Most of the Halloween stuff has been posted in years past, but here we go again. I struggle to divide the Fall quilts and decor from Halloween, since they seem to trip over each other in occurrence. It felt like Summer all through September this year, so the Fall decorations didn't even cross my mind, until we were halfway through October. You are going to get a mix here, which is often how it happens at my house, anyway.
"Poor Li'l Punky Loves Pineapple" was made using Julie Letvin's Poor Li'l Punky pincushion pattern (Look on page 5 of her "Let's go shopping" header).
I did actually make Punky pincushions, too. Here are the four I made, but three of them were gifted.
This Poor Li'l Punky is the only one that remains at my house.
October Lamb for All Seasons, adapted from Lisa Bongean's Old Glory Gatherings pattern.
And this is the Fall quilt adapted from the same pattern.You've already seen Linus in his pumpkin patch. Those pumpkins grow all over the place.
The Candy Corn banner in my dining room was made by DD#2.
Little Halloween quilts tucked here and there. "Dark and Stormy Night" and "Pumpkin Patch"
I didn't make this as a Halloween quilt, but it seems to fit. "Burgoyne Strikes Gold"
These two little Fall quilts hang in my kitchen. "Autumn Afternoon" and "Tumbling in the Leaves"
This flimsy is made from leftover HSTs from a hands-on experience at a LQS after a Carmen Geddes demo last year. As we were making one large leaf block for a hotpad, the shop owner said we could throw away the cut off HSTs. I think I whimpered and she laughed and said, "Or you can give them to Janet."
I made the blocks last year, but just barely stitched up the top yesterday. Maybe by next year it will be quilted. : )
Haven't named it yet. The larger leaves finish at 3", the smaller ones are 2 1/2".
I need to get it finished so I can fill this little ladder with Fall colored quilts. Right now it is two out of three. I keep my seasonal children's books in that little trunk for when the grandchildren visit.
That is all for the seasonal stuff. Update on current projects...
"Floating Foxes" was completed in time for the birthday. It was on the bed of granddaughter Abby when she came home from school. : ) Even got the matching pillowcase made.
My red/white Burgoyne Surrounded is so much easier to put together than the scrappy "Burgoyne Strikes Gold". Second block was completed last night. I've even found a red that isn't quite solid, that I think I will like as the sashing. Have been out of my little valley a couple of times this week and managed to squeeze in visits to a couple of favorite quilt shops, Village Dry Goods (in Brigham City, UT) and Elaine's Quilt Block (in Cottonwood Heights, UT). If you are traveling through Northern Utah, I highly recommend them both.
Until next time,