Vintage Halloween Quilt

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Hello there.  I've been having card reader issues, so I apologize for being a little M.I.A. lately.  [But, I guess a week between posts isn't that unusual for me.] 
It's just that I've had some things to share.  I've been thinking about you, really I have...

One thing I've wanted to share, is this wonderful, amazing, really empty box that I have.  I absolutely love it!  It makes me feel so good inside!   


"Why?" you may ask.  Because...
That means I have one of these!!!


That's right!  A very old, and now completed, WIP [work in progress].  Yay!!!

I started embroidering these vintage Halloween blocks about 4 or 5 years ago.  They've pretty much been done for the last year or two and I finally [on a whim] pulled them out the other day to put them all together.


I got the patterns from a friend of my mom's [who only had 7 of the 8 ?? embroidery patterns].  But by the time I pulled out the pattern again, I had misplaced the instructions for the blocks that went between the embroidered blocks.  So, I whipped up these scrappy, Irish Chain blocks instead.  I love them and have really been feeling the look of Irish Chains lately.


When I saw the black and cream polka dot fabric about a year ago
[American Vintage #30684 from Windham Fabrics],
I knew I just had to incorporate it somehow in this quilt.  So I bought 2 yards.
I love the look of these dots since they have a little bit of "antiquing" on them. I think they go really nicely with the quilt.

I bought the black and tans [that I used on the Irish Chain blocks] for another project I was going to start, but decided to go a different route with that one, so I was happy to know they would be put to good use in this quilt.


And, finally, I couldn't resist some ticking for the back and this cute little label by Riley Blake.  The label is pre-printed and comes with a bunch of different ones on one panel.  So cute, right? 


I think I'll bind it in the ticking as well...Anyways, I can't wait to get this off to the quilter!!!  I can finally check another one off the list [almost.]

Oh, before I go, I have a question for you.  Has anyone out there seen these embroidery patterns before?  I am wondering who designed them and what the pattern is called?  If anyone has any more info. on this, will you let me know?  I will love you forever [Thanks!]

15 comments:

  1. I really like this- love the tan, cream and black combo. And that embroidery.... fabulous! Like you I am really liking Irish Chain blocks right now too! I just haven't started making one yet. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. No, I don't! But it's so sweet, just love them. Greetings from the Netherlands

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  3. Cute pattern, Try emailing the people at Feeling Stitchy, they are know tons about patterns, maybe they've seen it. http://www.feelingstitchy.com/

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  4. You quilt is truly amazing....right down to the colors you chose....

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  5. Me too. I would love to know where these darlings came from!

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  6. I love a good Halloween quilt and I love a finished quilt...Looks to me that you have both!! Good job!

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  7. I love the stitchery designs. They look very vintage. Is the fabric their stitched on quilted? It has a quilted look to it in the photos? Your color choice for the blocks was spot on too. This is going to be a great quilt that you'll look forward to displaying every fall.

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  8. Great job, Ambs! I love the fabrics, and am envious of your "empty box." ;)

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  9. Adorable!!! Beautiful craftsmanship, colors, textures...everything! I'll be reading to see if anyone comes up with the source of the pattern.

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  10. This was bothering me all day, because I knew I had seen it somewhere. And then I looked at my favorites and there it was on a site called Yesterday's Charm http://www.yesterdayscharm.com/storename/yesterdayscharm2/dept/271256/ItemDetail-10685141.aspx. The pattern is called Jolly Halloween!

    Lynn

    Lynn ~ you're awesome. Thank you so much! Want a free pattern? Just let me know which one!!!

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  11. Oh I just love those quilts in your header. And that Vintage Halloween quilt is priceless! So different than anything I've seen before. Glad I found your blog.

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  12. This is a fantastic finish! I love how it isn't orange or typical colors! Glad you found the pattern and I can't wait to see what it looks back from the quilters.

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  13. Ooooh, I LOVE this adorable little quilt -- the embroidery is just too cute. And we really ARE on the same page -- I think the black and white polka dot was my favorite fabric in my ghastlies quilts!

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  14. I have these transfers--I love that you used black thread. This may re-motivate me to do them!!

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