Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Another Hallowe'en 1904

While Nicole and I were working on our Hallowe'en 1904 projects by Blackbird Designs, we received several comments and notes from other quilters who had been wanting to make this quilt but hadn't gotten to it, for all the various reasons we quilters don't get to "that" project.  I recently got a note from Elaine who sewed along with Nicole and I but didn't tell us until she was done, sort of a secret sew-along.

One of the things that had kept Elaine from starting her project was the thought of appliquéing all those stars, so she used the Buggy Barn method of piecing them, just like I did.


And here's Elaine's version of Hallowe'en 1904.


Elaine's quilt is the perfect combination of Nicole's changes, my additions, and a twist of her own.  Elaine added the owl block from my quilt, the cat pumpkin from Nicole's and fixed that moon block that drove me and most of you crazy!  I absolutely love it, Great Job Elaine!

Elaine doesn't have a blog, would you mind leaving a comment letting her know what a great job she did, I know she'll just be thrilled to hear from you. 

Thanks so much,

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36 comments:

  1. Wow! It's wonderful - I bet you can't wait for next halloween Elaine!

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  2. This is another amazing 1904 quilt! It is so much better with the moon fixed. And your owl block is the perfect addition. Wonderful! x

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  3. I love Elaine's quilt! Any chance she's going to start a blog? I'd love to see more of her work!

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  4. Great job Elaine! I agree with the moon block...much better. A secret sew along...how fun!

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  5. Oh My, fantastic quilt!! This one is now officially on my to-do list, and with all of the tweaks and additions, too. Great job, Elaine, Thelma, and Nicole.

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  6. great job elaine ill have to keep yours in mind when i start mine???i bought some tans and blacksand started my stash for it love them all
    ill have to figure out where to get the buggy barn method somewhere
    diana

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  7. Great job Elaine, I really like all of your changes to the original - the owl is gorgeous and you made the moon/star block look perfect. I'm planning to sew my version in 2013.

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  8. It's beautiful, Elaine. Thank you for sharing, Thelma.

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  9. Love it! Thank you for sharing. This moon block is waaaay better! I really want to make this quilt!

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  10. Wow!! LOVE it! Great job Elaine. And thanks, Thelma, for sharing it with us.

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  11. Love your quilt Elaine. Although I still wouldn't make the moon block!

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  12. Wonderful!! OK, now I really *am* jealous of you ladies all making these. :D

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  13. Elaine's quilt is just beautiful!

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  14. Hi Elaine! Your Halloween version is gorgeous. I love that you took the improvements from Nicole and Thelma and made your own unique quilt. I also have my kit waiting for a happy ending so your quilt will serve to inspire me. I love that you fixed the moon. I really wanted to use the moon, but, like Thelma, I was struggling with it. I might have to borrow that idea from you. Thanks!!

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  15. Beautiful quilts just take our breath away. This is one of those quilts. You were brave, very brave Elaine. And you have a beautiful quilt to show for it, in the company of Nicole and Thelma. How cool is that.
    Ah-h, maybe next year. Stephani in N. TX (Tomazec@aol.com)

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  16. This quilt is just magnificent and I love the addition of the Owl--that would be my grandson's favorite. I guess I'm one of the one's that the Moon didn't drive crazy, but I can see the traditional setting is very nice and fits in beautifully. Great quilt!

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  17. Great job, Elaine! I like your "moon fix!" I moved the pattern to my To Do folder, after "watching" Thelma and Nicole and saving photos. Now, I will add your photo to the group.

    Gloria
    gyates625@bellsouth.net

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  18. Great job, Elaine! You ladies have inspired me and I will be putting this quilt on my to do list.

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  19. Nice job on this quilt. It's been on my wish list for a long time and hopefully by next Halloween, I'll have one made. I like your moon block. Thanks for sharing.
    cindy

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  20. Elaine, GORGEOUS job!! Good for you! You jumped in and made it while the rest of us watched...and drooled!! (I sit here with pattern and fabric...waiting for something magical to happen!...Still waiting! :o) You on the other hand took those stars by their points and made a masterpiece! Love the changes!
    P

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  21. I LOVE it! It almost puts me back in the Halloween mood! It looks wonderful, and I love how it turned out. The perfect touch of everything.

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  22. It's a classic... Elaine did a great job! It's so fun that she did a little secret sew along with that pattern. I wish I had done the same! I just love that quilt! Congratulations on a beautiful quilt finish Elaine!

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  23. It is lovely. Elaine's version of the moon block is great. MUCH better than the prim version.

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  24. Yay Elaine! I love your Halloween 1904 Quilt. <3

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  25. I was just going to comment to her on here! This is beautiful! You did a wonderful job!!! Way to go!!!!!! Love the changes you did! :O) Happy Thanksgiving!

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  26. Beautiful, vibrant quilt! Great job Elaine!

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  27. Please let Elaine know that her quilt is awesome! I love it!

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  28. Elaine your quilt is fabulous...love the changes and layout. Thelma thank you so much for posting it for her so we could see it. Happy Thanksgiving to all. Kristy in Ohio

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  29. OK, I will definitely be doing this one in time for next year!!! Great, great job, Elaine!!!
    Soooo, another funny - I went to my mother's in Savannah, as she just got out of the hospital .... but on the way home, I was thinking about this quilt - really!!! And then all of a sudden I look up and there was the South Caroline emblem with the tree and the moon...... backwards!!! I never realized it, as much as I've been through So Carolina, but thinking about & seeing it at the same time - I had to just laugh out loud!! I also like Elaine's solution to combine it and make it look more realistic (I know it's probably supposed to look sort of folk arty).
    Enjoy your Thanksgiving - my daughter and grands should be here any time.

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  30. That is fabulous, Elaine. I love how you mixed the colors of the stars. Great job on the moon, too! Very lovely quilt.

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  31. WOW! What a fabulous quilt!! GREAT job Elaine :o)

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  32. Elaine's quilt is beautiful! Love how she added changes from both your quilts to make it her own! Wish I had the pattern :)

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  33. Wonderful quilt Elaine! The moon in Thelma's did drive me crazy. I like this moretraditional setting.

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  34. Absolutely beautiful, Elaine!!

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