Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick or Treat


Happy Halloween! I am using the "trick or treat time" to update my blog and check in with other quilting bloggers. That's what I call a "treat"! This is one of my favorite Halloween decorations....I usually hang these outside, with burning tea candles to light them up, but tonight it is too windy to put them outside, so they are hanging around inside the house for my enjoyment!
And I have a finished quilt to show you....this is not a trick! 
Today I finished the quilting on this plaid 9 patch hourglass quilt. Two weeks ago I asked my blog readers to vote on which layout would be better - click here to see the choices. Most voters selected layout A and since this quilt is for a palliative care fundraiser/auction, I went with the popular vote hoping that it will raise lots of money. I had fun deciding on the border, and decided to use flying geese units to complete the light diamonds around the 9 patch blocks on the edge of the quilt. It was so good to use up all of these old blocks and scraps from previous plaid projects.

12 comments:

Quilt Rat said...

It turned out wonderfully.......hope it raises lots of $$$$ for the cause.

Carol said...

I love your quilt. I agree this is the best layout.

Gina said...

Love how the quilt has turned out

Love an dhugs Gina xxx

Karen said...

The layout you selected for the blocks is oh so very good!

Michelle said...

It is beautiful. I am sure you will raise lots of money.

julieQ said...

I absolutely love this quilt! Plaids, and one of favorite settings too. Just super!

Millie said...

Your quilt turned out so beautiful...love the final layout. Hope you will raise a lot of money.

Cathi said...

It looks wonderful. Hope it raises lots and lots of money!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Nine patches are so much fun and yours look great in plaid.

Rose Marie said...

I love this layout and the geese on the borders .... it will be a WOW quilt to raffle.

Louise M said...

Hi Kathy:

What is the name of this pattern? Looks great. I have a gift to be done by Christmas....2009....lol

Mary said...

I do like this Kathy, the border looks great too.