Close to the Finish Line - Halloween 1904 Quilt

>> Wednesday, February 17, 2016

top half of hw 1904

I'm soooo close! This is the second large panel of my Halloween 1904 quilt (designed by Blackbird Designs) that I've almost finished quilting this month!

hw border zigzag

As I finished quilting the first half of the quilt, I stopped seeing the quilt as a group of blocks and started seeing it as *one* block. This changed my quilting strategy and - surprise - the quilting was easier and went quicker too!

moon block from hw 1904

I think this is the *polka dot* half of the quilt!

orange polka dot hw block

I think these blocks show that I have a preference for polka dots that are *random* and colorful!

orange polka dot stars on hw

I used the orange polka dot fabric as background but also for the stars. 

flirt polka dot print

Do you see the polka dots here too? This fabric I remember is named "Flirt" by Robyn Pandolph. I remember searching to find more of it! It has little black dots and random colorful dots!

There's still a lot of work left to do on this quilt. I'm looking at the finish line of next week - my birthday week. I'm thinking about the little markers that you look for as you get near the end of a race - the thicker crowd (quilting done), the banners in the distance getting closer(sewing the panels together), the final stretch(making and sewing on the binding)and the tape across it that tell you you've arrived(label too!).

This quilt has been in the works for years! I only started recently to really focus on the finish and it's getting closer everyday - here's hoping it arrives before March!

With Joy,

Sarah V.


Shirley in Canada February 18, 2016 at 8:26 AM  

You've done a great job on this quilt! Happy to see you so close to the finish line!!

Cathy February 18, 2016 at 10:40 AM  

I love this quilt. You inspired me to get the pattern. Now I just need to find the time to work on it. Love the quilting in this quilt. Hugs

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