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Friday, September 26, 2014

Deana: Tuesday Archives - A little late

I was thrilled to see that the Tuesday Archives linky over at Val's Quilting Studio is still open for a few hours.  This week is it about Ghastlies and Ghosts.  I was excited to link up because I made a Halloween quilt for every person in the house a few years ago.

This one is mine.  I added some close ups of a couple of my favorite blocks.



This quilt began as a friend group swap.  I asked everyone to make me a Halloween block of any size and kind.  The blocks that came back to me from that swap were the Jack-o-lanterns, pumpkins, dracula, "Pumpkin Patch" words, spiders, candy corn, little witch on the top left, trick-or-treaters, and the haunted house.  I loved them but needed more for a good sized quilt, so I joined an on-line Halloween block swap where I received the striped witch legs, two ghost blocks, the bats, and the skeleton.  Those blocks were supposed to finish at 12" square which made quilt assembly easier.  In that swap I made the witches on the brooms with the dangly legs.  It is a Buggy Barn pattern that I just LOVE!  The long and tall witch in the center as well as the cats were partially fused quilt blocks a friend was getting rid of.  I finished and dolled them up a bit.  

The Candy Corn Border is my design.  I used the Super60 30 degree ruler to cut strips that were sewn together.  I think it really adds to the quilt.

Can I just say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilt!

I made the Jack-o-Lanterns for my son.  This is also a Buggy Barn Pattern. 




I made several Buggy Barn witches and cats and then put them into two quilts, one for each daughter.  One daughter took her to college to put on her bed next month so I could not get a current photo but here is a blurry one.




I put witches brooms for the border on the last one.

I found an after Halloween sale on all of this Halloween fabric.  I think the sale really is what got me going on all of these quilts in the first place.  This is a panel I bought for the back.


I am linking up with Val's Quilting Studio - Tuesday Archives.  She has two linkies today, one is called "Ghastlies" and the other is "Ghosts".  Below are my ghost blocks that are in the first quilt.  These two blocks were received from quilters in an on-line Halloween block swap.  I was not actually in the swap, but I emailed a few participants and asked if they would make one for me if I made them a Buggy Barn witch in exchange.  I am SO GLAD they accepted.



One more thing...

I am letting blogland know that my Windmill Quilt Pattern is finally finished.  If you are interested, you can find it in my Craftsy shop here or my Etsy shop here.

Thanks you for all your wonderful comments and support regarding this quilt!

Also linking up today with:

5 comments:

Dona said...

AHH! I love Halloween quilts. I've wanted to make one for a long time and it is always last on my list. I'm inspired. Love them all and of course the spiderweb quilting is perfect.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Oh I want to make your first quilt as I adore it as much as you!!!!! I've made that buggy barn jackolatern and it's awaiting a border...then it's done! Love your mix of the BB witches and cats.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

PS I got so caught up in admiring your quilts I forgot to say congrats on the pattern finish and THANKS for sharing at Tuesday Archives!! LOL! Happy weekend!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Deana I was going to say the first quilt was the cutest Halloween quilt I had ever seen and then you showed even more Halloween quilts! Now I am not sure which is my favorite, but I really love how you added the brooms in the border of that one.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What a fun Halloween Quilt!!