This is Renee's cute Halloween quilt. She did a great job on the embroidery and I had fun quilting it.
I quilted spider webs in the setting triangles:
And pumpkins in the background pebbles.
Lori used some really wonderful African fabric in her quilt. I didn't want to clutter up the blocks so mostly followed the lines in the fabric.
It's hard to see in the photographs on that dark fabric.
In the border I quilted a zebra skin design.
Barbara said she had been working a long time on this Piece of Cake design.
I love all the plaids she used in the applique.
Today I went to Salina for the auction of the estate of a quilt shop owner, Shirley Wolf who owned the Quilting Bee. She was quite a collector of many things: fabric, quilts, linens, patterns as well as matchbook covers, advertising art and 19th century restaurant china. I spoke with a woman who used to work at the shop and she told me that Shirley had them cut three yards from new bolts of fabric for her own personal stash. There was a LOT of
It was sold in stacks about 1 1/2 tall and they mostly sold for $50-60. A bargain, with fabric selling for $12-13 a yard these days. I didn't buy anything, amazingly enough. I can't find the time to use the fabric I do have but there were a lot of other people beefing up their stash!
I think it is appropriate that my quilt appears during the week of my birthday in the AQS Quilting Arts Calendar.