Over the holiday, I had a good look at the size of the Pickled Ladies top and decided to add a few more rows. These are the first three ladies that will be joining the group.
The arcs are in the process of being made and I hope to have them all done by the end of the week. Then it’s nothing but easy stitching, attaching them to the clamshells which are already prepared and waiting.
Having been through the process of grading the seams on the other Pickled Ladies all at once, this time I’m grading them as I go. It only takes a minute and makes a huge difference to the drape and weight of the quilt.
When each arc is finished I grade the seams of the two sides of each black triangle that are attached to the white triangles. I like to wait until the seam is stitched before grading it, mostly because having even seam allowances makes it easier to line up and stitch the pieces together. It also gives me the option of not grading a seam if a fabric seems to be of a slightly looser weave than others.
Once the arc is attached to the clamshell, I then grade the black seam that’s attached to the clamshell. A quick press and it’s done.
The window templates for the half clamshells for the edges are made and I’ve been auditioning fabrics with them. The arcs and partial arcs for the edge pieces are also ready to be stitched.
Baxter has lounging on the sofa down to an art form. Mr. Q.O. captioned this one, “Dinner ready yet, lady?”
Oh Baxter what a hard life you have!!!!
What do you do with all the quilts that you make?
Your work always amazes me….
That is an amazing quilt in progress! What will you do when it’s done? Start another one? 🙂
Baxter has “lounge cat” down to a science!
That quilt will be very spectacular when it’s done. I take it that is Baxter’s very own personal sofa? He looks as though he doesn’t want to share, just wants his own space to chill out.
I can’t believe how much you do, I am totally amazed! The ladies are spectacular and what a beautiful quilt it will be.
Love the photo of Baxter! And I’m so glad you’re adding more Pickled Ladies as I love them so much and it means I get to see more of them!
Your templates are a great idea! Oh, that Baxter… he is like my two pups, has his own lounging areas. lol I washed my pups beds yesterday and they love them right out of the dryer, all warm. Thank God for our pets. What a joy they are.