Sunday, October 30, 2011

Witches, and Cats, and Pumpkins - Oh My!

Witchy Wall Hanging

Halloween 2011 is tomorrow, but we've been celebrating around here for a few days already.  Wes brought home this s-c-a-r-y quilted wall hanging from a thrift shop this week.  I just love it!  It's hanging on the outside of my bathroom door.  Note the wooden stars on each end of the hanging rod - so cute!

Levi and Trent

I took the younger kids to a Halloween party at the local library.  They got to do crafts, be in a costume contest, and of course eat some treats.  Levi is the race car driver, and Trent is the knight in shining armor.  I just love that costume.  All three of my boys have worn it.

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 4

Here's a sneak peek at the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 4 cover.  I'm so excited to have a block coming out in this issue!  I also tested some of the other blocks, and they are just as fabulous and fun as ever.  Be sure to stop by my blog on November 7th.  I will be participating in Quiltmaker's blog tour that day.  I will be unveiling my block, and I will also be having a special giveaway.  I hope you can join me for the fun & invite all your quilty friends, too!

Today I am working on a new quilted trivet, the Pinwheel X quilted trivet.  It is paper pieced in two sections.  Above, you can see one of the sections, before trimming.

Here is the a back view of the section.

After trimming, into a nice, neat triangle, corners trimmed, and everything.

This is what it will look like when I put the two sections together.  The whole trivet will consist of six blocks, and there will be a nice secondary pattern when they are put together.  The blocks are 4" finished size.  

Ice Pellets Block

Here is a close-up of one of the blocks for the Ice Pellets quilt.  Yes, I am still quilting it.  I decided that it needs more quilting, so on we go!  Quilt....quilt...quilt..quilt.

Quilter's Scrap Bag

More shopping spoils for this week - and I didn't even have to leave the house!  Wes also brought home two super bags of quilter's quality 100 percent cotton scraps for me!  I'm so lucky that he is supportive of what I do.  Above is a photo of one of the bags.  It's been so much fun going through these.  Each piece is like a little treasure!

Until next time, please visit the shop at, and have a super day!



  1. Beautiful wall hanging perfect for the season

  2. I've got 11/7 flagged! What a good man you have bringing you treats for Halloween too! Sandi