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