Monday, July 30, 2012

Such Sewing Fun!!

Have you seen this magazine?

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This time of year, with the high heat and humidity, I am always longing for autumn!!  Sooooo, magazines with fall themes on the cover… especially anything Halloween, catch my eye and find their way into my home!!


I totally fell in love with the little Halloween tabletopper quilt on the metal stand on the cover.  My experience with buying kits for quilts shown in the different Fons and Porter magazines is that if you don’t order it quickly, they’ll be sold out!!


So I ordered the kit and got it last week!!


I did change one thing, though.  Unless you look really closely, you can’t even tell there is a moon in the orange sky behind the tree… the value of the the two oranges is very close.


So, I pulled a bright yellow batik from my stash and substituted it for their orange moon.


I like the contrast much better, don’t you??


The other interesting thing about this little project is that Patrick Lose, the designer, added a layer of black tulle over the front of the quilt to give it a slightly hazy look.


I was worried how my walking foot would move over the tulle while quilting it… but it was just fine!  I just quilted horizontal lines across it as shown in the photo.


I like the bigger size of the stand, too.  The quilt is approximately 18 inches tall by 12 inches wide.  So, I’m already thinking of other seasonal designs to create using the stand!!


What other seasonal quilts would you use it for???



  1. I love your mini big project.It`s fabulous!!What about Christmas in the other side of your stand?

    Have a fun week!!

  2. I really like the silhouette design of this table topper...too cute!
    Thanksgiving is up next...then Christmas...

    Polly, I'm sure you will come up with something wonderful!

  3. That is darling and, yes, I like your moon much better. The frame looks like it could provide endless ideas for the different seasons.

  4. I did buy the magazine because of that darling project, but decided I didn't have the time right now. Your turned out so cute and I like your moon much better.

  5. Love your quilt! You did a fabulous job!

  6. Polly this is just darling...and I like your version best. You were right to brighten up that moon, it was the perfect touch. blessings, marlene

  7. That is darling! I have made a couple Halloween quilts. And I have a few other seasonal quilts. But I need more table toppers!!!!
    XO Kris

  8. Looks great! I have this magazine...there are tons of neat things in it and I ordered the new stand too! I figured I had enough fabric in my stash to make it. I can see Thanksgiving, Christmas all kinds of holidays to use this stand with.

  9. Cute cute cute! Is it wrong to say I like your's better? LOL

  10. Love Love Halloween and fall quilts. I picked up this magazine also. I love the yellow moon instead. I had thought that the two oranges were too close also!

    Have a wonderful week!

  11. Your Halloween Mini looks fabulous and I love your label..

  12. I saw this in the store the other day. HOW CUTE!! great job on it

  13. This turned out great! I love this magazine. Patrick has a shop now, and I was lucky enough to visit earlier this year and meet him in person. He also said that there will be a spring issue for next year. Can't wait!

  14. I love this little Halloween quilt, must look out for the magazine. I see a stained glass window with a Christmas design hanging off that sweet little stand, it's gorgeous.

  15. Wow! your Halloween mini turned out wonderfully, I agree I like your moon fabric, it definitely makes more of an impact! Great little stand for it too, lovely work!!!!

  16. That mini is soooo cute I had to go order one. I too, see making a different one for each season to change it out. I love your blog. Thanks for sharing this.

  17. Polly, Thank you for such sweet well wishes on my blog. I love your quilts. I think we must have about the same style. I subscribed to Fon's and Porter for years and also have purchased many Patrick Lose books and embroidery designs.My mother was a quilter and I have dabbled a bit in small wall hangings or table toppers. You are just so talented. You make me want to get back to quilting more. I too love Halloween and love your little quilt. Have a wonderful day and thanks again. Lucy


Thank you sooooooo very much for taking the time to leave a comment! I am always happy to know that someone is reading my ramblings!! Polly :-)