Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’

Another month gone… July’s finish!

August 1, 2018

As some of you may know, I belonged to a group on flickr called “The Bitty Block Committee” or BBC for short.  I have over a thousand 3 inch blocks from swapping there 5+ years!  (Yes, I joined in almost every swap!)  While I didn’t officially add them to my UFO list for the UQG UFO Challenge, there are several sets that I have partially sewn into mini quilt tops.  This happens to be one of them!  I always joined in with Halloween swaps.  (Who can resist?!  They are so fun!!!)  Thanks to all of my friends in the BBC who contributed blocks to this fun little quilt!  And thanks to Nannette aka “Nanotchka” for the center “I spy Halloween”!  I used my Scan and Cut 2 for the bats and corner cut outs around the edges.  Fun machine!  Thanks for visiting!!!

Trunk Full of Quilts!

November 10, 2015

My good friend Soma at is hosting an online Trunk Show…  For those of you who follow my blog may have guessed, I have a trunk, closet, house, and garage full of quilts!  Lots of them are little…  But I have my share of big ones as well.Stained Glass mini quilt

This little quilt was created for a “Not Square or Rectangle” mini quilt swap on flickr.  I used a stained glass pattern, and bias strips for the black.  I love this technique!

Mini coin quilt made for Wolfmom2ac

This little quilt was made for a Chinese Coin Swap on flickr…  I used bullion roses to decorate the bottom.

Here We Sit Placemat PQS3

This was for a place mat swap on flickr…  (You’ll definitely see a theme here!)


This is a close up of the quilting on a Modern Doll Quilt Swap.


I made this little quilt for the precious baby sitting on it!


And this is me in my tiara, having won the “Recycled Quilt” Challenge for Roy Quilt Guild!  The petals are made from Pistachio shells.  I drilled holes in them and stitched them on like buttons…


I made this little NYB to swap with one of my friends…  She made me 2 applique quilt tops in return!


I made this quilt with scraps for Happy Chemo.  I took lots of pictures of it on a looong drive to Northern Montana.


This little snowman quilt was made for a swap on flickr…


I donated this little quilted clock to the Utah State Quilt Guild for a fundraiser.


In Layton, we swapped pre-cut teacups with fusible already applied.  We were challenged to bring in our quilts the following month.  This is what I came up with!


I know, you’re supposed to love all your children equally, but this is one of my favorite quilts!  I was given several of the flower die cuts in Layton Quilt Guild as an on time drawing.  I incorporated them into my “Show Stopper” challenge quilt which was supposed to show movement.

Power of 13 Challenge Quilt

This is my Challenge quilt I made for Roy Quilt Guild.  It represents “The Power of 13”  I was given a fat quarter, and a package of buttons and came up with this design.  It has 13 (or multiples) of each item.  Plus I quilted 13 on the right hand side.


This was a swap piece that I experimented using micro quilting and fabric paint on…  Love the way this came out!


This was a Fair Challenge Quilt  summer before last.  I used a UFO block I had made in a class in the center and designed the quilt around it.


Who doesn’t love Rat Zombie?!  I still see a future in store for him…


I quilted this quilt for Roy Quilt Guild using “Bingo blocks” we had made.  I added the white strips on the diagonal.


My claim to fame!  (Or infamy as the case may be…)  I swapped these house blocks with my friend Silvana over 12 months.  When we were finished, I designed the quilt.  I’d live here, wouldn’t you?!


Another flickr swap…  I designed this myself.


This quilt was for the RJR Landscape Challenge at HMQS this year.  It won an honorable mention…  I called it “Crayon Canyon”.


This was made using the underwater/beach theme blocks I received in the BBC (Bitty Block Committee) on flickr.


We exchanged fabric colors in a small group that I belong to, “Prairie Fairies”.  I put mine together differently for sake of the quilting.


This is this years’ Utah State Fair Challenge Quilt.  The challenge fabric is the white with circle designs.


