Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Which, by the way, is an excellent book by Ray Bradbury, but also a great description of my sewing room these days.

Yesterday, I accomplished most of the top assembly of the Verna Mosquera BOM. The bottom row is not attached yet because I have a wee bit of embellishing to do as well as appliqueing down some of the small areas that overlap after the blocks are sewn together. My goal was to finish the main part of the top by Halloween and I've done it! The borders are applique as well and those will be next.

Here is my progress on the kit I bought at PIQF, a Day of the Dead quilt. Cutting out all of these little spaces from the white fabric after bonding the Steam-a-Seam II was tedious, but it's done! This quilt will not be finished for this year, but I've managed to make a pretty good start on it.

As a reward to myself, I signed up for another Halloween BOM, this one Baltimore Halloween by Pearl Pereira and Amidon Quiltworks. This one is a bit more complicated, but I'm up for it.

The question is, how many Halloween quilts can you make before you have too many? Is it possible?


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Well done, you! I love the way you refer to joining another BOM as "your reward"; oh how I understand, my friend, and how! They're great, Jan!

paula, the quilter said...

I took a look at the reward BOM. How fun! I love the one you just finished.

Anonymous said...

Go, Sistah Jan, Go!!!

Love it - you've been a busy girl :-)

Sistah Becky

Anonymous said...

The halloween quilt is amazing! Great job!


Nancy said...

Holy skeletons, Sistah! Love this DotD project and the Baltimore Halloween is just mind boggling. You GO!

Karrin Hurd said...

Wow, that Baltimore Halloween is something else. Love your other quilts, you have been busy!

Pati said...

Ms. Jan, the Baltimore Halloween is awesome! Your quilts are amazing.

MJinMichigan said...

I saw that Day of the Dead quilt at festival last year and resisted and now wish I would have bought it. Do you have a source for the pattern?
Your Verna Mosquera BOM is wonderful! Great job!

Kathy Wagner said...

Your Halloween quilt BOM is amazing!
So much detailed work!
Good for you for meeting your goal!
Love your blog!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Ahh gee, I thought I already commented about the coolness of all this. Sheesh. I thought the Day of the Dead was so neat and reminds me of Mexico.

Hispanic Girl Love, *karendianne.