Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Just in time for Halloween

Here is a little project I just finished last night:

It's a pattern from The Wooden Bear called "October Scare".   My local quilt shop had one as a sample and I couldn't resist giving it a try.  I had never done fusible applique before, so a small sample like this one was a good place to start.

I layered the fused pumpkin pieces with the batting and backing and did the blanket stitch through all three layers so that the quilting was done at the same time as the stitching.   The whole piece measures just 12 inches square.

It was fun to start and finish something all in the same week, and the whole thing was made from scraps.  I went back to the quilt shop and purchased  a snowman pattern called "All Bundled Up" that I will be working on next.

Isn't he cute?  I love the little stand-alone quilt stand that allows you to change out the wallhanging to suit the season. (sold separately, of course!)

I think there will be more of these in my future.


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5 comments:

  1. Great pumpkin wall hanging but I just love the snow man quilt ,there's just something about it ,it makes me smile .

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  2. Isn't it fun to try something new? Especially something so whimsical. I can imagine that it would be really easy to smile while you work on something as jolly as the pumpkin and the snowman. Lane

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  3. That is cute! How nice that you were able to finish it so quickly in time for Halloween.

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  4. ADORABLE!!! And so is the snowman pattern! Can you tell me where we could purchase one of those stand-alone quilt holders? That would make a wonderful Christmas gift for my quilting niece. :)

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