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Friday, October 29, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Halloween Quilt

Are you participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival,  hosted by Amy's Creative Side?  This fun show officially starts today and runs thru  November 5.  There isn't any fee to enter and, as this show is a virtual quilt show, you can sit back and enjoy the show at your liesure.      
Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

I struggled with which quilt I wanted to enter in this show.  And then I realized exactly which quilt I felt was appropriate and hope you like it too!  This is a hand applique, machine quilted quilt.  The design, a Halloween Baltimore Album quilt is from P3 Designs, by Pearl P. Pereira.  Here a picture of the original design.

And here is a photo of this quilt made by my very talented friend, Bobbie Zinker.

This quilt spoke to me and said "I want to be in a quilt show", but Bobbie was happy hanging it in her living room.  As I wanted to see this quilt shared, I asked Bobbie if it was ok if I entered her quilt in the Blogger's Quilt Festival and she agreed.  So, my entry is Bobbie's beautiful quilt.  Should I be lucky enough to win anything in this fun Festival, it will be given to Bobbie to thank you for sharing her beautiful quilt with all of us.

While her quilt is finished, I have several photos of this quilt, some of which were taken while she was still working on this quilt.  I want to share a variety of photos so you can pretend you standing up close, admiring this beautiful quilt.  The detail is amazing (far better than what my camera can capture).
I love the detail in this block, especially the candy corn.  Bobbie uses a hand applique technique (needle turn), and as you can see she changed the borders from the original design. 

And the detail in this block is amazing.  Love those little spiders.  It was beautifully machine quilted by Susan Davis, of Escondido, CA. 
I am also amazed at what a great job Bobbie did selecting fabrics for this quilt.  Love this cute Owl.
And this block is so cute!

Bobbie is always has spectacular borders on her quilts.   We tend to casually refer to these borders with a skinny strip (and sometimes two skinny strips), but it seems that the style needs a cute name.  Either way, I thought they looked great with this quilt and loved how she added the bats in each corner.
Yeap, Bobbie's Halloween Baltimore Album Quilt looks great on her wall.  And I'm so happy she was willing to share it with us.  I hope you liked it too!

For those that are able to make it to Quilt Market, I do hope you'll visit P3 Design's  (booth #956).

And, for those that are not able to make it to Quilt Market, I hope you'll visit all the blogs with quilts shared in Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival and have fun!  I know I'm going to enjoy visiting all the blogs and admiring all the beautiful entries.

I also hope you'll consider participating in the upcoming Christmas Quilt Show.

29 comments:

deborah said...

This was a BOM at our LQS, and your version is spectacular! The work is just exquisite...now I kinda wish I'd gathered those blocks.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Bobbie did a beautiful job with the quilt. i love how each block is different! How fun. And a Halloween Quilt to boot!

it's spooktacular!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Bobbie does lovely work. Thanks for sharing about it.

Denise in PA said...

This quilt is co cool! I love the Halloween take on a Baltimore album - too fun! Thank you (and Bobbie) for sharing this awesome piece of work. o:)

Carol at Serendipity said...

Absolutely stunning. I love it.

Carol

Kathryn said...

I absolutely LOVE Bobbie's quilt. She has amazing talent in all of her quilts as I've known Bobbie for years and have admired each of them. Thanks so much for posting this quilt. :-)

Dee said...

It's so great to see the quilt finished! I've been working on mine for a while and have finished 10 of the blocks. Working on #11 and still have another block and the center block to finish. Bobbie, you did a beautiful job on yours!

that ninch said...

That is really fabulous! Congrats to your friend Bobby--and all needleturn applique. Wow.

Hazle

moosestashquilting said...

I haven't tried this one yet, but I loved it when I first saw it, and this one makes me want to start it more than ever. Nice job!

Kathy H said...

Bobbie's quilt is beautiful I have admired this pattern for quite a while and thought it would be nice to make someday. After all the other projects!

Micki said...

I never saw a Halloween Baltimore quilt. It is just beautiful!
Micki

Robin said...

Bobbie does beautiful work! This quilt is gorgeous and the new border design is fabulous! It really gives the quilt a unique look. I'm so glad Bobbie let you share it with us.

Becky said...

Wonderful work! I especially love the spider block:) Thanks for sharing Bobbie's quilt:)

Talin's Corner said...

Wow, I have never seen a Halloween Baltimore Album quilt. Your friend did a fabulous job, the quilt is beautiful.

Stormy Days said...

I saw that quilt as a block of the month and just fell in love with it, she did a great job. I thought the applique would have to be by hand, just beautiful. Do you know if she is going to do the Christmas one? If she does will you take pictures of it also?

AnnieO said...

Wonderful to have all those closeups! Bobbie did amazing work, I agree. Thanks for sharing her quilt's story :)

Janet said...

What a fun idea! Sweet of you to showcase someone else's quilt.

QuiltSue said...

An amazing quilt but she must have been "batty" to do all that applique work - it must have taken ages.

Pattilou said...

I can't imagine doing all that applique! It turned out spendidly and what a treasure!

SewSara said...

the details are amazing ... that took a lot of time! thanks so much for sharing :)

Chris said...

This is the best Halloween quilt I have ever seen.

Sandra said...

Love this pattern and how your frind adapted it, especially her border. Thanks to both of you for sharing.
Hope you'll be able to stop by and see my 2 blog entries
1890 antique schoolhouse quilt and then
b/w&pink miniature
http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com

Notjustnat said...

What's a great quilt. Just right for the BQF. Enjoy it thanks you - Hugs Nat

Carol said...

Bobbie did great work :)
It's one of the rare halloween quilt designs that I actually like enough to consider even making.

Angie said...

Great quilt for today - happy halloween!

Karen said...

Wow! I am blown away by this beautiful work. This is an amazing quilt!

Jenny said...

That's gorgeous! I love how you changed the border. That quilt is on my list of projects to do in the future.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing! Bobbie has always done great work and is fabulous at fabric and color selection ;)

Luann

Eileen said...

wow this is just unbelievable! what a talented person to make this and i like her changes. thanks for sharing it with us and have a great day