Hello Friends, warm blessings to you all no matter in which hemisphere you live in the form of a newly featured quilt “Warm Blessings” (in the December 2012 issue of Quilter’s World). I have had the words of “Count Your Blessings” ringing in my mind all day, and my heart is filled with thankfulness.
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I designed this quilt for my piecing friends – those who LOVE to piece. Although I am not passionate about piecing, I do appreciate the mosaic effect that emerges from sewing together small patches. This particular quilt was also designed in response to a call for the theme “Nine-patch Variations” by Quilter’s World. You can see the 9-patches peeking at you here and there from the design, and because of the way the blocks are colored, a secondary “braided” effect is also visible.
The quilt was made using Benartex’s Rustling Leaves — this collection has really beautiful autumn fabrics that are warm and rich in colors.
Here are a few shots with some fall-colored things – an orange purse (my very fashionable sister assures me it’s completely okay to walk around with an orange purse), a few pumpkins, and one of Miss Baby’s homemade autumn cards that we have mailed out to friends.
I want to briefly highlight the glass pumpkin you see in the pictures. I had recently discovered glass artist Luke Adams, and I am telling you…. he makes some really amazing decorative pumpkins! Click here to see his offerings.
I hope you have enjoyed my Warm Blessings quilt showing a nine-patch variation theme. I am interested to hear what you think of it.
Thank you for stopping by. May the rest of your week be filled with many blessings.
Update 1/28/2013: PLEASE NOTE REVISIONS IN PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS ISSUED BY QUILTER’S WORLD HERE!