Monday, March 30, 2015

Spooky Pinwheel Parade

Spooky Pinwheel Parade is a design based on Pat Speth's free pattern, Pinwheel Promenade.  It all began with a charm pack that I won at a quilter's club meeting at Jackman's Fabrics called "Be Witched" by Carol Eldridge (for Andover Fabrics).  The charm pack was a little intimidating to find a design that could stand up to the bold graphics and colors, but I think this design with a heavy light background color palette did the trick!  
 I used a crazy stripe (that I picked upon sale at JoAnn's after Halloween) for the backing, sleeve and binding.  This fabric was really weird to work with, shrinking up with steam ironing.  It must not have been truly 100% cotton.  I'll be really careful about that in the future at JoAnn's, but I generally don't purchase fabric there anyway.
 I loved this panto for this quilt, but I don't know the name of it.  The panto reminded me of the eyes that you carve in a jack-o-lantern or maybe even spooky ghost eyes!
 And the label...yes, I always label my quilts.  This is the very easiest way.  Cut a square, fold it in half diagonally and to fancy it up a bit, add a strip of color to the folded edge.  This way 2 of 3 edges get sewn in with the binding (you only need to hand tack one edge).  Sweet!

BTW, I also finished the Wedding Ring 18x18" Table Topper this month, but since it's a gift, I won't be posting the finished pictures until after my in-laws celebrate their 45th anniversary in May.


Wednesday, March 04, 2015


It's been a while since I posted my progress on my Women of the Bible, a block of the week presented by Hoppin' Bobbin on Facebook.  As of this week, we have completed 30 blocks!
WOTB Block #28 - Anna
WOTB #29 - Priscilla
WOTB #30 - Joanna they are all together to date!  The more blocks that get added to the design wall, the better they look together!  I'm so excited to see this project progress.  When we're finished, I think there are something like 46 blocks.  So far, we've only made 10" & 15" blocks, but eventually, we'll have to make a few filler blocks that measure 5" in height.  Those will be fun!
Women of the Bible - Blocks #1-30
Linking up to WIP Wednesday & Let's Bee Social!


Tuesday, March 03, 2015

UFO Goals: March 2015

For this month, I'm setting 2 goals:

1.  Finish up the Wedding Ring 18x18" Table Topper - still on the frame ready to be quilted.
Wedding Rings Table Topper
2.  Finish up the Halloween Quilt - top and backing are finished and ready to be quilted.
Halloween Pinwheel Parade
I'd really like to knock at least one more off of my Q1 list this month as well.    I'm hoping I'll get the chance to work on a Prairie Women Project, but we'll see.  

Q1 (Jan-Mar 15) List:
1.  RWB Charming Stars
2.  RWB Irish Chain
3.  4-Patch Revisited
4.  Suki Dog Quilt
5.  Baylee Dog Quilt
6.  Easter Basket Wall Hanging
7.  Rustic Stars
8.  Kayla's Basket Weave Quilt
9.  Grand Illusion
10. A Prairie Women project

Linking up to A Lovely Year of Finishes.


Monday, March 02, 2015

Design Wall 3/2/15

Here's what's been on my design wall this weekend!

This is my Halloween version of Pat Speth's Pinwheel Promenade (download the free pattern here). The blocks on the left are extras that will probably end up pieced into the backing, maybe.
Pinwheel Promenade
Linking up to Design Wall Monday.