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Thread: Christmas Pickle quilt

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    Christmas Pickle quilt

    I am just starting a Christmas Pickle quilt that I hope to be able to complete to have in our annual quilt show in April. Has anyone done this quilt? If so any suggestions that might make it easier for me? I am not really a paper piecer, but am up for the challenge. The paper piecing part of this quilt seems like it is not too difficult

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    sorry havent made one good luck!!
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    Can you show a pic of the pattern?? I've never heard of a Christmas Pickle quilt.

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    I hadn't heard of it either, until I googled it. Wow, it is a beautiful quilt! http://www.homespunhearth.com/detail...ct_id=ZB-POS65

    Here's one in different colors - makes it a little easier to see the pattern - http://my.hgtv.com/share-my-quilt/Se...i?oid=20940338

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    I think several board members have made this quilt, and am hoping they can offer tips. I made a quilt to enter into our annual quilt show last ar that really challenged me. And this one will also, I am sure. I started the other one in Feb, took two weeks to make the top and then shipped it off to Charisma for quilting. I a allwing myself a little more time for this one. Our show is n April.

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    Looks like too many HSTs for me. They are pretty, good luck.
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    Linda Frantz has this pattern available in her Inklingo program. Check it out.

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    I did that quilt a couple of years ago for a pp'ing class. It really isn't that bad - the arcs are pretty skinny but mine went together fairly well. Since it's paper pieced it's quite accurate. The HST's are generally the issue so I would recommend cutting them larger and trimming down just to be on the safe side - unless, of course, you have mastered those! I have not. Now, if I could only figure out how I want to quilt mine??? I hand quilt so it's been a challenge to come up with a design that won't detract from the quilt or make me crazy with managing a bazillion seams. Thus, it's still a flimsy.

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    Oh, my! I just looked at the pattern on line. What a gem! My to do list is so long but my Christmas pickle niece would love this quilt.

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/blocks-...t-t199410.html

    Check out this thread where we are all doing PP NYB.
    this is my first PP'ing project and it is so doable.
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    Smile Desigh Wall

    I have made 3 of these and just love the pattern.
    If you are using scrappy fabric the best thing I would recommend is to use a design wall.
    That will make it easier to get all the fabric moved around better.
    Do not just make the blocks and think that they will go together. I did that and got all the light yellow in one corner.

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    Why is it called a Christmas Pickle quilt?
    :-)
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    I failed miserably in my one attempt to make a pickle dish quilt. I love the quilt and would definitely try paper piecing if I ever work up the nerve to try again.

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    Oh my...............I have to make this! I am not very good at paper piecing but should be by the time I finish this quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WMUTeach View Post
    Oh, my! I just looked at the pattern on line. What a gem! My to do list is so long but my Christmas pickle niece would love this quilt.
    NJ quilter said what I was going today. It's a beautiful quilt with a New York beauty and hst. You'll love it!

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    That's a beautiful pattern!
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    Sorry, I haven't heard of this. It does look interesting, googled it...

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    good luck! it looks pretty complicated but paper piecing should simplify matter, make sure you have lots of fabric.

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    Never heard of it till now. Wow! Very beautiful, good luck with your project.
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    I made one.....thought it took an incredible amount of fabrics. I found the skinny arc difficult. One key I found was that it is very necessary to make sure the directional arrows (laying it out on the grain)is very important. Good luck. I quit after doing a bunch. It was stressing me too much to keep going. I'll try to post a picture....
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    I've been going to a quilting retreat now for three years and this one lady has brought this same Christmas Pickle pattern to work on each time. It has scared me a bit about doing this but it is an absolutely beautiful pattern for sure.
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    Love this pattern! Do take your time with PP'ing the arcs. It will work, and you will be so pleased with the results no matter what color way you choose!
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    Wow! That looks like quite a challenge. Please post a photo when you finish it.

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    Is there a link to this? To the Linda Frantz information??

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    Last edited by Battle Axe; 11-22-2012 at 07:09 AM.

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