Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wednesday - I have some WIP to share

Pickle Dish Quilt

I cannot bear to look back and see how long it has been since I posted a WIP Wednesday post - far too long. Finally, it is Wednesday and I have time and photos to share. Above is my progress on the Pickle Dish quilt for my son's wedding - due the end of June. Mostly it will be brown solids with minty green/aqua prints but there will be some of the minty solids you see on the left and brown prints too.

Luckily, I am in love with these pickle dishes because I have calculated that I need about 200 single dish units for a king size quilt - yup I am making another king. I have 31 made, so I need to step up the pace. My friends on Instagram have made suggestions to speed things up and I am going to try them this weekend. Currently I can do about 6 dishes in an hour, so I expect that I will be making dishes a lot this spring.

Triangles

Here are is the triangle quilt so far. She is quilted with a white, ivory, gold variegated Valdani thread which I think gives a nice interest in the ivory linen space and is about 22" x 17". This quilt is for my secret partner in the Fab Little Quilt Swap.

Triangles, the back

The back is orange linen and you can see the quilting a bit better. I am now debating binding - all ivory linen, all orange linen, or ivory with a touch of orange. I am leaning toward that last one, I think.

Triangles

Here she is last weekend on my Mod Pop on my bed.

Diamond of flying geese.

My last thing to share are two bee blocks for Di in the Modern Stitching Bee. She asked for flying geese and my geese this month were terrible. So I went searching for a paper pieced pattern to get some points on my geese. That one I am calling Diamond of Flying Geese. I see a lot of different circles of geese but not diamonds. If anyone knows the historic name for this block, let me know.

Passing geese.

This is the other block which I have called Passing Geese. Again, if you know its real name, please share.

Flying Geese, which way should I piece them for my Bee block

The Instagramers and my Flickr friends have been tortured with this block all week. The 12" block is made of 4 units. Those 4 units can be positioned to make all kinds of blocks. There are more options than this too, for example a <<.

I found a block similar to these in a photo of an Amish quilt from 1940 in a book I have called Mennonite Quilts and Pieces - in the book it was pieced like the top left photo I think or maybe the top right and not on pointe. Then I found the single diagonal geese unit in a book by Carol Doak called Easy Machine Paper Piecing but it was a 4" square. So I got out my ruler and graph paper and drew my own paper pieced pattern block.

Flying geese for a bee block for @ylmommyx4, this is 1/4 of the block #flyinggeese

If you want to use the pattern too, you can have a copy here - it is not a fancy version but it works. The units should finish at 6" square and be 6.5" before you join them.

I am linking to Lee from Freshly Pieced who hosts WIP Wednesday and also to the Canadian Needle and Thread Network. There is always great work posted there, I plan to spend some time over the long weekend visiting the links, and I hope you do too.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced



Enjoy your Wednesday.

Best,

Leanne

31 comments:

  1. What a great post! You have wonderful projects bouncing around in your head and sewing space. Your pickle dishes are looking incredibly good. That's going to be one amazing wedding gift! Your triangle mini is so interesting - esp when you see the quilting on the back! I'd go with the little splash of orange in ivory. That would be beautiful. Great post, L!

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  2. What a bunch of good quilty stuff! Love your pickle dishes for sure and the trianges - I second the opinion for ivory binding with a touch of orange!

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  3. I think that ivory with orange is the way to go. Your pickle dishes look fantastic. And I really like your geese. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. All your projects are lovely! BUT I LOVE the Geese. Just the way the colors stand out on the gray. It is just lovely!

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  5. Your pickle dish is fantastic! Wonderful fabric selections.

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  6. Amazing projects. Your pickledish is going to be epic! I can't wait to try out your geese template either, thanks for sharing it!

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  7. Wow what a fabulous collection of wip's. I love the flying geese. Wonderful.

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  8. I still love that mini. Your blocks for Di are fantastic and perfect. You are churning out great stuff as always.

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  9. Those pickle dish "blocks"(?) are gorgeous! Great colors, very vibrant ;) And the quilting on that mini is something else!

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  10. I don't believe you have a son old enough to be getting married!

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  11. Such wonderful projects to drool over! I love the possibilities of your geese! And the mini will be treasured by your lucky partner too!

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  12. Oh good luck with the pickle dish marathon!!! You will be making another swap partner very very happy!

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  13. The pickle dish is going to keep you busy! But will be totally worth it

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  14. Wow! Lots of beautiful WiPs here! I love the way you pair intense colour with neutrals. The quilting on the smaller one is gorgeous.

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  15. Yay, you have been busy, and wish I'd signed up for that swap, I'd have loved that mini!

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  16. Terrific projects, all.

    I love the triangles and wondered if you were getting a head start on your fire quilt for 4-in-Art, but will have to wait to see what you come up with.

    It's fun to see it residing on another one of your fabulous quilts--the Mod Pop.

    Lovely!
    Elizabeth E.
    opquilt.com

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  17. All your projects are so inspirational in this post. I think the pickle dish is going to be a stunner. And I really love the quilting on the triangle quilt!

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  18. I know I sound like a broken record but your projects are just beautiful and the quilting on the mini??!! I may have to do some of those pickle dishes - is there a template or did you order pieces?

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  19. The dense quilting on your Triangle quilt looks amazing!

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  20. Whatever it's called, it's gorgeous!

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  21. Oooh . . . I love your pickles. Brown is not usually a color choice of mine but I really like it with the blues and greens. Good luck churning out the rest of them.

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  22. Gorgeous WIPS - I love the geese!

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  23. Every once in a while I crave pickles! Luv those triangles. Floating in all that white and as flying geese. I must save that block idea. Lots of optiions.

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  24. Its all amazing Leanne! I'm especially loving the pickle dish blocks. I've been wanting to make a pickle dish quilt for years!

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  25. 6 dishes in an hour? Pass the smelling salts please. And your Geese blocks look like so much fun!

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  26. Your mini is fabulous! Good luck with the dishes, if I lived closer I'd come and help but as it is I'll make do with cheering you on!

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  27. Amazing projects, Leanne. You make me want to start a pickle dish quilt, too. Your looks wonderful, and I so love your triangle mini. It's perfect in very way.

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  28. Hi there I'm brand new to paper piecing and wondering where to start first on your pdf pattern? I've seen other patterns where each step is numbered. Thank You! :)

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