Friday, October 28, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Luckily, I already have a quilt, right?

I am probably BORING my regular followers this week, but I don't have any other quilt to submit to the festival this Fall, other than my  Spiders and Webs Quilt.

Last time I mention it on the blog....I PROMISE!!! 

I finished it over the weekend!

This is a HUGE feat since, like I have said before, I am a not a Halloween expert.   After doing my Haunted Mansion Mantle and this quilt, I can honestly say that we are picking up the spirit around the house.  The boys (and I mean dear hubby, too), and I had a grand time scheming and shopping for outdoor decorations this year!

I'm also excited because the tutorial for this quilt is at the Moda Bake Shop! 
 I'd love for you to go there and see!

Yes!!! I am now a Moda Bake Shop chef. 

I may or may not have squealed when they approved my application!  

For those of my followers who don't know, Moda is a Fabric company that quilters love.  The Bake Shop is known for the different pre-cut fabrics they provide.  My job is to make projects with them.   How awful, right!

Button was pleased too....

It was a quilt that was out of my comfort zone.
Bright Halloween colors.  Busy fabrics.  

And variegated thread for the quilting!

I had planned to do a different quilting scheme than the final product.  I actually struggled with whether I was going to FMQ (free motion quilt) or stitch in the ditch or echo quilt.

But when I sat down with those crazy colors.  The movie Coraline came to mind.

The variegated thread was just begging me to mimic that swirl and spiral!  As soon as I started doing a spiral, I realized that I nailed it.  I didn't have to be perfect.  Primitive and uneven were the name of the game. 

It is one of my most favorite "cartoon" movie.  Spooky.   Beautiful.  Juxtaposition of gray tones and bright colors.  The movie has tiny handmade items like Coraline's sweater.

I especially love the buttons in the movie.

   I love Buttons!!!

This is him taking off....just started crawling on all fours last week!

We already used the quilt this past weekend.  Family Movie Night at the boys' school.  It is actually the largest quilt that I have made and kept.

So, no, I am not giving this away, no matter how much you ask.....
Even Button agrees.
If looks could kill.........

He says go make your own with My Tutorial!


To those quilters that follow me, I REALLY recommend joining in!  You get to show off your quilt one more time AND you get to see some other amazing quilts. It is like going to a quilt show without ever leaving your own home and it's FREE!!!

If you want to join are the Quilt Festival's participation rules:

1.  Share ONE quilt and it's story.  It doesn't have to be new.  Just make a NEW post...old posts will be deleted.  (Hence, why you are seeing my quilt again this week).

2.  Link back to the festival.  Click on the image at the top of this post or below!

3.  Create a permalink at Amy's Creative Side. Go HERE for specific instructions.  You want the other participants to come and visit, right?

4. Leave a comment for giveaways....I don't usually enter giveaways, but hey, why not, right?

5. Visit all the other quilters and be inspired....Seriously this is NOT difficult to do at all.  Now that I am on Pinterest, I plan on pinning like crazy!!!!

6.  Join the flickr group pool.  One more opportunity to show off your quilt photo.


ETA:  Sorry if this looks different.  It posted when it was supposed to just be a draft earlier!!!  I added the necessaries!!!!!


  1. This is so sweet, quilt spectacular:)

  2. Perfect halloween quilt, what better than a spider web quilt. The webby quilting is great too.
    Come see my entries: #29 miniature reproduction quilt and #31 antique 1850 Star quilt

  3. A lovely and festive quilt! And SUCH a handsome little man!!! Gorgeous!

  4. I love spider web quilts! Your quilt looks fantastic!

  5. Ohhh, that is a great quilt! I love the thread that you used!

  6. Your quilt is awesome, I love everything about it!! And the baby....adorable. :)

  7. What a wonderful spooktacular quilt! I like the inspiration you got from Coraline for your quilting.

    Buttons is quite a cutie. Love little man's last look. I just double-dare you! LOL!

  8. Lovely quilt. Great colors and your tutorial is very good. Thnks for sharing and have a great day

  9. Lovely quilt for the season and your little button is a cute little boy!

  10. What a happy quilt! And I just your model is just adorable. I can see why he doesn't want to give up that festive quilt. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

  11. Thanks for posting a great tutorial. Can't wait to make one as well.

  12. I love bright colors, I love this quilt.congratulacion Heidi

  13. Yea! Another Halloween Quilt! Waycol, and all of those boys! I also am the queen of an entirely testosterone loaded household! Also have family in Texas (so sorry about the World Series... I was rooting for the Cards...LOL, but don't tell my family) Congrats on the Moda job! That's pretty cool!

  14. What a great combination of quilt design and themed fabric -- very clever, and very fun! Thanks so much for sharing this.

    And wow, Buttons is well on his to perfecting that cheeky "Oh, really?" look that will serve him soooo well as a teenager. It looks awfully cute on him now....

  15. Love the quilt. Thanks for sharing! :)

  16. I've already been to your tutorial so all I can say about that is YEA, thank you! :) Such a pretty and fun Halloween quilt.

  17. Your quilt is great I love the Halloween colours. Congratulations on being in the Moda Bake Shop!

  18. I love the quilt! What a great pattern for all those fun prints that you always see and ogle and never know what to do with. Also, your baby is absolutely adorable!

  19. Now I'm not much of a halloween person myself (perhaps I will even go so far as to say I'm the grinch of halloween) but that quilt is so fun and maybe just maybe I'll have to look into doing something similar next year.

  20. Perfect pattern for a Halloween quilt! Looks great!

  21. Love your Halloween Webs. I love Halloween quilts. Thanks for sharing.

  22. I really like the bold colours done up in this pattern. Makes me want to do a spider web quilt again :-)

  23. this is awesome...i saw it over on moda bakeshop. i love the purples in a halloween quilt. the thread you used was so perfect.

  24. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful quilt.

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