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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Halloween Quilt That Will Be A Christmas Gift

Here are two views of a cheerfully gaudy quilt that I am going to give to a seven year old boy for a Christmas gift this year. This boy loves Halloween and wishes it could be Halloween all year 'round and I think that this quilt, which is almost twin-bed size will suit his fancy.

The pattern is from Bonnie K. Hunter's Quiltville.com website and is called "Bricks and Stepping-stones" but I modified it somewhat. Her pattern called for the "stepping-stones" (four patches) to be made from two inch strips and I made mine from three inch strips. Her "bricks" were cut a smaller size and my bricks were cut 5" x 10" because part of the Halloween fabrics were from Keepsake Quilting's collection of 10" squares. Cut those 10" squares in half and I was good to go for some of my bricks ... that was the basis for my design choices. I quilted this on my longarm by making big X's through the bricks and the four-patches.

I think the little boy will stay up all night playing a version of "I Spy" with this quilt ... how many witches can he find? How many skeletons? How many spiders? Ooooooooohhhh ....

Judy in Ohio

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


C'mon girls; lets keep it going. Last week my best quilting pal and I attended a retreat in Toccoa, GA. There are always a few classes and just as many "SOYO" sew on your own, rooms. It's a Baptist conference center and ideal for this kind of gathering. Mediocre meals are served in a large dining hall overlooking a small lake surrounded by colorful trees usually at the height of fall color at that lower elevation that first full week of Nov. I actually completed five full rows of DD's wedding quilt and almost finished the sixth and seventh. There will be a total of eleven rows. I am going to tell my daughter that she should marry a dwarf the next time around so I won't have to make a California King! Any way the end is in sight. I'll get it to the long arm quilter before I go to CA to visit her and her family in January. By the way, she was married in Aug '09. I propose the better late than never club. Any takers?

Anybody here going to Road to CA in January? I'll at least go the the show. I have a grandmotherly obligation to corrupt my new step granddaughters. They are 11 and 13 years old. The ideal ages. If anyone here is going let's arrange a meet up. I haven't been there in about five years.