Monday, October 29, 2007

World Series and Halloween all in one week!

You have to say for someone who is a fan of both baseball and Halloween this a good week. Change that to Red Sox and Halloween and it is a great week!!

We again got up early to watch a tape delayed version of the final game of the World Series. It was a really good game. There were lots of moments that I though the Rockies were going to pull it out and go on to another game. No one could have predicted how the rookies on the Sox were going to step up the plate and contribute the way they did. It was crazy and exciting.

Now on to Halloween and quilting....I made a quick Halloween table runner this week. I used the disappearing 9-patch technique. I apologize for not remembering whose blog I saw that on - it is a fun and quick technique...I really did finish the top in a few hours! By the way it isn't as wonky in real life as the photo - both Macbeth and the cats thought I should be taking photos of them and kept jumping onto the quilt! To take this one I had to throw the ball across the room and take the photo before he had a chance to get back to the quilt...as you can see it was close!

The other Halloween quilt is one I finished last year with little witches on it. I love the blue fabric with the eyes. I think I may have used the last of it this year. Isn't it funny how some fabrics seem to just last and last. I don't think I bought more than a yard or so of it but it is in at least four quilts that I can think of!
I hang this quilt near my front door so at least the trick-or-treaters can see a bit of it. I think I may have overdone it on the candy...I would pick up a bit each time I went to the store and didn't realize how it all added up until I pulled out the Halloween bowl and filled it this weekend. I have enough to fill it three times over!

I have started working on a Christmas bag. I haven't made a lot of bags but have put aside a lot of a project-bags (these are platic bags with the fabric to make a bag!) At some point I needed to dive in and get going so wish me luck! I may even finish a few projects this week...now that would really make it special!!!!

8 comments:

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

That table runner is great - I love the mix of colors and images. I'd love to see pics of the kitties and Mac on it too! And the witch quilt is marvelous too. very fun - glad you have lots of halloween at your house. good luck getting lots of sewing done!

Andrea said...

I am coming trick-or-treating at your house ! I'd soon empty that bowl I have such a sweet tooth -lol ! Lovely little quilts - I love the fabric with the funny eyes.

Jeanne said...

The Red Sox were indeed the best team this year! Hitting that wouldn't quit. :-) Enjoy your champions! Great quilts.

loulee1 said...

Your quilts look wonderful. I especially like the witches.

McIrish Annie said...

Yeah Red Sox! I was crossing my fingers several times during the game. Thank goodness we had Dustin and Jacoby!!

Love your halloween quilt. how does the disappearing 9 patch work? it looks great!

julieQ said...

I thought of you when I heard the Sox won. Happy Halloween!!

JulieQ

Karol-Ann said...

Gorgeous table runner and wall hanging!!
My little boy said he wanted sausages, mash and fireworks for dinner tonight LOL

Sue in western WA said...

I'm a bit behind in reading blogs so forgive me for taking you back to Halloween but I *love* that table runner! I want to try the Disappearing 9 Patch too. Maybe after Christmas...