Pickle Dish

I was browsing through some old quilt magazines today and came across an antique pickle dish block quilt.  I’ve always been attracted to this pattern, but have never had the time or patience to make it.  Well, now I have–not in cloth of course.  (I’ll just have to add this to the other 99 quilts I would like to make).  I’ve  added some rose “appliques” to my version here.  The triangles spikes and the curves makes a very pleasing design that I just love.  Image

Quilt Block 3 Ducks and Ducklings

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Quilt Block 3  Ducks and Ducklings

The name of this block was of course my inspiration for this little pic. No mystery here. I do wonder about the name though. Are the large triangles supposed to be the ducks and the smaller ones the ducklings? It is a mystery to me how most blocks got their name.