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log cabin variation

Here is just a little something I sewed today. I’m not sure what to make of it. Maybe some potholders (fortunately I made two). It is a six inch block and a very simple but intgriguing variation of the log cabin design.

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I’d like to wish you all a happy new 2014, or maybe it’s gonna be 2013s – as a friend said to me yesterday.


 

I have added a little How to for this block here.

Baltimore Album quilt

Merry Christmas to you all, whereever you are!

I am so happy to be able to show off my finished Baltimore Album quilt at last.

© 2013 by Heike Scharmann

© 2013 by Heike Scharmann

Started out as an in-between project to fill up time while waiting for my quilt along to be carried on each month, it has over time evolved into a big project itself—and now come to this! It measures about 80 inches squared. Compared to most of my quilts, I had no pattern for this one but rather designed it all by myself. That is, I did a lot of research on Baltimore Album quilts, noted down designs I liked, and then created patterns with my favourite motifs.

I remember that I started with a design that I like best until this day, and one of the hardest because the appliqué has many small curves—the oak leaf design which I put in the centre of this quilt. I saw many patterns like this, and almost always the wreath of leaves was complemented by red apples. But as I sewed this square, I found that the apples would cover up so much of my oak leaves that I thought it a great pity that the elaborate leaves should come to lie under the crude apples. And so I invented the silver and gold acorns.

I guess I could produce a small history of every one of the 25 blocks, and that is exactly one of the many charms of a sampler quilt, isn’t it?

December 25, 2013

© 2013 by Heike Scharmann

© 2013 by Heike Scharmann

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2,10-11

December 24, 2013

© 2013 by Heike Scharmann

© 2013 by Heike Scharmann

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

Luke 2,7

December 23, 2013

© 2013 by Heike Scharmann

© 2013 by Heike Scharmann

Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

Psalms 24,10

December 22, 2013

© 2013 by Heike Scharmann

© 2013 by Heike Scharmann

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

Psalms 24,9

December 21, 2013

© 2013 by Heike Scharmann

© 2013 by Heike Scharmann

Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.

Psalms 24,8