Warm Blessings in Quilter’s World (December 2012)

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.

[image source: Quilter’s World]

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.

Quilting was done with an allover Jester’s Hat motif using Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton threads over Hobbs Tuscany Silk Batt. You can see from some of the shots I had used a variegated thread.

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.