Monday, October 15, 2018

Weekend Stitching: Finally a Finished Flimsy

We are getting a preview of winter this week.  Lows in the 30's with the high at 50 F for today.  We finally turned the heat on yesterday afternoon to avoid waking up this morning to a very cold house.  Thankfully we'll be back to highs in the 60s in just a couple of days. 

I got as far as opening the boxes containing my new sewing table.  The insert wasn't included, that will come later.  So I'm leaving everything boxed up till those come, hopefully they will be here sometime next week.

It was a good weekend at the sewing machine, the big design wall is empty again.  The Halloween Mystery quilt has made it to finished flimsy stage. 

Halloween Mystery
designed by Carrie Randall (Quilter's Hideaway)

It's not a large quilt, just 49" by 55".  The top was pieced completely from stash fabrics. Not sure how all those Halloween prints ended up in my stash, but it was fun to use them in this project. I finished off the backing (completely forgot to take any photos), pressed and de-threaded both the flimsy and the back. Now the project is ready to send out for quilting. All that's left is to make the binding and the quilt label.  I'm leaning towards "Boo" as the name for the label.  Not very original, but it definitely fits.  

The design wall will not stay empty for long. The plan is to put the Inverted Star project back up and get the star border laid out and stitched together.  That one needs to get done before Christmas.  

Linking up with the usual Monday linky parties. 
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20 comments:

Vicki in MN said...

That is so Boo ti ful!! I can't decide which block I like best.

Quilter Kathy said...

How fun! i must get out my Halloween tabletopper!

Barbara said...

What a fun quilt. I love that border fabric. Perfect!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That turned out great! The border fabric is perfect for it!

Alison V. said...

This is so adorable! I just love those bats. :D

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Its so cute! we also turned our heater on - but we got 12d this morning.... how did that happen! ha ha

piecefulwendy said...

I agree with all the commenters -- the quilt is really cute (or Boo-ti-ful, as Vicki says), and I like that border fabric!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

What a neat Halloween quilt that you created--Love that smiling pumpkin and the cute hats--
enjoy, di

Shasta Matova said...

That turned out really nicely. It was very tempting to start a Halloween quilt looking at your progress, but I have to resist.

Soma @ inkTorrents.com said...

That is a cute Halloween quilt and a very nice border fabric.

-Soma

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

A quilt well worth the making, and perfect for fall. Very cute.

Emily said...

I like "Boo" as the name for this! Very fitting. This is a super cute top!

Katie Z. said...

Nice job keeping up! I think it looks lovely.

Cheryl said...

This is just too cute!!

thea said...

Very cute! What do you mean by "de-threaded"? (Is there something else I'm not doing when I make quilts???

Marti said...

That turned out so cute! I hope your insert is there now and we can see your table soon. I'm sure you want to be using it this weekend too.

gayle said...

This is adorable! And I think that "Boo!" is the perfect name!

Jennifer said...

Congrats on the finish, such a fun quilt, but I have to ask about the blocks with part of a Dresden plate....what are they supposed to be?

Frédérique said...

"Scarry" quilt ;) Cute little ghosts!

Barbara said...

It’s all looking good, Kate. I totally love the inverted star. Can’t wait to see it finished. It must be nice to have SIT home for a while. My kids have busy lives, and so I’m barely hearing from them lately.