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Thursday, February 14, 2013

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February means a new block for the Mid-Century Modern Bee...
Cindy chose a great traditional block...the Winged Square block

 
my block is predominantly made of Denyse Schmidt fabrics, but I chose this great Kokka bug for the center square...


And I have had a request to sew a pickle-dish with a few folks...of course pickle-dish is one of my all time favorites!


I have done a couple of these...


and one for Clare...

 
 me thinks this one will be from Denyse Schmidt's new line Shelburne Falls...


happy thursday!
mary

26 comments:

Siobhán said...

Pickle dish = LOVE! The pickle dish quilts you've already made are so pretty, and the one with Shelburne Falls is going to be SO sweet! Love the bee block, too. That's the only way I like bugs--when they're in fabric. ;)

Missy Shay said...

Dumb question of the day, but since I have never made one, is a pickle dish more like a Dresden plate quilt or wedding ring quilt?

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

I love the quilt in the 4th picture...really zingy colours! :) x

heart of charnwood said...

I love the pickledish, the hand quilted one looked amazing! And same questions as Miss Shay, I couldn't decide if it was more dresden or wedding ring. : )

Selfsewn said...

Funny..it's one of my favs too :P

randi--i have to say said...

I love the pickle dish with the black polka dot centers. So pretty!

Patchwork and Play said...

Oh pickle dish + shelburne falls = incredible! And the bug block is brilliant!

Elizabeth said...

What pattern do you use for the pickle dish quilt?

Mary said...

Miss Shay, not a dumb question at all...in fact it is brilliant! I would have to say it is a combination. It is pieced much like the wedding ring but the blades are long {at least mine will be - they can be different} and there is a center "eye" like the center circle in the Dresden! Brilliant!

Mary said...

Elizabeth, I have used Kathy Doughty's the large quilt that I kept for myself...tee hee! And then Kaffe Fassett's for Clare's. But I have also played around with templates from the Electric Quilt Program.

Live a Colorful Life said...

How I love the block coming my way. LOVE! And your pickledish quilts are just wonderful.

Nifty Quilts said...

Perfect for Denyse's new line! I am in love with it, but didn't have any ideas. I'll look forward to seeing more.

Rachaeldaisy said...

That big bug is so fabulous in the centre of the block. I just received my Shelbirne Falls fabric last night, and sbsolutely love these fabrics! A pickle dish will be brilliant! I'm curious which pattern you preferred to make.

Debbie said...

Love the winged square blocks! I need to get going on mine!

Janet said...

The pickle dish is one of my absolute favourites too. The bug block is awesome, I can see what a gorgeous quilt it would make.

Every Stitch said...

Your pickle dish quilts are just gorgeous - especially with the large perle quilting - perfect!
Hilda

Cathy said...

I love your pickle dish quilts. They scare me, but I would love to make one. Hugs and Happy Valentines Day.

be*mused jan said...

Pickle Dish has been on my list for years. Maybe 2013 is the one! Yours is going to be wonderful. The DS fabrics are a great choice for this pattern.

Carla said...

Ohhhh! I need to make both. Yours are so awesome!

Becca said...

I love your style, they look great!

Mary Jo said...

Love your blocks. The pickle dish quilts are fantastic. I really want to make one. Thanks for the inspiration.

Nicky said...

Your stag beetle block is awesome !

And I adore your pickle dish quilt - loved it so much that I think it was when I first got into conversation with you Mary - love it even more for that!

Taos Sunflower said...

Oh...you've done Gypsy kisses! I love your hand quilting on the one with the light background and centers. Did you make them king sized, as the pattern is written, or did you down-size it somehow?

diane said...

When I saw Denyse's new line of fabric it just scream "Make a Pickle dish quilt" to me. So I am going to make the Gypsy kisses. Just trying to decide on background fabrics. Have you picked yours yet?

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Live a Colorful Life said...

I'm thrilled with the fabric you chose for my block!! And I have always wanted to make a pickle dish quilt. Ah...so many MANY things I want to make...