July 1, 2010

Home for Christmas. . .

. . . is my friend Shari's quilt.
She is a master at Log Cabin design and piecing.
For my non quilting readers - a Log Cabin style block begins with a center square and the 'logs' are narrow strips of fabric sewn in rotation around the square. 

Typically Log Cabin designs create a basic stripe, diamond or a zig zag of darks and lights.  Shari's design, however, creates a center medallion star with side stars and swags set diagonally. 
Quite intricate and beautiful with a huge selection of Christmas fabrics.

Because of all the piecing on the front it is difficult to see the quilting.
But the back adds a secondary design you can see when the light hits it in just the right way.
I used a variety of stippling, feathers, and motifs to add texture.

The quilt has a Hobbs 80/20 batt and weighs a ton. 
It will be a great quilt to snuggle under when everyone is
Home for Christmas.

oh, and I have to mention - I used my friend Sue's Chalk line to mark my straight registration lines.  Because there were no distinct borders or blocks on this quilt, using the chalk line worked perfectly to give me a straight line guide. 
 Check it out here.


Terri Stegmiller said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous quilt. And your quilting looks just as gorgeous. And now I have to go check out that chalk line....I'm thinking that could be very useful.

Quilt Rat said...

Beautiful Quilt!.......and your quilting is fabulous as always.
Just makes one want to lightly run their hand across it (I'd put on my white glove of course!)

Vicki W said...

Your quilting is it the quilt!