For as long as I can remember, Thanksgiving has been my favorite holiday. I think it’s because it’s one of the only holidays that isn’t about the proverbial ME. As in, here’s what I want for my birthday, here’s what you can get me for Christmas, look how cute/funny/adorable I look in my Halloween costume…the list goes on. It’s one day where we – as one – can look around, and be thankful for the blessings we have.
Inspiration for this Thanksgiving quilt pattern come from Psalm 118: “You are my God, and I will praise you; you are my God, and I will exalt you. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” We remember, year round, to always Give Thanks and Praise!
There are so many fun variations you can make with this quilt! The wide fabric in the cross would be beautifully quilted by a talented longarm quilter, and the colors of the leaves bring limitless possibilities. I stitched some leaves into the cross, and added a wood grain stitch:
This pattern has also been tested by some amazingly talented quilters – scroll down to see their interpretations of this Christian Thanksgiving quilt pattern with varying fabrics and styles.
Below are some of the Christian Thanksgiving quilt patterns made by our pattern testers, a wonderful group of quilters of all experience levels who help ensure that the pattern you download is as perfect as it can be. Click on those who have a blog address in their photo; it’ll take you to their site!
I’d love to share any photos you make of the Thanksgiving quilt, so be sure to send me a photo or two of your final project and I’ll add it to our photo library below (in alpha order by quilter); there are some great ideas in how you all have put the blocks together, spruced up binding, and added pizzazz to the applique. Happy quilting!
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Thanks, Lil! So much to be thankful for.
What a lovely pattern! I will be excited to see the “library” grow. I’ll download the pattern, but with my current backlog it will be a while before I can contribute.
Robin, great! I’m looking forward to seeing how your version turns out. I wish I had used a darker fabric than the yellow words…they don’t pop quite as much as I’d like.
It’s gorgeous! I saw it in a linky party and had to click right over. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern!
Aww, thanks, Cathy! I’m having so much fun writing faith-inspired quilt patterns (and having them all over the house – definitely my fav part).
Sharon - IN says
Nice pattern and fun to see how others interpret the pattern in a range of fabrics.
Thanks, Sharon! Seeing how others make the pattern “their own” is one of my favorite parts, too.
Tai East says
Beautiful message and beautiful quilt, Jen! Thank you so much for sharing! Have an awesome weekend! Peace and many blessings to you, Love! 🙂
Thanks, Tai – same to you!!!
Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge says
Lovely finish! It reminds me of the Girl Guide vespers “Thanks and praise for our days ‘neath the sky, ‘neath the sun, ‘neath the clouds” Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!
Jenn, thank you for hosting TGIFF! …and you’re right, it does fit quite well with your vespers 🙂
Karen Del Tatto says
I loved this post! It was such a treat!
And I loved loved seeing the different quilts and the personalities that shined through in the choices of fabric for each.
I also never thought about what you said which is so true, Thanksgiving is the only holiday where there isn’t some focus on ME.
Thanks for the insight and for sharing this quilt pattern.
Karen, thank you! I agree…it’s wonderful to see each person’s different take on the pattern and how they construct their quilts. So beautiful.