Friday, September 11, 2009

September finish

The Understudy Pattern Card

Halloween picture in center with pieced blocks around it makes this tabletopper

My LQS had several Halloween samples and I couldn't resist making this one. The center is an 8 1/2" square cut from a panel and then you use the instructions from The Understudy card by Pieced Tree. It was fun to make, but you do have to make sure that you get those half-square triangle units going the correct way. Ask me how I know that. This pattern would work nicely for any holiday.

My hibiscus is blooming in the back yard. The flowers are huge and remind me of Georgia O'Keefe paintings. Our weather has been beautiful!

Hibiscus bloom

15 comments:

Carol said...

Pretty hibiscus! Oh that Halloween quilt is as cute as it can be...perfect for a table.

Judy S. said...

Cute project, Jeanne! That hibiscus of yours is gorgeous. Mine is languishing on the front porch, punishing me for pruning it. It's in a pot, and I have to bring it inside soon. Then it will punish me again by dropping all its leaves.....

Catherine said...

Wow, Jeanne -- that hibiscus is gorgeous! Love your little Hallowe'en project!!

Kathy A. said...

Love your little Halloween piece. I can just imagine having to turn those when they weren't going the right way.

Quilter Kathy said...

That is a gorgeous flower...wow! I don't think I've ever seen anything like it! How does the stem hold up the weight of the flower...or does it bend over?

LuAnn said...

I just love your Halloween block. The flower is gorgeous. I think our cooler weather has helped them out this year.

Purple Pam said...

Your Halloween quilt is darling. I like the concept of using that border/design and putting your own panel (or block) in the center. You could make a quilt for every season with the same pattern. Neat idea.

Greenmare said...

the Halloween topper is adorable, and that Hibiscus!!! THAT would make a GREAT wallhanging!

Rosaline said...

LOVE the halloween block. It would really look good in a full sized quilt.

Guðrún said...

How is winter at your place? Here it is autumn, windy and rainy.

julieQ said...

Love your table topper, it went together so well! Your hibiscus is huge! Bigger than your hand.

Stacey said...

That little Halloween quilt is adorable. I love your colors.
Stacey
Driving Miss Stacey
Sew Far Sew Good Quilt Shop

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Love the block. The hibiscus, too!

Connie W said...

My GD painted the G. O'K painting one year in art class at school and she did a wonderful interpretation. Her parents have it framed and hanging in their living room.
Keep on stitching!

Karen said...

Your Halloween piece is oh so cute. I do like Halloween quilts!