Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Midweek Makers #197

Welcome to the Midweek Makers linky party! I'm on the last round of my personal Round Robin chicken coop quilt, adding a log cabin tree trunk to the side, finishing off the four-patch tree.


log cabin tree trunk

And yesterday, fusible letters got cut out for a sign on the other side, which is today's project. No hints on what it says!


fusible lettering

Otherwise, I'm taking it easy this week, as PIQF is in town, plus my sore hands are recovering from laying stones on our new 6' x 8' walkway. My quilting skills came in handy for arranging them!


flagstone walkway

Now, let's see some fun, colorful projects from last week:

Sew Yummy and Stars in the Darkening Skies,

                       

Spooky from Vicki's Crafts and Quilting,

                        

and some Boo Brew from Songbird Designs.

                       

Now it's your turn - come share what you're working on!
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Monday, October 14, 2019

Quilts to PIQF

It's almost here - PIQF starts this Thursday, October 17! Lots of classes to attend, goodies to buy, and quilts to behold!



And I'm fortunate to not only live close to the venue, but also have three quilts entered: two juried in directly with PIQF, and one shown with the New Quilts of Northern CA (NQNC) exhibit. Lucky me!

If your fortunate enough to attend PIQF, look for these quilts:

Strawberry Splendor,


Strawberry Splendor wall hanging by QuiltFabrication


Welcome to My Birdhouse,


Welcome to My Birdhouse wall hanging by QuiltFabrication


and with NQNC, Winter Feed.


Winter Feed wall hanging by QuiltFabrication



Living so close to PIQF means that I can drop off the quilts, instead of shipping them. Now I know no one is ready for snow just yet, but those red birds against the snow made me smile as I double checked Winter Feed before dropping it off Thursday. And I'll probably feel the same for Strawberry Splendor and Welcome to My Birdhouse when delivering them tomorrow.

So exciting - let the show begin!

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Frankenquilter

Say hello to Frankenquilter - created from a patchwork of parts, just as the original monster was.


Frankenquilter by QuiltFabrication

He's the perfect monster to help any quilter celebrate Halloween! 

Made for the Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop, hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt, Frankenquilter has been haunting my head since July. Having finally collected all the parts, lightening struck to bring him to life!

Frankenquilter face by QuiltFabrication


His entire being is based on 2.5" squares, with pieced hair, eyes, nose, mouth, and neck knobs. Add in some quilting tools used in construction for good measure!

Frankenquilter quilt tools by QuiltFabrication


Oops! It looks as if the quilter isn't done stitching!

Frankenquilter stitches by QuiltFabrication


And so that no one forgets, or confuses him with his cousin, Frankenquilter wears his name proudly.

Frankenquilter lettering by QuiltFabrication

If you've fallen in love with Frankenquilter, either as this completed mini, or as just a block of his face for use in another project, an easy Frankenquilter pattern is available. Instructions/templates are given for either paper piecing or the flip n' stitch technique for block construction. Templates for all the quilting tools and lettering is also included.

For the next week, the Frankenquilter pattern is available at half-price - get yours now just in time for Halloween! Then he can hang out with other spooky friends, like he is here.

Frankenquilter and friends by QuiltFabrication


And don't forget to visit my other fellow quilters for today's Witchy Stitchy Hop Halloween fun:

                                                                                  October 11

One last note: some of the inspiration for Frankenquilter comes from my teenage years, when I got the chance to participate in a now-defunct live monster show at Universal Studios. Oh, how I loved dressing up in that makeup! Not sure if Bob, the Hulk look-alike, did though.

me and Bob at Universal Studios

Happy Halloween and Quilting, from me and Frank!



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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Midweek Makers #196

Welcome to the Midweek Makers linky party! I'm sharing a sneak peek of my project for the Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop, going on now.

halloween project sneak peek at QuiltFabrication

I had a lot of fun playing with this one - surely you have an idea of where this going? The big reveal will be Friday!

And since I'm in a pumpkin/Halloween mood, let's have a look at these projects from last week:

this cute pumpkin from Made by Marney,

                                       

this quilt, full of pumpkins, at Canadian Needle Mama,

                                                     

and these sparkly pumpkins from Quilting Gail.

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Do you have pumpkins or something spooky to share this week? Come link up, even if you don't!

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