Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Joette's quilt finished!

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This may be a world record for me because I have finished another quilt after finishing one just last week.  I have some deadlines coming up - and some family getaways that need to all mesh together to make it so I get everything done in time.  Anyway, trying to get all I can finished so I don't get too stressed out - yeah, that's funny ;-)  So, this quilt.  It's super cute, right?

Joette made this adorable quilt and she did an amazing job.  It is Happy Halloween designed by the talented Amy Bradley. After you see all the pictures of this quilt you are definitely going to want to make this quilt.  So, buy the pattern here and follow Amy Bradley here

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I used two layers of batting.  Hobbs 80/20 and Hobbs cotton wool.  I love the combo of the two batts together!  I used Superior Threads Metallic Antique Silver for the top thread and 408 Silver So Fine for the bobbin thread.  I used that same combo of thread in my Serendipity pattern and I happen to love this thread combo a lot.

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I felt like this quilt needed straight lines.  I didn't want any of my quilting to take away from the cute little monsters and the Happy Halloween center.  Although, the spiderweb in the corner is just the right touch. 

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Because I can get bored with the same old design in each block I thought it would be fun to have one block in each row have diagonal lines.  This also ties in the lines and movement in the Happy Halloween center.

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So cute.

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I had a lot of fun with the border, little marking and a lot of free motion quilting.  The bats turned out perfect and I really had fun with the spiderwebs. 

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For the sash design I wanted to quilt connecting curves in diamonds, but I did not want them to be uniform.  It made them look more like spiderwebs and the effect is perfect.  I really love the shimmer of the thread.  This picture doesn't give it justice compared to seeing it in person. 

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Really, really love the border.

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Joette used a solid backing for the quilt. Thank you!  I love seeing the texture of the quilting on the back and this quilt looks amazing on the back. I love all the cute little character outlines.

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The little guy, bottom row and third over makes me laugh.  Seriously.  So funny.

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So, as I was quilting and saw the black with the stripes for the texture I kept thinking of the movie Oscar.
Totally random I know, but the suit Sylvester Stallone (like a baby's behind) wears reminded me of the movie and I can't stop laughing.  One of my all time favorite shows. "Oh, we gonna make a you look like a banker." 
 
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So ya.  I love it.  I hope you do too! 

One last thing, Daysail is in stock and on sale - you know you love that line!  We also have the jellyrolls as our daily deal today, check that out here.


32 comments:

V Hair said...

Oh good grief that's seriously cute! Awesome quilting too!

LynnEl Springer said...

You are seriously amazing. Simple yet difficult! Beautiful yet silly. Amazing! Best quilter ever in my opinion. Can't wait to see you and learn from your classes in Paducah!!

Vicki W said...

That's such a cute quilt!

Sandi Whitford said...

You are a hoot! Love the bats and all the rest of the quilting. As always, beautiful job! You are right it's a great little quilt!

Marti Morgan said...

Amazing quilting, absolutely fantastic! Love it.

Christine S said...

Oh my gosh! Love it, you're amazing!

Maggie said...

Thank you for sharing!!! Oscar has been one of my favorite movies for YEARS, even though it's about as old as I am HA! My brother and I used to watch it all the time growing up. I actually had my husband watch it for the first time a few weeks. "Not Lisa, Theresa!". Tim Curry is fantastic in it as well. Such a great movie!

Your quilting is also amazing. I hope I can have you quilt one for me someday. It's on my bucket list.

Lesley said...

Fabulous quilt and fabulous quilting! Wow!

Tomomi McElwee said...

It's a super cute quilt. I love it!

Thelma said...

Great Job, I love the back as much as the front! I can't believe your kids let you mail this quilt back to Joette.

Sarah Craig said...

Oh, that is seriously amazing! I can't wait until I get to learn from you in April..... ;-)

Nancie Anne Quilts said...

Completely A-MAY-ZING!!! I love the bats, and the spiderwebs and the work around every applique! I have this pattern in a box with designated fabric...I'd better get on it!

~Diana said...

Such a cute quilt, so well done and the quilting is STUNNING~as always!

Leeanne said...

Oh Judi I can see why you had so much fun with this one! Awesome job.

Concha de Aromadetela said...

Me encanta la colcha, es super divertida. Muy bien hecha, muy bien combinada en cuanto a colores y el acolchado una preciosidad.
Felicidades por este trabajo.
Un beso
Concha

Gemini Jen NZ said...

My goodness both of you have done a brilliant job! I think this is the best Halloween quilt I have ever seen - I love it!

Helen L said...

Fantastic quilt, and fantastic quilting!!! I love the bats and the spider webs: you always seem to know just the right thing to make a quilt top into a wonderful quilt!!! Have a great weekend!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

Judy said...

You are amazing, the quilting is just fantadtic! Love the lines combined with bats and swirls!
Hugs from Switzerland :-)

KaHolly said...

The quilt top by itself is adorable, but with the magic you've performed with your awesome quilting skills makes it totally awesome.,

qwilltr said...

Your quilting is so fabulous but I don't know how you ever get anything finished with so much quilting. When I think I've done a lot, I look at any of your quilts and think, my goodness, I didn't do much quilting at all!

Calicojoan said...

One of my favorite patterns...but your quilting has taken it up 10 notches! Wow, wow, wow! Gorgeous!

Calicojoan said...

One of my favorite patterns...but your quilting has taken it up 10 notches! Wow, wow, wow! Gorgeous!

LynCC said...

Whoa!! You were smokin' hot on this one! LOVE everything you did with it. The silver thread has got to be really wonderful. Makes me want my Halloween top quilted RIGHT NOW. hehe :) (well, it's going to sit in the Flimsies Closet for quite some time, still.) Have a great time with your family events coming up!

LynCC said...

Whoa!! You were smokin' hot on this one! LOVE everything you did with it. The silver thread has got to be really wonderful. Makes me want my Halloween top quilted RIGHT NOW. hehe :) (well, it's going to sit in the Flimsies Closet for quite some time, still.) Have a great time with your family events coming up!

thequiltedcat said...

I've made that Happy Halloween pattern and it is a fun one! You did an amazing job on the quilting, Judi!

Hannele said...

Just unbelievably amazing!

quiltmusings said...

That is adorable and so fun. Does the double batt with the wool keep the quilt from becoming stiff despite dense quilting? I love to quilt my quilts to death, but I do find them a bit stiff until they have had a few washings.

Rebecca Grace said...

Judi, those bats and spider webs are PERFECT! It's an adorable quilt pattern, and Joette did a great job making it... but as usual, it's your quilting that really pushes it over the top.

Kathy said...

Gosh, you're good!!!!!!!

Corrie Tollett said...

Such an amazing quilt and your quilting really made so beautiful!

Michele said...

It really is adorable. I've seen a few of this pattern made and they always turn out so cute.

Sew Stitching Cute said...

I'm not even a fan of Halloween or themed holiday quilts and I want this quilt. Holy crap this is amazing!