Saturday, October 04, 2008

Halloween Season

I may possibly have mentioned that I love Halloween. Just a little.

Now, its October and the countdown is on. I took my Halloween quilts out of the closet and have to figure out where to hand them this year.

This is the first Halloween quilt I ever made, back in 1998. I used the old bug jar pattern with Spooky fabrics and because I was pretty pissed off about the Clinton impeachment hearings, I took a picture from Time magazine of Ken Starr looking like he'd sucked a lemon and made it into "Starr in a Jar " (next to last block, top row). I took various pictures of Newt Gingrich and made and "Eyes of Newt" jar as well (second block, second row). Finally, I added a quilter in the last jar of the bottom row. I used a wood-textured black tone on tone and call the quilt "Dracula's Pantry" and if you enlarge the picture you can see the "D" I quilted at the top.

Now, to go finish machine quilting some sweet, pink, baby girl quilts!

Seasonally yours,


Pati said...

What a great quilt!!! I love the Ken Starr jar and the Newt jar. I need to put up my pictures of my fall quilts.

Jeanne said...

Very cute and perfect timing for the season. Thanks for sharing.

dot said...

Very creative and cute to boot.

Anonymous said...

This is my all time FAVORITE Halloween quilt :-)) Love the Starr in a Jar block.
Kathy B

Anne Marie said...

Love the Starr in a Jar and Eyes of Newt...very clever and very amusing!!!! Sooo adorable!!!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Absolutely hilarious how you made this. Eyes of Newt and Starr in a Jar.

What a hit. I'm cracking up!!!!!!!

Louisiana Momma said...

i love the jar quilt that is so darn cute!! I don't usually decorate for halloween, but i adore that quilt and would be proud to hang it :-)