10.20.2011

Making It With Allie - Halloween Appliqued Quilt

Welcome Friends!
I am super excited for the party this week!
If last week's party you all participated in is a good indication of your awesome craftiness,
then this week is going to ROCK!

I am super excited to share the "BIG" project I have been working on in my spare time.
As some of you may know about me, I LOVE Halloween.
In these parts, I'm known as the Queen of Halloween...
I love to get into COMPLETE costume and decorate to Uber-spookiness.
I have had an idea for a table runner for several months now.
Well, on a very impulsive whim, I started designing a bunch of Halloween figures in my Silhouette Studio.
Well, I got a little ok,  lot carried away.
What was supposed to be an easy weekend project to cover my behind-the-sectional-table for Halloween, turned into a bit more than 83 working hours.
But, Boy! Am I very happy with it!
Dare I even say Proud of it??
I have had nearly every family member as for it to be willed to them, should I get hit by a pie-truck.
Gotta love family

So, here she is!


Each of these layered circles were cut with my Silhouette.
Each layer was blanket stitched.
Then the whole thing was quilted with my free-motion function on my sewing machine.
And as a final touch, each square was "dressed" up.
Have a look at each square:
This spooky cat has the most fancy collar on the block!
Some purple hotfix rhinestones did the trick for kitty.

Each little white polka-dot got an orange or brown hotfix.

Doesn't this mummy's eye nearly glow?!
Sewn on faceted flat-back rhinestone.


This happy witch wouldn't leave the house without her familiar, would she?
A precious owl for her.

The Silhouette was not happy cutting the lettering out in fabric...(grrrr)
But it meant that I was able to take a field trip to my favorite supply store,
Specialty-Graphics!
This place has the WIDEST range of heat transfer and vinyl and other supplies!
AND they have THE best prices!
I could live in this store!
You should go there and check them out! Just click here!

What specter could spook without glowing eyes?
Purple hotfix rhinestones helped this little guy out.


Do you know how you can tell girl bones apart from boy bones?
The girl bones are accessorized.


Frank likes his neck screws to be bright and shiny, so he got pewter hotfix rhinestones.


This couture bat got some glowing red  hotfix rhinestone eyes too!

So, I think you can see why am so thrilled with the end result on this quilt!
I hope it makes you smile and want to do a bit more for Halloween this year!

Now,  it's time for the
Making It With Allie Party!
What have you got this week?
I am anxious to see!
You all are SO inspiring, I can't wait!
So, grab a button (below) or a text link is fine too.
Follow along if you like what you see.
I want to visit all of your links,
so link up your direct post, not your main blog page!
 Feel free to link up as many links as you would like,
let's just make sure they are not just pages to sell product...
And visit some of the others and share some comment love!
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If you have issues linking your post, feel free to email me and I can add it directly :)

Making It With Allie

Halloween Appliqued Quilt


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25 comments:

  1. Am I seriously the first one to coment on this? That's SPOOOOOKTACULAR! Wowzers. I have the ability to quilt, but I DO NOT have the patience to quilt, so I am always amazed by those who do. Mercy, it's so cute!

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  2. Oh, and thanks for hosting the party! I got too distracted thinking about yur quilt...

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  3. The quilt is AAAMAzing! All the details are just perfect.

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  4. That quilt turned out awesome! i linked up and am a new follower,i'd love if you'd follow back!

    www.sewfantastic.blogspot.com

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  5. WOW!!! Love the quilt, you did such a great job!! Also love the BLING on it, so cute!!!

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  6. The detail is amazing ! Great job!

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  7. You are so talented! How fabulous.

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  8. Wow, wow, WOW! Your quilt is incredible! The detail, colors and fabrics are perfect!

    Thank you for hosting, Allie!

    Love your new profile pics!

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  9. gorgeous quilt!
    thanks for hosting!

    lesley
    freakingcraft.blogspot.com

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  10. Your quilt is gorgeous! I can't stop looking at it. I love Halloween, too. Your costumes are beautiful. Thanks for hosting!

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  11. Beautiful quilt! I like the way you layered each square.

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  12. OMGosh, I ♥ that quilt. Soooo vibrant. Thanks for hosting the link party.

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  13. That is amazing! I am in awe! Quilting is something I definitley want to try - this is inspiring! Miss you! Love the photos of you and your cutie on the sidebar!

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  14. Your quilt is gorgeous!!! Absolutely fun by the way... :)

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  15. Popping over from Susan's MM....I am soooo impressed with all that you did on this quilt to embellish it beautifully. Fantastic job!

    This is my first visit to your darling blog, but not my last. I'm going to poke around & see if I can find out what machine you have that has a "free motion function" on it.

    fondly,
    Rett

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  16. Lovely post..great linky.. I'm coming to play along next week.. Great Blog you have here, .I'm officially following ya with smiles.. I also wanted to know if you would like to join in on my project..? Project PINK.. Painting the blog world PINK for a day.. Breast Cancer Awareness on Oct 3oth..!! Over 40 blogs so far are in.. Please check it out - it'll mean SO MUCH to me.. Wishing you a lovely week..http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/paint-your-blog-pink-awareness-faith.html

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  17. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this quilt. I think Frankenstein is my favorite. Of maybe the witch. Or maybe... I can't decide. I would love you to link this up to my Halloween party @ http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/2011/09/trick-or-treat-link-party.html

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  18. Featuring YOU over on my blog today! Thank you so much for sharing this fun Halloween project at {wow me} wednesday! :) Feel free to grab a featured button if you'd like!

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2011/10/take-look-at-you-boo-edition.html

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  19. Your quilt is gorgeous! Love all the spooky little details.. thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!
    Hope you stop by and enter my current 500 follower giveaway @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/10/cherished-bliss-giveaway.html

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  20. Congrats! I featured this quilt in this week's party. It was so worth all the time.

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  21. Overwhelmed with more blogs to visit from your linky now!

    Wow. You are talented. I can't use a sewing machine to do that, but I hope someday I can. Need to practice. I love the whimsy in this quilt. Gorgeous.

    Strawberry Jam hopping this morning.

    -Nora
    http://norabpeevy.blogspot.com/

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  22. ..oh great
    ..it's so nice..
    ..i love it so much


    *_* maica *_* Buy and Sell

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  23. Great job .. I'm also following your blog, keep posting ! :)

    - nina

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