Hello and welcome if you're visiting for the first time from Amy's wonderful Bloggers' Quilt Festival! Feel free to say a while and have a look around.
I'm not blogging a new quilt for BQF this time, unfortunately. But I am blogging a favourite.
I made this mini quilt for the For the Love of Solids Modern Swap on Flickr. There's a longer process post here if you'd like lots of detail. But the short of it is that the block is a Pickle Dish, hence the quilt's name. I found the inspiration in a Kaffe Fasset book - Quilt Romance. The inspiration quilt was done in patterned fabric, but as soon as I saw the block I knew that's what I wanted to make for my partner.
The quilting was a challenge to figure out - I was leaning toward free-motion somethingorother, but my quilty friends helped and I went in a totally different direction. What a great decision! I love how the quilting makes the block look spiky and adds a New York Beauty-esque layer to the overall look.
I hope you enjoyed my quilt and please be sure to visit the other fantabulous creations that are being shared in the Festival (500 as I write this post!).