Sunday, 14 November 2010

Christmas Crackers Edited to add something important

You all know how I can't resist entering a quilt show on-line, so here I go again.  SewCalGal is holding a virtual Christmas Quilt show, and I reckon there will be hundreds of entries which means there will be loads of eye candy for us all.  Anyone is welcome to enter (there's all sorts of prizes if you do,) but even if you don't want to enter, do go and make yourself a coffee then settle down to enjoy the show here.
Edited to add that if you enter and you are one of the people who took part in any of the Christmas Quiltalongs, please mention that in your post and SewCalGal is going to give you an extra chance to win in the draw for all those wonderful prizes.  If you don't want to mention that, don't worry, I've just made up a new rule, which is that I'll have your extra chances instead.  (I'm sure that's OK isn't it Ms SewCalGal?)

My entry is a quilt I have called Christmas Crackers.  I  have always wanted a red and gold Christmas quilt and this year I decided it was the year to stop wishing and start making.  It is my own design, and I made it during one of my Christmas Quiltalong days.

Then I long-arm quilted it, and finished the binding on last night so I could show it today.  (I am great at leaving things to the last minute!) When I took some close up photos of the quilting I realised the gold/red/gold rectangles outside the pinwheels looked a bit like Christmas Crackers, and so this quilt got its name.

Before I finish this post, I would like to thank SewCalGal very much for hosting this show, which I know is going to be another cracker!

57 comments:

  1. I love the idea of a red and gold quilt for Christmas. The colours and so warm and rich. Love the design you have created and your beautiful work with the long arm quilting.
    great name, too!!

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  2. How creative this is! Your quilt taught me that not all Christmas quilts need to be red and green. ^^

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  3. Having seen this 'in the flesh' the other day I can confirm it is a real cracker of a quilt! Well done for getting the binding finished in time.

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  4. I love your Christmas Crackers quilt. I was going to enter the show too, but it's not the right time for me right now so will just have to enjoy everyone else quilts - Thanks for sharing Sue - Hugs Nat

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  5. So festive! Love the pattern, and it does look like Christmas Crackers!

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  6. Perfect name for this quilt I see the Crackers in it...Nice to see a Christmas quilt other than red and green.

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  7. Your quilt has a bit of vintage look to it. I like it!

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  8. Great Work Sue. This is a really pretty pattern, two thumbs up for you.

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  9. Love your quilt. It's beautiful!!

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  10. Just lovely!! You always crack me up...even without your Crackers quilt!!
    Take care!
    Paulette

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  11. I love yellow, it's my favorite color. Here in the south, everything is painted gold for Christmas! Thanks for reminding me of the rule #7, I edited my entry. Keep up the great work.

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  12. It's beautiful and now it's done so you can enjoy it during the holidays.

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  13. It's time to begin using that beautiful quilt. It's gorgeous.

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  14. Gorgeous color combination!

    Thank you for sharing,

    SheilaC

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  15. What a great quilt Sue! And I love your name too. :-)

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  16. What a great pattern. I've been checking in on your sew along, great fun. Thanks.

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  17. love your colors!
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  18. Sue, this is just delightful...and I would certainly consider it for our spring banner choice as it is sew bright....at Stash Manicure..
    Sew glad Darlene sent U off a note

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  19. I swear you can never have enough gold/yellow in your life - how festive!!!!

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  20. I love the colors in this!! It's a great entry; good luck on winning!

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  21. This is bright and cheery.....just like Christmas! Very nicely done.

    Happy sewing

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  22. I love your quilt,it`s wonderful.Well done

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  23. Love your quilt. The design looks wonderful in your color choice.

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  24. Great holiday colors...sweet quilt!

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  25. Very festive colors, and I agree the gold/red/gold rectangles look like a Christmas Cracker. Perfect name! Great design, too.

    ...Karen

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  26. You know I just love this quilt!~

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  27. Love the colors and your cheerful blog. The name is fun. Love Lois

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  28. LOVE your Christmas Crackers! Love the colors, love the pattern and the name is perfect!
    Just wonderful and so very festive!
    Lola

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  29. So bright & cheerful.Thank you for sharing...

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  30. I love the fun colors of your quilt

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  31. Very nice... cheerful colors too!

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  32. I love the red and yellow theme. Great Christmas quilt!!

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  33. My first round robin was of a red and gold/yellow theme! I love your quilt!

    I LOVEEEE the quilting on the quilt in your header!

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  34. Great idea...so different from what we usually see in Christmas quilts!

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  35. Looks like you were really thinking "outside the box" to come uP WITH A DIFFERENT SLANT.

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  36. Love the colors and how you placed the squares.

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  37. Love the color and the pattern. Very festive!

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  38. Such happy colors! The pattern is fantastic, too!

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  39. Cheerful Christmas quilt with a really cute name. Love it. Thanks for sharing in the Christmas Quilt Show and all your help with your Christmas Quilt-along to get them sharing in the show too!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  40. I love how the pinwheels are kind of "sashed" to make them really pop! Great quilt!Thank you for sharing the yumminess!

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  41. Great looking quilt! It sparkles! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  42. That is a great quilt. You did a great job!
    Elzaan

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  43. Love your quilt and the red and gold is a fabulous color choice!

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  44. Wonderful quilt. The red and gold has such a classy look.

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  45. Very Pretty Sue! I love to see red and yellow together, it's such a happy color combination.

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  46. Love the color combo and how fun to use the yellows in place of green for Christmas colors. A real fire-cracker!!!

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  47. I love the red and gold colors. Very beautiful pattern.

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  48. This is a stunning Christmas quilt, Sue!

    Thanks for visiting my Christmas Quilt Tour post. :)

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