Friday, September 14, 2012

Best of Halloween 2012

Halloween is just around the corner! Each year we feature half a dozen of our favorite Halloween quilts.  Our first pick for 2012 is this fabulous "Ichabod Hollow" quilt, which we spotted at a 2012 quilt show.  The design is by the talented Joe Wood at Thimble Creek Quilt Shop in Concord, California.  Holly Oddson did all of the piecing, applique and quilting.

Ichabod Hollow, 56 x 56", by Holly Oddson, Contra Costa County Quilt Guild

There is so much detail in this quilt!  The outer border is made of triangles that look like candy corn; moving inward, we see pinwheels on point, a checkerboard, LeMoyne Stars and striped arrow blocks, all of which surround the center medallion.  There is even a small black cat at each of the the four corners of the innermost border!  A close-up of the spooky house, with its stepping-stone walkway, is shown below.

The designer, Joe Wood, is a co-owner of Thimble Creek along with his wife Roxie.  Their quilt shop - which we visited this week - is filled with goodies including a wonderful selection of quilt patterns and quilt inspiration. Another pumpkin-y quilt we love is shown below.

Rotogravure, 61 1/2" x 76 1/2", by Joe Wood at Thimble Creek Quilt Shop

This quilt is adorable in person.  Each of the "pumpkins"  has a different little block inside! "Rotogravure" and many other patterns and fabrics are also available on the Thimble Creek website.

p.s. Stay tuned next week for more Halloween fun!

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