Happy New Year, Y'all! I can't believe I haven't posted anything since before Christmas. Meanwhile, my camera roll has been filling up with quilt photos and my brain has been cluttering up with everything I wanted to say about all of those quilts, so here we are. I considered writing a big reflection post rehashing the highs and lows of 2022. I thought about doing a New Year's Resolution post, or one that plans out all the quilts I'll work on this year... Remember the three Sarah Fielke BOM projects I was going to make in 2022? 👀 Hah! Still haven't started any of them!
So instead of dour reflecting on goals not accomplished or fantasizing about plans soon abandoned, I'm going to just plant myself here in this moment of this day and see what happens next.
And now, without further ado, the quilt I've selected to share with you to kick off the new year:
Mary's Spectacular Lumen Quilt
|Mary's 60 x 60 Lumen Quilt with Celestial Spark Clam E2E Quilting|
This quilt was made by my client Mary whom many of you know via her blog, Quilting is In My Blood. I chose to share it today for several reasons: It reminds me of fireworks exploding in the night sky to welcome the New Year. It's gorgeous. And finally, Mary is on my mind right now because I've got her three temperature quilts scheduled for quilting this week! Can't wait!
Mary used the Lumen Quilt foundation paper piecing pattern by Nydia Kehnle and Alison Glass, which you can find on Etsy here (this post contains affiliate links). This is such a gorgeous minimalist design, and IF I was making a grand list of quilts to make this year, I would probably put this one on the list. The pattern is for a throw sized quilt, but it could easily be enlarged to bed size by making more blocks. Another interesting thing about this quilt is that this is the second Lumen quilt Mary has made, using the same fabrics as her first one! In 2019, Mary made a Lumen quilt as a gift for her stepdaughter and she liked the quilt so much that she decided to make another one to keep for herself.