This weekend I had two whole days to pursue whatever I wished!!! So what did I do? I finished up the Log Cabin Christmas quilt top I started a few months ago and was working on as a leaders and enders project.
My inspiration for this quilt came from Sewn From Grace HERE.
I arranged the log cabin blocks in the field and furrows design.
I chose as many fabrics that had small Christmas designs and also fabrics that were red or green, but did not necessarily have a Christmas print on them. There are lots of stripes, dots and plaids.
I stayed away from too many novelty type fabrics. BUT, I will be making some quilts from those fabrics too eventually.
It was too windy to hang the flimsey quilt top on the clothesline, so I laid it on the grass and used the clothes pins as weights to hold it down a bit. I had to carefully check to be sure there weren't any fire ant hills nearby. They are everywhere in our yard this year!
I was also able to get this quilt pin basted and ready for machine quilting. I'm trying to decide how to quilt it. I want to do swirls, but meandering sure is faster!
This quilt is a throw size or sofa quilt size. It will be used mostly for a cozy farmhouse decoration during the holidays, but can be used to keep warm with too. I can't remember the exact measurements, but its 50 something by 60 something. :o)
I also worked on a throw size quilt for my hubby in fall colored fabrics that are very masculine and also have some what of a Civil War reproduction feel. He chose the fabrics way last fall and I am finally able to work on it. Pictures of it will come later.