Boxing Day in THE QUILTER (December 2013/January 2014)


Hello Friends!  I hope you are well.  I am happy to share with you another magazine featured Christmas quilt today.  As I look back, I find it interesting I didn’t make any fall projects this year, but I sure made quite a few Christmas quilts.  So, without further ado, here is Boxing Day, feature in the December 2013/January 2014 issue of The Quilter magazine.

BoxingDay-for-web[image source: The Quilter]

The design made use of the “box” concept, and is made of “boxy” blocks — thus the quilt name Boxing Day!

boxing day


Simple pieced blocks are mixed in with squares cut from the panel print of Benartex’s Home for the Holidays fabric collection to make this sweet, but quick and easy to complete quilt.

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Don’t you just love these panel print blocks?  Click here to view the entire fabric range.




I like these sort of pastel, softer Christmas colors, mixed in with a bit of blue for a very different look.  It is “traditional Christmas” palette, with a bit of a twist.



I quilted large scaled Jester’s Hat motif (written about here, here and here) on this quilt because I only needed a bit of texture to compliment the very “happening” fabrics.  Quilting was done using Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.



I hope you enjoyed my Boxing Day quilt.  I have one more Christmas quilt left to show you soon – as soon as I receive it back from the editor.

Do tell me what you think of the softer Christmas color palette – is it up, or down?


Click here to read about Boxing Day.

Click here to purchase the quilt kit from Fat Quarter Shop ($49.99).


Have you seen my other 2013 featured quilts?

Annie’s Love Those Precuts Book (January 2013):  Apple of My Eye

Annie’s Sweet Layer Cakes Book (April 2013): Sunburst Melody

Annie’s Fat Quarter Shuffle (October 2013): Starry Dance

Annie’s Fat Quarter Shuffle (October 2013): Persian Rug

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Spring 2013): Baubles, Baubles

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Curious Cats

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Fabrique Foursome

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Fall 2013): Interlock

Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting (March/April 2013):  Now I know my ABC’s

Machine Quilting Unlimited (March/April 2013): Quilting Curvy Feathers

QUILT (June/July 2013): Color Burst

QUILT (June/July 2013): Pattern Play

QUILT (August/September 2013): Enchanted Forest

QUILT (October/November 2013): Rise & Shine

Quilt-it…today (July/August 2013): Yay Day

Quilt Trends (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Tango

Quilt Trends (Fall 2013): Manhattan

Quilts and More (Spring 2013): 2 Wishes

Quilts and More (Spring 2013):  Watercolor Sketches

Quilter’s World (February 2013): New Life

Quilter’s World (April 2013): Monkey Around

Quilter’s World (Summer 2013): Garden Mist

Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Christmas Cheer

Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Quilty Christmas Ornaments

Quilter’s World (Winter 2013): Elephant Walk

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): In & Out

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): Garden Maze

Simple Quilts & Sewing (Spring 2013):  Stained Glass

The Quilter (December 2012/January 2013): Not Too Square

The Quilter (April/May 2013):  In the Meadow

The Quilter (August/September 2013): Rising Stars, Cover Quilt

The Quilter (Holiday 2013): Midnight Flurry

The Quilter (Holiday 2013): Winter Wonderland

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Farmyard Crossing

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Pumpkin Patch/Autumn Fauna

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Flora Linda/Catalina

Benartex Free Pattern (June 2013): Birds on a Wire using Let’s Tweet

Benartex Free Pattern (July 2013): Silver Lining using Urban Oasis 

Benartex (August 2013): The Gallery using Floral Philosophy

Benartex (November 2013): Movement in Squares using Op Art Reflections

Benartex (November 2013): Princess Aiko

Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (April 2013):  Forest Floor/Wildflower Wood

Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (September 2013): Country Stars/Mending Fences

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (January 2013): Mediterranean Dream

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (February 2013): Butterfly Kisses

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (June 2013): Simply Sweet using lief!Lifestyle

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (July 2013):  Rooster Royale

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (October 2013): Moonflower

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (October 2013): Tutu Cute

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Nature’s Harmony/Silent Harmony

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Tied with a Bow/A Gingerbread Christmas


15 thoughts on “Boxing Day in THE QUILTER (December 2013/January 2014)

  1. Your list of quilts in 2013 is VERY impressive, Wendy. When do you sleep?
    The colors the last few years have trended toward the more pastel colors of Christmas. I rather like them myself as they seem to carry over through the winter months a bit better than just the red and green which say “Christmas”. Your jester quilting on the boxes is perfect for the design.

  2. This is a wonderful quilt, Wendy! Anyone from England should adore it! I think it’s great that you made Christmas quilts. How very special that would be to have a quilt to honor Christmas and Boxing Day!



  3. Oh Wendy, the pastel colorway is lovely, but my heart belongs to Holiday Spinners, lol. It will be gracing my bed for the duration of Christmas. (((hugs))) to you and Miss Baby!

  4. I’m so glad to see the return of panels…..BUT with a big difference (for the most part!)! The quality is so much improved……up to par with the gorgeous fabrics out there, now! Recently, I purchased several panels (on our trek) and look forward to putting these together. Perhaps with the “boxing” technique/approach! Awesome as always. I’m torn between the frosty pastels and the rich, deep jewel tones……both have a definite appeal to me!!! Hugs from the yet snowy Midwest!!!! SSAB

  5. Love the quilt my friend — the panel is just beautiful — although I am a more traditional Christmas color fanatic (reals reds and greens). It sure is pretty though and I know of many that would LOVE to have it on their couch. Thanks again for an beautiful quilt — I especially love the Cardinal block ;) Hugs, Karen

  6. This panel quilt is really wonderful. Like that it does not shout Christmas and really can carry through the winter months. I am so impressed with your “roll call” of quilts!!!

  7. You are amazing with all those articles in so many publications. I just opened my McCalls Jan/Feb 2014 and there you are on page 74-77. Love the spiral quilt…it gives a modern appeal!! Thanks for all your Thread Talk. Learn so very much from reading.

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