Monday 3 June 2013

Pickled Patchsmith welcomes Zakka 2.0

Pickled Patchsmith pieced a pair of patchwork peppers. 

Did pickled Patchsmith piece a pair of patchwork peppers? 

If pickled Patchsmith pieced a pair of patchwork peppers,
Where’s the pair of patchwork peppers pickled Patchsmith pieced?

......... and more to the point do they contain gingham?
If you must know the pair of patchwork peppers this Patchsmith pieced are being used as we speak.  And technically – no, they do not contain gingham (shock, horror!).  They do contain checked fabrics though but no gingham - not in the first week.
A shaped coaster is always fun to use and these were fun to make. I made a cardboard template of the pieces so that I could draw around them easily.  This really speeded things along.  I chose to make a pair in my favourite colours – red and green, but as peppers also come in yellow and orange there is enough colour choice for a quartet.  What a great start to the Zakka 2.0 sew-along.

p.s.  I wasn't really 'pickled' (slang for 'merry on wine') - it was just for the purposes of the tongue twister that I used this word.  I was going to use 'perfect' or 'pretty' but daughter pointed out that we have trade-description laws in this country!

p.p.s. Check out this week's host, Sew Take a Hike's blog for a nifty way to turn these coasters into pot pads!    


  1. Excellent tongue twisting start to our SAL>

  2. Thanks for the note on pickled. I had no idea :-) Pretty peppers! I haven't passed the first stage yet. Choosing fabrics is time consuming process, lol.

  3. You'd have to be pickled to say those aren't perfectly pretty! LOVE them so much!!!

  4. I love your blog post!! That is very clever!

  5. Perfectly prepared, Pickled Patchsmith Poet-ster!! Your peppers are really cute!!

    What is the difference between gingham and checks?

    Very cute coasters, and I am going to use the template for cutting the pieces, too.


  6. LOL!! I love this post! And I love how your pepper coasters turned out. I will be making miine soon!

  7. These are so cute! I love all the gingham!

  8. Your blogs bring smiles to my face - Thank you for sharing so much - and allowing us to purchase your patterns at such great prices. I am on the verge of purchasing the beach huts - I just love them - Just have soooooooooooooo many projects started- Blessings - Jane