If I were a cookie, I would want to live here. The cookie boxes are Martha Stewart that I found at Wal-mart. I'm in the middle of making hundreds of special cookies from my great grandmother's recipe. I'll share those when they are snuggled in these boxes and ready for giving.
This block is for Nadia in my Common Threads virtual quilting bee group. I wanted to get it done before Christmas so I set aside Saturday morning. She said make a block you love so I combined my fav blocks, pinwheels and a log cabin. She also said she loved embroidery...honestly I tried, but I decided my embroidery is not yet ready for public consumption, so I did a bit of applique. I think it's cute. Loved her fabric choices. I do hope she likes it.
I know I must be nuts, but maybe I can start and finish a quilt out of these fabrics for a Christmas present. When you find perfect fabric for that special person, it's hard to resist. I'm going to give it my best.
You have such great taste. :o) I found the darling boxes at Michaels. LOVE your block. And...I just bought some of the very same fabric. I'll be making something for a special person as a thank you gift!
Your block is wonderful--I love the pinwheel inside the log cabin--they are two of my favorite blocks as well!
Goodness, I wish I had your energy!
The cookies sound yummy and the quilt block is so pretty!
Those boxes are adorable! And I love that fabric. What is it?
Jacquie you are killin' me with what you do! I love it all from the cookie boxes to the fabrics! Where did you get those? and what a great block! Love the pink in with the black!!!
Good luck with that quilt! I'm still stuck on the one I started 2 weeks ago.
Love the new fabrics. I hope you get it done in time. I'm in the same boat. Christmas is coming way to fast.
I've been staring at those same fabrics, resisting the (very strong) urge to buy them. But, one of these days, they're going to come home with me. They're just too pretty!
She is going to love it!! and sure you can get it done in 10 days and bake 100's of cookies, wrap, clean, do laundry, etc you are the one!!!!
I know how you feel wanting to start a new project now. when I am the busiest I always have an idea for a new project, and if I go ahead and start it, it gives me energy and I get more done on all the things that need doing. I say go for it.
I love your block, she should too.
I've been eyeing the same fabrics -- so cute! And I've also stood in front of the Martha display wondering if I could actually fill these boxes...
That is beautiful fabric. It will make a great quilt.
The block is absolutely lovely... the little touch of pink perfect!
You have such good taste in fabric. I am sure the lucky person will be over the moon to receive a quilt from you.
Can't wait for the recipe! That block is perfect for the B & W Challenge! Good luck with the quilt before Christmas!! Can't wait to see it!
Those fabrics in the last photo are fantastic! Where did you get them?
I tried to leave a comment on the Common Threads blog about your pinwheel/log cabin block, but because you don't have the Name/URL option on it Google Reader won't let me comment. I was so pleased that on the very next blog on the reader.... there it was again, so now I CAN comment!
It's very elegant and restrained and totally tasteful. I'm sure she'll love it.
(I'm toying with the idea of starting a quilt now for my neice as a Christmas/Graduating from primary school gift. Do I dare?)
Oh my! What is that lovely fabric you bought?
You can do it! Go girl, go girl...you can get that quilt done!
Can't wait to see the cookies! I LOVE cookies, they are my thing!
What an adorable block. I love how you combined the pinwheel and log cabin. Will be looking forward to see the Christmas present, lovely fabric. You can do it.
I love that selection of fabrics. Can't wait to see the final result. YOU CAN DO IT!! (I am working frantically on trying to finish up a few things, too ... oh, why didn't I start earlier??)
Love the fabrics. Can't wait to see it finished. And those cookie boxes are a great idea!
Your block is beautiful and I know that the cookies will be just yummy. Those boxes are adorable and perfect for cookies.
A new quilt in time for Christmas?? If anyone can do it, it's you.
aren't those boxes gorgeous - my mum's in Canada at the moment, I'll have to send her to walmart there and look for them! Good luck with the quilt - it's amazing what we think we can do - and even better that we actually do achieve it every now and then! Get stitching!
Love the block you made :) It is SO you! Your cookies will be so happy there - not for too long though - they too special not to eat.
And if anyone can make a quilt in a week - it would be you :) Have fun creating!
