Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Finish!!

A year in the making. Last year I held a Halloween Block Swap. Each person picked a Halloween item. They made twelve of the themed blocks and twelve 9 Patch blocks using two colors. In the end you would have 24 blocks, a nice lap size quilt. I however was lucky enough to also receive some blocks from some of the members of the other groups. My quilt is almost a king!!
It was a beautiful day outside so since I had no where in the house to take a picture of the whole quilt, I went outside.
Even being outside I was not able to get it all!!








Those who have read my blog for a while know I do not machine quilt, but I enjoy hand quilting. I was presented with the problem of how to quilt this baby??!! The 9 patches were no problem. I decided to treat each individual block as if it were a quilt. On some of the blocks I did a random design, some in the ditch and some ¼ outlined.






I used my old pal Snoopy for the back.



Hey!!! I think Maggie may have snatched up this one for now!!!



Number two now done on my side-bar of goals for 2010.
One to go, will she make it!!??

30 comments:

  1. You'll make it! Love the little owl!

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  2. Fantastic, what a happy bright halloween quilt!

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  3. Wonderful quilt and fun blocks, perfect for Halloween.

    Debbie

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  4. I was looking at my quilt yesterday and thinking I need to get it quilted. Maybe I will move it to the top of my to do list so I can use it on my bed this winter.

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  5. Oh, you are rocking through the projects. LOVE this quilt... too adorable! I love how you combined the image blocks with the ninepatch blocks.

    Fun!

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  6. Fantastic, Jane. So perfect for Halloween.

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  7. Fantastic, Jane. So perfect for Halloween.

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  8. Jane, that turned out so stinking cute! And the snoopy fabric for the backing is just the best! I love it!

    MGM

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  9. Love your Halloween quilt...I've seen a couple lately from your swap--they've all been great!

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  10. I got mine finished this year too! Was a fun swap! I keep hoping your will do something similar again but I know that is a huge project to take on.

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  11. I saw my block in there! What a fun swap!!! (Thank you again)

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  12. Oh Jane! I want to make one (or a few) of these sooo bad. I think your idea of a swap is wonderful (you know how I love block swaps) What was the time frame of the bee? If you were to do it again would you change the way it was set-up? Karie

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  13. That is awesome!!!! where you found the time is beyond me, you have been so busy.

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  14. Oh how cool! I see my little skull block!! Turned out great! I still haven't put mine together. Maybe I'll add that to my every-growing project list!! Jenn

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  15. Good one Jane, it looks fantastic!
    Julia ♥

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  16. This is so awesome, Jane! Your quilting makes it wonderful. The blocks are all very very cute :)

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  17. Great job! I remember seeing those blocks last year.

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  18. Finished just in time for Halloween! Be sure and have it hanging around to delight all those little trick or treaters!! (but out of egg-throwing range)

    Hugs - Shari

    PS Thanks for such a fun swap - my blocks are still on my 'to get to' list...

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  19. Wow - I love it! The blocks are all so different but go well together. I'm hand quilting my quilt-as-you-go sample quilt in the same way, by deciding on each block individually.
    Teresa x

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  20. Great job, Jane! It is so bright and cheerful. And I love the backing fabric!

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  21. That's an adorable quilt! I just love it!
    Micki

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  22. Adorable quilt.
    www.quiltsampler.blogspot.com

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  23. I remember seeing those blocks last year. It turned out just great.

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  24. clapping....clapping....clapping!
    This is just w-a-y too cute Jane!!
    Wow, yours is BIG!! I so glad you showed how you quilted some of the blocks...that will help me decide on mine!!!

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