Sunday, 20 October 2013

crazy quilting

Here goes again,  I have just done a blog but hit some button on the keyboard and have not a clue where it has gone or if it will come back so will try again!

I realised I had not posted about the October block so here it is now.  Could not decide what to do at first then hit on the idea of doing a bock around Halloween.


I do like my catbat in the left hand corner and the spiders web has worked quite well with a tatted spider that is a little on the large size for it.    I feel it needs a bit more on it but not sure what so will leave it till all 12 are done then hopefully inspiration will come.  The orange ribbon looked rather in my face but see on the photo it has calmed down a bit. Of course I could not resit a few bits of tatting, no crochet this time though.  I also used Sharon`s stencil, these have been a great buy,  have not used them to their full potential by any means,   they are from Sharon she can be found under pintangle,  sorry have not worked out how to add as a link, have had a few instructions but still not there yet!

I have signed up for CQJP 2014 but think I will not make all 12 blocks in advance like I did this year as I want to add more lace etc and maybe do the blocks in different colours and with more patches on them  who knows i could change my mind half a dozen times between now and then

I have added a sizzix big shot machine to my collection of bits and pieces,   it was an offer to good to refuse at hobbycraft, down to £50 for a few days, normally about £75, have also bought the hexagon and tumbler dies but not worked out how to use it yet, must take the bull by the horns and have a go!!

Will put the latest Tula blocks on tomorrow when they get uploaded to the web site.

19 comments:

shirley said...

Margaret, you must be so disciplined to achieve so much. You are so productive and everything is so interesting for us to look at.

Queeniepatch said...

I like that Halloween block with the spider's web and the witch's hat and broom.
Doing the crazy blocks differently next year is a good idea, then you know which way you like working.

cq4fun said...

I especially like the pumpkin and the stitching behind the spider's web. Great block!

motidana said...

I love this block Margaret , but I can`t decide on which part is my favourite - the spider , the bat or the witch`s broom and hat ! I love them all .

Nana said...

This is lovely and spooky!

Nana

Lady Locust said...

What fun! I like the orange 'grid' behind the spider and web. It adds a lot of depth. Should be fun to see a years worth.
Also, love your little bag a couple posts back (could see pictures this morning.)
October is such a vibrant month of color, scent, and fresh weather. Inspiration will certainly keep you going:)
Smiles

Suztats said...

Oh, this looks splendid! I like your hallowe'en theme and your tats. Willsend you an email

Annet said...

Nice Halloween block. I like the pumpkin and the spider.

deanna7trees said...

love your spider web and looks like a gate background.

Gaia said...

A spooky block , I specially like the spider's web, and the rest of it pretty too.

Monica said...

I really like that tatted spider, Margaret. I can imagine a whole nest of them, it would be extremely creepy! *shudder*

So you finally bought the Sizzex! Let us know if you think it was worth the money. I am still on the fence about those. Happy quilting!

Renata's arts and crafts said...

This block is lovely Margaret, I actually liked all of them this year and I think the colors look lovely the theme is very appropriate to the month too. :) Renata

Séverine said...

Your Halloween block is beautiful, I like the spider and thecatbat

Susan Hook said...

The Halloween has been a great idea for your block, I love all the different elements, they make nice additions to your block.

Starr White said...

I love your Halloween block, Margaret!! especially the cat bat and the witch's hat and broom. Such fun :))

Anita said...

You've done it again Margaret,a beautiful block! Love the tatted pieces,spider and broom.

Jillian said...

Well done. I love your tatting and cat at a great idea.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

A very fun looking Halloween block. Especially like your spider and web.

Dianne said...

This is such a fun block, Margaret. I love the hat and broom!