This is the quilt I finished at desparate speed so that our machine quilter would have it ready as a Christmas gift for our son and his lady. It is one of the many Log Cabin/Courthouse Steps variations. I know the pattern as Primitive Log Cabin. Simple---but a lot of stitches to chug around all those "logs."
Our clever long-arm machine quilter created a medallion motif for the center of each block and used a meandering leafy pattern for the outer logs and border.
I love the muted earthy colors I associate with New England autumn and these shades prevail in the quilt.
Jemima knows that her presence enhances any quilt photo.
She has very soft plushy fur.
Eggnog is not vain, she simply likes to keep me company.
We are tired from roaring up and down the new stairs, so a nap is in order. The cats know exactly where the in-floor heat pipes run---favorite warm places.
Several of the paperwhite blossoms are ready to push through the thin green sheaths--full bloom time should be at the New Year.
Teasel has decided to be invisible.
At noon the sun has finally broken through the white shroud of cold mist.
Snow on twigs.