Saturday, 16 October 2010

One down ...

... three to go.
Here is the nameless red and yellow quilt that I made on one of the Christmas Quiltalong days.  I have mixed feelings about this quilt.  I love the design, and I have always wanted a red and yellow Christmas quilt.  These fabrics were brighter (much, much brighter) than I wanted, but I had to use them as I didn't have time to get any more before the Quiltalong.  Anyway, being me, finished making the top, and decided I didn't like it at all, it was much too bright.  Being me though, I decided it was going to be quilted and finished, even if it then spent the rest of its life in a cupboard.  So yesterday, I set Bertha to work on it. 
Now I've finished quilting it and taken it off the frame, and guess what?  I love it now.  When I looked at the photo, I could see what looked like Christmas Crackers in it, so that's what this quilt is now called, and we'll have no wisecracks about Sue's Crackers, thank you.

26 comments:

  1. Oh yes, that will really brighten up a dull winter's day, it's lovely. Well done for having the commitment to finish it!

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  2. It is beautiful. Aren't you glad you stuck with it and didn't hide it in some closet. I made a quilt for my sister-in-law that was very bright...orange, purple, lime green. I was almost embarrassed to give it to her because it was so bright. But I told her I wanted something that would match her personality: bright, cheerful, fun and exciting.

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  3. I am so glad to have found your blog ... I love your "Crackers" quilt. These colors look so great together.

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  4. Sunny and bright....makes me happy!

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  5. You and Bertha did a great job -- it's a lovely quilt!

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  6. Sure glad you're finished that quilt. It is wonderful. I love bright quilts and this one fills your heart with sunshine on dull winter days!

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  7. I think you are a bit like me...can't stand having an unfinished project!

    I love bright and cheery, and usually tend to go to them first at shows and such. I just need to be brave enough to try some more often!

    This is a fun quilt!

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  8. very pretty. love the design.

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  9. It's a gorgeous quilt Sue - I'm glad you fell in love with it after it was quilted.

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  10. Beautiful quilt. Gorgeous colour. Yes it does look like Christmas crackers - Nice name.
    Hugs
    Nat

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  11. it does look great...aren't you glad you finished it

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  12. I find this reall riveting stuff :-)xxx

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  13. Striking quilt & design. I do so love it. Colors are so vibrant. Great job Sue.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  14. Ohhhh! I love the colors--the design and the impact of this quilt.

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  15. I like the colors. Makes me think about juicy oranges, yum!

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  16. It's a great quilt! I'm glad you decided that you liked it once Bertha was done with it.

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  17. It looks great. It just goes to show that quilting really does make the quilt

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

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  18. I think you have a stunning quilt for the holidays. I don't think it's so Christmasy that you couldn't keep it out longer. I really like it. It is a beautiful pattern. The name's cute,too:)

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  19. Its a great finish Sue! A real 'Cracker'! :)

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  20. Sue!! That quilt is beautiful! I LOVE the colors!! You did a wonderful job on the quilting too!!

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  21. I'm with you. . . I don't like bright, bright, bright. I'm sure after a few years of wear and tear, it will become the lovely well-worn quilt you were hoping for!

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  22. Oh, Miss Sue, another beautiful (and yes very bright) quilt! Although I don't get the crackers joke (is it a British thing?!), I'm loving the quilt!

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  23. I can tell you and speaking from experience....the nine patch center quilt I have on my side bar of my blog was a top I thought for sure would never be quilted. I wasn't impressed with my top after all the work. It was one of the first things I quilted on Gam...I needed tops to practice on....I LOVE IT! The quilting really can make a top and I bet this is what happened with yours too right?!! It is wonderful...fresh, bright and cheerful!!

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  24. Ohhhhhh I just love this quilt....you did a fantastic job!

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  25. Yay for a finish!! You sound soooooooo much like me. I swear, I end up disliking color choices a lot when I am working on a project and then usually love it when I am done. Gorgeous quilt!!

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  26. Very nice well don i love pinwheel
    Hugs Janice

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