Friday, September 21, 2012

Best of Halloween 2012: Jack-O-Lantern Baskets

On Kim Gaddy's very enjoyable blog,  Sewing With Terriers, she writes about living and working in Texas as a quilt artist, pattern designer, and owner of Hennig House Quilts, just outside of Austin, the capital city. To inspire you for autumn sewing, here are two of many fun-to-make quilts designed by Kim.

Jack O Lantern Baskets, 38 x 38", by Kim Gaddy at Buttons and Bees

We love the wildly grinning faces on these Jack O' Lanterns, which are bursting with personality. They're fresh off the vine and ready to celebrate the season, surrounded by bats and candy corn. Kim designed this quilt in a versatile size to brighten up any room in the house. If you're out of space to display it on the wall,  consider draping it over your favorite armchair or sofa.  We can't help smiling when we see this lively quilt, as these Jack O' Lanterns look as if they are ready to party !

Fall Pumpkins by Kim Gaddy at Buttons and Bees

Fall Pumpkins is such a pretty pattern, with its graceful symmetry and swirling vines whose curves complement the round pumpkins. The soft red of the autumn leaves and the neutral background lends this quilt to many different decors. It's sophisticated enough to be shown in the living room or dining room, but also works well displayed as a bed topper or kitchen table topper. You'll have a great time practicing your applique skills, whether you choose solid color fabrics, traditional small calico prints, or contemporary tone-on-tone batiks.

Image credits:  Images are shown with the generous permission of Kim Gaddy.

1 comment:

  1. Pues nos gustan las dos, son graciosas y no parecen muy dificiles.
    Gracias y un beso.


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