Type of item: Home Decor
What was your inspiration?
Six years ago, just before Christmas, my mother passed away. The song, "Home for Christmas", was sung at her funeral. She so dearly loved Christmas and she had waited so long to join my father that we felt she was finally home. Just in time for Christmas. The following year I made this quilt in her memory.
What are you most proud of?
I've always loved this layout. I found a picture of a floral quilt with leaves dancing up the blocks. In my quilt it's poinsettias that dance and lend movement. This was one of my very earliest experiences with free motion quilting and I think the spirals and swirls were a good choice. They were easy to learn and remain one of my favorite designs.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Log cabin quilts are so simple and so versatile. They also go together very quickly. Christmas fabrics are coming on sale right now and if you aren't too overwhelmed there is still time to stitch up a simple lap quilt or table topper.