Well it is time for me to admit that my favorite Log Cabin Quilt has to be set aside. This is one of the first larger quilts I ever made for myself. When quilters flannel first came on the scene they were actually brushed cotton, not very thick and really only plaids and a few prints. I made this quilt just to try it and see if I liked Log Cabin, who new that I would later have so many Log Cabin quilts and that even today it is still one of my favorites. If only you could feel this quilt, over years of washes it has become the softest and most thread bare quilt I own. I have been teased by my friends and family about how I drag this quilt everywhere with me, just call me Linus! There is something about a quilt from home that gives comfort when you need it. This quilt has traveled to Disneyland at least 5 times, it has been to Europe, Mexico, USA and where ever I travel in Canada. It has been through happy and sad times, collected many tears and laughs. How do you retire a quilt that is a part of your life story? I have a new flannel quilt but funny enough I feel disloyal to my favorite, that is so sad! Oh well we all have our comfort items and some are harder to let go of than others. The funny thing about the quilt is that it is so thread bare that at night the threads tickle my nose, driving me crazy! As you can see my sisters crazy cat, Gammie, likes it too!
As you can see there are parts of the quilt missing and the batting!
If there is a quilt around this cat finds it.
Besides contemplating my quilt I actually have been pretty busy this last week. First the most exciting part... I bought a new Sewing/Embroidery Machine! I have been taking so much training on The Ruby from Husqvarna I HAD to have one. Good thing I'm not married I would have a lot of explaining to do! I had a Topaz and totally loved it but this machine has a few more features that just make things easier. I'm sure having fun. I have sold my Topaz and it is going to a good home, but for now, until it goes to it's new home I have 2 really good sewing machines and that means I can sew twice the amount of projects! I have been working on a cutwork tablecloth on the Ruby and then on the Topaz all my other sewing, I just finished my sample for my Christmas Tea Class, so that is one thing off my list, only about 20 more to go!
This the Ruby stitching out the Cutwork design.......
and here is Topaz with Christmas Tea Sample being quilted.
Well I guess I better sign off, I was supposed to be working on my patterns tonight....oh how I love a good distraction!