Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January 21, 2015

My first (sad) attempt at a pickle dish block. I used this free pattern. The arcs are paper pieced.

One of the biggest challenges was the very small scale of the parts, so I looked around for a larger version. I found this simplified version, called "Gypsy Kiss". It's almost a cross between a double wedding ring and a pickle dish pattern.

It was much simpler. The bottom block is my first attempt, the top one was next. I hope to improve with practice.

Here is what my friends at retreat added to the center!

Dec. 11, 2014

Wow, the holidays get so busy!

Gifts for friends....

Holiday block swaps...

Making slow progress on ongoing projects.