Monday, February 7, 2011

all work and no play...

Pin It ...makes Tracey a grumpy dull girl...

It's true.  Since I went back to work a couple weeks ago, even if it is only three days/week, sewing has slowed way down. :(

BUT, I did manage to get a few more of my pickledish blocks from Aneela's quilt along.

This quilt is so hard to capture with pictures.  But it will absolutely be my favorite one ever.


pickledish project

This quilt will be king-sized.  I think the plan is to make it 4 blocks x 5 blocks, with this as the border.  Or I might bite the bullet and make it 5x5.  Though I like the idea of having 14, rather than 19 more blocks to go. :)

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I'd like to add a couple notes for those who might be scared of this block...

The only curves I pin, are when I join the two arcs together to form "the eye"

"the eye"

I want the corners to match up perfectly, and so I pin.  Sometimes I pin the very last joining piece too, but other than that, these come together quite nicely sans the little pokey sticks.

12 comments:

Wonky Girl said...

That is one great quilt and you used my favorite colors.

Kristen said...

I absolutely love it! Light grey is hard to capture on film. It lies so flat! :)

Poppyprint said...

It may be my fav ever, too! Your chubby stars get a lotta my love, tho. The little hits of red in your pickle dish are fab. Great work Tracey.

Sara said...

Very beautifully done:)

Michele said...

It's beautiful! Congratulations on tackling such a challenging quilt :) It looks tricky :)

Pinky said...

I have a HUGE level of admiration for the progress you are making on this quilt! I started a double wedding ring (what was I thinking?!?!) which was meant to be a gift for a friend (again, what WAS I thinking) about 10 years ago! It's still not done!

Sarah Craig said...

Gorgeous quilt, Tracey! It's coming along really nicely!!

pinksuedeshoe said...

I really might have to make one of these. I just can't get over how beautiful yours is. I love love love it. Maybe my favorite thing I've seen in the flickrverse/blogosphere. Maybe ever.

Elsa said...

it's really lovely! and it's going to be huge! love the colors too.

Vesuviusmama said...

Well, your favorite until your next favorite comes along! Looks great!

Julie Rutter said...

You make this all look and sound so simple - when I manage to pluck up enough courage to tackle curves I will use you as my inspiration! Juliex

Tyra said...

What a beautiful quilt. I really love the fabrics and colors you chose! So pretty.

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