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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween, Hoohoo Made the Corn?

Finally something done on time...  A Halloween table topper quilt.  I call it "Hoohoo Made the Corn?"

Halloween Quilt

The quilt was completely designed by me, one block at a time. Some of the blocks are pieced, some are appliqued, and some have a little of both. The spider web is free motion stitching and the spider was made with one of the stitches on my Janome MC6600. I had so much fun creating.

Appliqued Owl and Pieced Candy Corn
The first block I put together for this quilt was the Candy Corn block.  I couldn't wait to use my new 60 degree triangle ruler on something.   Candy corn seemed to be the perfect answer.  I sewed the strips together and used my ruler and a rotary cutter to make the triangle pieces.  The black fabric around the corn was cut in the same matter.  Yep, it says BOO!

Stitched Spider and Web
Witch's Hat Pieced and Appliqued
The perfect size for my table at 24" x 24".

Appliqued Cat in front of a Pieced Moon
I didn't have any Halloween fabric in my stash, so I stopped to buy something for the binding.  That's when I found the candy corn fabric (Trick of Treat by Deb Strain, Moda) for the binding and realized I had the colors for the candy corn all wrong on the first block.....

I've been eating candy corn my whole life and I couldn't get the colors right?  Yellow on bottom, orange in the middle, and a small bit of white on top.  Boy, did I get THAT wrong. I love the quilt anyway.
Puffy goodness on back
I free motion quilted on this one.  I used extra lofty batting to get lots of puffy goodness.

I have been haunted by candy corn since I made this quilt.  Today I had a gift of a candy corn sucker left on my station at work by a friend and a client had this cute napkin to show me this afternoon.  I will never forget the color order of candy corn again.  I promise... hehe.

I hope you have a happy and safe Halloween,

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Michelle said...

Carla ~ I just love your table topper quilt! (I've yet to make a Halloween quilt but would love to). Your design is so creative and the quilting is just perfect. Loved your stitched spider web and spider. Well, clearly, I love IT ALL!!! Great job! Thanks for sharing.
BTW...I did a little blog stalking...love the pics of your cabin :)

Carla said...

Thank you so much, Michelle. I had so much fun making this one. The spider and web is my favorite. Thanks for stopping by!

Laura Everyday Edits said...

This is awesome! Thank you so much for joining my brand new Favorite or Failure Friday Linky party! Yay! I'm tied with last week's entries!!!! laura@imnotatrophywife.co
gorgeous project! new follower too

Carla said...

I'm so happy that you came by. I'm all about supporting people trying to make their blogs better. You have a great blog and I apprieciate your new linky party. Glad to give you support and have a place to show some of my favs and a lot of my failures...lol

Nic said...

Ok. That's pretty cool :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

I love it, especially the candy corn block. Brilliant table topper.