by pennifold ( edited 26 Jul 2019 ) 25 Jul 2019

Good morning Cuties, I’ve been busy lately unpicking my Santa Claus quilt that I did a few years ago and had to re do all the sashing and little blocks! I originally had blue between the Santa designs, but Amy didn’t like it and I thought when I’m not here anymore she will be getting this quilt, so I re-did it with green. I’ve bought the backing fabric and will take it to my quilter Nicola next week. The designs are from Evy Hawkins. Love Chris


P.S. I've added the blue sashed one, to show you, but I made 5 for Santas and made it 5x5 rows of 25 instead of the original 5x4 rows (20)

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by jrob Moderator 05 Aug 2019

The love of a mama has no bounds. It's beautiful and so is your heart.

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pennifold by pennifold 06 Aug 2019

Thanks so much Jerrilyn. I appreciate that. Love Chris

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by airyfairy 04 Aug 2019

I have to agree with Amy, the green one looks better - more “Christmassy”.

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Aug 2019

That's why I changed it he he he! Thanks for commenting Sarah, love Chris

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by bead 03 Aug 2019

Both are beautiful.........blue is my favorite color but I love your green one too........

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Aug 2019

Thanks so much for commenting. Love Chris

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by jessie04 30 Jul 2019

Great job..love both colors..

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pennifold by pennifold 30 Jul 2019

Thank you so much Jessie and welcome to this wonderful site. Love Chris, Newcastle, Australia

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by blueeyedblonde 30 Jul 2019

Either way looks great!

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pennifold by pennifold 30 Jul 2019

Thanks so much Linda, love Chris

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by robertahilde 27 Jul 2019

Blue or green, you did a superb job with this quilt.
I prefer the blue one. Hugs!

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pennifold by pennifold 28 Jul 2019

Thanks Roberta, me too! Love Chris

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by graceandham 27 Jul 2019

You know you could have left it blue, and then she would have thought of you every time she looked at it and said, who puts blue in Christmas? It's great both ways and wonderful designs.

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pennifold by pennifold 28 Jul 2019

You know Betsy, I thought that too. We actually have a “blue Christmas “ at our church for those who are lonely, depressed or have issues with no family. Love Chris

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by sonjapotgieter 26 Jul 2019

Stunning Job well done!!!!

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pennifold by pennifold 26 Jul 2019

Thanks Sonja, I thinks too! he he he! Love Chris

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by brendalea 26 Jul 2019

Love them both, great job. Happy Stitching :-)

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pennifold by pennifold 26 Jul 2019

Thanks so much Brenda, I love everything Christmassy!! Love Chris

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by gerryvb 26 Jul 2019

wow you did a lot of work to make her like the quilt. But I must admit, I do like the green more as the blue one. It's more Christmas..... I'm sure she will love the new colour and will appreciate your extra work. Hugs, Gerry

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pennifold by pennifold 26 Jul 2019

Hi Gerry, yes, it does look more traditional and will suit her home more as she is a lover of green. I haven't even told her I've re-made it yet! She will get a surprise once it's all finished. Love Chris

gerryvb by gerryvb 28 Jul 2019

she will love it and you !!

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by lbrow 26 Jul 2019

Awwww Chris. I loved the blue. It's more YOU. The green is lovely. I believe though I would have rather done a new quilt with colors she liked and kept the original as it was.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 26 Jul 2019

Amen, Miss Lillian!

pennifold by pennifold 26 Jul 2019

Ha ha, may be one day I may make some more. These Santas take hours to make. They are absolutely the most beautiful Vintage ones I've ever seen. Every time you choose a different fabric it just makes him more handsome! Thanks for your comment. Love Chris

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by crafter2243 Moderator 26 Jul 2019

That is what I call love. I am not sure I would have been willing to do that. You are a super mom. Your quilt is awesome and a double work of love.

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pennifold by pennifold 26 Jul 2019

Thanks Angie, well at least now I know it will be somewhere it will be appreciated. Love Chris

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by dailylaundry 26 Jul 2019

With the lovely blues in the Santas - I think your original blue is my favorite. The green is very pretty though - I bet it was hard for her to tell you her preference!!!! You're a good Mom!!! Hugs, Laura

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pennifold by pennifold 26 Jul 2019

That was why I chose the blue Laura! There were so many of the Santas in the blue. You got it! No, it wasn't hard for her to tell me, she's a straight talker!!! Love Chris

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by mops Moderator 26 Jul 2019

Hi Chris, nice to see the picture. I'd gone through all your post until 2014, then I gave up, just a year too soon.
A lot of work to do all the sashing and corner squares again, but if that means your daughter will love it it's worth the trouble.
I LOVE the blue, but like the green as well.

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pennifold by pennifold 26 Jul 2019

Hi Martine, I loved the blue too it was a great contrast and that picture was taken with a flash so it looks so much brighter. The traditional red and green is her favourite! Love Chris

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by babash 25 Jul 2019

Sounds like a lot of work to me. Was it professionally quilted before?
If so I would have said it goes to someone else and if you really wanted one to go to Amy do another one in the Greens.
We all know Blue is your favourite colour.

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pennifold by pennifold 26 Jul 2019

Hi Barbara, no it isn't quilted yet. I have only sewn all the Santas together and now have the green sashing. I've found the original post from 6th March 2013 with a picture of it with the blue sashing. Love Chris

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by dragonflyer 25 Jul 2019

My dearest Chris, It is lovely with the green sashing, but it makes me sad that you re-did the sashing from blue to green...If I were lucky enough to be the recipient of such a family heirloom, it would mean so much more to me to receive it as you created it... a true expression of "you" and what you were feeling and thinking when you made it. If we endeavor change family heirlooms that have been made by our loved ones...they are no longer really the true expression of the maker.... 😪 Sorry, Amy...can't support you here...

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pennifold by pennifold 26 Jul 2019

Thanks Kim for your thoughts. I know what you mean, but I thought I'd rather have her happy with the final result, so I changed it from the blue to the green. I did post it I think 8 years ago when I first put it together. Love Chris

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 26 Jul 2019

I am a big fan of the blue sashing....although, I do love that you made 5 more santas and changed the row configuration...It will be beautiful when quilted and finished.

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by shirley124 25 Jul 2019

Looks nice with the green. Hope Amy likes it more now. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 26 Jul 2019

Thanks Shirley, I know she will! Her favourite colour is green. Love Chris

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by sebsews 25 Jul 2019

Blue or green the quilt is awesome! Not sure if I would have taken the time to pick apart. You are amazing!

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pennifold by pennifold 26 Jul 2019

Thanks Suzanna, I appreciate your comments. Love Chris

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