Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Curmudgeonly me

Halloween is not my favorite holiday but I have quilted several cute Halloween quilts lately.  This was made by Mary who always has does an excellent job on her applique, this time it is machine applique.  I really like the whimsical pumpkin-houses.

Mary says these bats will have orange crystals for eyes and there are buttons to add now that it is quilted.



I'm one of those curmudgeonly people that turn out the lights and hide on Halloween.  At least, that's what I did last year.  When I do buy Halloween candy I have to buy icky candy so I don't eat it - like Sweet Tarts or Nerds.  Ick.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

It's a mystery quilt

This is Sharon's quilt; she made it as a Mystery Quilt at a local quilt shop.  When I asked about using colored thread she didn't sound very enthusiastic but I couldn't resist using some pink and green thread in addition to the dark grey I used for the feathers.  (It looks kind of blue in the pictures)  I hope she likes the result!

I love quilts with a black background even though it is hard to see what you're doing when quilting them. All that black really makes the colors pop! I used black batting on this quilt since both top and backing are black and Omni thread.