Thursday, November 21, 2013

Challenge issued and a finish!

I got two quilts pinned last week and then the flu bug hit and nothing got worked on. This week I was able to run some machine and hand stitches in this little Halloween quilt and am going to call this one done for now.

I may add that spiderweb next year when I pull it out still.... and maybe some stitches outlining the Boo. I really liked how the stitches look around the ghost.

As for the challenge..... I seem to have issued one to Kathy to get a quilt quilted so that binding would be the slow stitching Sunday post. I really should have thought of this better since I kept a girl home from school Thursday - which was my 2 hours planned to quilt. Oh well, maybe I can meet this challenge - I didn't say when on Sunday I had to do my post =).  Hehehe....
This is the 64 patch blocks I was making this year in the RSC challenge. I added some big flying geese to make them into star blocks and then added a green border to get it a little big bigger. It is around 58x74 right now.

The cats are going to be disappointed. I have had this quilt back side out on the floor in the quilting room. The soft flannel is a hit with the cats- they keep going in there and sleeping on it! This is one of the 2.99 a yard flannels I got from my shopping spree. There are leftovers so I can see a green and blue dot rag quilt in my future. Another type of quilt I have never made but am going to give it a try.

The plan - to get this star quilt quilted and a binding made and  attached to the top by the end of the weekend. Think I can do it? I have doctor appointments Friday morning (normal yearly things) and then I am working on Saturday. I feel like the little engine that could... I think I can, I think I can.....


  1. I'm pretty sure you can't since I want to win the challenge!! LOL

  2. I really like what you did with these blocks. That little framed four-patch that formed where the blocks meet adds a great touch. Happy quilting. I hope you meet your deadline!

  3. I love how you turned those 16-patch blocks into stars! Good luck on your challenge!!

  4. Deb, love your Halloween wall hanging/banner! It is delicious :) It will be fun to add a little to it when you pull it out every year! Great job on the 16 patch... love how you made them into stars... I am working hard to post on Sunday too.. handquilting Christmas presents :) Have a blessed weekend and good luck with your challenge! Kathi

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE the star quilt. I must add one to my list. So happy and bright. Hope you get done half of what is on your list. You are on a roll!