Monday, October 9, 2017

Halloween Quilt Update

Weeeeell I've been struggling with that space between the center and the outer border (see last post); but, one thing I decided was I was not going to  weenie out and use a solid strip for the third border of the center!  So I worried over that for a couple of days and then sometime in the early AM of Sunday this solution came to me and I quick sewed a sample (before I forgot my idea) and I'm liking it!  At this rate I'm not sure the Halloween finish date is realistic but, I'm sure the rest will get filled in ..         eventually!
                                                              Have a wonderful week!
                                                                     cheers, Claire W.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Thanks for the feed back!

Thanks to those who sent along there opinions regarding the background fabric on the border.  It was unanimous for the Spider Web fabric.  I was kind of leaning that way but it was real nice to get a strong response for that choice. 

Now I'm working on the middle ground between the border and the center.  I realized two things as I started to work on this part of the quilt: 1- I did not want the quilt to be just orange, black and white which is what all the fabs are to this point.  2- I was really not loving all the graphix of the companion panel that goes with the lady in the middle!
I'm not particularly superstitious but I don't think I want to have images of skulls and psycho kitties on my bed. Might make a great wall hanging but not something to sleep under?!
And even tho' it's kind of interesting, what the heck is that?  Finger puppets from the French Revolution? 
I liked the panel with the lovely ladies but I just could not figure out how to incorporate them into the patchwork.  And I wanted to include more colors.
So here's how it stands.  There's still a lot of empty space but it's starting to fill in.
I had only enough flags for three sides of the border so I put the big Happy Halloween banner at the top.
Finished all the flags around the other 3 sides...
Thanks again for the feedback!
Happy Tues!
cheers, Claire W. 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Halloween Quilt Update

                                                            Happy October 1st!
 As a child I remember feeling that from October 1st to the 31st lasted an eternity.  But being older (and somewhat wiser)  I know the 31st will be here in the blink of an eye!

  I figured maybe I'd better get a move-on with my October quilt.  My first post about this was here:

Since then I have done ZIP.  But today when I looked at the calendar I thought to myself 'YIKES!'
I think I've made a good start.  I got the center figured out and sewn together and I cut out a bunch of the outside border; but , I'm a bit stuck on what to use for background on the border.
I auditions a whole bunch of things.
                                                 And I got it narrowed down to these two.
                                                     I just can't make up my feeble mind!
I like this one 'cause the tone of white is better with the background of the triangles.
But I like this one 'cause it fits the theme so well.
What do you think?!
I'm determined to at least get the top done by the end of the month.
Wish me luck!  
Have a great week!
Cheers, Claire W.