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Thread: Halloween quilt - at least it's done

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    Halloween quilt - at least it's done

    I've been in a quilting funk, having difficulty starting a new project. Finally I grabbed the blocks that I got several years ago from a BOM - twelve 12-inch blocks made by other people, several using the same block design, all having a Halloween theme or fall colors. I didn't really want a Halloween quilt, I didn't like those blocks, and they didn't go together all that well, so I had been putting off making anything with them. But I needed to get something started to get over my funk, so I added a few other leftover blocks with fall colors to come up with a 4x4 layout and just sewed them together, then quilted them on the longarm. I'm still not a fan of this quilt - but at least it's done. And as one friend said when looking at an ugly quilt at a quilt show, "bless her heart, she finished it."
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    What a great way to use up those orphan blocks. Someone special will come along and just drool over it and then you can gift it to them. I like your creativity, looks like a planned scrappy quilt !! I really love your quilting especially with those diagonal lines.
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    congrats on the finish
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    I like how the leafs blocks make a secondary design when you put 4 together. Great finish!

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    I like the little bat...cute!
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    that is soooo ugly, you better send it to me right now! ha ha
    love it and if you did not say anything there are many who will think it a beauty.
    enjoy.
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    I think you did a great job putting the blocks together so they "make sense". Your quilting really enhances the blocks. Job well done -- and isn't it nice to know it is done and you don't have to think about what you are going to do with it!

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    Love it!
    Great job
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    You got out of your funk, hooray! I know I too can get into a funk every so ofter. Thanks goodness they don't last forever. Here's to continued quilting success as the holidays come our way. Lately, I've been listening to holiday music while I work on quilting gifts to keep me motivated to finish them.

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    looks nice glad you finished it!!!!
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    Glad you got out of your funk! The quilt is really pretty and challenged you in finishing it.
    Helen T.

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    Tasty leftovers! I really like the center blocks. Name please? Together they make a nice secondary pattern. I like this quilt. It looks just the way it should as as leftovers and tells a great story.
    A whole quilt from this block would look very cool as a two color or scrappy quilt. Good Work, D.
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    So many very nice blocks. I really like your quilt.
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
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    DONE..... is a beautiful word!!

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    I saw a video of a comedian named Jeanne Robinson. She talked about people in the South saying, "bless her heart." They said it for people who had done something "ineffectively" or just plain stupid. My DH and I say it all the time now. I love that saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting View Post
    Tasty leftovers! I really like the center blocks. Name please? Together they make a nice secondary pattern. I like this quilt. It looks just the way it should as as leftovers and tells a great story.
    A whole quilt from this block would look very cool as a two color or scrappy quilt. Good Work, D.
    peace
    The blocks in the center are called Ozark Maple Leaf. Here it is on quilters cache - http://www.quilterscache.com/O/OzarkMapleLeafBlock.html

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    I really like it! It comes together for me. Some child at a homeless shelter would fall in love with the bright colors and being able to follow the different shapes.
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    Wonderful quilt!

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    Hi Dunster, I haven't been on line much and just checked on my inquiry about the center block and want to thank you for the info. It is very very nice. I also like your leftovers!
    peace
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