Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Scrap Happy Quilt…

Just look at what is waiting patiently to go onto my quilting frame this week!  A Scrap Happy beauty…made by one of the many talented Heritage Quilt Guild members!  This quilt is a charity quilt made entirely from scraps!  I just wish my photos did it justice…

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The colours in real life are richer and deeper…and well, simply wonderful!

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I recognized the block pattern right away…it’s called ‘Glory Be’ from the Connecting Threads FREE patterns…you can find it HERE.

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This quilter REALLY knows how to piece together blocks…sheer perfection!

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Hope you liked the eye candy this morning…

At least this candy isn’t fattening…unlike the Halloween Bowl full of treats downstairs!!  Correction…the Halloween Bowl HALF full of treats!  Is it just me or are those chocolate bars getting smaller and smaller every year?!  Why it takes at least 8 to 10 of those little babies to satisfy a sweet tooth…errrr ummm…not that I would know this from experience or anything… :o}}}

I have to leave you with something at least a little remotely Halloweeny…

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I made this one ages ago…and it comes out at this time of the year for the back of the couch.

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My two dogs like to sit on the back of the couch and look out the window, guarding the house from ‘the enemy’ ie. birds, bunnies, other dogs, the neighbours’ cat, simply put…any moving object!…Life is never boring with Guard Dogs…and they DO have fun..but they can be hard on the couch…hence the couch quilts…one for each season!

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My first attempt at pieced pumpkins and the Dresden plate.

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The FREE pattern is still available....but you can see that I changed it up a lot!

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Have a WONDERFUL and SAFE Halloween (with no tricks and lots of treats) and Happy Quilting!~P

12 comments:

  1. When I was a kid, we loved it if someone put what we called a nickle candy bar in your Trick Or Treat bag. Now you don't get much for a nickle and no one gives out those full size candy bars. You would go broke doing it.

    Your fall sampler style quilt is a good one for fall decorating. My favorite block is the log cabin one.

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  2. This quilt (the couch quilt) is absolutely wonderful---I want one too.. :D Do you have any idea what pattern you used for this one? I love everything about it...the log cabins, the pieced pumpkins, the dresden sunflower---EVERYTHING! Those are lucky guard dogs you have to have such a fun quilt to sit on while doing 'guard duty'. :D

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  3. I love the idea of having quilts for the seasons, but haven't made enough yet or finished the ones I started, lol. Can't wait to see how yours come out.

    Debbie

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  4. Awesome pumpkin quilt! Happy Halloween to you too! I'm exhausted from trying to get a photo of Charlie and Lola in their Halloween costumes...yeah, that's not going to happen. The most I got was a head shot with the hats...and 2 mad dogs. Oh well, we got our Halloween blog post done and they are "recovering" with treats. Again, your quilt is awesome!

    Cheery wave from
    Bev

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  5. Have fun quilting...the palate is wide open on this one! I love the Halloween quilt!

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  6. I love your Autumn quilt! Thank you for sharing the free patterns!

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  7. I enjoy seeing all the colors on these quilts! Agree with you on the chocolate bar sizes, they must be getting smaller and smaller. There are probably scientific studies being run right now to answer that very question...maybe we could sign up to be in a control group!

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  8. When I buy Halloween candy, I buy some that my husband likes and some that I like, in case we have leftovers. He hides the kind I like until Halloween night and I hide the kind he likes, so we don't know where our favorite is in the house and can't eat it all before the trick-or-treaters come. Of course, the real damage begins tonight when the kids are all in bed and we're left with the remaining bowl of candy :-)

    I love the scrap quilt. What precision with the piecing! I've thought about doing a quilt for each season like you have with your pumpkin quilt, but I've only gotten as far as buying fabric. I really love the idea and I'm sure your doggies appreciate the change of scenery from time to time, too!

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  9. I was thinking too that the fun size candy bars were quite a bit smaller this year. And those 5-cent bars of yore? Over a $1 and smaller. Candy shrinks, so why don't I?!!?

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  10. Happy Halloween! Love your Halloween quilt! We only get a few kids, and then we'll eat the rest of the treats! Have a great night!

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  11. I agree with you- the candy is getting smaller!! I know- takes more to satisfy the sweet tooth!:) My hubby took some leftover candy into work last night- of course it was the bowl that neither one of us cared about!:) The chocolate is still here and shrinking fast-haha!:) I absolutely love your fall quilt!! Very pretty!! Thanks for the link for the free pattern.

    Happy Halloween!!

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