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Thursday, 22 August 2013

Christmas Crazy

In my last post I wrote about how I decided on the final setting of my latest crazy quilt, Christmas Crazy.

Here are a few close-up photos from the quilt. I have made the photos a bit larger than usual but I cannot make them too big or else some people have too much trouble getting the blog to load onto their computers.

The Nutcracker block is a 9 inch block and is one of my favourites.
Nutcracker Block
 The Rocking Horse block is the only 12 inch block that I ended up putting in the quilt. I made two others that I am now making into wall hangings.
Rocking Horse Block
 Here is a close-up photo of the sleigh from the top block.
Sleigh


This is what the reindeer looked like before he was embellished.




A bit of embellishment really makes a difference, doesn't it?

 
Candle Block
Present Block
 I put some of the blocks onto a different shape because I found having the blocks all round was making the composition of the quilt more difficult.
Pudding Block

Snowman Block
Detail from the top block

Detail 2 from the top Block
I hope that you enjoyed looking at some of the detail of the quilt.

I have an idea for a new quilt but also have a long list of other things to do as well, including another daughter's wedding later this year and running the Waverley Patchworkers next quilt show.

There are always plenty of things to do around here!

Bye for now,
Linda

23 comments:

Karen said...

Linda you are so very talented! Oh my... The detail in these blocks is over the top! Thank you for continuing to inspire!

Linda Steele said...

Thank you very much Karen,
I really appreciate your kind words.
Linda

Gina E. said...

Thank you Linda, for providing those close up photos. The reindeer does look very ordinary without the embellishment! That comment alone has given me ideas about a template I have of a unicorn. Been wondering what I can do with it.

NickiLee said...

Beautiful! I absolutely love this Crazy Quilt! I have been CQing for about 6-7 years now and have never seen a quilt put together like this. The quilting around each block really makes your CQing pop - each one is stunning!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful quilt thankyou so much for sharing the close ups of your blocks.

nestki said...

I had never been interested in crazy quilting until I saw these Christmas blocks of yours last year. Thank you so much for sharing your special talent, and your process, with the world.

Linda Steele said...

Thank you everyone for your enthusiastic comments. It's lovely that you took the time to write. I love every minute of making a crazy quilt, from the initial idea to the embroidery and the quilting. To have other people like the quilt as well is icing on the top. Thank you.
Linda

ozjane@gmail.com said...

Lovely and inspiring work.

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Jane, it was lovely to hear from you.
Linda

jenj said...

seriously, I flip for this quilt. So inspiring and lovely. Its fantastic!!!

Linda Steele said...

Thank you Jen,
I am so glad that you like it and have taken the time to tell me. I have been thinking of making a Christmas quilt for so long and at last I can say that I've done one.
Linda

Thearica said...

Your Christmas Crazy Quilt is fantastic! You are so inspiring!

Linda Steele said...

Thank you Thearica, I love it when other people like my quilts.
Linda

rose burcher said...

Love your work. Is there a site where I can see the whole quilt?

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Rose, I have a photo of the whole quilt in the post before this one.
http://lindasteelequilts.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/designing-christmas-crazy.html I am pretty sure that I put a photo on my website as well.
Linda

Fiesta said...

Linda these blocks are stunning. Will you be selling a pattern for this set?

Linda Steele said...

Thanks for your kind comment, Fiesta. I have no plans to release it as a pattern at the moment, but could possible in the future. I will have a class with one of the blocks as a wall hanging though.
Linda

Brenda A. said...

Your Christmas Crazy quilt is stunning! Is there a link to a photo of the finished quilt? Do you sell the pattern? (Please say yes!!!)

Thanks, Brenda

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Brenda, I am glad that you like my quilt. I suppose I should have put a photo on this post as well. The photo of the entire quilt was on the post before this http://lindasteelequilts.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/designing-christmas-crazy.html
There is also some photos on my website http://www.lindasteelequilts.com/crazy_quilts.html

I don't have a pattern for it at the moment, but I might get into putting some patterns together in the next couple of years.

Linda Jimmerson said...

Oh Linda, this quilt is absolutely incredible! I LOVE everything about it!!! I too would adore a pattern for this. You're work is so awesome....I love crazy quilts & scrappy too. This is the most inspired I've been in ages & want desperately to make something like it for next Christmas. If you have any tips & suggestions, I would be most appreciative🤗 Thank you for the beautiful eye candy, you are certainly one talented lady😃👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻. Merry Christmas to you & yours🎄 Linda Jimmerson, McAlester, OK

Shannon said...

How great would this be as a Block of the Month for Christmas quilt for "next year"! I love it! Linda - it's absolutely gorgeous!!

Linda Steele said...

Thank you Linda and Shannon for your recent kind comments. I have decided to release the pattern for my Christmas quilt as a block of the month. Stay tuned for the details early next year.

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