Friday, January 13, 2012

Halloween in January

Surprise --- another reveal!!  Yes, Stephanie over at Loft Creations has been busy designing, and I've been busy pattern testing as one of her Supreme's!!  The newest quilt of Stephanie's is called String Beans! 
As I've mentioned in prior posts, I'm able to choose any fabric I want when testing for Stephanie!  When I saw her prototype, I immediately thought of my huge modest Halloween stash!
I can't tell you how much fun I had making this quilt!  (Actually I have fun making all of Stephanie's quilts!)  I loved every minute of pawing sorting through my Halloween fabrics choosing which ones I would use! 
I did my best to fussy cut directional prints and also mixing and matching my favorites!  Until I began collecting  Civil War fabrics, this was the only fabric I bought on a consistent basis over the years.  Needless to say I have lots left to make other quilts!  I happened to have a pantograph of pumpkins and vines which I think worked perfectly!  I was also pretty nervous about using black thread to quilt, but am very pleased with the results!
Here is a better look at the quilting.  When it came time to make the binding I realized I was a tad short of the sashing print that I wanted to use.  I put out a call to see if anyone had any of the print and would be willing to "loan" me some!  My friend Julie over at Me and My Stitches came through!  Thanks again, Julie!

Don't forget to go and see Stephanie's String Beans!

24 comments:

KaHolly said...

Another beauty. I don't think Stephanie ever sleeps!

Stephanie said...

My I just say again how much I love "Spooky" Beans! It's warm and cozy and fun and I love how you quilted it. You're an amazing Supreme. Thank you.

Betty Lou said...

String Beans, what a cute quilt to showcase your spooky prints. Beautiful quilting.

Linda said...

Looks awesome Candace!!! Love that you used Halloween fabric too. Sometimes it's hard to see patterns in Halloween if it doesn't secream Halloween to begin with. Your quilting is beautiful. The black thread is perfect. I would have been nervous too. It looks soooooo good!!!!

sunny said...

It really is a great pattern to show off your fabrics. Love the pattern!

AnnieO said...

It's terrific! What a great assortment of spider webs and spooky and fun Halloween prints you have to play with. The quilting looks wonderful. No wonder Stephanie has you as a Supreme :)

Simone de Klerk said...

You made a lovely version of Stephanie's newest pattern! Love tyhe Halloween theme!

Lisa D. said...

Great job, Candace. I love the fabrics you chose and the quilting looks awesome! You're a natural.

Brenda said...

Lovely quilt! I too have loads of Halloween fabric. It is always in my favorite colors and time of year. This is a spectacular quilt! The patterns are amazing, and the cobwebs are perfect!! :)

Lynn said...

Love the pattern, the quilting and your backing. It all goes together perfectly. It sounds like you have fun fondling all of your Halloween fabrics!

Florida Farm Girl said...

What a lovely quilt, in all its incarnations!!!

Sandy said...

Love your string beans! I am going to once again, copy your idea!

Kim said...

Now here's a quilt that inspires me!

Jan said...

Very fun! I have lots of Halloween prints, too (it's my dad's birthday), but never thought about something as clever as this:)

Anonymous said...

This is so adorable! Love it.

Darlis

Wonky Girl said...

Oh my- so glad you used Halloween fabrics. I shot over to LoftCreations and purchased the pattern. Gonna make a quilt like yours, hope you don't mind. LOL

Me and My Stitches said...

Love it! Such a creative pattern and what a great idea to use your Halloween fabrics. So glad that I happened to have the one that you needed.

Kaaren said...

Without a doubt, this is my most favorite quilt I've seen in a long time!!!

I love the design, I absolutely adore the fabrics and the quilting is to die for...a perfect match.

Great job gals. What a team!!!

Anne said...

Love it. I think your quilting makes it come to life! Good job.

QuiltSue said...

What a great design, and I love how your quilting highlights the fabrics you chose.

Carrie P. said...

What a great way to feature a collection of fabrics. It turned out great and so did the quilt design.

Jeanna said...

Cute pattern from Stephanie and great fabric choices Candice!

The pumpkin quilting is awesome!

Nice finish.

Lynn said...

So glad that Stephanie sent me over to your blog to look at your version of the quilt. I't fantastic, really adorable with the halloween fabrics!

Ulla said...

The patern is very cute and I love the colours of your quilt. Your quilting is excellent!