Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Little Christmas...and Hexagons!

Yes, the Christmas spirit has arrived! I got to work putting together a little log cabin Christmas quilt.

I had great plans to quilt it. And the test sample was perfect. I didn't take into account all those seams this delicate thread would have to travel through though.

All the thread did was keep breaking, so I had to switch to plain red thread for the quilting...still nice but not shiny and gold.

One thing I'd like to share though is that before putting on binding I always baste the edge of my quilt about 1/8" in.  It really helps to prevent tucks and puckers.

The finished quilt....about 24" square. It is going to look great on someones table!

I have also been working on my hexagons. I have a map now. Most of the pieces are assembled into strips of 3 blocks. This is my pile...

And this is my first section so far....

It is going to be so very beautiful on my bed!

Happy Stitching!


  1. Hi Ann. Just stopping in to see what you are up to in the sewing room. Your log cabin Christmas quilt is beautifully done, this will most certainly be a great gift. Love the hexi quilt top that you are piecing. It is going to be gorgeous! I've always admired hexagon quilts but have yet to give it a try. Happy quilting! :-D

  2. Ann, I love that Christmas quilt, it's gorgeous! The hexagon one IS going to be beautiful on your bed. How on earth do you get them done so fast? They are stunning! Nice work.

  3. The log cabins look great with the sashing - what a good idea. And your hexies are looking beautiful. Keep up the good work.

  4. Those hexies are beautiful! Love the colours and the middle of each hexagon!