Saturday, May 16, 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Hand Quilted Pickle Dish

Pickle Dish
67 x 67


Pattern from Kaffe Fassett's book Quilt Romance

This is a wedding quilt for my granddaughter's hope chest.  (She's only 10 years old now so it will be a few years before she sees it) 


It is hand quilted.  I used stencils to mark some of the quilting and in other sections. 


I'm still working to perfect my stitches. Right now I'm trying for consistent size. Later I will try for smaller and smaller stitches.  I love hand quilting. It is so relaxing and gives a quilt a lovely texture.  And somehow I think it puts me in touch with my ancestors. 


As with most of my quilts...this was a learning experience...curves, paper piecing, hand quilting...I'm hoping I'm still alive when my granddaughter gets married but if not I will be there in the spirit of this quilt. 



This is my entry for the Hand Quilted Category at 


24 comments:

Julierose said...

This is a beautiful entry; I love the oranges and pinks--and I think your quilting is lovely...what a great gift!! hugs, Julierose

Nana said...

What a beautiful quilt and a lovely thought that I am sure that your granddaughter will cherish forever...Keep up the good work on the hand quilting.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

I am glad that you entered this...it is such a gorgeous quilt!! :)

Quilting Babcia said...

A beautiful quilt! I love the idea of getting the grandchildren's wedding quilts finished early. Need to get started on some myself since I'll most likely be in my early 90s by the time they get married.

belarmina said...

Nieta afortunada !!!
Es una colcha preciosa
saludos

gayle said...

Ya know, I've been looking at all the pickle dishes out there in the world, and teetering on the brink of yes-yes-wanna-make and no-no-don't-fall-down-that-rabbithole. But I think this one is pushing me right over the edge into gotta-make territory. It's just flat-out gorgeous!

Julianne said...

Gorgeous! She is one lucky girl!

desertskyquilts said...

How beautiful it is! So bright and full of a feeling of hope when I look at it. It's everything a wedding quilt should be. And you have it done in plenty of time. =) A beautiful job. You are approaching hand quilting just exactly right. Even first! Switching to a smaller size needle helps once you've established rhythm and evenness. Or it helped me get smaller, anyway. I can't go quite as small any more! LOL

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful, colorful quilts in two days. You are an inspiration. Your granddaughter is one lucky little girl. Thanks for sharing.
cindy

einfach bunt said...

This is such a beautiful quilt!

PaulaB quilts said...

This quilt reminds me of a carnival ride, turning and swirling and bright movement. It is a real treasure for your granddaughter. Congratulations!

audrey said...

This is such a great quilt. I love, love, love the background print mixed with the lovely scrappy look! I'm like you, just trying to keep my stitches consistent.:)

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

What a kind Grandma / Nana you are, thinking ahead for your granddaughter. I'm sure she'll love it with all those beautiful Kaffe fabrics in it. The hand quilting really does make it special, and it also means that there's a plenty of you in that quilt too. Lovely.

Ann said...

It is such an exuberant quilt! Lovely quilt, lovely story. Something for your granddaughter to cherish through the years.

Sally T said...

So completely wonderful. You've brought out my favorites for the festival...Thank you!

Kate Yates said...

Wow! This is gorgeous, a pickle dish quilt is on my quilty bucket list. I love that you handquilted this, I also find it very relaxing!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful quilt, I love the colors.

Edith said...

Oh my, this pickle dish is amazing, I just love the colours.

Writingmom said...

Such a cheerful, happy quilt!

Quiltdivajulie said...

LOVE !!!

Sewfrench said...

Yes, Yes, Yes, You are the reason my next long term project will be a PDQ!! Thank you for sharing and thank you for continuing the hand quilting tradition!

Gazynia said...

Amazing!!!

Jenny M said...

Stunning! I love everything about this quilt...the colours, the placement of your colours and the hand quilting. Such a beautiful gift for your Granddaughter.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A wonderful quilt! It's bold & bright, and I love all your hand quilting!