Monday, December 31, 2012

Log Cabin Christmas Tree .... con't

I managed to get the blocks sewn together for the Log Cabin Christmas Tree.  I didn't want to put the project back on the shelf and have the layout all mixed up again.  Now it can go back on the shelf. :-)

Next step is a border. I am thinking about a log cabin variation block using lots of red scraps.  In the meantime, some other items have jumped to the top of my list.

Happy New Year ......................... Everyone!

Friday, December 28, 2012

A Prayer To and From Sandy Hook

I'll just share the link to this website. The writer has written an amazing poem of vision, from the children and from God, our Creator.

This read is a comfort for the soul.  Thank you, Judy C.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Holiday Treetops

I wanted to share a pic of my latest mini wallhanging.  It is a whimsical tree in christmas fabrics.

This little item is a replica of a photo of a mini project that was shared on another list.  So, sorry, I cannot share a pattern since I don't know where the pattern comes from. I knew right away that I had to make it, so I drew up my own rendition and pulled out some scraps!

Now on to finishing some other projects. I hope you're getting time for some quilting therapy today.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve Prayer


Help us remember the birth of Jesus that we may
share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the
shepherds, and worship of the wise men. Close the
door of hate and open the door of love all over the
world.  Let kindness come with every gift and good
desires with every greeting.  Deliver us from evil
by the blessing which Christ brings, and teach us to 
be merry with clear hearts.  May the Christmas 
morning make us happy to be thy children, and
Christmas evening bring us to our beds with
grateful thoughts, forgiving and forgiven, 
for Jesus' sake.  Amen.

                                                *  Robert Louis Stevenson

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Log Cabin Christmas Tree

A few days ago, I decided to fill in some sewing time by stitching up some more scraps. The bins are overflowing again.  I pulled down a project that was stashed at the top of my souder cabinet.  It has a partially finished wallhanging.  The log cabin blocks are actually scrappy, but this mock up in EQ shows the basic plan.


Today, I'm down to the final 8 background blocks.  I think I'll sew this plan together before I decide on the final border treatment. Then I can audition possibilities.

If you have any visions for an appropriate border, I welcome your comments!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Quilt Block Recipes

Greetings everyone. I have added a new page, "Quilt Block Recipes".  When you visit there, you will find the list of quilts/blocks/projects that I have created a post about. I hope this new page will condense and collect the offerings on this blog. This page will have just a photo of the project. Click on the name title to link to the post and project files for that design.  I will try to keep the entries in alphabetical order and easy to find.

Just click on the tab to go to the recipes.  I will be adding more as inspiration knocks.  Thank you for visiting!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Midnight Star Quilt Block

Susie at starwood quilter shared her rendition of the  midnight star block and provided the link to the pattern at  quiltmag. Naturally, I went looking for secondary designs, so I turned to my EQ program for help.

This is a 16 block quilt ( 4 x 4 grid), created using the full Midnight Star block.

What if I considered just the quarter unit?

       Here are 16-blk sections (4x4 grid) of the quilt using just the quarter block. This breakdown lets you pinpoint elements in the unit and control your color play, You could change the whole effect of the quilt by altering color placement.

and if you rotate the quarter blocks again, you can get this lovely rendition.

Thank you, Susie, for sharing your blocks and histories with us and inspiring our creativity.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Nativity Wall Quilt

I quilted up a wall hanging this week. I had gone digging in a stash box for some flannel and stumbled upon this panel.  LOL  So being the Christmas season, it only seamed  fitting that I push aside the next project and make room for holiday stitching.

This is a preprinted Nativity Panel. I didn't have time to decide on a fancy border and stitch it up, so I settled to quilt and bind the panel,as is.  I have two more panels in the stash. Maybe I will figure out a plan to enlarge them.

May you all have a blessed Merry Christmas!