The Pickled Ladies are Getting Together

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.

7 thoughts on “The Pickled Ladies are Getting Together

  1. 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


  2. 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!


  3. 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!


  4. 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!


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