Monday, September 3, 2012
Cornucopia of Thanks for September
I've been making Jennifer Chiaverini's Cornucopia of Thanks quilt as a Block of the Month in an online group. This month's block was "Best Friends," to signify the quilting friends her characters get together with on the day after Thanksgiving. Each quilter makes a block of gratitude to put into a cornucopia on the potluck table in her book The Quilters' Holiday.
My quilt is going to be quite bright, with hot pink, green/lime, purple, turquoise, and yellow. The sashing in this quilt is what really makes it outstanding, and I love the dotted fabric I'm using for it. I'm chipping away at the borders as I go along so I won't have to make them all at the end. This quilt is going to be queen-sized with 12" blocks and 6" sashing. The original has only 9 12" blocks, but I've made three more to make it bigger. Thanks to Yankee Pride Quilts, I have another two yards of the yellow for borders.