Monday, January 29, 2018

Pickle Dish Update: 12 Blocks

Twelve Pickle Dish blocks are done - Whoo-hoo! One third of the way...

The blocks made so far are for Rows 5 and 6, so they're at the bottom of my design wall. It's hard to get a good photo because of the space in my sewing room.

Because of all the bias curved edges I'm only cutting the background pieces for one block at a time so they don't get stretched or distorted. Tracing the templates, cutting the background, removing the papers from the arcs, and assembling each block takes a little less than an hour.

Last week's blocks were Row 5, Blocks 1 thru 4. You can see how the arcs make rings of each color, with the coral arcs around the outside.

The blocks are about 1/8" oversized and they'll get squared up and trimmed down before I sew them together. I find that no matter how careful I am when I sew complicated curved blocks, they always come out slightly wonky. Having that little extra to square them up is super helpful.

I'm hoping I can get a few more blocks sewn this week, but I have other priorities requiring my attention, so we'll see what I can get done.

Link ups:
Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
Em's Scrapbag
Love Laugh Quilt


  1. Nice blocks. Only an hour to put together? (after the arcs are made?) That doesn't seem too bad to me.

  2. I think it is the color scheme that makes your husband think of Dr Seuss when he sees the pickle dish blocks. A lot of the earlier Dr Seuss books were done with a limited color palate, with primary colors and black. Love the blocks. I don't know if I will ever get that far down on my Bucket List.

  3. 1/3 of the way done. I like your curves but still a lot of sewing to do.

  4. I am enjoying your progress. I too would want to have extra and square up, things just get out of whack a bit with curves!