Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pips and Pickledishes


I guess it's an Aneela-project sort of month around here! I waited about one hot second after receiving my precious Sherbet Pips layer cake in the mail to start slicing and dicing. 


In anticipation of it's arrival I had already decided on the design I wanted to go for and ordered some coordinating Bella Solids in scarlet, sisters pink, grey, blue raspberry and popsicle. I'm liking the "snowballs and squares" look - I think it showcases the prints nicely and the solids give everything a little 'pop'. I love these fabrics so so so so much! This is about as far as I've gotten in piecing the rows. It's a little tedious so it's slow going.

And I'm a little late to the party, but you've all heard about Aneela's Pickledish quilt-along, haven't you?


Now these are fun to piece! I haven't sewn any blocks together yet so can't attest to the difficulty or lack thereof for the arc piecing, but I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. I've already tackled curves so I'm not too frightened.


I love having all of this Christmas mess strewn about my sewing room. I suppose it isn't yet appropriate to bust out the holiday decorations so this is tiding me over until after Thanksgiving. I started collecting all these holiday prints last year but never got around to them, but I'm hoping we have a nice little Pickledish Christmas quilt to cozy under during December. Realistically, that will probably be December  2011!!

I'd love to get sewing on all of this right now, but Lucy is sleeping and honestly, mama needs to go have a nap too!

16 comments:

  1. you are one busy girl!!! everything is looking awesome! check your email for a note from me...I know your box gets packed!!

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  2. both projects look great thus far- I can't wait to get my hands on some Sherbert Pips- yikes, April is so faaaaaaaaaaaaaar away!

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  3. Both gorgeous! Loving the pips design you've gone with! Hope you enjoyed your nap :)

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  4. Both of these look great! I am in love with the "Pips" can't wait to get my hands on some! Your Christmas quilt is going to be gorgeous!

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  5. Love the pickle dish quilt! Can't wait to see it.

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  6. are you kidding me? Where do I even begin to catch up? I am making a blessingway quilt for a friend. 30 9" squares all personalized..then can I learn what you know? Help me please... where should I begin :)...seriously...

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  7. I just love what you are cooking up...
    ; )

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  8. those are both seriously the cutest!! i love them both to pieces!!

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  9. I haven't seen the Pips before.... they are just TOO cute!!

    Love the quilt you are making with them too.

    SheilaC

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  10. I'm loving both of your projects - gorgeous!

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  11. Both of your projects are wonderful!! Can't wait to see both completed.

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  12. wow!!! those snowballs are fantastic!! and i just love love love your christmas quilt. seriously. love. :)

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  13. I absolutely love your Pips quilt - wow - I can't wait until that is released! And your pickle dish is another winner - that was a QAL I meant to join - keep us posted how scary those curves are!

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  14. the snowballs work perfectly with that line!

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