Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Homespun Thanksgiving Quilt

Several of you were interested in the pattern to make this 40" x 40" tabletopper quilt, so let's get started!

For many years, I've "collected" brushed cotton fat quarters in various plaids; the ones I used in this quilt were from a Kansas Troubles line I purchased several years ago, and I'm not even sure what the name of the line was. However, any plaids would work. This collection contained deep wine reds, forest greens, and navy blues as well as a couple shades of brown, but when put together, overall look was autumnal. In addition to the Kansas Troubles plaids, I used a cream brushed cotton plaid for the background and a dark wine brushed cotton for the alternating snowball corners.

I was also asked what I used for the lettering and the method I used to stitch the words on. I used wool in colors similar to the other fabrics, and I stitched the letters down as I was quilting the quilt. Here's a close up photo:

I think that answered most of the questions, but if I missed anything or if further questions come up, let me know and I'll try to answer.


1 yard total from a variety of medium and dark fabrics
1-1/4 yard of off-white fabric for backgrounds
1/3 yard of dark fabric for snowball corners
1-1/3 yard of backing fabric


From the variety of medium to dark fabrics, cut:
49 4-1/2" squares
28 4-1/2" x 2-1/2" rectangles
From the dark fabric (snowball corners), cut:
100 2" squares
From the off-white fabric, cut:
60 2-1/2" squares
96 2" squares
4 4-1/2" x WOF (width of fabric) strips

Piecing instructions will follow in the next post.

I will try to scan the letter templates to a PDF file tomorrow and will let you know when I've done that--I'll be happy to email it to anyone who wants the letters. I have also uploaded two fabric kits to my Etsy shop, made up of the same fabrics I used and already cut in case anyone is interested. Please note, though, that those kits DO NOT contain backing, binding, or the wool for the letters. I've uploaded a separate kit containing the wool I used; if you're interested in a wool kit and the one in my Etsy shop has already sold, please email me. (For the kits, I've only listed postage within the U.S.; if you're outside the U.S. and wish to purchase a kit, please email me.)

Happy stitching!

ADDENDUM: The kits have sold but please don't let that stop you from selecting your own fabric and making this tabletopper!


Betsy said...

Kim how sweet to share the pattern.

SewLindaAnn said...

Thank you for sharing the pattern so quickly, very nice of you. You've inspired me to put aside a bunch of other projects and sift thru my homespuns.

paulette said...

Thanks so much for sharing this with us! Can't wait to make this one!

Jan said...

Awwwww, thank you so much! Your quilt is absolutely adorable :)

Finn said...

How sweet of you to share your new treasure. It's just gorgeous, and I think everybody wants one now!
Great job Kim! Hugs, Finn

Unknown said...

Would love to receive PDF for letters. Linda in Deep East Texas.

Anonymous said...

I'm shooting for a Christmas quilt, but absolutely love the Thanksgiving colors. I would also love to receive the PDF file with the letters.

Carolyn Olsen said...

I would love to have the letters emailed to me for this darling quilt. olsefam@hotmail.com thank you.

Anonymous said...

I too am going to make one of these for my small table for Thanksgiving. Could I have a the PDF for the lettering? I so appreciate it. joy_blum@yahoo.com

Shirley said...

I would love to get a copy of the letters. Thanks for your kindness.

Linda Kay said...

Please send me an email with the letters in it. Thank you so much! This is gonna be so cute!

Anonymous said...

Love your quilt! I think this is going to be a fun project for me and my daughter! Please let me know how to get the letters file. Thank you for sharing!


Anonymous said...

I so would love to make the Thanksgiving quilt. How do I get the letters ?
Thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful quilt. I think it is wonderful that you are offering it. I would like to make it also. Is there way I could get the letters please. nccntrygrl@yahoo.com
Thank You,

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this cute pattern...Love love love
Please email me the letters that you used: