Monday, October 17, 2011

Sewing Christmas


Here we are, month ten of "Sewing Christmas".  I can hardly believe it.  I'm very excited today to share with you my Log Cabin Christmas quilt.


For those of you have been reading my blog for awhile you know that I have been working on this quilt for a very long time.


In all my years of quilting I have never made a log cabin quilt.  I can tell you without a doubt, this quilt won't be the only one I make with this wonderful block.  This quilt is a biggie, made for our king size bed.


The design possibilities for the log cabin block are endless.  It's a great quilt for a beginner and looks complicated, but it's not!


I made the quilt for my husband.  He's seen me working on it so it's not a surprise.  I will put it on our bed as soon as Thanksgiving is done.  I'm hoping to find some pretty sheets to go with it.


Here is a close up of the quilting as well as some of the prints.  My favorite is the "Merry Christmas" musical fabric (and the holly, the cherries, the polka dots...).


You all know the drill by now, use the link below to add your Christmas idea, something you're working on, sewn, knitted-whatever strikes your fancy!




With joy,

27 comments:

  1. That is just so gorgeous!! Love how it turned out. :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. How pretty! What a gorgeous piece to decorate with. You are such a talented quilter. I just love it.

    xo,
    Danielle

    ReplyDelete
  3. My first attempt at a quilt was a log cabin. It never got finished, but I still have it and all the extra yardage. That was, ummm, 1982 or 83. YIKES! Your quilt is gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a gorgeous quilt! I especially like the background fabrics and how they make the entire quilt have a special zing. Nice job.

    I put my Christmas quilt on the bed the day after Thanksgiving and don't take it off until the end of January.

    ReplyDelete
  5. It looks lovely, Renee. The first block I ever made was a log cabin. Isn't it amazing the designs you can come up with when you 'play' with it :) Happy crafting, Jenny

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love the look of log cabin quilts and yours is gorgeous...great job!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love this quilt Renee! I used to be so afraid of quilting, but there really are a lot of easy blocks to put together, a log cabin quilt is definitely on my list! How wonderful to have this special handmade quilt to enjoy every holiday season:>)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Unbelievable. One of the most beautiful I have ever seen. so jealous....I will be back today with a post. Smiles...Renee

    ReplyDelete
  9. That is just gorgeous! I really love the fabrics you used and the log cabin blocks are too wonderful. Your husband must be so happy:)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Gorgeous, simply gorgeous. I know you should be very proud of this one! blessings,marlene

    ReplyDelete
  11. Girl! You are awesome and you must be so proud! I bet you can hardly wait to put it on your bed!

    Do you remember where you found the polka dot fabric? ♥

    ReplyDelete
  12. Your quilt is gorgeous. I love all the fabrics you used and your quilting is just beautiful. My first log cabin quilt was a Christmas quilt also. I can not wait for Christmas so I can bring it out again.
    Hugs
    donna

    ReplyDelete
  13. So beautiful my friend...I can't believe how talented you are. Love the fabrics...what a sweet wife you are. xoxoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
  14. I posted a comment earlier, but must have lost it. Your quilt is beautiful. I love Log Cabin. It was the first quilt I ever made. A king sized is quite an accomplishment. Your are right, it is good for a beginner or experienced alike.
    Thanks once more for Sewing Christmas and inspiring me to get something done.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I remember when you first showed us the strips you had cut for this project. I love the way it turned out. It's beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wow--beautiful! It looks so intricate. I am so inspired. I have always thought I wouldn't be able to pull off quilting, but maybe I'll try a simple pattern to get started. I would love to end up with something half as lovely as this.

    ReplyDelete
  17. The quilt looks so beautiful!! You did a really great job. I always wanted to make a quilt, but never had the patience or the talent to sew very well. I like all your patterns!! I'm sure that took a lot of work to do!! that is so thoughtful to give the quilt to your husband. I always enjoy looking at your blog!!! You always have nice things to say!

    ReplyDelete
  18. That is so pretty! What a great gift! You are so talented. :) (I think you should offer workshops.)

    ReplyDelete
  19. What can i say!!!??? That quilt is just fantastic!! I would love to be a quilter but just don't have the patience.

    Blessings

    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  20. WOW THAT QUILT IS PRETTY AMAZING!

    ReplyDelete
  21. What a beautiful quilt! You must be very proud of all your hard work!

    ReplyDelete
  22. You are very busy,this is just exquisite.How lovely your designs are.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Oh my, that is absolutely GORGEOUS!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Love the log cabin! Absolutely gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Amazing quilt Joy. Its absolutely beautiful and you will enjoy this for years to come. Now this is what I call a real family heirloom :)

    ReplyDelete

A very dear blog reader says...