Thursday, November 12, 2015

Pickle Dish Finish!

I had been planning and working away at this wedding quilt for months. Orange for the groom, green for the bride. Who knew that Nature would cooperate to make its delivery date so compatible? If I had finished it on time, mid-October, I would have missed this photo op:

The autumn light is truly pickle-y! And here is the quilt on crunchy leaves:

And sitting in a patio chair:

The border, which my exchange student daughter helped me to pick, is Autumn Elegance: Pumpkin, by Jennifer Brinley of Studio E Fabrics. The pattern is from Kaffe Fassett's book, Quilt Romance.

After attending the wedding, I knew I had to have dinosaurs on the back. The bride wore brontosaurus earrings (well, maybe that was just the morning after--but still!) Nothing commercially available would satisfy....

...especially after I saw Virginia O's "Dare the Dinotastic" on Spoonflower.

It was a bit expensive, but worth every penny (Virginia O's other designs are pretty nifty, too).

No feeling quite so great as addressing a special package....

And getting it in the mail. Goodbye, Pickle Dish quilt. Have a great life reminding this couple every day how well their colors work together!

(special thanks to Sue Ellen Tuttle for her photography).