I love love love visiting you! That black and white block is so gorgeous... very lucky Nadia! And I love the other fabric and I have every confidence you will succeed because who needs sleep?
Those are awesome cookie boxes.
Your block looks so pretty. I know that she will love it. The combining of the blocks is so attractive.
Good luck with the next project.
I just wanted to send you a quick thank you, the fabric bundle is lovely. I haven't decided yet what to do with it but will post a note when I make something! Happy Holidays, molly
Oh Jacquie....I LOVE those blue fabrics..OMG, really gorgeous!!
About the cookie gift boxes, cute too.. thanks for the ideas, maybe I could make some for my in laws.
happy holidays :)
I adore the cookie boxes... love houses of any kind. I'd like some just for a decoration.
Oh my gosh - what a clever block, and I can't wait to see what becomes of that fabulous fabric! Good luck getting it done by Christmas!
very cute. i love those cookie boxes. and i LOVE the fabric you found. the clock is ticking down to christmas and you are thinking of starting a quilt?! wow! now, that's impressive!
You can do it Jacquie! those fabrics are great!
the block if fabulous and the fabrics are terrific....but you DO realize it is 10 DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS????????
just how big a quilt you gonna make in 10 TEN days???
Oh you have so much energy - I seem to be dragging myself to the finish line this year....
Jacquie, I love that quilt block! You have a great eye for colors and for graphic appeal. Your applique on it is the perfect touch!
Cute cookie houses! Are you gonna make those in fabric? They look so much like the little houses you've been making...coincidence??
those houses are fantastic. I've just battled with celophane..........
This is Meredith (one of your quilt winners) I recieved the quilt yesterday (yeah, the pin was still there, I tied the loose string off LOL) I also ended up subscribing to your blog, I love the inspiration. Thanks!
Great fabrics and cute bickie boxes...good luck with the quilt... you are a glutton for punishment
Yes, you are crazy for wanting to start a quilt for Christmas right now. I absolutely love the prints on the blue fabric. I don't recognize it, is it Japanese>
Well, here's another block I'm gonna have to copy....*S* You make the most beautiful things.
I hope you don't mind - pls take it as the compliment I intend.
I love the cookie boxes!!! I may have to pick some of those up to make the cookies that i take to the neighbors a bit more special. thanks for the great idea!
I started a quilt yesterday...for a Christmas gift...that has to be shipped. I'll join you in the frantic quilting race against time. :)
Love those fabrics, I've just recently bought some too and am desperate to make something with them.
Love the gingerbread house boxes too, can't get anything like that over here in the UK sadly.
I'm so in love with that bird fabric. IN LOVE.
What line is that fabric from. It's incredible! Love it.
Love the quilt block! And the fabrics are awesome, what is that line of fabrics called?
I love your last fabrics. What are they?
Of course you can finish a quilt for Christmas. Quilters can do anything!
I hate Walmart and I think I am going to go there now to find these wonderful boxes.
Your first improvisational quilt is lovely, exactly the kind I love!
cute boxes! I immediately thought of the gingerbread cookies martha had in her magazine last christmas.
Nadia's block is so cute and I love that you combined two different favorite blocks.
Good luck on the new quilt. The fabric looks so pretty together!
The block is beeeautiful! I also wanted to thank you for the wonky log cabin tutorial, I've made one, and love it although it didn't turn out quite as lovely as yours. I'm sure to make more of them. I love your style of quilting patterns. I've got a lot of inspiration from your blog, Thanks for taking the time to do the tutorials.
Very pretty block. I love windmill patterns though I've never done one. Never made a log cabin either though I did break out my Log Cabin "Quilt in a Day" book this afternoon and want to try my hand at it. Love the boxes too. Happy baking and quilting.
that quilt block is stunning, and i also love your fabric choices for your next project.
Starting a quilt gift now - oh my goodness! But I guess anyone who has ALL THOSE TREES doesn't suffer from Christmas anxiety - good luck!
Oh! That bundle of fabric is making my heart race because it's so perfectly Christmas, but in such a peaceful, uncluttered, non-glaring way!!! I cannot WAIT to see what you come up with out of those!!!!
Beautiful quilt top!
That block is gorgeous!
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