Thursday, October 1, 2009

Trick or Treat Quilt

It's finally fall here, after a beautiful and warm September.

I call this one Trick or Treat.




It's adapted from "Home is Where You Hang Your Heart", in the book Folk Art Quilts by Sandy Bonsib.

I often piece borders just to add to the scrappiness. And to use up my scraps.


The houses are nine patches, and the roofs are flying geese.




See that blue sky? Days like this will be few and far between from now until the after the Fourth of July...


But I'm not complaining. Honest. Just makes us who live in the Pacific Northwest appreciate sunshine and blue sky all the more.

30 comments:

  1. I love this one. It totally captures a cozy, autumn, October feeling. As I experience more extreme seasons here in NYC, I have come to really look forward to the fall. Yay, it's here!!
    -Kate

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  2. I love this QUILT, I love Sandy Bonsib and I truly LOVE your picture. I am in the NW also and lamenting the end of 'blue skies'. BTW I just saw your FIL's tie quilt and I had a teacher at Mercer Island High School named Bill in the seventies that wore 'wild' ties. He taught Civics. Any relation?

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  3. Mego- thanks for the compliment, and the gray skies- you know what I'm talking about!
    My FIL doesn't live in the NW. But maybe the wild tie/70s/teacher thing isn't that unique! :D

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  4. Fabulous idea! It gives the nine patch quilt something special. A bit of a zing maybe!

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  5. The quilt is beautiful and the weather looks amazing

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  6. The quilt is beautiful! I love your pieced border, it's so frivolous! getting chilly here in CT too, autumn is definitely here and winter is not far off.

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  7. I love the idea of nine patch for the house and flying geese for the roof. My son is in the Pacific Northwest and trying to adjust to the weather (grew up in Florida).

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  8. Hola, Im new in your blog, wow , its great, this quilt is cute, I just want to start making one for me, and I would love to.
    Ale.

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  9. An interesting way to do house blocks.

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  10. Love your quilt. Very cozy and wonderful colors.

    Carol

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  11. This has to be one of my favorites! I love the rich colors you used.

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  12. Thanks for the link here, Stephanie. I love this one. Great color scheme for a cozy quilt.

    :Diane

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  13. Love your quilt and thanks for the circle quilt tutorial. Since you love circles, I stumbled on a nifty way to sew circles without any fuss. Go to http://www.fibreandstitch.com/, then click projects and you'll see "sewing circles" in the left column. They use a tack and it turns the circle!

    Have a great day and thanks for sharing!

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  14. O.K. I totally love that quilt and your colors and the scrappiness of it. I have that book by Sandy Bonsib and have thought about making that quilt a few times. Now you've inspired me to go on and do it. I grew up in Washington State so I know what you mean about few cloudless days. Your quilt is beautiful and I love where you took the pictures. Lovely!

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  15. I love the colors you chose, and the scrappy border is great. Awesome photos also! It is more traditional than I usually prefer, but there is something about it that I just really love. I also found your circle quilt tutorial (again) while looking around your blog. I will definitely be making one of those, one day.

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  16. Fabulous quilt, I love the COLORS!! I'm jealous, i have trouble choosing colors!

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  17. You've put the feeling of fall into that quilt and it's perfect to showcase it this time of year.

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  18. très automnal et le choix des tissus est très réussi ,félicitations

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  19. This is such a fun, cool quilt. Love its name, too. :) Now I've really got to get back to my own Halloween quilt!

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  20. Lovely, warm colours. Makes me want to cozy up with it in front of a fire.

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  21. This is fantastic! I love the scrappy boarder, what a great idea

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  22. What a clever way to make Halloween Houses- they are very fun and look great. Thanks for sharing your terrific quilt.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  23. How cute is that? I am trying to make my way through the quilt festival. There are so many lovely quilts to look at.

    Jocelyn
    http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

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  24. How clever that design is, and your fabrics just make it look so cozy. I love it.

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  25. This is such a cozy quilt! I love all the fall colors. Thanks for sharing!

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