Saturday, July 19, 2014

Red block progress

Red wonky block is assembled and hanging with the other wonky stars made in the previous months.  I think it is another winner!


Then of course I started cutting the red and black and white scraps to make my pickle dish blocks.  I am including some pics of the block being assembled.  They look complicated but really aren't hard if you keep yourself organized and make sure you don't rush sewing the curve.








 

33 comments:

  1. Wow! I agree wonky star is another winner. Love the pics of the pickle dish in progress. Lots of pins and curves, Yikes.

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    1. Oh it really isn't that bad. I prefer pins as if I just use a stiletto I tend to stretch everything too much. Needle down on the machine and slowing down makes for a lovely block.

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  2. Curves are tricky, but you make it look easy. Great looking block.

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  3. You are certainly the perfect ambassador for the pickle dish block. You almost had me convinced until I saw all those pins. I just love watching the progress on your quilts.

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    1. Yes, some do curves without pins but I am definitely a pinner.

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  4. Your wonky star block looks great. Thanks for the photos of your pickledish block going together. That is going to be an amazing quilt!

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    1. I always wondered how they were made before I bought the book with the pattern in it. I think some do them differently but this way works well for me.

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  5. I always love BOTH of your blocks. The wonky star red block, of course, is a winner! Those pickle dish blocks just changed the priority of the pickle dish quilt on my bucket list. G O R G E O U S!!! Don't you just love the RSC14? Amazing things happen to scraps.

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    1. Oh yes, this is my first year and I am truly hooked, already dreaming about what I want to do next year. LOL So glad that I am inspiring you to give the pickle dish a try.

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  6. Love the reds! Especially the pickle dish block.

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    1. Thanks Karen! I really am enjoying making three a month. Too much piecing and I get lazy and they start looking bad, but I can handle three a month.

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  7. Oh, gosh...I've said it before and I'll say it again. I LOVE that Pickle Dish!

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    1. Thanks, Red is still my favorite color when it comes to quilting.

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  9. someone just said the other day that they attended a class on curves and the teacher showed using glue instead of pins - I hadn't tried that have you? Love both sets of blocks

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    1. I have seen a video on that, but me and glue don't get along. I don't even use it for applique. I guess it is all in what you get used to. I learned to pin curves from garment making days and I guess it is hard to teach an old dog a new trick

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  10. You are so right. They are not complicated. ( As long as I watch YOU sew them and not ME, ha ha ! :)

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  11. Wonky star is cute, pickle dish is amazing.

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  12. Thanks for showing the Pickle Dish blocks in progress. Can't wait to see all the completed blocks in their scrappy rainbow glory!

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  13. I love your pickle dish blocks ... and what's not to love about your wonky stars! The fact that they're in red this month makes them extra fabulous!

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  14. I love your red scraps and your pickle dish blocks are amazing. You might say they aren't complicated but from where im sitting they look it!!

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    1. Really they are not hard, a bit time consuming. I have a hard time with matching points and sewing a straight line, so these are my solution, less stressful!

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  15. Some great blocks. Love those pickle dishes.

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