Last fall Tracy and I went down to the AQS show in Des Moines. Fell in love with a lot of quilts, but this one, "Christmas Pickle" by Dreamspinners caught my eye. I bought the pattern thinking I had enough greens in my stash to make it. When I started pulling out fabrics, my greens were blue greens and seemed to all be the same value. So I ended up ordering a kit. All of January 2010 was spent piecing this. To make the pinwheel blocks, I overcut the triangles and then trimmed the squares to size. Tracy quilted it for me and made it come to life. I guess some others liked it too as it got Grand Champion at our county fair. That's a first for me. If I remember right,Tracy got a Grand Champion on her Island Sunrise wall hanging that I pieced and she quilted. I think we're a team! There were enough leftover pieces to make four more blocks, so I used purples instead of the reds and hung it in our bathroom as it matches the colors in there. There is still a box of green fabric leftovers. This one will hang in our living room during the Christmas season. Always fun to have something new to hang up.