Free Pattern – Foundation-Pieced Pickle Dish Block


pickle dish blockHere’s a Pickle Dish block pattern inspired by the very first issue of The Quilt Life! Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims held their first TQL Cook-Off in April, 2010. The color was green and Alex chose a recipe for her dad’s dill pickles as her challenge recipe.

You won’t be in a pickle when you try this foundation-pieced Pickle Dish block pattern. Using paper foundations makes precision piecing no problem. Dig into your fabric stash for a fun multi-color pickle-point blend!

The pattern makes 9″ (finished) blocks. If you enjoy the look and easy foundation-piecing of this pattern, you’ll love making a whole quilt full! It’s also the perfect size for a small 9″ x 36″ table runner when you make just four, or table-topper of any size, then bind as you please. It’s a good idea to always check your printed template for size accuracy as printers occasionally seem to have minds of their own.

pickle dish block

Click HERE to download the instructions and full-size templates for the Pickle Dish block.

Want some help with curved piecing melon shapes like in the Pickle Dish block? Check out our Double Wedding Ring 101 article for step-by-step photo tutorials. The principles are the same for Pickle Dish as they are for Double Wedding Ring!

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I am so excited to try this pickle dish paper piecing! Thank you for sharing the pattern!