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!
This week has flown by. I can't believe I haven't had a post since Monday! I need to figure out how to slow down a bit. The fog is heavy today so maybe the grey skies will keep me inside.
A lot of Christmas sewing is going on here. I can't wait until next week's "Sewing Christmas" to show you a special gift I made for my husband. He's seen me working on it and I can't wait to share it with all of you!
I got out my favorite Christmas quilting book last week and got started on a new project. I love working with the colors of Christmas.
If you need any inspiration to get you motivated to start working on gifts, pick up any of the Christmas magazines that are hitting the shops, they are great this year!
It has been a whirlwind of activity around here. The finishing of the wedding season at the farm has begun a whirlwind of catch up. From returning phone calls to making appointments to showing the grounds for newly engaged brides, it really hasn't slowed down much at all.
One of the nicest surprises this week was receiving a little package in the mail from Japan. I had forgotten that I ordered this postage stamp fabric. Isn't it darling? Ideas are flowing every time I look at it. I also purchased a sampler of Cosmo thread from a retailer here in Michigan and it arrived also.
A quick trip to the fabric store for more Aunt Lindy fabric found me bringing home this lovely piece of fabric. It had me at "Farmgirl Collection" and at $3.97 a yard, on sale, I couldn't pass it up. Have you made any fun fabric purchases recently?