Is it too late to start a Christmas quilt?

by Nicole

In my tradition of last minute Christmas quilt making, I started a new Christmas quilt about a week ago.

This one is based on the Northwest Modern Log Cabin quilt pattern in Modern Log Cabin Quilting by Susan Beal.

I love the Northwest’s minimalist design – just three fabrics – and the large scale of the blocks – which promise a quick finish, which is always a good thing when doing last minute quilt making. 
For the focal fabric, I decided to use the scraps from the Hello Kitty pajamas I made for my kids last year. 

Hello Kitty Pajamas_2 pairs
I added Kona white for the background and aqua for the accent fabric.

Hello Kitty_Modern Log Cabin Quilt Fabrics

Here’s one of the blocks. If you plan on ever making this quilt, you may want to double check the math BEFORE you cut. I think the cutting measurements in the book are off a bit, but I haven’t found an errata online. #wordtothewiseissufficient

Hello Kitty_Modern Log Cabin Quilt Block

With only 12 blocks, the top came together fairly quickly.

Hello Kitty_Modern Log Cabin Quilt

Now to stitch it into a quilt…Will I get it done by Christmas? 

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Suzanne December 17, 2015 - 2:32 am

It is not too late! You have proven that. It's so special that you got to repurpose the pajamas into the quilt. Now they get to continue sleeping with Hello Kitty.

margaret December 17, 2015 - 6:02 am

I am impressed this has come together so quickly, I am sure you will have it completed for Xmas. I have been working on A4A11 but that has 26 blocks all different and different sizes but it is not going together rapidly like yours!

Debbie December 17, 2015 - 6:38 am

Yes! I'm starting smallish projects left and right! It's not too late till it's over! 😉

Paige December 17, 2015 - 12:49 pm

Hello Kitty will make a great Christmas quilt. The stripes really add interest to the blocks.

Rosemary B❤️ December 17, 2015 - 5:39 pm

OF COURSE!! Kitty will help you :-)I love the fabric I love Hello Kitty
Merry Christmas Nicole.
Enjoy this rainy day….

Karen December 17, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Those are the most adorable pj's! How great to stretch the fun with a quilt. You can do it, Nicole–or not–you may need some time to take a deep breath before Christmas 🙂 Either way it's a great quilt that will be loved for a long time!

Izzy December 19, 2015 - 2:55 pm

This is going to be an awesome quilt!! Can't wait to see it finished!

Unknown December 21, 2015 - 11:11 pm

The strangest thing. I have Susan's book but the quilt in the picture above is not in my copy. Do you have a special version?

Unknown December 21, 2015 - 11:12 pm

Forgot to leave my email. In regards to the comment above. Natmax68@gmail

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