I have a really tall pile of quilts I’ve finished from my quilt-life crisis last winter, and I smile every time I walk by. Wasabi Pickle is the latest one I added to the stack.
The pattern for Wasabi Pickle is from Melissa at Polkadot Chair for her Choose Happiness quilt along last year. Normally when I see a “rainbow” quilt, I go all in on making my own rainbow version. But I saw this in two colors in my mind for whatever reason. Using Kona’s Wasabi and Pickle as a combination for a whole quilt intrigued me. So I got to work and then came up with a really creative name for this one!!
My favorite part of the two-color design option is the Paprika binding. It’s a great way to frame my quilt with a little bit of pop.
I am Not a Piecing Rockstar!
If you look closely at the quilt, you can see a small boo boo in the construction. Oops!!
Of all the quilts I’ve finished lately, they all seem to have this sort of mistake in them. I must have been in such a hurry to get everything off my WIP list that I just wasn’t paying attention like I should.
Yummy Colors & Quilting
It wasn’t until I did the mini blocks in the center at the end that I really knew my color choice was so perfect! I did this wavy-line quilting with my walking foot. When I adjusted the pressure on my presser foot to zero, there was absolutely no drag, and easing the quilt side to side was a breeze.
I added the border onto the original pattern to make this a cuddly 60X60 throw size. It stays folded up next to the couch so I can snuggle under it while watching TV.
When I take a quilt out for a photo shoot, I do everything I can to get all the glamour shots! It was such a beautiful day, and I got to wave at all the neighbors driving by while they were trying to figure out what I was up to.