Saturday, October 07, 2006

Time for a little Halloween

I made this quilt last year. It was really for Halloween 2004 but was not finished til 2005. I received the fabric as a halloween bundle and used M'Liss Rae Hawley's Mystery Sampler blocks to put it together. The haunted house and bat appliques were traced from a coloring book, enlarged and fused. You can't see them well but there are little pumpkin and ghost heads in the windows. I found some Halloween wine charms at Joanne's and sewed them on. I think it came out pretty neat!!
This second quilt I bought years ago at the LQS which is now closed. He is called "Happy Jack". I think I paid $10.00 for him!!! I miss that LQS sewww much :( She was the first to stock batiks, japanese and other ethnic fabrics in her store.

I am enjoying the tour of laundry rooms and hope to have a shot of mine up before too long.

I must say Blogger is being really persnickity about loading pictures!!))&*$&*@#

Is any one else having this problem?????

Well, off to do some chores and errands. And then the sewing room to begin conquering the OCTOBER to do list.!!! Happy Quilting from Happy Jack and McIrish Annie. Posted by Picasa


Nadine said...

Anne, both quilts are beautiful...but "Happy Jack" is sooo funny ! I just LOVE it !

We don't have much of Halloween, here in Belgium. It's not in our traditions. Too bad... Anyway, I like to decorate the chimney with pumpkins, colored autumn leaves bouquets and orange candles....


Nines said...

I think it turned out pretty neat, too! Love the Irish Chain! Sorry about Blogger woes- nothing can put me in a foul mood faster! Good luck with the laundryroom photos- I wait with bated breath!

Angie said...

Anne, both of those quilts are sooo cute! I, too, am enjoying the laundryrooms. I wouldn't DARE post a pic of mine right now!! LOL

Finn said...

Hi Annie, both of your pumpkin quilts are great!! Love the creativity of each. I love October in general, so no surprise that I like pumpkins..*VBS*

How goes the quilting on the little civil war quilt? And you are feeling better I hope?? Sending big hugs, Finn

Dawn said...

Oh I love that happy jack quilt! YOur other Halloween quilt is adorable too!

Libby said...

I think I have a Happy Jack around here somewhere -- should try to dig it out. The other quilt is so very nice too. Love them both.

Patti said...

Happy Jack is made from a pattern by Pat Sloan. She has lots of fun patterns like this. Her website is