by pennifold ( edited 06 Oct 2019 ) 16 Sep 2011

FINISHED SANTA APPLIQUE QUILT. I have now finished putting the sashing on & I'll send it to the quilters next week. These are all from Evy Hawkins-A Bit of Stitch and I started them earlier in the year. They are made in the 5x7 hoop and fabrics used from my stash. Minky and Chenille used for Santa's beard. Everything else is made from cotton. I made the rectangles 10x12.










http://www.secretsof.com/content/... - have a look at them.









Love Chris

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by edithfarminer 24 Sep 2011

FANTASTIC Chris, have been following all the designs as you showed them and love them all.

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by tanuja 24 Sep 2011

This is lovely.

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pennifold by pennifold 24 Sep 2011

Thanks very much love Chris

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by deegee 24 Sep 2011

What a beautiful quilt. I have been looking forward to seeing your quilt. Very impressive.

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pennifold by pennifold 24 Sep 2011

Thanks very much - it took a long time. Love Chris

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by undergroundsue 23 Sep 2011

All I can say is Wow! This is truly stunning.

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pennifold by pennifold 24 Sep 2011

Thanks very much love Chris

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by mops Moderator 22 Sep 2011

Chris, the quilt looks wonderful. Great work. It must have taken quite a time, the embroideries are so detailed, but I think the end result is worth every minute of it!
I had a closer look to spot the doubles - and I found them - but the different fabrics don't make it obvious if you did not know.

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pennifold by pennifold 22 Sep 2011

Thanks Martine. Yes, it took me hours to do this. In every row the 1st and 3rd are the same and the 2nd and 4th. Love Chris

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by ermaplatt 22 Sep 2011

came out beautiful, great job just in time for Christmas

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pennifold by pennifold 22 Sep 2011

Thanks very much, love Chris

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by anitapatch 21 Sep 2011

Very nice. You must be proud of yourself

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pennifold by pennifold 22 Sep 2011

Thanks Anita, love Chris

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by toogie 21 Sep 2011

Chris, this is amazing! Such lovely work!Beautiful!-Toogie

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pennifold by pennifold 22 Sep 2011

Thanks very much Toogie, I thought so too. Love Chris

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by clawton 21 Sep 2011

WOW that was a lot of work. It looks great! What a treasure.

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pennifold by pennifold 22 Sep 2011

Thanks Carolyn, yes it was. Love Chris

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by bnilla9241 21 Sep 2011

Wow! I admire you for taking the time to do this work!

Bonnie

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Sep 2011

Thanks so much Bonnie - I love making quilts. Love Chris

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by blueeyedblonde 21 Sep 2011

A lot of work, but beautifully done!

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Sep 2011

Thanks very much Linda, love Chris

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by sqdancer 21 Sep 2011

Another beauty Chris...great job hugs Glenda x0x0x0

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Sep 2011

Thanks Glenda - love Chris

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by lulu07 17 Sep 2011

It looks great, you did a great job!

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Sep 2011

Thanks Lulu I appreciate your comments love Chris

pennifold by pennifold 17 Sep 2011

Sorry should have put your name Cecilia.

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by dani58 17 Sep 2011

wow...is wonderful,great job!!!!

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Sep 2011

Thanks Dani, a lot of work. Love Chris

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by bumblebee 17 Sep 2011

Luv this style of Santa's and the quilt is
a beauty.

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Sep 2011

Thanks so much Linda, yes I think these Santas are fantastic. Love Chris

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by tippi 17 Sep 2011

Chris, your quilt is very pretty. Great work

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Sep 2011

Thank you very much Tippi love Chris

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by dilceia 17 Sep 2011

Very beautiful!! Congratulations Chris!!

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Sep 2011

Thank you so much Dilceia, love Chris

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by asterixsew Moderator 17 Sep 2011

Chris this is beautiful

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Sep 2011

Thank you Caroline I think so too. Love Chris

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by sewdeb 17 Sep 2011

Chris, this is fabulous! And I'm sure it will become a cherished family heirloom!
Love it!

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Sep 2011

Well that was my idea Deb - hopefully one of our 3 children will want it. Love Chris

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by dlonnahawkins 17 Sep 2011

Chris - this is remarkable. I have the designs, and all the fabric laid out - and not one stitched. Wonder if I will get my tree skirt done. You did a fantastic job.

