hunting for BonnieOctober 3, 2013
Quilt Market time….and some quick inspirationsOctober 28, 2013
Hello all, Mary Ellen here.
Do you have quilts that you only use at certain times of the year, or for certain special days? I’m talking about not just bed quilts, but any type of quilted project–table toppers, pillow covers, place mats, wall hangings, …
I have more quilts that are wall hangings than anything else. I do make bed sized quilts, but not nearly in the numbers as my other types of projects. Why? Mostly for the fact of having the project finished sooner, I guess. A bed quilt is a long-term project in my book. Often I have one underway that I work on in between my other things. My favorite way is to have the pieces going as leaders and enders (see Bonnie Hunter’s site for this idea. She’s our seminar national teacher for 2014; I learned this idea from Bonnie.)
I’ve been getting out a few more of my Halloween quilty things to add around the house. I’ve had some out since the beginning of the month, but am adding the ones that are really screaming Halloween now. I think my favorite motif for Halloween decorations is witches, particularly funky witch shoes and stockings. As I’m sitting here in the kitchen typing this, I’m looking at a small wall hanging made last year featuring four witchy legs. Each one has striped stockings, and a snazzy shoe of some sort. I added glitter and seasonal buttons when I decorated the shoes. One has candy corn buttons, one googly eyes at the lacing holes, and one has a spider in the buckle. The fourth has bats in the “leather” of the shoe. The borders are cut from a Halloween stripe fabric with spider webs and more witch feet. Lots of fun was had in the making of that hanging.
Do you have any Halloween quilts?