This morning I changed the sheets on the bed, folded up the old log cabin quilt that was on it, and put my new Cornucopia of Thanks quilt on! I started making a block a month with an online group but couldn't wait to finish making the blocks, putting them together, and quilting. So I forged ahead, and it took 5 weeks to quilt in sections. But the result is great.
I used a pattern by Jennifer Chiaverini (recognize some of her harder blocks?) and Connie in the group offered suggestions for making the quilt a little bigger. I made four extra blocks and additional sashing to get it to queen-sized. My favorite part of this quilt is the sashing - the black spotted fabric - which I quilted in a cross-hatch pattern. It looks complicated, but when broken down into steps, it's really not that difficult. And it makes the quilt. I quilted each block in the sampler individually, with a little stippling, outlining, and accent stitching here and there. We'll be sleeping warmly tonight.