Three rows of the Pickled Ladies are now together. After the first two rows were joined I thought perhaps this needed to be a larger quilt than originally planned. After the third row was added, I completely changed my mind. Because of the number of triangles in each arc and the fact I used some metallic Oriental prints to fussy cut, this is a heavy piece already. In fact, as it is now it’s heavier than the X’s and O’s quilt. Decision made. It’s going to be a large wall hanging.
Initially I was thinking about a rich blue floral print for the border, but now I’m wondering if I should try to find a real Art Deco type print in keeping with my initial idea about these ladies. I’m calling this the Pickled Ladies quilt as I have visions of some very elegant, almost Audrey Hepburn-like, ladies in an upscale Art Deco bar.
I have been fascinated by the Breakfast at Tiffany’s piece being put together at Plays with Needles. Seeing a favourite movie being depicted with such amazing detail in an embroidery piece is a pure delight, as is her entire blog and well worth a visit.
Baxter was looking somewhat startled, perched on the loveseat.
A William Morris design perhaps? Kudos to you Cathi for making this project. It is absolutely beautiful but I can see just how much work you are putting into it and how much weight there must be with all the tiny triangles. I can only imagine how heavy it must be getting and quite hard for hand piecing.
Bunny nose rubs and hugs to Kitty Baxter :)) hugs Ellyx
What ever your finish…these Pickled Ladies will be a “knock their socks off” piece of art! I’m sorry to hear it is heavy…hmmmm, it was on my ‘wish” list but not sure a heavy and quilted piece is what I want! Still, the look if fantabulous!!!!! Happy Stitching!
The ladies are looking good!
And so is Baxter!
The ladies are stunning!
I love your analogy of the the Art Deco Ladies… 🙂 You always find just the perfect thing, it will come. I adore this quilt! I can’t wait to see how you quilt it!
I can’t tell you how much I am enjoying the Plays With Needles blog! wow! It’s one of my favorites now! I have been spending a lot of time at her links. I just ordered the book: Plain & Fancy: American Women and Their Needlework, 1700-1850,
which was mentioned on the Winterthur site. What a wealth of information I have learned from Susan! So glad you shared her site with us.
Baxter is so handsome!
Insteresting thought with the art deco ladies.
Baxter’s look is the “WHO ME” look Spud gives us when in trouble…….
I just dropped by on your blog after you left a comment and found your GORGEOUS Pickle Ladies blocks. I am in love! Is that a pattern? Is it paper pieced? I think I might like to do this with Fig Tree fabrics and would love to hear if you have any more info on it. Yours is just amazing!