Christmas gets here fast

You know how the holiday sneaks up on us.  Well, I am being proactive!

Auditioning fabric

And assembling the parts into a curved log cabin!

Funny thing about an after midnight finish.  You lay it all out and it just doesn’t make sense after about 2 to 4  compositions.  I went to bed and this morning I walked in and suddenly it made perfect sense!

The top is done, now comes the quilting and binding.

Are you getting ready early or are you a procrastinator like I usually am?


ALERT!  Did you know that Forbes is having a Main Street Awards contest?  Well, they are and one of my favorite quilt instructors is in the running!  This would be Jenny Doan at the Missouri Star Quilting Company in Hamilton, MO.  You can guess I want her to win right?  Please go HERE and cast your vote (daily) To help her along!  She has done amazing things in her community to revitalize the dying small town.

Thanks for your participation!




13 thoughts on “Christmas gets here fast

  1. katechiconi says:

    Pretty! But I find Christmas starts earlier and earlier these days. Nothing wrong in being prepared, but here, the shops are gearing up for it as soon as Father’s Day is over. Having Christmas in a hot climate also changes your choices somewhat: I don’t go for warm and cosy colours, but something as cool and light as possible – all my Christmassy stuff is white, silver and pink!

  2. shoreacres says:

    Christmas? Christmas? Oh, my goodness. I can’t think about that until it stops being 90 degrees and so humid everything drips. I know — if I were knitting or quilting or otherwise making gifts, that would require some lead time. As it is, I’ll wait until after Halloween to start thinking about it.

    I do like what you’ve done here, though — both the fabrics and the pattern.

  3. tialys says:

    The only reason I start thinking about Christmas early is because I help with fundraising events and have to start making stuff for the stall. Otherwise, hearing carols in the shops and seeing mince pies in September annoys me. The U.K. is bad for that and, when we first moved to France, they didn’t get ‘into gear’ until November but now festive things are creeping into the shops earlier and earlier (although they still don’t have mince pies 😉 )
    Having said all that, you’re assembled parts look gorgeous! 🙂

  4. petspeopleandlife says:

    You are so talented in so many ways. The quilt is beautiful and the colors perfect. I don’t sew and wish that I were so inclined but alas I don’t “do Christmas” since my kiddoes left home, I give presents during the year and send “real” Chrismtas” cards.. I don’t bake anymore but I’m hoping for a miracle and that I can bake, maybe this year.

  5. Playamart - Zeebra Designs says:

    You are right about working on something, going to sleep and then looking at it with a fresh eye.. sha-zaham! suddently it makes sense. my other problem is working late in not-so-good light, which i think is good – until i go to sleep and look at it with a fresh eye – and say, ‘yikes!’ the next hour is spent repairing what i did not do so well!

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