In need of quick-ish gift for the holiday? Why not try a Mini Holiday BOM?
The beauty of this quick pattern is that it can be a wall hanging, a table topper or a even a small tree skirt. I love the Christmas versions, but they can also be made to suit any holiday or special gift-giving event.
Originally, I made up three workbooks for this to be done over three months (which is why I called it a BOM), but if you have a day or two, you can make a lovely gift and make them as complex or as simple as you like.
You can use yardage, leftover scraps, or layer cake (10″) squares, or a combination of whatever is in your fabric stash.
The idea is simple: log cabin squares around a center focal piece. Strips are cut 1.5″ and assembled in log cabin fashion to finish at 7.5″. You need at least one dark and one light fabric, or a range of 3 to 4 darks and lights. The center piece is 14.5″ and can be appliquéd, or you can use a small panel or large print. Make 12 log cabin squares using 1.5″ strips, assemble and your finished quilt will be 28.5″ square.
As with all log cabins, you can customize each little quilt not just by color or focal point choice, but also by varying the block layouts.
I can’t attach the workbooks here, but if you want the workbooks, PM me or leave a comment with your email and I will send them to you.
Happy holiday sewing!