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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Spider Webs





My blocks for the Halloween Spooktacular Swap are done and sent off. They were a lot of fun. As always I learned a lot and would do some things differently next time.




Here are my 9 patches.




Here they are as a quilt top. It was hard to send them off once I saw how good they looked together.



Quilting has become an all consuming passion. I did more quilting this summer than reading, which is unheard of me for me. My other consuming passion has become the show House. In June, I watched it a couple of times while quilting. I quickly become hooked and have now watched 4 seasons of it. It's great to find a show 5 years later. You get to watch the shows on DVD without commercials. I have the season premiere marked on my calendar.

My husband asked me if I had any more swaps to do, and I tried to deflect the question. I did not tell him that I have 2 more, bringing my total to 7 for the year. I have my friend Jane to thank for this. The swaps have really helped me develop as a quilter and pushed me in different directions.

My dad has asked me to find a particular movie for him for his birthday in October. That is when I was planning on having his quilt done. Now I am not sure if I will wait and have it ready for Christmas. The 2 swaps are due near the end of September.


12 comments:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Hey Kiddo, I am here to help!!! I love your blocks, they are amazing, I can see why it would be hard to let them go!!!
I do havea new swap starting soon, a lot less time consuming, than the halloween, hope you will join!

Barbie said...

Wow, those are gorgeous blocks. I can understand why it was hard to send them away! I love swaps too...great work.

angela said...

Yes - those do all look so great together as a quilt top! I have saved it as a future idea for myself!

Barb said...

Yes, Janes is the culprit.....love the blocks and the nine patches....

Ariane said...

I love your blocks. They look great together. I have three swaps that I need to do. One is due in the middle of Sept. and the other two are due in November. I have to stop myself from joining anymore. That makes eight swaps for me this year. But that's it. I want to finish some projects and make a few Christmas gifts too. I don't know how I will fit that all in...but I'll try.

amylouwho said...

These blocks are so cute! I am only in one quilting bee group right now - I can see how swapping can get addicting!

roseylittlethings said...

Fun projects, makes me want to make something halloweeny! We love house too. I have been quilt obsessed myself, I am supposed to be packing to move and have been trying to finish two quilts instead!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Great spider webs!! i love your layout too :)

Susan/FlossieBlossoms said...

Oh, great quilt, I love everything Halloween, how fun!

I do't know how you swappers can bear to part with your works of art! I'm too selfish, I guess.

Myra said...

Your swap blocks look great! Putting them up with your 9-patches is a tease to your self girl! lol! They do look great together!!!
Happy stitchings!

Vicki said...

They all look great!

Quilter Kathy said...

Great spiderweb blocks!