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    Jenniky .. I'm cringing as I read about your next project! I'll just smile and think about your current one ... look forward to seeing the grand finale!
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    Yes, Franky's top is complete in time to hang for Halloween 2012. Quit grinning QuiltE. It is wider than 44" so I have a few ideas for the quilt backing, all of which will take a little time.

    Franky's border is a continuation of the burgundy spider sashing fabric and the outer border is black fabric with gold spider webs. Still, no spider web fabric has been used twice.
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    **wipes SMILE off face**
    as she mutters .... Told yaaaaa sooooo!!!!

    *giggles*


    Look at how charming he is!! Well Done, Indeed!!!!!
    You've done a great job and look at how well the full out scrappy-spidey look has come together.
    BTW How many different fabrics have you used?


    Do tell .. what are the ideas for his backing?
    I happen to know a source for purple with black spider webs that would be good for a backing!!
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    Franky and I thank you. A total of 53 different fabrics so far, including 37 different spider fabrics. I still have 14 spider fabrics that have not been used, yet.

    I have a great, multi-coloured spider fabric for the backing. It appears that multiple spider fabrics will be used on the backing but that is all I am going to say.

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    Unbelievable! ... you have a bigger spider web stash than many have for their whole stash!!
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    Frankie is fabulous! I'd love to see your stash
    Everyday is a good day for Quilting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Unbelievable! ... you have a bigger spider web stash than many have for their whole stash!!
    And your point?

    Yes, the stash is incredible, if I do say so myself. I have one of those huge, dome-lid totes that is now filled to the rafters with just Halloween. I can make Halloween quilts with just pumpkins, just witches, just monsters, just haunted houses, just bats, just cats... I can even make a quilt using three different hearse fabrics!!! You get the scary picture, I'm sure. And I only buy fabrics that I like. I've turned down a whole lot, too.

    And then there's the regular stash. Oodles there, too. It is truly an obsession.

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    Obsession? .... I think it's more of a disease!
    And I have it baaaaaaaad ..... and I'll have you know that you're not helping with a resolution, either!!!
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    I'm starting to show symptons (I think it's in plague proportions here )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltaddiction View Post
    I'm starting to show symptons (I think it's in plague proportions here )

    We sent it your direction!
    ......... watch out for the worldwide pandemic!
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    Ok I seen this picture, can't remember where sadly can't give credit, but thought wow that would be a really cool quilt, so I played with it in my EQ program and this is what he looks like. Not sure what to call him though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by btiny36 View Post
    Ok I seen this picture, can't remember where sadly can't give credit, but thought wow that would be a really cool quilt, so I played with it in my EQ program and this is what he looks like. Not sure what to call him though.

    Welcome BTiny ... don't fret about the name ... Make him ... the name will come!
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    welcome btiny36. He's great. Looks a little like a super hero gone bad. That's a good thing, in case you weren't sure. Looking forward to seeing progress.

    This goes for everyone. Hello? I can't have all the fun by myself you know.

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    I've been reading along and you all are making some great quilts! I finally found time to start my frog quilt. I love frogs and bought this fabric last year with no particular plans. I came across it the other day and decided I'd use it for this. the colors are different - much more of blue-green, but I found a few from my stash that I think look ok. I might have to go shopping (darn!) for something in the yellow-green or olive range to go with it.

    I enjoy making drunkard's path blocks and found this frog layout online, so will start there and add as I go. I should be able to finish the frog this weekend and will post again when he's done.

    BTW his name will be Jeremiah, of course.

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    Jeremiah is going to be a charmer, for sure!

    What an unique way to use the drunkard's path block pattern.
    It'll be interesting to see how you use each of the fabrics.

    Here's to a Happy Quilty Froggy weekend for you!
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    love it love it. I really enjoy the drunkards path pattern too.
    Landscape quilts and needle turn applique favs.Antlers,Ok

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    Jeremiah will be fabulous. I'm really looking forward to some more progress photos. It looks like a lot of fun.

