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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Halloween swap finally quilted and bound


I am adding this to the Blogger's Quilt Festival at amyscreativeside. This is my third time to play along with this festival.  You can see my fall 2009 entry here and my 2008 entry here.

I hope you like the quilt and its story.

In 2005 I was involved with a friends and family round robin.  Each of us chose a theme or quilt pattern we wanted which were passed around each month for a person to make a block.  I chose a Halloween theme.  I never assembled them because I just didn't have enough blocks to do anything. 

A year ago I located a Halloween "Spooktacular" round robin online at Jane's fabrics.  I was too late to join, but some of the ladies agreed to swap a block with me on the side.  I guess you could say that this lovely quilt is a culmination of friends old and new.  THANK YOU ALL!

I completed the quilting and binding on this baby 10-15-10.

It sort of all began with a little mystery class at Utah's Annual Quilt Meeting in Provo.  Our good friend, Charlene Richens, prepared a mystery for us in our hotel room.  This darling witch was the result of that mystery.  I have fond memories of much laughter and fun.

-"Pumpkin Patch" words: Mary Israel (friend)
-dracula: Linda Johnson (friend)
-pumpkins from left to right:  Mariella Potter, me, Karen Truman, 
     and Theresa Terry (friends)

-ghost block: mailed to me from Summer Sadie in Cordova, TN
-candy corns: Felicity (sister-in-law)
-wild hair witch: my mom
-witch on a broom: mailed to me from Kris in Rochester, NY
-haunted house: hand appliqued by Marie Pugsley (family)


-Trick or Treaters:  Felicity (sister-in-law)
-Boo block:  mailed to me from Belinda in Petersburg, TX


-cats: Deb and I made at the mystery class
-spiders: Deb Butler (friend)
-skull:  in the mail from Jennifer in Arlington, TX
-Buggy Barn witch: me

-Little witch:  Faye Torgerson (friend)
-bats: mailed to me by Cathy in Lakebay, WA
-witch legs: mailed to me by Nedra in St. G., Utah


14 comments:

belinda said...

OH WOW Deana.....I'm soooo glad you let me know of your finish so I could come see!!!
Your little ghost sitting above my BOO was a great idea!!
You did a fabulous job putting it all together....what a GREAT treasure you have!! I LOVE IT!!!

Marie said...

I love it! What a great project with lots of memories.

Ann T. said...

Wow, what a cute quilt. You never know what you will end up with, and you do have a treasure there.

Cathy said...

It turned out so cute! I love how you made all of the different blocks fit in.
I have gotten one done, and the other is ready for the sashing & assembly. My daughter loves the danglely legs of your witch.
Great Job!

Nedra said...

Beautiful job Deana! I think the candy corn around the edges is the perfect touch. I think yours is the cutest Halloween quilt yet.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Deana! That turned out so cute!! I've still got to put my together! I'm getting jealous!! Cute! Jenn in Arlington

Quiltbenaco said...

Un bel lavoro di gruppo!
Un saluto a tutte voi
Ciao Domenica

Cynthia said...

This is the cutest dang Halloween quilt I have ever seen! I Love it!

Ann T. said...

LOVE IT!!!!!

Army Wife Quilter said...

I love this quilt. I love halloween. the combine effort of all those people and each unique block wow I love it I would buy the patterns if they were available.

Karen said...

I think your quilt is wonderful. The best part for me is the contributions of so many different people. I love the way you have pulled it all together.
Great quilt!

Valerie said...

Hi Deana, how are you? Thanks so much for checking me out over at Stash - I love the comments and thanks for casting a vote!!
Your Halloween quilt is truly adorable, I've seen this pattern before but your post makes it so much better :)
Valerie
http://PastimesOnline.ca/Vals-Quilting

ps added your blog to my rss feed :)

ANudge said...

I'm not much of a fan of Halloween, but your quilt is absolutely darling - may make me a appreciator of the day.

A wonderful quilt - thanks for sharing!

dj said...

Quiltbenaco left a comment in another language a month or so back. I found a google tool to interpret for me. She said:

Nice work team! Hello Greetings to you all Sunday