Friday, 26 October 2012

Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Fall 2012

 I haven’t entered the Blogger’s Quilt Festival before but decided to join in the fun this time round! I’m very much looking forward to all the quilt candy that will be on display.

I couldn’t decide on a quilt to share for the festival, so decided to make one! This is a mini that I have been planning on for awhile. The festival just gave me the push to actually do it!

So: we’ve had Too Pretty for Pickles – the pillow edition – now I give you:

 Too Pretty for Pickles – the mini quilt edition!

Too Pretty for Pickles mini quilt

I used Cuzco mini charms again – picking out all the purple and blue prints. These are matched with Bella Solids in Amelia Purple and Peacock. The centre and the binding are Bella Solid in Berrylicious.

Too Pretty for Pickles mini quilt on the line

I have always loved the Pickle Dish pattern, but wasn’t game to take on all those curves. So I decided to simplify it. This is my version of the Pickle Dish pattern – but with no curves (and still paper pieced of course). You can find the pattern listed in my Craftsy shop. I don’t think the name Pickle Dish sounds nice enough for such a pretty design, so I named mine Too Pretty for Pickles.
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Too Pretty for Pickles closeup FMQ

I attempted some FMQ in the flower borders. Little double loopy things that I hope vaguely resemble a peacock tail feather. The rest of the quilting is my standard straight line.

Too Pretty for Pickles Petal close up

The backing fabric is some more of Kate Spain’s gorgeous work – Terrain this time. It goes beautifully with the Berrylicious.

Too Pretty for Pickles Terrain backing

Some details on this little mini quilt:
Too Pretty for Pickles
Measures 15” square
Paper pieced block
Designed, pieced and quilted by me
For the mini quilt/wallhanging categories

Too Pretty for Pickles

A happy little mini quilt featuring lots of my favourite things. Now the big decision - where to hang it?!



  1. Cute Kristy! Definitely my kinds of colours. :)

  2. Love the block you chose for the mini quilt!

  3. Beautiful fabric choices, the colors are lovely!

  4. I guess I found the answer to my question from previous post, lol.

  5. It is lovely and I love the fact you got a PP quilt in the festival!

  6. Lovely mini!! Such a cute design

  7. Such a super fun mini quilt! I love the colors!

  8. you are so good at naming quilts!! Beautiful work and i think you chose the perfect backing. Happy weekend to you!!

  9. Beautiful design and I love the jewel-like colours in the fabrics!

  10. What a fun mini! I especially love the colors. Very cool!

  11. What a great quilt - I love the colours. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Very sweet! I love Kate Spains' colours and you've put them together in a lovely way.

  13. Gorgeous colours. Your mini looks great.

  14. That is beautiful! Great colors! #76

  15. Great mini quilt! Love the Kate Spain backing fabric.

  16. Lovely. Nice design, fabrics and colors. Thanks for sharing and have a great day


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