Monday, September 14, 2009

What I Did On My Summer Vacation . . .

I suppose I should first show you what I made the quilters who took my class on Saturday. I wanted to get everything ready for class before I left for quilt camp, so the weekend before I left, I got all these "treat bags" ready:


At camp, I sewed together the blocks for the Buggy Barn pattern, If The Hat Fits:


Of course, that's one of the patterns in the book I was teaching from on Saturday, and all my students in that class elected to make this quilt. I'm looking forward to getting it quilted before too long! I've decided that I'm not going to add the wool noses--I like it better without them, I think.

Finally, the last project I've been working on is the Blackbird Designs pattern, Hallowe'en 1904. There's a TON of hand applique in this pattern, so it will take me some time and probably won't be done for THIS Halloween, but I really like the way it's turning out so far. There are 16 blocks in the quilt (set four by four), and I'm ALMOST done with half of them--the pumpkin in the bottom left corner needs the half square triangles sewn on and then I can say I'm half way there! (Even at only three blocks across, it's already too large for my design wall and the right hand edges of the blocks are curling forward.)


Back to work in the morning, so it's time for bed. Thanks for stopping in!

15 comments:

Fiesta said...

Kim your witches quilt and the blackbird designs quilt are both beautiful. Your eye for color and detail is very refined. I love them both.

Dorothy said...

How did you make your pumpkin bags,they are adorable
Dorothy

searchfamilies said...

What lovely work almost makes me wish that we did Halloween over here
Hugs Janice

PunkiePie said...

That quilt is going to be gorgeous! Can't wait to see it all completed... next year. :)

Kathleen said...

Your pumpkins are so cute, I love their faces!! Your other 2 quilts are beautiful, I want to get the Blackbird Designs one, nice to see someone working on it. Keep posting updates, I look forward to seeing pics.

Lisa said...

Hi Kim,
I just found your blog; I am new to blogging and just started one of my own. I have a quilting addiction and I love the witches quilt. I will have to put that on my to do list! Great idea with the treat bags! Will definitely be checking out your patterns :-)
Lisa in New England

Quilt Hollow said...

It is always so much fun to pop in here and see FUN quilts...meaning ones that I don't do but sure love seeing! Thanks for the eye CANDY! LOL!!

paulette said...

Hi Kim!
You HAVE been busy! Love both your Halloween quilts! Gorgeous!
I received your hexagon pattern on Friday!! Thank you SO much!! Just love it! Still can't believe that you parted with it! It was VERY thoughtful of you! Now I have to have just the right fabric for it....! :o)
Paulette

kimquiltz said...

Oh my how I love your Halloween stuff! I haven't made anything like that yet, but with the granddaughter at home now...maybe? I aspire to be as Great a Kim as you!

Colleen said...

Wow your projects are gorgeous! The 1904 quilt is turning out fantastic :o) Thanks for the inspiration!

Jan said...

Beautiful on all 3 counts! Hope your first day back at work is smooth sailing :)

craft-crazed said...

youre little goody bags are adorable!!! Ill have to make some for my october sit and sew!!!

~candace

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim -- I'm also a great fan of your blog -- Your Halloween quilts are fantastic -- but I absolutely love the pumpkin treat bags. I checked your pattern section -- will you be listing that? Hope so -- I'll keep checking back. Florence
Or you can email me at pnf1965@warwick.net -- Thanks!!!

Chris in Sac said...

Welcome back home. I hope your day at work was good. I'm on a jury right now so I don't have to go to work for a few days, but I'd much rather be at work.
Glad you got to go to camp. You'll have to tell us about the fun imes at camp. Three of my friends are up at Zephyr Cove this week at Quilt Camp. I wish I was there too.

Gran said...

I love your treat bags. You are so wonderful to your students! Extra specially nice to them!

The frightfully crazy witches are cute. I like them without the wool noses too. Boy, between the treat bags, the witches quilt and the blackbird halloween quilt you have had one successful summer vacation! Hooray for you!