Monday, December 29, 2008

Year End Flimsy


I hustled and got a flimsy completed so I can send it to Kat for quilting later this week. Several months ago, I was the lucky lotto person for my online mini-group and I sent them all different blocks using some Civil War fabrics I'd received for Christmas last year from my friend Kathy.

I love how this quilt turned out! Kathy and I, using the same fabrics (we split a fat quarter pack), both made samplers using a finishing kit from one of the participants in a designer sampler from an online shop. We both used blocks from Marsha McCloskey's Block Party and I was lucky enough to get many of my blocks made by pals in the group.

Now Kat will work her magic on it and I'll bind it in time to deliver to a special someone who will remain anonymous for now.

I also completed stitching on the first block for my latest Halloween endeavor, "Hocuspocusville" by Crabapple Hill. I found the kit at the Napa Quilt Show at Thimble Creek's booth and had to have it!

Is it possible to have too many Halloween quilts?

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeehaw, that is a great quilt! Good job on getting it all together. I still just love those fabrics. Now to get mine finished :-))
Kathy B

Rachel said...

OMG I love that Halloween stitchery!! I have to have it. I wish they just sold the stichery patterns alone, I don't really like the quilt pattern, plus I have an idea for a different Halloween Quilt that would look great with this embroidery sprinkled through out. But I haven't the funds right now to buy the pattern. :( :( But thank you so much for sharing it!! It is so on my wish list!

Rachel
athenagwis at hotmail . com

Anne said...

Love the way that quilt turned out. Good job!

Teresa said...

Very pretty quilt. I just love the stitchery too!

Sherry said...

What a beautiful quilt! Congratulations on getting it to flimsy stage.

*karendianne. said...

You know, the first thing I said when I saw the lovely flimsy was "Boy isn't that pretty" and yes I do talk to myself alot but it works! Ths is so pretty. I love really totally dig this.

Angie said...

The quilt is beautiful Jan! Wonderful blocks! I love the sashing and the red fabric in the stars! Can't wait to see it quilted!

Sharon said...

Oh WOW!!! WE did that? Love it, and I hope it's for me (vbg!)

Rachel said...

So I bit the bullet and picked up the Hocuspocusville kit. I was doing some test embroidery, and I am wondering what stitch you used for yours it looks so smooth!! And how long are your stitches? Are they small or are they longer?

Thanks for any help you can give!
Rachel
athenagwis at hotmail . com

Quilts And Pieces said...

OH I LOVE that repro quilt! It turned out wonderful! Yup - my kind of quilt!

Denise said...

It's not possible to have too many Halloween quilts! LOL I love them as much as you do Jan. I love your blog...found it while wandering through blogs this afternoon.