Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hubble Hubble Toil and Trubble

Well Blogger published my title minus the text and photos and now it has disappearred!  So I will start all over.  I chose Carrie's pattern Hubble for my October Schnibbles project.  After considering several fabric options, I decided on a black and white combination.   Many many many years ago, I cut out a magazine page featuring a bedroom decorated for Halloween.   Twin beds were covered in black and white quilts and the room was decorated with orange accents.   Thought it was  about time to use that inspiration.  I used more of a creamy white than a pure white.   I played with the borders and added some applique.  I wanted a quilt I could use through Thanksgiving...not just Halloween.  My first thought was to have some pumpkins on the bottom and an Autumn or Harvest Blessing at the top, but I decided I would need something on the sides as there was a lot of "white" areas.  I thought some sunflowers would grow fine there!  Anyway...this is what I ended up with.  The pictures are not great.  It has been SO WINDY from Sandy that I couldn't get a good outside shot.  I took a few quick ones today.

 
 
 
Carter, my 4 y/o GS, drew one of the pumpkins.   I had him write his name on it and then I embroidered it.  My sweet hubby wanted to know if this was a squirrel or our cat.  Guess it could be either one!
 
 
After I appliqued the mouse, it looked like a little Sunbonnet Sue with a tail!!!
 
 
Hope everyone is having a fun and safe Halloween.
 
Debbie
 

8 comments:

  1. This is so addorable. Loved the extra of having your GS draw his name then embroiding it.

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  2. I LOVE your Hubble! All that white space drove me crazy in mine, I love how you filled your space.

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  3. I saw your quilt on Sinta's blog and had to pop over to say how beautiful it is - the applique is fabulous and really puts a great finishing touch to your quilt. Such a lovely idea to embroider your GS's handwriting, what a treasured keepsake that will be.

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  4. Your Hubble is so creative and imaginative. I love that you had a child draw (and autograph) something for the applique section. Thanks for showing this quilt to us.

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  5. Beautiful! I love that you added such a personal touch. Black and white? What a great idea!

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  6. This quilt is gorgeous!!!!! Love it! :)

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  7. What a wonderful quilt! Very creative. Hope Sandy didn't cause any damage. ...and thanks for linking up at Applique Thursday.

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