Halloween 1904 Blocks Done!

>> Monday, March 30, 2015

All of my Halloween 1904 blocks are done!

I am delighted to say the least. It's been a long time coming. Mostly because I kept putting it aside to work on other projects.
Nothing like getting to a milestone to really make you want to reach the next one!

I'm also relieved that it will fit my queen size bed. It probably won't hang over as much as my husband would like - but he can use a different quilt :)




I'm putting this quilt together in the quilt as you go/panel method of quilting. The reverse side is fabrics cut from Double Chocolat lines by 3 Sisters (except two - the blues; one is a Buggy Barn print, the other is called Kensington).
This is the planned layout. You might be able to see the tan fabrics I have lined up around the edges - they need to be sewn onto the block size pieces for the border (the tan here is a Christmas line fabric - I have the selvage somewhere!)

The next step after I took these photos (which I resisted sharing on Facebook first!) was to pin together each block with its backing pieces. I have enough batting at home to start cutting it and quilt. Two of the blocks have been quilted for (ahem) years. . .





I discovered while laying out the blocks that I actually have an extra one - an extra front and back to be exact! I can almost remember the panic I had when I thought I didn't have enough oranges and my search and subsequent purchase of more orange for this project. Ha! Jokes on me:) I will use them to make a pillow for the bed - or elsewhere in the house.





A fun coincidence right now is that the book I'm reading has an awesome orange coloured title!


Have you reached any quilting milestones lately? Share in the comments with a link (if you have one!) and I'll check it out.


Thanks for sharing in my Joy today,

Sarah V

4 comments:

Rachel Slote-Brown March 30, 2015 at 9:37 PM  

Looks great, Sarah. Congrats on getting them all done.

HelenMarie March 31, 2015 at 10:41 AM  

Well Done!
I'm still working on my Big Brother quilt... at least I am now to the point of assembling blocks! With only 4 weeks until his birthday I have to get cracking!

hm

lovetostitch March 31, 2015 at 3:53 PM  

Yay!!! So proud of you!! I brought mine with me to FL to also work on them........ breaking my foot left more to be desired! As we will be moving back though, I am leaving them here, and will try to work on them in July - maybe I can still get it done, by Halloween!! I did see another and they changed the moon block to a cute owl - trying to decide if I want that backward moon - I think it's eclipse - I'll have to go back and see what I discovered about why it looked like that.
Doing the Happy Dance for ya, girlfriend!

Beth April 5, 2015 at 7:12 PM  

You know how much I love that quilt right? So excited that the blocks are done. Can't wait to see it quilted and bound. And in use. LOL

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