Friday, October 27, 2017

Quick Friday Finish!

Do you buy quilt kits?
I very rarely do because it takes away the fun task of looking at all the fabrics and choosing pieces to coordinate for a specific project. But I spotted this tabletopper kit at the Hobby Horse  and liked all the fabrics they included. It was a great beginner project and/or a "no brain power required" project for the experienced quilter. The pattern was easy to piece with four patch blocks in the corner of the sashing. 

And when it was finished, it looked terrific hanging in the tree in my backyard. Aren't the leaves so beautiful this year?!?



This was the perfect October project to work on. I free motion quilted around all the interesting motifs in the centre fabric. This is a classic Patrick Lose fabric called Happy Halloween. 


I even love the selvage with the little spiders!






And then, while watching (more listening than watching) Bonnie Hunter on QuiltCam, I machine quilted back and forth across the black lines in the border fabric using black thread. So quick and easy...left to right, right to left, repeat.







I even love the backing of this project which I pieced together using pieces from my orange scraps bin. The binding was also made from leftovers.
Thanks to Hobby Horse for this fun halloween project! Linking up to Friday Finishes at Crazy Mom Quilts and TGIFF.

15 comments:

  1. A quick finish just in time for the Halloween table setting. Good job!

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  2. Spookily cute topper done in time for Halloween!

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  3. I either buy kits or fabric bundles as I am not good at matching up fabric some times for quilts. I tend to do scrappy to use up what I do have on the shelves as when using tiny pieces you don't have to have the fabric really go together that much - if I am making a quilt with larger pieces though I like the fabric picked out for me more. One thing I like about quilt kits on sale is sometimes you can get a huge amount of fabric for your stash at a really good sale price but use a different pattern

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  4. Really cute Kathy! I have never purchased a quilt kit - I also prefer to make my own fabric choices. :)

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  5. I have bought kits but most are still stitching in my cupboard. That is a fun quilt and love that you have used up some scraps

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  6. This is so fun! I love these fabrics. :)

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  7. What a fun little project. Yes, I occasionally buy kits. I'm working on a baby quilt from a kit right now. I recently bought a kit I've had my eye on for over a year but it doesn't come with the pattern. That was okay with me because it was the fabric I wanted anyway. The price had been reduced so it was a "win-win".

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  8. That is perfect fall sewing and it turned out cute too.

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  9. Very cute. I like Patrick Lose designs. Happy Halloween!

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  10. What a fun and fabulous project! I sometimes pick up kits...if they "speak" to me. I have a few in the closet I need to get to. Great finish!

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  11. This is a great little finish, and sounds like an excellent way to fine tune your FMQ! I really need to try some smaller projects once in a while. :D

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  12. I buy kits if they are on clearance AND I love them, or if they are required for a class with a teacher I really want to have. I think I have enough fabric in my stash (though I know it isn't huge, by some standards) that I shouldn't be allowed to buy kits, but no one has stopped me yet. :)
    What a festive little topper you have whipped up!

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  13. How cute!
    I've never bought a kit.

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  14. A very fun finish! Just in time for the holiday.

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  15. I have used kits in the past. Sometimes the pattern and the fabric really go together. And sometimes the price is better! It's fun both ways, I think.

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