September 23, 2011

Witch Way

My August-September issue of The Quilter has this Halloween quilt I could not resist. I've been resisting buying fabric for quite awhile, but what can I say, "Witch Way" bewitched me!

I really think it's the vintage panel prints that got me. I'm a sucker for these old nostalgic prints. Especially the large old fashioned black Cat face, and the Moon with the spider web, and the old Witch riding through the night Moon on her broom...the fabric was calling me on this one. The orange in the fabrics is more of a burnt or cheddar orange.

I ordered the kit from Heartbeat Quilts just as soon as I saw the magazine. I've come to the conclusion after all these years that for special projects like this, it is time saving and money saving to simply buy the kit. One important thing: you need the magazine for the cutting directions. That is not mentioned in the magazine article. Maybe they offer the pattern for sale at Heartbeat Quilts.

I have it all cut out now---and the kit was very generous with the fabrics, so I have extra leftover. Thankfully I didn't make any mistakes cutting (that I know of)---so, I'm set to go. Even though this is a "kit", the cutting took me a whole day to do. I was surprised it took that long, perhaps because I was being so careful measuring and cutting. Labeling everything.

This is one of my new piecing projects for the upcoming quilt retreat in October. Maybe I will actually get it finished for Halloween this year!

Witch Way by Helen Weinman. The Quilter Magazine. Page 84. The finished quilt measures 52" x 75" 15 blocks total.

Measured, cut, labeled, stored and---Ready to Sew!

The cute Witch Way fabric is by Quilting Treasures' Hairrasing Halloween Collection by J. Wecker Frisch.

A few of the vintage Witch Way panel prints.
Love that Moon print!

September 21, 2011

September 17, 2011

Package Day!

I ordered some Omni thread from SewThankful on closeout sale prices on Wednesday. It came yesterday! Along with some new Magna Glide pre wounds. I love package day! The mailman even ventured down our winding road and up the the driveway. He was a substitute driver and didn't know that Charlie our regular mailman won't do this. I thanked him profusely for braving the road and steep driveway.

He said "no problem". Now, if I could only convince Charlie to do this on package days. Here is my sweet Omni purchase. I ordered a thread card ---lovely colors and textures. I like this thread card better than the wound cardboard type. Isn't it pretty!

Some new Omni threads!

Added some new Magna Glide bobbins to the stash!

September 02, 2011

What's Stitching

More machine embroidery. This cute Dutch Couple from Oregon Patchworks embroidery designs.

And some machine quilting on the long arm.

Our paper shredder broke a few months ago. But, we have a new one!

Latest Model: Released in Dec. 2010. Reduces paper to confetti size in minutes when left unattended. Durable cutters for use in the home, or home office. Weight 8 lbs.