladies together, I realized I wanted it to finish larger. So more florals were fussy cut/printed and more of the blocks have been and are being made as well as the partial blocks to square it up.
While I am still working on the red and white Feathered Star/Sunflower quilt, the Pickled Ladies are going to get equal time. As will Scrappy Star. In fact, Scrappy Star may need only a couple more evenings of work until it’s finished. So I may have three tops finished in relatively quick succession.
Pressing of the latest Pickled Lady took only a second and grading the seams took not much longer. This one is now ready to add to the group.
Baxter has completely taken over the blue and white quilt on the couch. I don’t think he could get more relaxed!
The first of the next three that are joining the group. Every time I finish one, I think it’s my favourite and then I make the next and think it is and then … well, you get the picture.
The second of the trio.
And the third.
Another 15 to go and they will all be done and ready to add to the others. Then I’ll start with the half Pickled Ladies that will go along the edges and then the border(s). I’m still undecided about how many borders it’s going to have.
Baxter likes to “hide” beneath things. When he’s found, his eyes get so big!
Over the holiday, I had a good look at the size of the Pickled Ladies top and decided to add a few more rows. These are the first three ladies that will be joining the group.
The arcs are in the process of being made and I hope to have them all done by the end of the week. Then it’s nothing but easy stitching, attaching them to the clamshells which are already prepared and waiting.
Having been through the process of grading the seams on the other Pickled Ladies all at once, this time I’m grading them as I go. It only takes a minute and makes a huge difference to the drape and weight of the quilt.
When each arc is finished I grade the seams of the two sides of each black triangle that are attached to the white triangles. I like to wait until the seam is stitched before grading it, mostly because having even seam allowances makes it easier to line up and stitch the pieces together. It also gives me the option of not grading a seam if a fabric seems to be of a slightly looser weave than others.
Once the arc is attached to the clamshell, I then grade the black seam that’s attached to the clamshell. A quick press and it’s done.
The window templates for the half clamshells for the edges are made and I’ve been auditioning fabrics with them. The arcs and partial arcs for the edge pieces are also ready to be stitched.
Baxter has lounging on the sofa down to an art form. Mr. Q.O. captioned this one, “Dinner ready yet, lady?”