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Sep 2011

Thanks Beth - once you start you will want to keep on going. I could have stopped at just the 9, but what the heck, the more the merrier! You'll get your tree skirt done, don't worry. Love Chris

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by carolyn70 17 Sep 2011

Wow! This is fabulous. This is a lot of hard work and time. You should be proud of this one. I love the fancy Santa Claus'. ~Carolyn~

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Sep 2011

Thanks Carolyn - I love Santas, especially these ones. I had lots of fun picking out the fabrics for them all. Love Chris

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by theduchess 17 Sep 2011

This is just stunning. It's so vibrant,Love it. Stella

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Sep 2011

Thank you Stella - I love bright colours!

Actually Amy said yesterday "Why did you put the blue sashing on Mum?" - and I answered "Because my home is blue darling"!!! She might not get this one! Love Chris

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by rwalden 17 Sep 2011

It's beautiful Chris. Many many hours of love have gone into this. As you replied to another cutie...it is a masterpiece. Excellent work.

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Sep 2011

Thanks very much - love Chris

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by teun 17 Sep 2011

Wow.ist der schön und die Farben,ganz grosse klasse

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Sep 2011

Danke sehr viel Liebe Chris

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by mranderson 17 Sep 2011

Way to go Chris!!!! I am pleased to see the finished (almost) quilt. What a magnificent job you have done. Hugs Marg

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Sep 2011

Thanks Marg - aren't you watching the Rugby either? ha ha ha!

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by rmj8939 17 Sep 2011

You sure did a nice job Chris.

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Sep 2011

Thanks very much Ruth, love Chris

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by greysewist Moderator 17 Sep 2011

Great job, Chris. As you always do, particularly on the Christmas theme! Thanks for showing us all.

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Sep 2011

Thanks Marianne, haven't seen you on here for a while! Love and blessings Chris

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by spendlove Moderator 17 Sep 2011

This is truly beautiful.

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Sep 2011

Thanks Sue, I appreciate that. Love Chris

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by babie 16 Sep 2011

You have done an amazing job. This is gorgeous. Have looked at the designs and loved it. They are in my wish list. Very isnpiring.

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Sep 2011

Thank you very much. I love appliques love Chris

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by sewfrenzie 16 Sep 2011

Very lovely!

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Sep 2011

Thanks Diana, I think so too! Love Chris

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by loosie 16 Sep 2011

Wow, thats amazing, when do you find the time? Between Cuties and Quilting?

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Sep 2011

It's one of those things you can just pick up and do whenever! Love Chris

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by shirlener88 16 Sep 2011

Oh my Chris this is ourstanding - I really love the colors - you should enter this in something - what a lovely piece. I can only imagine how stunning it really is in person. *4U

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Sep 2011

Thanks Shirlene - it's quite bright in real life. Thanks for the compliment about entering in something. Love Chris.

P.S. When it's finished I'll post a picture to Secrets of Embroidery.

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by noah 16 Sep 2011

love it chris and its been lots of work lol hugs carolyn

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Sep 2011

Yes, you are right, I don't know if people know how much time and effort goes into one of these masterpieces! Love Chris

snowbird42 by snowbird42 16 Sep 2011

yes i do know and only thoes who have made them know the long hours involved it is stunning and i hope you are going to keep this one.....great work ..soozie

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by lyns 16 Sep 2011

wow Chris, this is beautiful. xx

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Sep 2011

Thanks Lyn - love Chris

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by mysew1325 16 Sep 2011

wow.. this will be stunning.. you did an wonderful job.

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Sep 2011

Thanks very much - love Chris

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by capoodle 16 Sep 2011

This quilt is a beautiful. Have any idea how many hours it took you to embroidery and assemble and quilt? I have 4 or 5 of the Old World Santa Dolls that stand about 12" (30cm)tall.

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Sep 2011

Hi Anita, each Santa took over an hour to do. Of course that was if I was not interrupted! I started assembling the quilt last week and in total it would have been about 5 hours. I just love Christmas, don't you? Love Chris

capoodle by capoodle 16 Sep 2011

Christmas is magical and I keep out one or so Christmas item/decoration each year different to enjoy after everything is taken down and put away.

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by pennifold 16 Sep 2011

The finished size of this wall hanging is 65inches x 44 and a half!(165cm x 113cm). I'm going to put a pocket on the back so it can be hung up.

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by katydid 16 Sep 2011

This is wonderful. I don't know how many children and grand children you have , but I am afraid it will be the one item they will all want. You are hopelessly in deep trouble if you have more than one child. Kay

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Sep 2011

Hi Kay, well we have 3 children. One son Ben and 2 daughters Dana and Amy. They all have quilts made by me and all of the grandchildren too. Even my Mum and Dad have them. I have made 3 Christmas ones now - so they will each get one! Love Chris

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