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    Christmas Pickle quilt...

    A little back story of this quilt: A good quilt "sister" of mine wanted to make this quilt...she tried to take a class, but would not have been able to go to the 1st meeting due to work constraints..I told her I would try and find the pattern for her..some great peeps here on qb helped me locate the book this quilt is in. I bought it, and my friend and I were discussing her making it. Some other quilters who had been in the class were listening and told us we would not be able to make this quilt without going to the class, as it was so difficult..My friend was offended, as she said no one really knows what someone elses skill level is...I agreed, and somehow was roped into making this quilt, too......So, I finally have it ready to border and then quilt...I also am eating crow, as I really only made the quilt to see if I could...but now I really think it is a pretty pattern...And, I will add that I am certainly not a "master quilter"...I know some of the arcs are a tad "pointy-arcy"...so, if there are quilt police looking, please no tickets or warnings......
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    Kif
    PS the very bottom is really not that crooked, its the way the quilt was hanging when I took the picture...
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    that is absolutely stunning! i love it!!!

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    You go girl. I think we can all do anything we set our minds to. And you just proved it. Wonderful job.

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    wow, that looks very difficult... very nicely done!
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    It is Stunning guess you showed them!!!
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    You did a great job on a difficult looking pattern! Nice to prove to ourselves we can do if it we try, isn't it? It's beautiful!

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    Wow, well done!!!!!
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    I think you did an totally awesome job on this quilt.

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    Stunning. Not for the faint of heart, for sure. You did a wonderful job.

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    I really like that pattern! Not sure if I can do the arc parts though. You did good!
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    Just beautiful. You did a great job

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    I'm crazy about this pattern! Hope to start one next year... after I get caught up!

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    Wow! This is outstanding.

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    You did a great job. I love it when you can prove someone wrong and it turns out that good.

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    Great job. Pretty quilt. Just goes to prove that it's like eating an elephant - one bite at a time.

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    Where's the pickle.....just kidding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamamama View Post
    I really like that pattern! Not sure if I can do the arc parts though. You did good!
    Thanks all! As far as the main arc with the points, they are paper- pieced...the part I had the toughest time with was squaring up the arc block after all the different curved arcs were put on...I even added 1/4" to the straight ends of each arc so I would have "extra room" if needed...but even with that it seemed that the next to last outer arc part (the thin one) and the paper-pieced arcs came up short...so, if anyone has any suggestions, please bring them on!! I have made New York beauty blocks in the past, there is a version of one in the upper corner of the sampler quilt in my avatar pic..but I didn't have the trouble I had with these...the other squares are pinwheels, which weren't bad to make at all...but after 120 of them I was ready to be done with them!!! LOL...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mzmama View Post
    Where's the pickle.....just kidding.
    Has to be a comedian in every group, eh??!! LOL...In the book it has the back story on why this quilt has that name...I also thought what a loony-toony name!! In Germany years ago people would have a blown glass pickle ornament on their tree...the 1st child to find it got to open up an extra gift..and if the family could only afford one gift, then the 1st one to find it got to open their gift 1st...
    K
    PS As I was mid way thru and trying to square up those arced paper-pieced blocks, my face probably looked like I had just taken a big bite of a sour dill pickle!! ..maybe that's the REAL reason it has that name...
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    Haven't other women learned don't ever doubt each other cause we'll kick the negativity right out of you! Very nice job. The only reason that you should need to take a class is if the instructions are poorly written.
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    It's absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love the colors, fabric. . . everything!!

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    It looks pretty difficult. It's beautiful and thanks for sharing it with us.
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    Was it paper pieced?

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    that is really a nice quilt great job!!!!
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    Stunning quilt! I am glad you had the spunk to prove them wrong!

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    kiffie,
    You are as charming as your quilt. I love the colors you chose and the pattern. Great job on you "challenge" quilt.
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