It seems that the buzz in blogland is Christmas, it's impending arrival, and the crunch to get gifts made. This year I'm planning on a huge king-size Christmas quilt for my husband and I. I spent the better part of yesterday cutting many, many strips for my first log cabin quilt.
There is something about the feel of fabric in your hands during the quilt making process. It feels like hope and promise to me. There is an excitment in a swatch of fabric. The possibilities are endless. The strips of fabric look like a work of art to me, all lined up on the vintage drying rack, ready to go.
The last Christmas quilt I made was this snowball quilt. I have collected Christmas novelty fabric for years and wanted something colorful and fun for the family room. This quilt is loved so much that it stays out all year long.
I am drawn to retro Christmas images. They remind me of being little again and how much I've always enjoyed the Christmas season. There is talk of snow here in Michigan today. The air is crisp and cold. Good quilting weather!
I am joining Joyce at I love pretty little things for Friday Pretties and Dayle at A collection of this and that for the Airing of the Quilts. Happy Friday everyone!