Pickle Dish Variation Quilt
72 inches x 72 inches
A new week and a new quilt project. This quilt is my take on a traditional Pickle Dish Quilt. There are many variations of Pickle Dish Quilts, some of which require advanced sewing techniques, however my design is a simplified version with none of the traditional Pickle Dish block components whilst still having some semblance of this popular design.
This quilt is made up of just two patchwork blocks - a Drunkard's Path Block and a Quarter Star Block made with two Triangle in a Square units. For both blocks I have worked with light (and low volume) and dark fabrics, thereby creating contrast to allow the pattern to emerge. For example, for the Quarter Star blocks I have used a low volume fabric for the background, and for the Drunkard's Path blocks I have used two color fabrics, with the smaller circle part of this block being the darker of the two fabrics.
|Quarter Star Blocks with two Triangle in a Square Units|
And the great thing is all fabrics are either from my scrap bin or from stash. Admittedly it took quite some time to pull from stash the fabrics required for this scrappy quilt, as well as the cutting of the fabrics. I tried not to over-think the light/dark aspect of each block, making snap decisions about fabric and color contrast based on a "first glance".
I absolutely love how this quilt top has turned out! I have really enjoyed working on the blocks and playing with the layout of the blocks. The quilt top turned out to be quite big - 72 inches by 72 inches - certainly bigger than what I usually aim for, but the layout required an even number of rows for a better overall effect and I went with the flow. Big quilt tops are no trouble to make, but it is the basting and the quilting of these bigger quilts that usually makes me re-think the quilt size!
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