It was always in my eyes one of those patterns that proper quilters made and the very first time I clapped my eyes on one I was in love. Not just love love but everlasting 'get me to the church on time' love. Which is pretty apt really as this pattern is also known as a double wedding ring.
So, the other day, while I was dreaming up a quilt house that my little embroidered skipity girl could go live in, I could not get the pickledish pattern out of my head. I weighed it all up and thought, let me try this in a trial sized mini quilt and I will see if can 'commit' to a full scale with bells on version.
Oddly, this pattern is not really that difficult to put together. I would even go so far as to say...............................I enjoyed it. Alot.
So, not surprisingly, I am going to get that ring on my finger and make that commitment to make a mummy quilt to go with my baby (no embroidery this time).
I was wondering............in a very hopeful kind of a way...............if any of you would like to join me???????????? Because you know how much more fun it is that way. Rather than little old me, stitching away all on my lonesome...........
Fancy it? Let me know if you do and I can go about drafting up the pattern for us all to do a bit of pickling - quilt style together.
Here as some more pics to (hopefully) convince you that you need one too :)
So what do you think?
Do you need one too?
Please say 'yes' and make my day................
Update : the pickledish quilt a long has now started. You can find part one with links to all other posts here.
Visit my flickr group to see everyone's progress here.