Thursday, November 1, 2007

Farewell to the Jacks

As October comes to a close it is time to retire the Jack-o-Lanterns for another year. I just love this quilt and every year for the month of October it lives on my bed. This is a Fons and Porter Pattern from September/October 99. I started quilting in 2000 and a friend of mine had this magazine. I decided I had to make this quilt, so I ordered the magazine from Fons and Porter. Then I started looking for oranges and backgrounds.

By the time I got ready to make this quilt I had accumulated enough oranges to make at least 30 pumpkins with backgrounds. And, I had run across Cindy from a group we were in together, and we became internet friends. When I mentioned I was going to make a pumpkin quilt, it was decided I should make blocks for her also. I am not sure how I got talked into that one, but those of you who know her will understand. Anyway, I never did see hers finished, lol, so not sure she has finished it yet. Maybe by next Halloween? What, do I hear mumbling coming from the East?

Closeup of one of the borders

See the witches? A piece of batik I found on the internet Aren't they cute? lol

10 comments:

Carol said...

I LOVE your Jacks quilt...I wonder if I can still get that magazine from them. I was quilting then but didn't get their magazine then. I'll have to give it a try.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love that pattern too. I remember well editing the instructions from Liz and Marianne. I was editor of their magazine until 2001.

Julia said...

What a fun Jack-o-lantern quilt!!!!

mar said...

Perry, I love your jack quilt. My good jack-bad jack wall hanging is the same pattern, I didn't have a friend who made me blocks.. LOL

Lisa D. said...

What an ADORABLE quilt, Perry! I love the Jacks!!!

Darlene said...

Oh my goodness I ordered this as a block of the month from Fons and Porter and have never made it. LOL
Maybe if I start now I will get it finished by next Halloween. LOL

You must tell us about your Quilt of the Month!

Chris said...

Cute quilt! I don'r have any Halloween quilts so that's on my to do list before next year. Great quilting design too.

Cindy said...

I knew that you were talking about me today. LOL. Yes my Jacks quilt is done but it needs quilted. That is one of them on the list to send to Penny in January. That way that will be done by next October. You are so bad!!!!!! I should post pictures of our shop hop quilt tomorrow that you have never finished yet. Now that I think of it, that's what I am going to do so I can buy binding for it Saturday. LOL

Nan said...

Love the Jacks - very warm and cozy! Thank you for visiting my blog, Perry! I am very happy to have discovered you!

Shelina said...

Yep still here, looking at your old blog posts. This jack o lantern quilt is adorable! What a great iea.