Monday, October 15, 2018

Halloween Fright Night

Try not to be scared of this spooky quilt - Halloween Fright Night!

Halloween Fright Night by QuiltFabrication

This is my newest quilt, made with a variety of Halloween fabrics, from the recently acquired plus some that was in my stash - everything got a chance to be seen here! 

recently acquired Halloween fabric for a quilt

Made as an easy strip quilt, anything that's a strip goes here - a jelly roll, fat quarters, or yardage. As long as it's a strip, and it's a Halloween fabric, it's in.

strips of Halloween fabric

With the addition of yellow-green applique eyes peeking through the strips, this quilt makes for an eerie Halloween.

owl eyes on a quilt by QuiltFabrication
Owl eyes

cat eyes on a quilt by QuiltFabrication
Cat eyes

And the addition of spider webs make it even spookier!

spider web quilting

Can't forget the back - it's Halloween themed too, but not as frightful as the front.

Halloween Fright Night backing

I'm still in the process of writing up the pattern so that you too can have a Halloween Fright Night - it should be ready later this week. Until then, gather as many Halloween fabrics as you can to make a Fright Night!

Happy Quilting!

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Eight FREE Pumpkin Quilt Projects

While I'm off to PIQF today, enjoy these free pumpkin quilt projects from around the web.

Strip Pumpkin from Flamingo Toes

Jack O'Lantern Mini by Thread Bare Creations

Four Pumpkins wall quilt by Cheryl Haynes for Benartex

The Great Pumpkin Quilt by Renee Nanneman for Andover Fabrics

Scrappy Pumpkin table runner by Angela Tackett Designs

Scrappy Pumpkin runner by A Bright Corner


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Midweek Makers #144

Welcome to another edition of Midweek Makers - I'm glad you're here!

I've got the Halloween quilt ready for quilting, but it's delayed due to posting a ton of quilts for sale on Etsy. Yep, I'm in need of more closet space in the house - and not for more quilts, mind you! So I'm letting go - if you're interested in some of the beauties I've made, head on over to check them out. They come with FREE SHIPPING (domestic US only), if that makes it a bit sweeter.

Now to last week's beauties - let's look at things associated with fall!

There's two items from Domestic Felicity:



From Tu-Na Quilts,


and this from JBigg's Scrap Pieces.


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Monday, October 8, 2018

Book of the Month - a Sad Update

Those of you who are long time followers know that I try to make a quilt from a featured book each month. Back in September, I chose Oh Scrap! by Lissa Alexander.

It's been six weeks.
Have I chosen what I'd make? Nope.
Do I have the energy to make a quilt from this book in October? Nope.

And now that new book is due back at the library, and back it will go. Originally, I thought it would inspire me to use up some of the stash that's overflowing under the quilting frame. 

Thumbing through the book, I did fall in love with Awesome Land,
Awesome Land quilt
and Stair Steps. 

Stair Steps quilt

So what's held me back from starting in?

First, my own personal projects for fall. My head started in, the ideas flowed, and the time ticked away to bring those ideas to a complete quilt.

Second, a longarm machine quilting marathon last week - eight hours in one day. The quilt was huge, taking up my whole frame, and once I started in, it was hard to find a good stopping point. Sure, I was fine that day, but it took a toll the rest of the week.

Third, I really loved the color scheme Lissa used on Awesome Land. Having just gone through my oranges for Pumpkin Harvest, I knew I didn't have those lighter value, crisp prints. And I wasn't going shopping, nor was I excited about some other color scheme, so that one was out.

Fourth, I loved the scrappiness of Stair Steps, but at the moment, I'm just not in the mood to deal with all the little pieces. Too many other things are taking my attention.

So, there you have it. It's probably the first time I've featured a book and not made a quilt, but that's life. Of course, even though I didn't make anything, that doesn't prevent you from trying one of the patterns - and I hope you do.

Happy Quilting!

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