Monday, October 31, 2011

Design Wall Monday - Halloween

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Have been out of the circle for a while but am trying to get back into the swing of things. Just because I haven't been posting on Design Wall Monday doesn't mean I haven't been busy. Quite the contrary. In fact, what has been on my wall recently are projects I've recently finished.

Scrappy Scrappy Little Star - I think it has a very sweet look to it, and next time I have to make a baby quilt I think I'll do a smaller version of this.

Happiness - I love the colors of the bandanas - it just looks like a happy quilt to me.

715 Ann Street - a tribute to my Grandmother's house - one of the happiest places I can remember.

Just Hanging Around - everyone likes flipflops, right? I thought I had changed the orientation of this photo but guess that change didn't make it from Picasa to Blogger. Anyway, I used a real clotheslines and real clothespins in this piece. The inspiration came from an ad for a local shop. Made entirely of scraps from my stash.

The Blue Hour - named for the blue hue that is indicative of the blue hour in photography - that special time 30 minutes before day light and before sunset. Made entirely of scraps from my stash.

Shall We Dance - this was a pattern I bought from Keepsake Quilting. It was, to me, a very frustrating pattern. I'm sure the pattern was fine and there was just something lost in translation, however every single one of my turtle blocks was not square, and not square in the very same corner. But I was determined to get it finished and see how it turned out - it was sooooo not square and the borders were very wavy but I sent it to Lilly Lucier in Vanceboro, NC for machine quilting and what she did with it was nothing short of a miracle. It's still not square but it's much, much better than it was. I added fun buttons for eyes.