Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Here in Australia, the younger folks are starting to celebrate Halloween - I have some treats ready for the little ones who come knocking this evening - they are usually accompanied by an adult - a lot of fun for them!

My Bird of Paradise is finished - I'm sure he will make a grand addition to my Civil War Bride Quilt - he took quite a bit of time to come to fruition but it has been worthwhile!

Five blocks completed - I haven't decided how big the quilt will be. Perhaps The Bride will be my next venture!

Siggie squares all ready to be posted to Melissa in the USA - this has been a fun swap and I am so looking forward to the return 74 squares - it will be the first Signature Quilt I have owned!

My Stitcher's Angel gift must be posted today, too - I think I have shown you this little potholder before - since then I have been able to find grommets/eyelets, so more are on my must-do list as stocking fillers!

Another weekend on our doorstep - hope yours is filled with nice things to do!
PS - Oopsy! One day early!

44 Lovely People said ...:

Barb said...

Love your blocks!!

GARI said...

Wow, your CWB is going to be the most beautiful quilt. And I absolutly love that last block!!

blushing rose said...

OMG! Your blocks are divine! That's not fair you get a head start on us for EVERYTHING, chuckle!

Happy Halloween. TTFN ~ Marydon

Mel said...

Amazing tail feathers!! Just stunning!!

Mildred said...

Such lovelies Lurline. Happy Halloween from Harriet and me!

Darlene said...

OMG, your blocks have literally taken my breath away - they are stunning. Sigh!!!!!

WoolenSails said...

That is a gorgeous block, love the colors. That is going to a beautiful quilt.

Debbie

By Hoki Quilts said...

Awesome work, WOW!

Valerie said...

I am in awe of you and those quilt blocks. That is truly amazing. Thank you for sharing.

AllisonK said...

Your bird is lovely!!! Beautiful work.

Nedra said...

The bird of Paradise has turned out amazing. As all of these blocks come together, they are making a beautiful quilt.

Rebecca said...

The block is looking great the quilt will be lovely when its done. I bet your hand is tired from 74 signature blocks but what fun. I haven't done one of them yet maybe next time.
Hugs Bec

wishes, true and kind said...

Your CWBQ blocks are wonderful and look so great together!

Deb said...

Your CWB will be lovely Lurline - you must be verry happy with it. Love the potholder too.

Mistea said...

Lots of lovelies you are sharing today. The bird is beautiful. I love the Halloween pic - have a happy weekend with a few treats!

Kathie said...

your blocks look amazing together.
I love this latest one
wow I need to do the feathers like this too, just beautiful.
thank you for the inspiration.
cute potholder!
enjoy your weekend...
Kathie

clare's craftroom said...

Lurline , you never cease to amaze me . That birds tail turned out so beautifully !

PatchworkRose said...

Love the Halloween Cat :-) Your Bird is just wonderful. Makes me wish I was up to that block. Your quilt is going to look stunning.
Enjoy your weekend :-) We have a hot one and still a month to summer.
Cheers
Lynne

Stephanie said...

Love that potholder. Happy to have some of that darling fabric. Your quilt is going to be just stunning. The details are amazing.

Fiesta said...

Lurline your blocks are looking so good. I love that cute potholder. what will you use the grommets for?

Margaret said...

Love all your CWBQ blocks! And your siggie quilt squares - what fun! So pretty too! Love the potholder as well.

Rumi said...

Stunning block! The tail is marvelous!

Shari said...

I think the bird is my favourite - you have such a good eye and a delicate hand... just lovely. And I love that potholder!! Very nostalgic and modern at the same time... Hugs! Shari

Kaaren said...

Gorgeous block, Lurline. And you're right...it was definitely worth the time and effort you put into it.

Love the potholder too! Excellent hostess gift for the upcoming holiday season.

Carin said...

Happy Halloween to you too!

Your CWB blocks are amazing! It's going to be an beautiful quilt.

em's scrapbag said...

Happy Halloween My kids are so excited they can barely contain themselves. The CWB blocks are stunning, very nice work!

Micki said...

I love your blocks and Happy Halloween to you too!
Micki

Lizzie said...

Your bird turned out fabulous Lurline, the colours look just wonderful on his tail and the blocks are looking great all together.
Lizzie
XXX

Anonymous said...

Your blocks are gorgeous!!! such patience you have...are they all needle turn?
Char

Miriam said...

The bird of paradise block is absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful fabric choices!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Happy Halloween to you too!!
Your Bird of Paradise is breathtaking, but then the whole quilt will be, you are so talented.
I need to email melissa and ask her if I can have one of your pink siggie blocks in my group!
Gosh, I just love that potholder! Have a great weekend!

Jeanne said...

Your Bird of Paradise is awesome! What a wonderful quilt this is going to be. Happy Halloween to you! Cute potholders, too.

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Shiree said...

Hi Lurline,
I love your peacock block, it is so marvellous! Happy Halloween to you even if you were a day early! I love your pot holder too, pretty inspiring..

Annie said...

Beautiful work here - and I love the idea of a signature quilt. I've not heard of that before.

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Lurline! Your bird of paradise is SPECTACULAR! Well done! I bet there were quite a few hours of work in that pretty bird - can't wait to see what your finished quilt looks like! Bear Hugs! KRIS

CarlaHR said...

I echo all previous comments - that bird of paradise is something to be envied. As for the pot holder, it's too nice to be used - if it was mine I would frame it for my sewing room.

Cybele's patch said...

Gorgeous blocks Lurline.

Ati. said...

It's always a joy to visit your blog. The appliqué blocks are beautiful !!

Cornfield Quilter said...

As always your applique blocks are to die for! I admire the workmanship of you and your quilty friends, the CWB quilt will be exquisite!

Quilt Hollow said...

Wonderful applque...wow...some work there but well worth it from the looks of those beauties.

Rose Marie said...

Wow .... your CWB blocks are beautiful ..... can't wait to see them all together.

Have fun with your siggy blocks ..... I have one more border to quilt and then my siggy block will be done.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Cute patchwork potholder. Love the signature blocks.

Christine said...

Wow. Your Civil War blocks look impressive. You are going to have an amazing quilt.