I have learned that my Pickle Dish quilt project is not actually a Pickle Dish, but rather a Wedding Ring pattern. The knowledge crept up on me slowly, but finally I am left with no choice but to admit to being an idiot. Drat! I hate that, but making a wedding ring quilt was always on my bucket list too, so all is probably going to be well in the end.
More fans for what was formerly known
as my Pickle Dish Insanity quilt
Now I'm in a quandary as to the name since continuing to call it 'Pickle Dish Insanity' would probably just be confusing? On a good note, quite by accident I learned that sewing my fans or melons (or whatever those things actually are) to background music like Tanya Tucker, Eric Clapton, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill and BTO somehow made me forget about the fact that I intensely dislike foundation piecing. My quilting room is carved out of the (best) corner of my sons upstairs bedroom and so I don't ever always get to choose the background noise. How amusing to learn that the right music can actually increase production, especially in my case where I love and cherish the sounds of silence!
Prep work for The Big Broken Dish
I also surprised myself last evening by pulling out The Big Broken Dish and mulling over what needs to be done next. I know, check me for a fever. It's not that I'm really interested in appliqueing the words onto the borders of The Big Broken Dish just yet, but recently it has occurred to me that it has been a bit neglected. It would probably help if the letters were cut out and properly prepped for when that big moment of motivation does arrives as it always does eventually. I keep hearing rumors about our Pieceable Souls group getting together again this coming fall and this quilt is kind of tied in with our last project in the group. Motivation may come knocking sooner than later and won't I look good if progress has been made since the last time we met well over a year ago? lol