Trick or Treat basket…?!

Not quite.  Maybe a cauldron…  I joined Anne Sutton’s A Tisket A Tasket BOM in January and have been having THE BEST time making these darn cute blocks.  : )  I can hardly wait for the 5th of each month for the new block to be posted!!!  What’s going to be in this month’s basket…?!?!?!

Part of the reason I decided to join in this adventure was : 1.) To learn the decorative stitches my sewing machine offers and make each block by machine only..NO hand work!!! and 2.) To join Flick’r and broaden my internet and tech skills.  Well, I’m pleased to say I’ve been doing both.

While I made last month’s A Tisket A Tasket BOM I discovered I only had enough basket fabric for 11 baskets, not 12.  Uh oh.  Well, Scarlet O’Hara took hold…”I’ll think about that tomorrow!”  was my plan.

Then the October BOM was posted.  Ugh.  Don’t hate me, but I’m not such a big fan of the Sunbonnet Sue quilt block.  : /  I thought I’d make some adjustments to my design…perhaps a ghost popping up out of my basket?!  I wanted to use a filmy nylon fabric in white, grey or silver.  Amazingly, in my stash I had green, copper and white with red hearts.  Uh, no to those three choices!

Hurry up!!!  It’s Hallowe’en!!!  This is the LAST day of October and my Bunny Hill block isn’t done.  It isn’t even started.  C’mon!?!?!?

I pulled Hallowe’en fabric off my shelves.  Piles of it!  Did I mention Hallowe’en is my husband’s FAVORITE holiday?  Yeh, and I’ve been working on a Hallowe’en quilt  for him (for a few years now!), so I had pretty many fabrics to peruse and choose.

I didn’t want to have to run out to the store and BUY fabric to make my block.  I have to have something here I can work with, right…?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander Henry to the rescue!!!  I hope Anne doesn’t mind my changes to her block!

Piecefully, Pam

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Quilting Bee De Los Muertos

by Nancy Arseneault

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve been waiting for Hallowe’en to post this one!!!  Perfect for today, no?!  Machine applique and quilting with hand and machine embroidery.  There are many embellishments and some 3-dimensional details too.  Enjoy!  ; )  And, Happy Trick-or-Treating…?!

Piecefully, Pam

Web of Life

by Lauren Strach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This quilt has it ALL!!!  Crazy quilting, strip piecing, painting, beading, applique, thread painting, batiks, hand dyed, cheesecloth…!!!

There is a LOT going on, but it isn’t too over the top!  The colors are FAB and the spider web was quite effectively beaded and glistening.  I thought it apropos for Friday and Fall and nearly Hallowe’en. Enjoy it!  ; )

Piecefully, Pam

Oriental Expressions, a.k.a. Japanese Garden

by Karen Kay Buckley

This quilt was machine appliqued and quilted.  There are MANY leaves!!!  And, Karen just WON a top award in Des Moines with this quilt.  : )  Way to GO, Karen!!!  Oriental Expressions, as a set of patterns published by C & T, will be available November 1!  Enjoy!  ; )

Piecefully, Pam

Turquoise Turtles and Friends

by Karen Eckmeier

According to the artist’s statement, Karen kept dreaming about turquoise turtles. That was her impetus for making this quilt. Somehow, my dreams are so…sew NOT like this…?!

I LOVE the symbolism in Karen’s quilt.  Her use of American Indian imagery and things that hold special meaning to her.  I also like the graphic quality of the quilt and her use of color.

This quilt is entirely machine made. Again, according to her artist’s statement, it is straight stitch machine appliqued which was done at the time of quilting. Neat-o!

I hope you enjoy it too.  And by the way, sweet dreams…!  ; )

Piecefully, Pam

P.S.  Lori – I’d happily take your Grandmother’s recipe for Banana Bread!   Thanks for the offer.

Who Me?

By Barbara McKie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don’t know about where you live, but our squirrels have been BUSY!  With our current rainy weather, leaves and acorns are certainly dropping.  I can only imagine the squirrels activity level will be increasing as they try to store every acorn that has dropped!  ; )  So, I thought this little quilt from Houston was just perfect for this morning.  It makes me chuckle.  What do you think…?!