Friday, October 07, 2011

It's Friday---

 An awesome week has ended... work went great...thanks for all the well wishes. What I learned this week-- I learned to laugh at myself.  It's O.K. not to be perfect and I knew I never was.  Second I learned if you get on a fit -- just say you're sorry and laugh about it......

Onto the quilt stuff---

I finished the binding-- and I'm so proud of this piece....I guess I'm like some tv commercial-- I did it myself.
Let's talk about it.
There are bats:

And spiderwebs...

Our Witches have Ruffles:
By the time I get home from work the lighting isn't good--- so I snuck out at lunch and shot these pictues-- the brush casts a shadow-- but if you look... there's a great pumpkin...(Remember Charlie Brown!!!)

Sailing among the stars-- this witch has a heart and pockets....

Everything I read about machine quilting says:Practice, practice.  Even from the top of the quilt to the bottom, I feel my confidence growing.... On the bottom border-- if you look close you'll see "Boo!" in the threads.


We had warm days before. We've had Beautiful Fall days before.  But to have a 79 degrees Fall day among the colors is a rare treat...


I took Bruno out one last time before bed last night.  It was anything from quiet with the leaves falling... But even in the dark-- I wasn't scared.. it was almost comforting...

Well, I'm off to hang my quilt. Remember if I was a witch---I'd use my powers for good....most of the time...
Have a great weekend...

20 comments:

Sue said...

This is such an awesome quilt and you did so great on the quilting. I love the colors of threads you used too! Way to go! Woot!!

Enjoy your weekend!

Kathie said...

have a wonderful weekend, enjoy the fall colors and cool crisp weather...
I LOVE this quilt it is just soooo fun.
I haven't made a halloween quilt in a long time I may just have to make this one!
thanks for sharing.
kathie

Angie said...

It's wonderful!! I absolutely love your witchy quilt and you did a great job with the quilting. :)

Tamara said...

beautiful quilting! you give me hope that i might get better!! love the witches!

simplestitches said...

wonderful quilting and lovely pattern!

Julie said...

I really enjoy your blog all the way over from New Zealand !!! Thanks so much for your postings. Just love your witchy quilt too. We dont celebrate halloween over here (unfortunately), but I love witches etc... We are into spring now so its "different" to hear you going into fall/autumn. Just love all that you make and post about, kind regards/friendship, Julie in N.Z, :-)

Carol said...

Mel I'm sooooooooooooo thrilled that you had a great week! Love your quilt...you did an amazing job on the quilting! ENJOY your weekend!

KC Quilter said...

This is the most wonderful Halloween quilt I have ever seen. Congratulations on an AWESOME quilt!!!!!!

Wonky Girl said...

Excellent quilting! I do really love love the finished quilt. It is fun and colors are so perfect.

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Oh my, you did a wonderful job of quilting it. I love the quilt. Great colors! Have a great weekend!I have never felt scared taking my dogs out until......a cougar...a big cougar showed up at our local Pet Co. It was sitting under the trees. Cars and people all around. Now I am more careful when taking my 3 pups out!

Peddlecar Quilts said...

I love that pattern and you did such a cute job on it! Cute, cute, CUTE!

Muddling Through said...

Laughing is SO much bettern than crying. LOL

Quilterbee said...

Great quilting on the quilt and I love the fabrics you used. You Hop to It is coming along nicely too.

We too are enjoying this wonderful weather we've had this week. Some of our trees are just starting to turn. I love fall.

Libby said...

Great job on the quilt . . . . but now you've got me singing that 'Friday' song *ugh*

Quilter Kathy said...

I love this quilt...it's amazing! Great job on the quilting!

Shakerwood said...

You know it's going to be a great weekend when you can say you had a great week at work! Awesome job on the quilting. I like it!

Karen said...

Very cute, a fun quilt!!!

journeying said...

Your quilt is absolutely wonderful! It's 3-D to start with and then the quilting you did - man, oh, man you should be proud of yourself!! I love all the little things you thought of like the heart and pocket and ruffles....congratulations!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh my gosh - I love that quilt! Too cute! And, the quilting is just amazing :)!!

Karen Sue said...

Oh, I just LOVE this!!! I've been slowly accumulating leaves and pumpkins and fallish looking things, just waiting for the perfect project. WOW! Did you pick it!! And the quilting is awesome. It's a winner for sure!