I made this one for a Kaffe Swap on FB.


Just finished this little quilt as a gift…

Thanks for joining me in Whims and Fancies “A Trunk Full of Quilts”!  Feel free to follow me by entering your email address in the sidebar!

Happy “Owl”oween!

October 28, 2015

Just in case I don’t make it back before Saturday, I want to wish you all a Happy Halloween!  (But in bird-nerd-word play fashion…)DSC_6056Thanks for visiting!  Hope you’re all getting tons of quilting, stitching, birding done!

“Owl” be back!

Halloween Bunting Swap…

September 6, 2015

I decided to make a haunted castle for the Halloween Bunting Swap on Mini QT Swap on flickr…  I love a wonky house with fussy cut goodies in the windows and doors!  (Who doesn’t?  LOL!)  Anyhoo, thought you might like to see how they came out…

127_0652I’ll have to get the envelopes ready to mail now…

Thanks for visiting!

The Raven… (Or crow. Whichever you prefer!)

October 30, 2014

Excerpt from “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe…


    And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
    And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming,
    And the lamp-light o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
            Shall be lifted—nevermore!

A Halloween Tradition?

October 10, 2014

One of my flickr friends, Bouncypoodle, posted an adorable Halloween stocking.

She suggested that this could be the fun start of a new tradition!  I absolutely love this idea, being a bit of a Halloween fan…

Imagine Halloween morning, awakening to find this full of fruit? (LOL! Much to the kids disappointment…  To balance out all the candy?)

You could fill it with whatever you wish!  I used a Christmas stocking tutorial for the ruffle/flange and made up my own pattern for the stocking, using Halloween fabrics.  Easy peasy!


And here’s the whole thing!

IMG_0631Hope you enjoy it!  Thanks for stopping by…

MQTS Harvest/Halloween Swap…

October 5, 2014

In the Mini QT Swap on flickr we had a Harvest/Halloween theme…  I made this for my partner, jm1122:

???????????????????????????????Some of you may recognize “Rat Zombie”, for whom I have a deep love and affection…  LOL!

He was the star for this little mini quilt!  He “loves” candy corns.  I added arms to the candy corns after I took this shot.

A few days ago, I received this in the mail:

IMG_0468I just love this!  A spider web block with spider web quilting!  Brilliant!  Plus, Jodie was so generous…

IMG_0470She included all of these awesome goodies!  (All I sent her was a bag of M&M’s and a spooky music CD!)

Thanks Jodie!  What a fun package (x2) to find in the mailbox!

(That’s why I love swapping!  Best mail e.v.e.r.!)

And here’s the purrr-fect way to say “goodbye”…

IMG_0471Thanks for visiting!

A couple of new projects…

September 14, 2014

Things have been hectic here, but I have managed to get a little sewing in today…  I was quilting this little doll quilt that will go to the Women’s shelter,

IMG_0313And here it is finished!IMG_0318Last week, I spent a little time on this Halloween Swap mini quilt…

IMG_0302Who doesn’t love candy corns this time of year?  (Even if you don’t like the taste, they are so fun to look at!)

But Rat Zombie loves them…

More coming later!

12 more pinnies…

November 11, 2012
12 more pinnies... by ruthiequilts
12 more pinnies…, a photo by ruthiequilts on Flickr.

Done today! I have six more to make and then I’m done for good! Woot! Woot! It’s taken a little time to make them… Although it helped that I made extra bitties some months! These pinnies are gifts for my guild members… Shhhhhhhhh…

Frankie’s Bride…

October 21, 2012
Frankies Bride... by ruthiequilts
Frankies Bride…, a photo by ruthiequilts on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
This was day 7 in the Halloween Blog Hop hosted by Soma at Whims and Fancies…. This one was designed by Deborah at Little Ms. Sew-Unsew! Another great pattern!!! Thanks Deborah!

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