Thursday, October 31, 2019

October Themed Finishes

To say I'm a little bit behind on documenting my finishes on my blog is a gross understatement, but here are some October themed finishes, a start on getting caught up.   I like to piece a Halloween themed project each year, this year I'll be adding 3 new finishes to my collection.

This is Lifetime Quilt  #262
The pattern and fabric is All Hallow's Eve by Fig Tree
It finished at 72" x 72", my favorite size
It has approximately 977 pieces
This quilt pattern reminds of Toulouse by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co, LQ# 55, that I finished in February of 2010, always loved, but only get to see once a year, because it's a Christmas quilt.

This is Lifetime Quilt #263 
I've named it Ghoulie Girls 
The pattern is Boo by The Pattern Basket
I used miscellaneous fabric from my stash, some Halloween themed some not.
It finished at 54" x 64"
It has approximately 721 pieces 

The ghosts in the floral prints are my favorite.   I studied this pattern for weeks before attempting a ghost block, there are around 40 pieces in each ghost!  It took me an entire afternoon to piece my first ghost, but once I understood how all the pieces fit together my speed improved.  It's a very clever pattern, don't let the details scare you off, just follow the step by step instructions and pay attention to the illustrations and you'll get it.

This is Lifetime Quilt # 269
It's just a mini version of the Boo quilt I pieced above.
It finished at 45" x 50"
It has approximately 414 pieces.

When my daughter saw my finished Boo quilt she ordered a smaller version.  She also requested a white ghost with a black background. I hadn't thought of reversing the fabric but I think it was a very clever idea.

This is Lifetime Quilt #264
The pattern is Happy Harvest by Primrose Cottage Quilts
The fabric is All Hallow's Eve by Fig Tree for Moda
It finished at 34" x34"
It has approximately 173 pieces

I whipped this table topper together in an afternoon using scraps from my All Hallow's Eve medallion kit.  I've heard Moda is reprinting this family of fabric and I'm thrilled with the news.  I've seen several finishes using All Hallow's Eve that I love, I've started my October 2020 to do list already.