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Sunday, October 3, 2010

BOO! Candy Quilt

I made this wall hanging at one of my Quilt Guild's Fall sewing retreats. Twice a year, we spend a weekend at a nearby retreat center in a beautiful rustic setting. All we do is sew, eat, chat, and sleep (in that order). It is a fun time and I always get many projects completed in just 2 days of intensive sewing.
This little Halloween quilt was fun to make and was completed in a few hours. The purple and orange blocks are actually folded pockets to hold Halloween candy. Of course, I don't fill it too early in the season or you know what will happen! The ghosts are made from men's handkerchiefs. I found the pattern in an old issue of McCalls Quick Quilts magazine. I hang this quilt by my front door to greet visitors in October. It is one of my favorite Fall decorations. I hope you are all enjoying some beautiful Fall weather where you are.


Jan said...

That's a fun and interesting quilt! I'd love to go to a smocking retreat. Now if I was sewing I'd get lots done. How fun for you!

Elisabeth Rose said...

Yes, Jan, the retreats are so much fun! When Andy is older, I will look forward to going again. Thanks for your comment! Have a great day.