Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fall 2011 Blogger's Festival Quilt

I LOVE looking at all the quilts in the Blogger's Quilt Festival and I hope that you will enjoy my offering. This is my Swooning Over Halloween quilt. It is a based on the uber-popular Swoon quilt by Camille of Thimble Blossoms.



I knew that I wanted this quilt to fit on the wall next to the fireplace so that limited the size. I scaled down the blocks and then went to town with my Halloween fabrics.

These are my favorite blocks.... each one features a Halloween creature that I fussy cut from a Nancy Wolff fabric I've been hoarding for quite a while.

Oh no... a ghost!



A smiling skeleton...


A devious devil...


A grinning black cat..


My long arm quilting gal, Cass, did a great job on this quilt. I wish it showed up better but hopefully you can see how she stitched a ton of different Halloween motifs into this quilt - pumpkins, a spider web, a spider, a devil, a skull, a pitchfork - just to name a few.



This quilt will be the centerpiece of my Halloween decorating for years to come.

Thanks Amy for hosting this event-- you do a fantastic job and it brings so much enjoyment to so many!

Happy stitching-
carol fun

Amy'sCreativeSide

22 comments:

  1. Great quilt, love the fussy cutting!

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  2. Love it! I won't make it to see all the BQF posts so I am SO glad you told me about your's-- cute blog, too!

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  3. This quilt makes ME swoon! I just love it and the quilting is just perfect. You should be very proud of this one.

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  4. Love the fussy cut centers of the blocks. Great Halloween quilt!

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  5. I do love your quilt. It is so much fun. The stars look great and the centres are wonderful with the fussy cutting. I adore the quilting. This is such a great quilt!

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  6. What a great halloween quilt. Such fun, fun fabrics, a great design and fantastic quilting...just wonderful! Thabks for sharing nad have a great day

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  7. Haha!! I love the centers. Great approach to the Swoon qal

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  8. This is awesome! Great job on such a fun quilt. You just made my day ;)

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  9. Fabulous Halloween quilt! Those fussy cut centers are perfect and a cute addition to these blocks! I love the scrappiness of all those prints and am thinking that I may need to begin a new stash. I don't have an Halloween fabric. Sigh. Sad, I know. Looking forward to reading more posts from you.

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  10. Great quilt, thanks for sharing!

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  11. Love the quilting on this quilt and the fussy cutting makes me smile. great job.

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  12. Very fun! And thanks, too, for your nice comment on my entry - I've never done the BQF before, but I'm loving it!

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  13. At first glance, I didn't see that your quilt was Halloween-themed, but I love it! The fussy cut centers are a perfect way to show off the fabric.

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  14. Oh I love that Swoon pattern. Very clever making it a Halloween quilt. Great fabric and the quilting is amazing!

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  15. Oh fun! Great fabrics, piecing and love the quilting motif. :)

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  16. How fun - I have seen bunches of these out there. Yours looks so good on the wall.

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  17. LOVE your quilt. The fussy cutting & quilting are superb! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Very fun! Your fussy cutting is great. I just finished my own Swoon - wondering what size you made your blocks.

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  19. Fun quilt...thank you for sharing it.

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