Pickle Dish Addition

Finally, some progress on my Summer Picnic Dish quilt.  I’m adding the setting pieces as I go so that when I’m finished adding blocks, I’ll be finished altogether.  It takes only a couple of minutes to add a setting piece as I go and is much nicer than having to add them all at the end.  The one thing I’ve not decided on yet is whether this will be a borderless quilt, which seems to be my normal preference, or if I’ll add some sort of pieced or appliqued border.  So for now, I’m leaving the corners curved.  If I decide on no border, then I’ll have lovely curved corners. If I decide to add borders, I can easily add the 4 setting pieces to the corners.  This is one project that is moving to the top of the list to be worked on.

The question of borders is one with which I constantly wrestle.  I love the look of antique quilts that have no borders and that seems to be what guides me.  Yet I also love the look of a pieced or appliqued border.

March came in like a lamb, although it was windy.  We had the windows open for a while and it was marvelous.  I noticed a difference in the light Tuesday as well. What a wonderful time of year this is — so full of promise that winter is almost over.

We did get photos of the kitties Tuesday.   Lester was looking rather elegant.

Smudge was curled up relaxing.

12 thoughts on “Pickle Dish Addition

  1. Sometimes it’s difficult to decide about borders, isn’t it? On your quilt I would love to see a narrow green border, then perhaps a white border with piecing or applique to match the flower print. But then again it is your quilt, and you can decide just what you would like! Hugs to Lester and Smudge.

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  2. So far, I do love it without the borders. But I think that you will be better able to decide when you have all the rows added. It is just gorgeous. I wish that we had gotten your warm weather. Still cold here. The cats are looking wonderful.

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  3. This is gorgeous Cathi – next to your Pickled Ladies my favorite! Borders are so difficult – my least favorite part of the quilting process. I’d have to wait till it’s finished and try out different options. You’ve got some good suggestions from the above comments. I’m leaning towards the applique that Jennifer mentioned.

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  4. That quilt is really beautiful. I couldn’t picture it when you were only showing one block, but I’m blown away seeing them put together. You have a great eye!

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  5. I have to say this is one of THE most beautiful quilts I have ever seen! It’s truly stunning. Can’t wait to see it finished. The fabric is gorgeous and your quilting is so professional. I love it!

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