Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween & Farewell to October

from Darlene

and Fuzzy

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Halloween Blocks

   I was in a Trim and fabric swap a year or so ago with a Halloween theme. I finally got the blocks out and decided to finish them this year. These are the four nearly finished crazy quilt blocks. I will put them together to make a small wall hanging.... I know it's really getting late for this year, but I will be REALLY early for next Halloween.  The first block just needs something in the dark green spot... Any ideas?

The next has kind of a witch theme. I think I will add a spider web to the burnt orange piece.

This block needs something in the top pumpkin print and the checkerboard. My husband had the idea for the skeleton holding the chain...

The final block has a ghost theme. The bottom ghost is Free Standing Lace done on my embroidery machine. I think I am pretty satisfied with this one. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Naked Flower Fairies

The blocks are naked that is.... These are the 6 blocks I have put together for the Flower Fairy Round Robin that will begin in November. The blocks will be sent to one of 6 participants each month. Each participant choses one block and embellishes it, then sends to the next person. Finally, this spring I will get them all back and embellish the 6th block. The flower fairies are a creation of artist Cicely Mary Barker who was born in 1895 in Croydon, England.  More about the round robin and how it plays out will follow in the coming months....

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Halloween Season

   Well, it's October and that means thoughts of spiders, candy and costume. This was a sweatshirt I spotted at the quilt show yesterday. The lady graciously let us photograph her and even gave tips on how she created it. It will go on my to do list... So simple but so cute!

   Here is a cute Halloween quilt, but check out the 2nd picture. It's the back of the quilt, the machine quilting is great!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Durand Quilt Show

   A small town nearby had a quilt show today. Hubbie and I went last year and it was a nice show. We spent most of the morning there. There were some nice quilts and quite a few vendors.. The only bummer was NO crazy quilts. I guess I better enter something next year and represent... Here are a few pictures. The first was the favorite of both my husband and I in the pieced category.. Done by a man who is also the manager at the local JoAnn Fabrics. I have found my husband likes batiks.

   The next one is interesting in that is was made with old ties.

   The next was my favorite in the applique category. It is a Southwest motif.

  I may post more tomorrow if I have time. I am working on a crazy quilt for a contest that is due on Wednesday.