Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Midweek Makers #145

Welcome to Midweek Makers! First, my happy news is that the pattern for the quick and easy Halloween Fright Night quilt is now available.


Halloween Fright Night lap quilt by QuiltFabrication

And as a special treat, it's 50% off at Craftsy, and Etsy (no coupon code necessary) until November 1, 2018, cause I want everyone to enjoy a Fright Night before Halloween. 

My next project will again involve pumpkins, this time for the Pick a Pumpkin Blog Hop, November 5 - 8, 2018, hosted by Creatin' In the Sticks.


                                                           
I think I'll go with a more fall/Thanksgiving theme, maybe something along the lines of the 8 FREE Pumpkin Projects featured last week.


I'm scheduled on the first day of the hop, so I'd better get to designing and sewing! But first, let's look at other's projects in progress, especially those that were a challenge - they  impressed me the most. Please visit these fellow quilters, to not only read their struggles, but to also cheer them on!

From DonnaLeeQ,

                                    

from Quilting on the Farm

                             

from Quilting Gail,

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and from Chopin - A Passionate Quilter.

                              

Now it's your turn to share!

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Happy Quilting!



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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 lap quilt, measuring 52" x 68", and made with a variety of Halloween fabrics. Some fabrics are recently acquired, and some were 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 2.5" strip goes here - a jelly roll, fat quarters, or yardage. As long as it's a strip, and Halloween themed, 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



Wouldn't it be awesome to have those eyes made with glow-in-the-dark fabric??? With the addition of spider webs, Fright Night becomes really spooky! 


spider web quilting

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


Halloween Fright Night backing

So gather that stash of Halloween fabrics to make your own Fright Night! The Halloween Fright Night pattern is now available at both Craftsy and Etsy, at a special half-off trick-or-treat price, valid until November 1, 2018. 

Happy Halloween!



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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


Enjoy!

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:

                                  

and
                                  

From Tu-Na Quilts,

                                  

and this from JBigg's Scrap Pieces.

                                  

And what are you working this week? Come show us!

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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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Friday, October 5, 2018

Halloween Quilt in the Works

Spent yesterday sewing together strips of all those fun Halloween fabrics, both new and old.

Halloween fabric strips

When I got to the applique part,

applique eyes

someone was not happy I had moved his bed to use the machine, so he settled on the quilt instead. And proceeded to swish his tail at me in displeasure. Cats.


Then he resettled, and I had to call it quits for the day.

Winston on the Halloween quilt

























Hopefully, I can get this quilt finished up today. It's a great Halloween pattern that can be made with either a jelly roll, fat quarters, or yardage. And I know we all have Halloween fabrics in our stash just begging to be used!

So, I'm getting back to it and will show you more on Monday.
Have a great weekend quilting!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Midweek Makers #143

It's Midweek Makers time - come share what you're working on! For me, I broke down and purchased a few more Halloween fabrics for an upcoming quilt.

Halloween fabric

Love the kitties, and the very crisp bat fabric! And I wish I had found that orange with the black dots when I was making Pumpkin Harvest. Now I have extra for a future pumpkin project.

Yes, I'm still fascinated by anything with pumpkins in it, but I'll give you a break this week and show some pretty items with bright colors:

from Skalabara Quilts,

                                   greenhouse for window 1 - skalabara quilts

from Storied Quilts,

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and this from Quilting Gail.

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Aren't those beautiful? Now come share your beauties -
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Have a great time at the party!





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