“Warm Air Rises” Published!

If the August heat and humidity is wearing on your nerves, escape to thoughts of fall with the September/October 2020 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine. Pumpkins and potions, bats and candy corn, quilts for guys and teachers, all are featured in this issue.

Introducing my quilt – “Warm Air Rises.” Measuring 43″ x 44,” it’s the perfect size for baby’s tummy time or for a wall quilt. I chose Michael Miller Fabrics; the solids are from the “Sew Colorful” line, borders and background are from “Hash Dots” and “Garden Pindot.” I arranged the colors so that warm colors (orange, yellow, red) are pointing upward with cool colors (blue, green, purple) pointing downward. The negative spaces give your eye a place to rest and provide an area for quilting highlights.

I generally longarm my own quilts, but I asked my friend Charla Jenkins (OBQ Quilting, obqquilting@aol.com) to use her computerized machine for this quilt. The colors and lines of the triangles are so pristine and distinct, I wanted the quilting motifs to be perfect and uniform. Her creativity and patience yielded fabulous results!

Even in the white spaces, some of the motifs point upward, and some point downward. Charla’s expertise and my vision for the quilt meshed beautifully; I couldn’t be more pleased.

A few small flocks of flying geese have flown honking over our lake; perhaps they sense that autumn is approaching. But for us quilters, Flying Geese are always in season!

If you would like to win a copy of this issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine, leave a comment below telling what you look forward to most this fall. The drawing will be August 24.

19 thoughts on ““Warm Air Rises” Published!

    • I looked up “Galileo thermometer” – I have seen them but didn’t know that was the name. Very pretty – I can understand why my quilt reminds you of that kind of thermometer.

  1. I love “Warm Air Rises!” What I look forward to this fall is the hope that the pandemic will subside, and we can resume group meetings.

  2. Fall reminds me of pumpkins and cool weather and watching the leaves fall and would love a road trip to the mountains to see the colors but I can remember back to my home town doing just that. Love the quilt and the stitches on it u both did wonderful work.

  3. I was in Walmart yesterday and browsed at this issue of McCall’s Quilting and saw this flying geese quilt. I didn’t take the time to see that it was your design. Wonderful! How surprised I am to see it on your blog today.

  4. Amazing work, as always Abi!
    This fall I am looking forward to less Covid and a return to more normalcy. Please Lord, let it be.

  5. Such a beautiful quilt, Abby. Flying geese is one of my favorite patterns. I love fall colors..Virginia creeper in multiple colors of red and orange on the fences and walls, pumpkins, the streaks of yellow and orange leaves mixing with pine trees in the mountains. Congratulations on another quilt publication.

  6. Pumpkins, apples and cooler temps. Love your beautiful new quilt. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the magazine.

  7. I look forward to a vaccine . ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ
    Love your Quilt ๐Ÿ’šโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
    You always inspire me to try new sewing techniques .

  8. I am looking forward to the changing colors. Even if I can’t get out in the larger world I can enjoy their beauty right here at home. Love the comment about the Galileo thermometer–that is a great insight into this striking quilt!

  9. Saying this with all fingers crossed: I am looking forward to crisp fall weather, kids going to school, the feel of holidays in the air, and no more covid to worry about!!

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