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    Works4Me - It must have taken you years to collect all of your Halloween fabrics. Just wondering when you purchase fabric for your stash without an idea of what you are going to use it for .. do you have a set yardage that you buy?

    QuiltE - So How is Boo Peep.... oh wait.. not Halloween character.. LOL thats Lil Bo Peep doing? Has she rounded up any more of her sheep? Works4Me can you imagine a zombie Bo Peep rounding up skeleton sheep... . Sorry QuiltE had to tease ya!

    My headless horseman wallhanging has not made it off the design table. What is in my head is not translating to pattern very well. So hubby will have to wait until next year for him... as I will have to continue to work on the idea. The candy corn witch just needs her binding and she will be ready to go for Halloween. I will most likely get that finished today while watching football on the TV.

    Btiny36 - Looks like a Werewolf or Wolfman to me. What size squares are you going to be using?

    Kuseta - "Jeremiah was a Bull Frog" so goes the song.. that rang in my head.. as I read your post on the drunkards path frog. LOL it all goes together so well. I also look forward to seeing your progress.
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    Have an awesome day!

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    Hey everyone,

    I haven't forgotten you or this thread! My friend's baby boy, Lennox, was born on Wednesday and I'm currently at the hand-quilting stage and have been quilting away. Unfortunately I'm also taking a double load at the university so I mostly can only quilt on the weekends. I'm about half way finished though and will keep you posted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    Works4Me - It must have taken you years to collect all of your Halloween fabrics. Just wondering when you purchase fabric for your stash without an idea of what you are going to use it for .. do you have a set yardage that you buy?

    QuiltE - So How is Boo Peep.... oh wait.. not Halloween character.. LOL thats Lil Bo Peep doing? Has she rounded up any more of her sheep? Works4Me can you imagine a zombie Bo Peep rounding up skeleton sheep... . Sorry QuiltE had to tease ya!

    My headless horseman wallhanging has not made it off the design table. What is in my head is not translating to pattern very well. So hubby will have to wait until next year for him... as I will have to continue to work on the idea. The candy corn witch just needs her binding and she will be ready to go for Halloween. I will most likely get that finished today while watching football on the TV.

    Btiny36 - Looks like a Werewolf or Wolfman to me. What size squares are you going to be using?

    Kuseta - "Jeremiah was a Bull Frog" so goes the song.. that rang in my head.. as I read your post on the drunkards path frog. LOL it all goes together so well. I also look forward to seeing your progress.
    Jenniky ... Bo is Boo-hoo-ing with the lack of progress. I did get some fabric probably for the backing, though of course, that just may change! I found a PP pattern for the lamb and have the original one I'd planned. I don't think either are right on sizing, and really need Peep made first and then may re-size what I have. As for the zombie look ... poor Lil Peep's Sheep would be racing away, for sure!

    As for MrJenniky's wish ... keep it on the design wall and make NO progress ... while secretly stitching away when he's not around. Then surprise him with it for his Christmas or Birthday gift and you'll have him ever SO happy! We'll be looking forward to seeing your finished Witch ... and just in time for the hallowed night!

    Then there's our friend W4Me ... she's like the elves in Santa's workshop right now ... ever-so-busy creating Halloweenville!! And if you really want to make her happy happy ... find her some TOT white/cream spider web fabric for the best Halloween project ever!!!
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    Jeremiah, the frog quilt

    Here's what I got done last weekend for Jeremiah, my frog quilt. I've decided to surround him with more lily pads, using coordinating fabrics. So now I'm working on cutting lots of 1/4 circle pieces with my Crazy Curves templates. I really enjoy sewing the drunkard's path blocks, but I don't like cutting them out, even with templates and my rotary cutter.
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    cuuuute! you could even add in some water lilies too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzykittenbutt View Post
    cuuuute! you could even add in some water lilies too!
    Exactly what I was thinking.

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    Nicely done kuseta.

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    I like the water lilies idea! thanks! I will do that.
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