Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Still on that road . .

These blocks are almost done, just a few more strips to go!


Since this doesn't make for very interesting blogging, how would you like to hear about a project I hope to start on soon?

As Nicole blogged about here, when we were at the Buggy Barn we both picked up kits for this project,


Halloween 1904 by Blackbird Designs.  

This pattern was released in 2009. When it first came out I just fell in love with it, but since I didn't know how to appliqué I just put it on my list of quilts to always admire but never make.  Last year, when I was in Utah, I ran across this pattern in a quilt shop, and last year I learned how to appliqué, so I picked up the pattern, now all I needed was some fabric and I would be in business.  Well picking out fabric is hard for me for two main reasons, first, I'm not surrounded by wonderful quilts shops that I can stop into every time I'm out of the house, I have a good 45 minute drive just to hit one shop.  So that makes shopping for a whole range of fabrics for a Halloween quilt hard.  Two, I'm sort of a fabric shopping nut, nothing ever looks quite right in the store, I'm very picky, I get overwhelmed.  It's hard for me to buy fabric off the bolt.  But a kit, that's right up my alley.  Give me a kit as a starting point and I can swap out and add to that kit until it hardly looks anything like it did when I brought it home. And that's what I plan to do with my Buggy Barn Kit, I'm going to add some blacks for greater variety, swap out some rusts for some oranges, and completely change the background fabric.

I'm so excited to get to make this quilt,  a few weeks ago I didn't know when I would get to it, and now, it will be on my list of first 100 quilts, maybe around 96 or 97, depending on my Schnibbiles productivity. You just never know about some quilts, when or how they will work their way into your life!

BTW, last time I checked there were still some kits available at the Buggy Barn, click here for more information.
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14 comments:

  1. I have this pattern too and am still collecting oranges and mustards for it. I am really struggling to find a textured black that I like. Looking forward to see what you do with yours - I am always on the lookout for tips of how to make a pattern a little more special!

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  2. I have a kit too. And I've swapped out a few pieces. It's packed away right now so maybe I can pull it out for a "fall" project!

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  3. I love that quilt!! I've had the pattern for years. I finally have enough fabrics to start it. I just have to finish a few projects first & maybe I'll start that next.

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  4. I have seen this one kitted in several shops locally but I always found them too "halloweeny" very bright orange and blackest of black. Such contrast really never did it for me. when Nicole posted the picture of this quilt I fell in love.
    Buggy Barn outdid themselves with their version of this quilt. Love Love Love it. I can see how you might want to change a few things here and there, but overall, that is a fantastic kit!

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  5. What a cute pattern. Can't wait to see your progress as it happens.

    You inspire me to do more. thanks for that.

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  6. I can't wait to see your Halloween quilt. That has been on my to do list also and I have the same problem as you picking out fabrics and....love, LOVE those kits!

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  7. That pattern is so stinkin' cute! I normally don't go for "holiday" quilts (I'm more of the practical sort), but this one is a-dorable!

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  8. I am exactly like you when it comes to choosing fabric! I too, have to drive quite a way just to get to one quilt shop and then I have the same problems when it comes to choosing fabric! Thanks for putting my frustrations into words. Your quilts turn out so lovely, that it gives me hope and I think I am going to follow your lead and maybe buy a kit and then add/change fabric to make it my own. Good tip - Thanks!

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  9. My most favorite part of quilting is choosing the fabrics....

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  10. Just look at that adorable Halloween quilt ! Can't wait to see you start on that one

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  11. You're such an enabler! I've been eyeing that pattern for awhile too but I've got so many others...still, I could check out that link :)

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  12. Now, if you say you're going to have that one done by Halloween, I'll nominate you for Super Quilter! XOXO

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  13. I have that pattern too, I love it - I think I may have collected enough fabric to actually make it.

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  14. As a self professed Halloween NUT, I love this Buggy Barn pattern....can't wait to see your version! joe

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