More Half Pickled Ladies

The final eight half clamshell pickles are done – so now it’s time to start sewing them on to the top. But first, here are the final eight.

I was happy to find so many of my floral fabrics had flowers small enough for all the clamshell pickles, including all the partial ones. Some very small.

Some quite a bit larger.

Some light.

Some darker.

Lots of roses, large …

… and small.

Another light one.

And one of my favourites.

Now that all the half Pickled Ladies are done, it’s time for lots of curved piecing and continuous stitching as I start sewing them on…

…the Pickled Ladies top all made with the Inklingo 6″ Clamshell Pickle collection. It’s not a great picture as my temporary “design wall” is flannel taped to a door and the flash altered the colours quite a bit. By the time I have the top finished, I’m going to sort out a better place to have a design wall where pictures with some natural light can be taken.

“Pickled Quilters”

Jake was having an after dinner snooze.

While Baxter was – well, you decide. Was he hiding from the camera or holding his paw while he washed it?

20 thoughts on “More Half Pickled Ladies

  1. I’m so glad to
    See you blogging again, my friend. I adore this quilt !
    Simply beautiful! Always love seeing the art of mr. QO
    Lol see
    The gator still makes appearances-ha
    Always a chuckle with his work.
    Very talented.
    Your kitties are beautiful!

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    • Thank you! This quilt will be definitely a favourite when I get it finished. There’s still a little way to go – adding the edge pieces and then the borders. ‘Gator definitely is still making appearances – Mr. Q.O.’s doing ‘toons all the time.

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    • I’ve been thinking about quilting designs – the one that keeps coming to mind is maybe outline quilting the flower that’s the centre of each of the clamshells and maybe stitch in the ditch around the triangles. But I’m not 100% sold on either of those ideas! And then the borders will add another level to it – so I’m going to wait until the entire top is done to decide!

      Cathi

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    • Thank you! I know I’m going to love it when it’s done – and I don’t think I’m too far away from that being the case, but the borders may slow me down a bit.

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  2. The pickled ladies are very nice, but Baxter….he’s a good laugh! My Sunny does the same thing. Those wayward appendages……
    You’ve just about gotten my fingers itchin’ to be stitchin’.

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    • Eeek – ice?? No!! Anyway, spring is finally here so I refuse to think about ice now for months and months. 🙂 While I often use the grass on the roof garden to show quilts on, this time I’m thinking of something indoors and less dependent upon it being a sunny and not windy day so that my quilts aren’t in danger of being blown off the roof garden!

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  3. I am fascinated by all you have done with the pickled clams. I have some questions. How do you get the 2 colors on the top arch? What I have seen from Inklingo the arches come together. I am so captivated by this. Please share

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    • There are actually two different “triangles” used in the arcs above the clamshells, plus two very small ones used at the ends of each arc. So all that’s needed is to print the two different types of triangles in different colours – and all those shapes, and more, are all part of the Inklingo Clamshell Pickle collections. I put “triangles” in quotations as one side of them is very gently curved so they’re not, strictly speaking, triangles but for ease of reference they’re referred to as triangles.

      Take a look at this post to see the pieced arcs – I think the two pictures of the front and back of some of the pieced arcs may give you a better idea. If you have more questions, let me know!

      Cathi

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    • Thank you!! I can hardly wait now to finish this one!! I get the sense that perhaps more and more people are starting to find out just how attractive hand piecing is, especially thanks to Linda and Inklingo!

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