Monkey and I are having fun with a few purple reproduction fabrics and the next Inklingo shape collection.
I am hoping to be able to finish Pickle Dish in April, but it is already the 25th, so it is going to be tight. Yesterday, we had reached the point where I needed some samples for the photos, so we printed and stitched our way through three Inspector Morse DVDs. It was a great change of pace from being at the computer, and that was all it took to finish this block by hand with a running stitch, including printing the shapes. It has 12 inch rings, like the Inklingo Double Wedding Ring Shape Collection.
There are three different triangles—which are not really triangles because one edge of each has a slight curve.
The arcs are a breeze to stitch either by hand or by machine. By hand, each arc can be stitched continuously. By machine, they can be chain pieced. We are also including a paper piecing template, in an attempt to be open minded about a backwards, upsidedown method which we have never mastered.
The curves for Pickle Dish, aka Indian Wedding Ring, are just as easy as can be with Inklingo stitching lines and matching marks on the fabric.
The free Inklingo Double Wedding Ring Design Book will also be updated to include the Pickle Dish instructions. It is going to take a lot of self discipline to finish the computer work, with these Perfect Purple Pickles tempting me.
Monkey cannot say Perfect Purple Pickles three times in a row—or even once—but he likes this design.
It seemed appropriate to use reproduction fabrics in this old pattern. Does anyone know where the name Pickle Dish came from?
Linda & Monkey