Rosa's World

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Baby Quilts and Christmas in July!

Hi There!

Last week I was asked if I would make a Christmas quilt and a baby quilt. The baby's sex will only be known in August and born in Jan/Feb and the Christmas quilt.... well, that's for Christmas.

As for the baby quilt, I will be offering her a few choices, in baby quilts. My "Snow Ball" quilt that Bertha and Gilbert will be quilting soon...

Today, Elly, in Scotland, sent me a link about a Bow Tie Block challenge and I quickly jumped in. One Bow Tie block per day.

I had 30's fabrics and decided to make this baby quilt in blues.

As for the Christmas quilt, I've been thinking and thinking what pattern I could do. I finally decided to make another log cabin quilt. I had made this one, for my sister Tina a few years ago, as a lap quilt and I just LOVED it!!!!

This one will be for a double size bed.

(picture taken from quilting magazine)

So, early yesterday afternoon, I started going through my stash, pulling out all my reds with gold and greens with gold.

And then, I started to cut "logs" or "strips".

42 X 5-1/2" red logs,
42 - 9-1/2" red logs and
42 X 13-1/2" red logs.

Logs waiting to be cut....

Here's my bundle of red logs, cut up and numbered.

And then, the green logs....

42 X 7-1/2" green logs,
etc, etc, etc.

All the red logs are now cut and I've got about 1/2 of the green ones cut....

And then, there's all the white logs - haven't touched those ones, yet!

Anyhow, that's a LOT of logs!

But, I just love log cabin quilts and I KNOW that this time, with Gilbert and Bertha quilting this one, it will be DROP DEAD BEAUTIFUL!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful week!



Elly D said...

Oh you are so lucky to have Big Bertha!! and Gilbert of course;) You just need to stitch up all the quilts and pass it on for quilting.. and beautifully quilted too.
I'm amazed how fast you got to those bowtie blocks!! They look great! I got as far as deciding I'd do them 30s with bleached muslin and collected some together and that was it.
Your Christmas logs are going to be gorgeous too... how do you do it!


Hugs Elly
wrantr - someone who rants all the time..

sameer said...

WOWWW awesome collection of Quilts here. Thanks for sharing. :)
I also found some brilliant stuff on:

tich said...

You are a wonder, Rosa!! Beautiful quilts!!