FREE Feature Pattern: Thanksgiving Topper in QUILTER’S WORLD (October 2011)

My Autumn Stars quilt (renamed Thanksgiving Topper) is offered as a free featured pattern in Quilter’s World‘s October 2011 issue.

The focal print fabric is from Blank Quilting‘s Mayu collection. I like using large-scale floral print in piecing because the resulting cut pieces always capture different portions of the print — making your pieced blocks look different from one another!

Quilting is done with Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton thread (color 2310) on Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting:

Here are a few photos showing the quilting. If you are wondering about the curve cross-hatching, I have written about it here.

The oval shapes with the “sprig thingamagigs” in the center are meant to mimic the old fashion cookie press from the Old World.

I also picked up the scroll-ies in the coordinate fabric to quilt in the sashing.

This 36″ square quilt makes a nice table topper as shown in the official Quilter’s World picture. You can download the pattern by clicking here.  Please email me if you have trouble accessing the file.

Photo from Quilter's World

I hope you would find the pattern an enjoyable one if you decide to make the quilt. Thanks for stopping by! Have a lovely weekend. We are expecting another round of rain. Honestly, we haven’t really seen the sun for more than a week – it’s been gloomy here! But it’s definitely cozy…

27 thoughts on “FREE Feature Pattern: Thanksgiving Topper in QUILTER’S WORLD (October 2011)

  1. Very simple design that makes a lovely statement. Looks very intricate but the secret is the simple geometric shapes and placement. Lovely quilting, too.
    Great fabric choice. Love the colors with the design. This is the first time I have ever seen a variable star pattern in this setting. All together a very unique quilt!
    I love when you share your quilts with us.
    and as a side note….I found your website by serendipity just last weekend. And I spent that weekend reading thru everything. You have given me the inspiration to jump past just the stipple machine quilting that I have done for years. thank you very much!

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