My taste in pickles has run to the sweet side for a long time. Gherkins were enjoyed from an early age. Bread-and-butter pickles, especially of the homemade variety, are also a favorite. This autumn my great grand nephew produced Carter's Kosher Dill Pickles as a fund-raiser and they turned out awfully well. So my pickle repertoire has grown.
This past summer when Judy and I were at quilt camp, we took a Pickle Dish class with Debby Kratovil. What we learned from this lady about paper piecing was life changing. I finished my project a couple of months ago and a friend from my guild quilted it for me. And I got it bound during some Christmas visiting.
Kevin quilted my other quilt camp project for me, too. But that is the topic for another post.
In other end-of-year news, you may remember my Triangles quilt. It became a flimsy, went off to Ohio to the gourmet quilter, and came home not long ago. I was thinking I would have to cut the sides to make them straight, but Sarah suggested I leave them jaggedy. I worried about the binding. Sarah pooh-poohed my worry. Operating on the principle of When You Lack Confidence In Yourself It Is Okay To Borrow A Friend's Confidence In You, I learned to make bias binding, machined it on, and have begun the hand-stitching part! Another upcoming post, but not before the year ends.