The fact that Christmas is coming quickly did not deter me from starting three quilted gifts. I’ve never tried the pattern before, but believed every word Joy at The Joyful Quilter told us about how easy and fun this project is. If I find out differently in the coming days, she is the one to blame.
Here are the three stacks of strips I gathered for piecing each one.
So far I have finished the piecing on two of them and working on the last one. Then the real challenge begins for me, to assemble these gifts ASAP.
That’s all I’ve been doing this week, so I’m sharing an antique quilt from my collection. It goes so nicely over my wing chair and adds more Christmas cheer. It is a Courthouse Steps log cabin variation from around 1900 and is made of heavier fabric, perhaps for draperies or winter dresses. The closeup gives you a feel for the texture.
It was given to me by a woman who wanted to know the age of another quilt and then offered it to me for free, to give it a good home. It joined my other old adopted quilts and is truly loved.
I hope you all have a happy and peaceful holiday season.
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