My Sewful Retirement

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Getting In the Christmas Mood

Christmas will be here soon and I am just now beginning to “feel” it πŸ™‚

Friend and fellow blogger Roseanne from Home Sewn By Us mentioned once I got the tree up I would start getting in the Christmas Spirit — she was right!

The weather was gloomy today in the sunshine state, so I spent most of my time in the sewing room.

I have an ongoing love affair with the log cabin quilt block! You can create many many layouts – I plan to try several.

I started my Log Cabin Star Wall hanging back in July.Β  My inspiration came from a pattern on Moda Bakeshop by Marlene Biles.

I used a junior jelly roll of metallic reds ( curated by my LQS) and prints from the Robert Kaufman Holiday Flourish collection.Β  My quilted wall hanging measures 44 x 44 inches.

I love it!

2018 Log Cabin Star WH

2018 Log Cabin Star WH


Happy Stitching!






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15 thoughts on “Getting In the Christmas Mood

  1. karenfae on said:

    I have a hard time getting in the Christmas mood, the older I get the more I feel like I care less about the season – I thought maybe if I spent part of the year making a Christmas quilt I will feel it more so as I didn’t have time as I thought of it too late I would make a tree skirt – I made it but I can’t say as it got me in the mood any more! Maybe next year?

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    • I so agree with you! Now that we are retired Christmas is just another day…If I didn’t have family coming….


      • karenfae on said:

        once the kids flew the coop it seemed like Christmas became less and less worth celebrating over the years – some years it was just the two of us now one daughter is back to our area but I think as she doesn’t have children she thinks less and less of the holiday also

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  2. I love this star quilt. I did one many many years ago. Happy Holidays

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  3. Hi Karla! I’m so happy the tree decorating helped with the Christmas spirit. It’s pretty hard to put one up and not feel it!! I never in a million years thought a bunch of log cabin blocks could make a star! SOOOO COOL! It is beautiful. Enjoy the holidays with your family and friends. {{Hugs}} Happy Thursday to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  4. I love this pattern and the colors your selected. You had me at “metallic” πŸ™‚ Happy holidays!

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  5. Your wall hanging is gorgeous Karla! I love the rich red colors.
    I’m glad your getting in the Christmas spirit, Roseanne always shares such happiness πŸ™‚
    I’m wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and looking forward to blogging with you in the New Year πŸŽ‰

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  6. dezertsuz on said:

    Making that beauty would certainly get you in the mood for Christmas, I think!

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  7. Wow, I think that is a amazing, a star from log cabins.

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