For a few months now I've been working on and off on units for Pickle Dish blocks.
The Pickle Dish units are basically the same as those which make a Double Wedding Ring except these have points instead of straight ends. For this reason it is considered to be a difficult unit to piece; however, paper piecing makes it very easy and precise.
The next step is not so easy, and probably won't be precise, when I sew the curved arcs onto a white background. I've hand pieced two Double Wedding Ring tops in the past, and so I know what to expect. But after seeing a Fons and Porter show on PBS I have a better understanding of how to use lots of pins and take my time stitching them on the machine.
For the most part I have used small, light colored prints, and when combined with white it looks "light and airy" (an HGTV term, :) Last week I ordered a roll of twenty seven , 6 x 43" strips in 1930s reproduction prints to give me more variety. Some of them look and feel almost like the feed sacks Mama used to make little dresses for me.
Always in paper piecing there is some waste when the backs of the pieces are trimmed. This is my box of trimmings:
Any bets on what I'll do with them?
Have a good day!