Friday, August 17, 2018

Winds of Autumn Quilt and a Giveaway!

 Today I'm showing the Winds of Autumn quilt.  This quilt features Missouri Star blocks and Windy Day Blocks set on point in a warm color palette.  The pattern for Winds of Autumn is in the new September/October 2018 issue of Love of Quilting.  This quilt is paired with a lesson on "quick-pieced split point units" to sew the two tone star points.

The fabrics for the Winds of Autumn quilt are from the Grace's Garden collection.  They were generously provided by Moda Fabrics.  

Here's a look at the Missouri Star block.  This block features bright berry red star points and a large center block that would be fun to showcase large quilting designs.  

The Windy Day Stars block has a nice layered look to it.  The brown cross looks like it is floating over the rest of the block.  This block was a lot of fun to piece, and it has a lovely finished look to it.

I was in a time crunch for the quilting, so I did my standard loopy meander allover design.  I used Warm and Natural cotton batting by The Warm Company and a light beige King Tut thread by Superior Threads.

Here is another close-up look at the quilt top.

Winds of Autumn is a nice size for any bed.  My bed is a King Size, so if you were making it for a Queen, or Double, it will look just as nice with a little more drape over the sides.

Quilt Stats:
Quilt Size:  82" x 99"
Block Size:  12" x 12"
Fabric:  Grace's Garden by Moda
Batting:  The Warm Company
Thread:  King Tut by Superior

I'm giving away two copies of the issue Winds of Autumn appears in.  Do you see the circled cameo of the Missouri Star block on the cover?  This is the new Love of Quilting, September/October 2018 issue.  To win a copy leave a comment below.  Let's make it fun ~ tell me about your favorite traditional Autumn activity.  I'll draw two winners at random.

Fun!  My fellow Island Batik Ambassador and North Carolina neighbor, Bea has a quilt in this issue, too!  Visit her blog here:  Beaquilter to see her quilt and another chance to win a copy of the magazine!

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today.

Jennifer Thomas

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  1. Bobbing for apples and roasting marshmallows has always been fun.

  2. Driving the narrow gravel back roads to view the changing colours of the leaves and picking wild apples to make Cinnamon Apple Sauce.

  3. Your quilt turned out beautfiful! My favorite thing to do in autumn is to walk through the leaves on a clear, cold, windy day. I have always loved the fall and those are my favorite kinds of days.

  4. Autumn means Caramel Apples at our house! Your Quilt is so pretty>Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love hiking in the woods in autumn seeing the changing colors. Congratulations on your quilt in the magazine.

  6. I love the trees in Autumn--walks are great!