This is my second log cabin quilt, made using fabric left over from the three scrappy star quilts in Monday's post.
By the time I made this quilt, I knew about longarm quilting so I "outsourced" the quilting for this one. I has an all-over design of holly leaves using a varigated red and green thread that shows up very nicely in the light portions of the quilt.
I've been thinking about making another log cabin quilt; that may go on my "list" for 2014. But something for my short-term list are embellished kitchen towels. I made these a couple of years ago, super easy, and they make a good hostess gift, teacher gift, or gift exchange-type present.
I bought the base towels at Target; you can get similar at Walmart, Home Goods, or Bed Bath & Beyond. I sewed strips of fabric together, then sewed the ric rac at the top and bottom edges, turned it under and top-stitched to the towel, turning in a quarter inch at each side. I added prairie points to the towel in the middle; not difficult but it does take more time.
I'm looking forward to a crafty and quilty weekend; I hope you have some fun planned too!