Years ago my mom,
who was not a quilter per say,
made my siblings and I log cabin tablecloths for Christmas.
It had to be at least 25 years ago.
She did a beautiful job making these tablecloths.
Since she was not a quilter,
she didn't put a backing on these or quilt them.
They were just the blocks, sewn together and hemmed.
I loved mine and used it every year.
After a while, the seams frayed and began to come apart.
I put it with my Christmas things,
but hadn't used it in years because it was coming apart.
This year I pulled it out,
fixed the seams,
found a backing and quilted it.
The tablecloth is repaired and ready for use again.
The fabrics she used are so pretty and festive.
The border is actually a dark green and not black.
There was another border, but that had to be removed.
I was able to use some of it for the binding.
I think she may have used the "Quilt in a Day"
method by Eleanor Burns to make these blocks.
I was able to use a new border template to quilt the border.
It is a little wavy and wonky because of use and the seams
that needed repairing, but I'm pleased with the results.
It's stabilized and reinforced and should
last another 25 years now!
This is a funny napkin from a Christmas party.
What did you ask Santa for this year?