Winter’s Comfort Quilt

by Helen on September 16, 2013

I’ve finished my Winter’s Comfort Quilt!  And, judging by the wind, rain and darkness outside my windows tonight, not a moment too soon! 

Winter's Comfort Quilt

 There are seven snowflakes – completely reworked  from an early 20th century design by Nancy Page and ornamented with tiny mother-of-pearl buttons for just a little frosty sparkle.  There are patchwork blocks …

Winter's Comfort Quilt

  …. a charm pack from Moda – Winter’s Lane” – a lovely soft palette of reds, blues and neutrals quilted in circles that remind me of frosty cobblestones on a winter’s evening, hurrying home from the shops,  perhaps laden with Christmas parcels ….

Winter's comfort wip

 …. and, I don’t know if you can see in the top picture, a row of tiny silver stars stitched into the dark blue sashing – to remind me of the brightness of stars on a frosty night in the depths of winter.  But I won’t mind the cold outside this winter as I’ll be nice and warm snuggled into my new quilt in front of the woodburner!  Oh, and there’ll be two large black furry bodies snoozing gently on the rug at my feet and a mug of cocoa to hand .. bliss!

The pattern for my Winter’s Comfort Quilt will be in the October issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine that’s published next week. 

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mOm September 17, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Oh Helen, what a pretty quilt!! Love it! What pretty snowflakes. And did you quilt the blocks with the circles by machine or hand? What a cozy blanket you will have!

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Linda B September 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Your quilt is lovely and will certainly invite many snuggly afternoons of stitching…maybe a nap or two…on cold winter days. An heirloom to be sure!
X Linda

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Jan G September 17, 2013 at 5:33 pm

That is sew lovely Helen!! The quilt really sparkles!!!

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Valerie September 17, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Stunning, simply stunning!

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