Monday, 28 November 2011

Christmas Quilts.

Woohoo, SewCalGal's Christmas Quilt Show is open, so here are my entries.

This first quilt could be considered a shameless plug for my book, Pick Four!

It is one I designed for the book and was made and quilted by my friends Lis and Drew.  Almost every woman would love to be given diamonds as a present, but I also had a wish for a red and gold Christmas quilt, so I called this design Diamonds for Christmas.






 This close up shows the gorgeous quilting that Lis did, using a gold thread.










The other quilt I want to show is this one, called Christmas Wreaths, which I made during our 2011 Christmas Quiltalong days.  As soon as I saw this design (called Over and Under) in Scrap Basket Sensations, by Kim Bracket I  imagined it done in red.  I had hoped to have it quilted before the show, but that has not happened, so I'll show it as a flimsy.  Hopefully if you come back in a couple of weeks I'll have it quilted, bound and displayed on a chair.

I hope you are enjoying all the wonderful quilts that will be on show, thank you for visiting, and thanks too to SewCalGal for organising the show and to the generous sponsors who have donated some great prizes. Don't forget to visit SewCalGal here to see the details of how you could win a prize just by looking at quilts, voting for your favourite, etc.

75 comments:

  1. Both quilts are beautiful! I have your book (it's dog-eared now!) and love the designs. "Diamonds for Christmas" is one of my favorites. Your "Christmas Wreaths" is also beautiful...will look forward to seeing it finished! Thanks for sharing these lovely quilts.

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  2. Both quilts look great. I love the idea of having diamonds for Christmas. And Christmas Wreaths looks very effective, too.

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  3. The quilts look wonderful, Sue! And I'm looking forward to seeing the wreath quilt finished! Great job!

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  4. Great quilts, love the red and yellow together.

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  5. Love both quilts and so happy to see that you too have a quilt that you want to finish before Christmas.

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  6. Hi Sue! These two quilts are gorgeous! I think I see a book purchase in my future! Diamonds for Christmas is calling my name.

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  7. Both are super quilts. Just love the Over/Under in the red and hope your finish in time for Christmas.

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  8. The Diamonds for Christmas quilt is a treasure. It's a beautiful design and beautifully made.

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  9. Both quilts are beautiful!! All the reds in the Christmas Wreaths is so pretty.

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  10. Those are two beauties Sue! I may have to try that Christmas Wreaths pattern.

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  11. Beautiful work - thank you for sharing.

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  12. Your diamonds are very very beautiful.

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  13. Lovely quilts...the quilting is exceptional.....

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  14. These are gorgeous. Nice work!

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  15. Beautiful quilts....the quilting on the Diamonds for Christmas one is just stunning!

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  16. Diamonds for Christmas is a real beauty!

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  17. GReat job!! Just beautiful!!! Hugs

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  18. Shameless plugs are the best kind. The quilts are beautiful and looks like they were a lot of fun to do!

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  19. You can shout it from the roof tops if you like...no shame in that!!! :-)

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  20. I love both of your selections. Your book is filled with great designs. Several of them are on my "Someday" list.

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  21. Love that Christmas wreath pattern! Beautiful quilts!

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  22. I love your red and white quilts Sue. They are both gorgeous!

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  23. Both quilts are gorgeous, love how you used yellow and red together.

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  24. Yay for the shameless plug! I need to get to making some quilts from your book. More plugs! Everyone needs to buy your book!

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  25. Queste trapunte sono veramente stupende!
    Ciao

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  26. What great quilts. Red and gold are two of my favs for Christmas.

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  27. Goodness those Diamonds for Christmas are stunning!! And the quilting is amazing.

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  28. LOVE your Diamonds For Christmas quilt. Yes, the quilting is just amazing!!!!! Looks like kitty prefers Christmas Wreaths. :-)

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  29. Diamonds for Christmas is one of my favourites from your book.

    (There being no such thing as co-incidence) earlier today I was trying to work out what fabrics to put with the pinwheel blocks I made ages ago.

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  30. Pretty! And you know it's a good project when it gets the feline stamp of approval. ;D

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  31. Oh, these are 2 fabulous entries in the show.

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  32. Beautiful quilt and your Flimsy looks great! Can't wait to see it quilted too!

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  33. love your over under. i think i have that book, too. your reds are great.

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  34. Great quilts! Love the red and yellow.

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  35. wow...that one gorgeous quilting

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  36. Your quilts are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Great quilts! Love how versatile the book pattern could be.

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  38. A couple os great looking Xmas projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. your Diamonds quilt is beautiful Sue!

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  40. Love the colors in this quilt, Sue! Great design! Hope that you have a fabulous holiday season!

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  41. Shameless plug! but I love it...Both quilts are great. Merry Christmas.

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  42. Just beautiful quilt ! Thanks for sharing !

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  43. This is a beautiful quilt!! Thanks for visiting my blog!! Hugs

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  44. Two nice Quilts to decorate with this year. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  45. Very nice! and yes, the quilting is gorgeous!

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  46. Very pretty! I love pinwheels.

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  47. Beautiful quilt - and I'm not the least bit surprised that you made something so pretty! You do excellent work.

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  48. I love Over and Under done in red! Great idea :-)

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  49. I really like both quilts. The gold in the top one makes it very visually interesting.

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  50. Two magnificent quilts. Congrats.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  51. they're both gorgeous, but i love the wreaths!

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  52. Beautiful quilts! Thanks so much for sharing them!!

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  53. Very nice! I love to see all the Christmas quilts - such inspiration!

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  54. Very pretty combo of red, gold and white. Thank you for sharing!

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  55. Love your entry. The yet to quilt is very pretty.
    SallyKingemail@gmail.com

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  56. The yellow really makes it seem like there is light behind the pinwheels!

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  57. So pretty! I love the yellow and red! Of course, your sweet kitty adds beauty to your Christmas wreath quilt. LOL!

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  58. I love the colours in the Christmas wreath... beautiful!

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  59. Beautiful, Love the flimsy

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  60. Wow,fabulous! The quilting is just beautiful!

    Vickie

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