The best part about my job is that I get to see so many cool quilts and patterns that I have never seen before. Lets face it there are new quilt patterns that come out all of the time and there is no way that I would be able to see all of the quilt patterns available, even if I surf the web every hour of every day for the rest of my life I still wouldn't get to see all of them. So I decided to start a new section on my blog called "Customer Quilts Showcase". Here I will feature customer quilts that after I saw them I wanted to make one of my own.
This week I want to show you a quilt called "Hocuspocusville" by Crab-apple Hill.
There are 12 Blackwork type blocks, could be done as a block of the month type quilt.
The center of the quilt is just a nine patch variation on point, but I think when I do mine I will do a monkey wrench or snails trail blocks in the center perhaps in black and orange prints.
Here are the 12 blocks up close...they remind me of the cute santa village ceramic buildings because they each have a whimsy name to each.
My customer added a little bit of orange thread to one of her blocks, she told me if she could do it over again she would add a little more orange to each of the blocks to help give them some pop...I agree just a little orange here and there would add some additional depth to these already whimsy blocks. The pattern also calls for jumbo black rick rack to frame out the center but I think I will do Prarie Points around the center of the quilt and then again around the outside border.
The finished quilt measures 68"X68". As for quilting, you could do just about anything a leaf panto (which is what my customer wanted) star panto, CL Swirls or you could go the custom route and add some spiderwebs with spiders of course, swirls, or some halloween motifs. The possibilties are endless!