Monday, October 31, 2011

Just In Time for Halloween....Sort of....

During the freak snow storm on Saturday I was able to get, what is for me, quite a lot of sewing done.  I managed to complete this Halloweeen top that I had started last season.  I had a few more blocks to put together, then let my DDs arrange them and was able to get them stitched together.  I was hoping to have it completed by this Halloween.  Oh well, at least the top is don.  I wonder if I will get it quilted before next Halloween? 

I used a Moda Haunted Mansion by Sanae Layer Cake I had and tried the Disappearing Nine Patch.  Every quilt teaches us something and what I learned here was that, in my humble opinion, DNP needs a solid in there somewhere.  My girls love it though and that's what counts.

I was on a roll so I dug out a UFO quilt I have planned for my own bed.  It is a Triple Irish Chain I am planning to hand quilt.  If this October snow storm is any indication of the winter we are in for, hand quilting this will be a cozy way to pass the winter nights.

I am loving this quilt and whenever I pull it out wonder why I don't have it finished yet.  Oh well, a little bit of progress is still progress!

Another thing I am trying to make progress on is checking out all the fantastic quilts on Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival.  I think I am only a quarter of the way through, sitting to visit a few blogs at a time when I have a minute.  If you haven't been over there yet, grab some tea and take a look!

Until Next Time,

Friday, October 28, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 2011

It's that time again!  Time for Amy's awesome Bloggers Quilt Festival.  Twice a year we are all invited to this virtual quilt show over at Amy's Creative Side and see what everyone else has been up to with their projects.  I love to see everyone's quilts and the stories behind them; it's inspiring!

May I present, my most recent finish:

This is a quilt for my SIL's first baby due tomorrow!

It is definitely one of my favorites that I have done.  I love the dots on the back.  I used Riley Blake's Indian Summer by Zoe Pearn.  This went together quick thanks to an easy pattern I found on Elizabeth Hartman's Oh, Frannson! blog.  Thank you Elizabeth!

Baby I Love This Quilt!

Nothing like patting myself on the back.  Go on over to Amy's blog and check out the Blogger's Quilt Festival and see what other goodness is out there!  And if you enter you just might win somthin' as she has some great sponsers participating.

See you over there!

Until Next Time,