Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Witch's Pantry

The Witch's Pantry is coming along quite nicely considering I should be working on other things!  I found the bug jar pattern and thought it would be nice to use for our CL Christmas Craft Sale.  I thought I would try it in Halloween fabrics and then I couldn't stop!  ACK!  I have an anniversary quilt to work on and the FS quilt to finish, what's wrong with me??

Anyway, here are some of the jars I made.  I used a light limey green for the background (very Halloweenesc I thought)

I used this dusty purple for the shelves.  It is actually a plaid, I think it shows up better in one of the close ups.  I appliqued the cat on top, and the broom on the side and a mouse on a shelf with fusible.  Now I need to stitch around them.  I decided to do it by hand and am actually almost finished with the cat, but will show it once it is all done.  I used a gold metalic pearl cotton and I like how it is coming out.  I thought that the other bottom corner needed something so last night I make 2 Jack-O-Lanterns (actually one is a Cat-O-Lantern) and fused them in place.  I will show you those later when the stitching around them is complete.
I like how the broom turned out!  The blue I used for the floor was a gift from Pat when we met for my birthday and it was perfect!  I loved the spider web fabric for the broom handle.  and the fabric I found, in my stash for the bristles was perfect!
This was taken this am and the light at 6:30am is not great so forgive the poor quality of the photo but you can see my mouse.  I used the gold pearl cotton on him too.  Isn't he so cute?
You can see the plaid in the purple better in this photo too.  I made legs for the cabinet and I like how that turned out too.  Of course DD1 thinks this is for her (she thinks *all* my quilts are for her, lol).  I will keep the hand work for when I meet with the CL's or the CHV quilters so it will make me work on the other 2 quilts!  Please let me know what you think!!

13 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

That is a GREAT quilt!

Jeanne said...

Pam, this quilt is fabulous! I can see how you HAD to make more blocks. The mouse, cat, and broom are perfect additions to the jars. It's very creative and well made. I think a spiderweb quilted in a corner of the shelf would be cute. Thanks for sharing.

Kim West said...

that is just soooo cute!!

Faith said...

Oh I love how everything has turned out here you got the material perfect... and hey you are beating me on the cat quilt hee hee.

Natalie said...

Let you know what I think?
I think I WANT IT!
It's really clever and fun, and like no other Halloween quilt I've seen before! I'll be showing it to my guys, and then they will begin a ceaseless "Let's get ready for Halloween NOW" conversation!

Jacquie said...

oh my goodness...this is amazing. i love the jars as the witch's pantry...totally cute!

dot said...

Very cute quilt. I really like this concept. I just might have to try one myself, that is if you don't mind.

G'G'ma said...

I love your Halloween quilt...the jars and the additions you've added. Very clever!

Gretchen said...

What a great quilt! I love the name too--fits perfect. Very very cool!!!!

Tanya said...

That ia absolutely one of the cutest quilts I've seen in a long time!!! I just LOVE the cat and mouse!!! Oh no. Maybe you've caught me! I'd need to find some good jar fabric wouldn't I... I'm keeping your picture for future reference... I would so love to have this up on my walls at Halloween!

Myra said...

What a wonderful quilt! Very creative!
Happy stitchings!

Shasta said...

This quilt is adorable. The cat, mouse and broom really make the quilt.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

absolutely love this quilt

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