Friday, October 26, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival

It is that time again when Amy from Amy's Creative Side is hosting the Bloggers' Quilt Festival

Twice a year, Amy gives quilters a chance to 'show off' a quilt that they made. Today is the start of the Fall 2012 Quilt Festival!
If your visiting for the first time, welcome! I hope you take some time and browse around my blog and come back again!
For my regular readers, I sew appreciate your words of encouragement. Thanks!
For this festival, I'm sharing my Loving Hugs Baby Quilt that I recently finished. This quilt was featured in the Dots on Dots blog hop on September 19th. The pattern is from Geta's Quilting Studio. 

Keeping with the dots theme I searched my stash and settled on the multi-colored dot fabric as my main fabric and then built the blocks with coordinating dotted fabrics. This unique pattern was a lot of fun to make!

The blocks are 12" finished and the quilt finished at 38" x 50". 

The back is a sweet print with elephants in all the coordinating colors I found in  my stash. 

I FMQ in all the negative space and outlined each octagon. This baby quilt will be a gift for a special baby.

Be sure to visit all the beautiful entries in the Blogger's Quilt Fest! Much inspiration will be found here!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wicked Blog Hop

Welcome to the Wicked Blog Hop! 
Today is my day to share my wicked projects! 
I first want to send a howling thanks to Spookie Madame Samm, at Sew WE Quilt, for her encouragement and inspiration and to our wicked leader, Wendy, over at Why Knot Kwilt for her leadership and organizational skills. If you haven't been following along, you can hop over to Wendy's blog to find the complete list of Wicked participants.

For my first ghoulish project, I spun a spider web block using strings of orange and black. This paper pieced pattern is from The Confused Quilter. I tried my hand at a yo-yo spider and used a zig-zag stitch for its legs. 
(This is my first attempt at making a yo-yo AND without a yo-yo maker! YIKES!) 

'Come when the sky is
the color of soot,
but Beware! Beware!
There is mischief afoot.'
author unknown

What is wicked without a witch? Using the paper pieced pattern from Sewhooked, I made this witchy block. I wanted my witch to be a shadow flying across a full moon, so I changed the potion a tad.

Soon she landed at her haunted house. This 8" paper pieced pattern was found at The House of Wilson. I needed the block to be 12 1/2" so I added night sky borders and a full moon. If you look closely, there is the man in the moon.

Waiting in the eerie night was her black cat, Spooky and her witchy friend, Miss Helga Broomswell. Some of you may remember her from the Ghastlie Hop last year.

This block is another paper pieced block from Sewhooked.

A Halloween night without a Jack-o-lantern? Not!
In the darkness of the night, shines the frightful face of my Happy Jack-O.

This paper pieced pattern can be found at Peekabootoyou. It is from the Something Wicked This Way Comes Hop. I did change it up a little...making the nose a triangle rather than a circle.

Since I was having such a spooktacular time, I couldn't resist this enchanted block from TrilliunDesign ~ Witchy Toes. It also comes from the Something Wicked This Way Comes Hop.  Don't you just love those shoes! 

I added a tiny peek of her witchy dress (and larger borders) to make the block finish at 12" so it would fit on my table top stand. I'm loving how this mini turned out! 

Well, I had a Spooktacular time and hope you did too! 
Here are all the other Wicked Witches serving up their potions today. 

Woeful Wednesday,
October 24th

Quiltingbydawn ...that's me

Be sure to grab your broomstick and fly over to see what they brewed. I'm sure it will be a hair-raising, bone-chilling experience!

'Ghosts and Goblins
Spooks Galore
Scary Witches
At Your Door
Smiling Bright
Wishing You A 
Haunting Night!'
author unknown

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Wickedness Starts Tomorrow!

Join in the Wicked goodness starting tomorrow! 

Here is this weeks schedule.
Monday, October 22nd

Tuesday, October 23rd
Wednesday, October 24th
Quiltingbydawn   that's me!
Thursday, October 25th
 Friday, October 26th

and there is more wicked goodness next week! See you on Wednesday!