Tuesday, February 19, 2019

It's Never Too Early For Christmas

Jane and Linda were at the quilt retreat too and spent much of their time working on a new collaborative effort - a quilt for Linda's little grandson. His birthday is in December so they are making him a Christmas quilt. How fun is that?

This is the pattern that served as their inspiration (it was in a post from Lori at Humble Quilts a few years back) but after making a sample house block that they had drafted they decided that it was just toooo big (I think it was a 10" block), and I think that they were right.

After a few tweaks and remeasures and another sample block they came up with this cozy little cabin design; they are 6" wide and 7" tall.

There will be several more cabins in each row than are in the inspiration quilt and a funky little Christmas tree added to each row as well. I have only seen the tree inspiration at this point but am dying to see all of the cabins and trees together.

Their border print for the bottom is more blue than red but will go perfectly with the fabrics that they have chosen, particularly because they are making the sky in their blocks from a variety of blues instead of the cream that was shown in the quilt above.

By the end of the weekend they had all of the cabins cut out and several together. I have it on good authority that all of the cabins are now assembled.

It is going to be so stinkin' cute! I can't wait to see all of the elements come together on this one. Lucky little fellow!....M


Frédérique said...

Cute little houses, and you are right, never too early for Christmas projects ;))

Kyle said...

This is going to be stinkin' cute !!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I'm a sucker for house blocks and in these Christmas fabrics, just so cute. And it is never too early for Christmas projects, ever. We are bracing for more freezing rain...hope it is giving you a miss, Marie!!