Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Magnificent Minis featuring Miss Minnie Sue Pickle

Disclaimer: The materials used to create this quilt were generously given to me by Island Batik, Aurifil, Hobbs, and Accuquilt.
Meet Miss Minnie Sue Pickle, my smallish sized Pickle Dish quilt.

 Miss Minnie Sue Pickle is my Island Batik Ambassadors challenge quilt for the month of February.  We were challenged to make our quilts 24" x 24" or less.  I pushed the limits and made mine exactly 24" x 24".

I selected brown, green, white, and pink as the main fabrics for this quilt.  I added in a variety of fabrics from the 5" wide rolls to spice things up.

This quilt did not have a lot of pieces I could cut with my new Accuquilt Go, but I did cut the pink border with my 1-1/2" strip cutting die.  I love how straight my border cuts come out when I use Accuquilt's strip dies.

My 9 year old is always ready to help.  He bagged and labelled my pieces.  He even added a flower to the label.

 Here is a close up of one of the Pickle Dish blocks.  Pickle Dish is a traditional quilt pattern.

 I paper foundation pieced all of the arcs. If you would like to learn about paper piecing, check out my tutorial, here:  How to Paper Foundation Piece

 Fun, folded quilt photo.

 It's been raining so much here, I felt blessed to have the sun out today.  We had nine rainy days in a row, and the weatherman is predicting another eight days of rain beginning tomorrow.  

I used Aurifil thread to quilt Miss Minnie Sue. I used the big white cone and also the brown thread all the way over on the left.

I also used Hobbs Thermore batting.  It works wonderfully for small projects as well as clothing.

While I was quilting, I ran into a small speed bump.  Oh kitty!  Ragamuffin is taking her job as quilting kitty in training seriously.

I quilted ziggy lines inside the pickle dish blocks and did an outline in the block corners.  I simply quilted the pink border with parallel lines. 

 I backed my quilt with Island Batik's Check it Out fabric.

 I used the same pink fabric for binding as I used in the border.

 Sew pretty!

Miss Minnie Sue Pickle

Quilt Stats:
Finished Quilt Size: 24" x 24"
Block Size:  5-1/2" x 5-1/2"
Fabric: Island Batik
Batting: Hobbs Thermore
Thread:  Aurifil

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  1. She is beautiful. Those are some really tiny pieces.

    1. Thank you, Vasudha. I loved making this quilt. The tiny arcs of triangles were paper foundation pieced. Have a lovely day.