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Thread: My October Quilt

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    My October Quilt

    A few years ago I noticed that although I was always busy quilting all my own quilts were falling apart and I decided that I would make a themed one for each month of the year. At first they were going to be couch/throw size but then I decided why not bed sized? I actually think best in terms of queen sized quits.

    And although I mostly work in scraps, some of my theme quilts are what I call planned -- as is this one.

    The block is the very simple Puss in the Corner put together with black sashing and colored corner stones. I went with a yellow that was more in the fabric, wish I had gone with a warmer tone but it's ok. Just a simple grid for the quilting.
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    That's really cute! I love those little pumpkin faces, and the backing works perfectly with the top.

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    Very pretty quilt and backing.
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    It's not finished yet so doesn't deserve it's own thread, but here is the very different November quilt.
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    I have done the same thing. One quilt for each month - the rest for charity. Until I start over for my gkids and kids LOL.

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    Love the quilts....and love the idea...but probably won't do it myself. Seems the family multiplies faster than my ability to make quilts, but it sure is nice to have them appreciated! (and admired, lol)
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    ​Great quilt and top!

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    Great quilts for November. I've heard of wall/door hangings for each month but never heard of a quilt for each month. I love that idea.

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    Ice Blossom, great job on your October quilt. Love the fun Halloween fabric.

    I also love your beautiful November Fan Quilt. It is very pretty. The rick rack trim makes it look even more vintage.
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    great quilts... i think the second one speaks to me
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    Love those quilts....great idea
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    Iceblossom this October quilt is a very pretty quilt! Well done! I love the fan quilt. I am drawn to fan quilts and dresden plate quilts. Yours has a very high score in my book.

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    I love your idea but I have a King and that's a bear to finish. I've made 3 so far. I ended up giving one to one of my boys.
    Your quilts are cute!!

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    What a neat idea to have a quilt for each month, love the first one.

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    Great quilt, that backing fabric matches perfectly!
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    Love the quilt a month idea!

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    Wonderful October Quilt. Happy Halloween! (Having a driving snow storm here in Illinois)

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    Quite striking.

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    Nice idea.

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    Very pretty quilts. BrendaK
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    Adorable quilt! I look forward to the day I retire and can do monthly projects like this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sallybear6 View Post
    Adorable quilt! I look forward to the day I retire and can do monthly projects like this!
    I am very lucky that I have the time and a designated sewing room.

    In all fairness, I should say I'm not making them at the rate of one a month -- just that I will have one for each month when I'm done I started a couple of years ago and have a couple of years ahead of me.

    November is pieced, I'm doing a new December as the first one is couch sized both it and January has it's fabric collected and pattern chosen.

    February (Valentines) was my first one, it's been done for a couple of years now by the time the others are done it will probably be time to replace it. March (St Patrick) and April (Easter) are pieced. May is done, block is Mayflower and each is a different floral. Looks like Winding Ways but no curve and all the same backgrounds. June top just finally got done this year after a couple of years of collecting the fabric. June's theme was Vacation and is actually postcard shaped/sized pictorial fabrics in an attic window setting.
    https://www.quiltingboard.com/quilti...ml#post8298195

    July is done, red/white & blue of course. August is my Barn/Harvest quilt in progress. It will be a contemporary quilt with a few paper pieced blocks and lots of embellishments after it is quilted. In my head it is the "next" project but I keep avoiding that paper piecing. September top is also done but not quilted yet, since it is my birthday month I just chose a project I wanted to make for myself
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    Love your quilts and really love the backing on your Halloween quilt. It is so compatible with the top front. I too am making quilts for all holidays. I have 2 Halloween quilts that are in the WIP stage and hope I have them quilted for next Halloween. Thanks for sharing your pictures of your quilts.

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    Lovely gifts to yourself.

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    Wow! A quilt a month? That's ambitious, but looks like you've got it under control. Both quilts are lovely

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