Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Scary Good Fun!

My favorite Halloween quilt:  Poisoned Apple from 2012.  I hope you don't mind a little repeat.
I've been working on Halloween hexie blocks at recent workshops.  These are so so fun!  I offer a starter kit for these in my Etsy shop.
Scarecrows on Parade!   As I mentioned, our town has a scarecrow display every year.  Coco and took a stroll and here are some that we really liked.
 At the Library - love the dog!
 Poor "Carrie" she lost her head in the wind.
 The Seahorse Inn - they change their sign every year.
 The French Pastry School
 Local landscaper
 The street view in town
 Coco is getting a closer look at the realtor and scary dog display.  She's wearing her special Halloween Ribbon collar 
 Might be my favorite!
 Or this one - love those minion hay bales!
 This looks a little like my boy, Andrew - especially when he took a painting class in college.
While staying at Susan's last week, I took these photos of her decorations.  Love this tossed salad with vintage tableware.
Here is my outdoor display.  I love how dusty miller fronds look with pumpkins. This looks cool and creepy in a bird bath.
Tomorrow I'm off to visit The Pieced Together Quilters for a lecture and trunk show.   They are in central western NJ if you want to visit and see my quilts.
Hope your Halloween is Scary Good Fun!

29 comments:

  1. Love it! I would have to say that the Seahorse Inn is my favorite. I'm not sure I'd want to stay there, however. Hee Hee Hee! Yikes!

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  2. Love the scarecrows I think the minions are my favorites. You are so good about being festive and appreciating a season's joys.
    Your quilt reminds me of the Poison Apple but I can't see any reference to a Disco ball.
    Love you

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  3. Hi maia - you're really Martha - can't fool me. Oh, how I miss the 70s!! love you too

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  4. Such a fun post. With my recent travels, I'm still stuck in September! You've nudged me to get up and pull out a few seasonal decorations ~ and put Halloween candy on my shopping list!

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  5. The library scarecrow must weigh a lot. What a unique use of old books and so appropriate for a library.

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  6. I can't believe what I see in the dish !! Oh my ...Barb !
    Hihihi ! Americans are the best !

    I just loooove this post and your quilt !! So scary....!!
    "It's Halloween night and the witches are out...." ! Heeeeeeek...!!!

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  7. These are all such great decorations. We don't do decorations around here for Halloween, although I did make a scarecrow once with my daughter's old baby clothes. I'll have to dig some more out. It looks like fun!

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  8. When I mailed my bowtie blocks the mailman that helped me was so excited to see that I was mailing a package to his "hometown", he said it was a great place to live and he missed it. Now I see why, what a sweet place with lots of community spirit. Happy Halloween! Love those hexies too!

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  9. What fun displays! Your quilt is awesome and I love the striped socks. You are always in character (-:

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  10. WOW!! That would be hard to pick a favorite they're all created with such imagination!! Love them! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Do Not think Unblog

    My favorite all time Halloween quilt. This quilt still makes me want to do a theme applcore....but your hexies....I have some vintage Halloween lurking in a box...right now stacks of boxes destined to move to a studio next year....thanks for sharing....makes me wish I knew where my Halloween is stashed.

    Jane

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  12. How FUN! I love the sense of community that comes from this kind of display - so great! I started a plaid homespun version of an apple core quilt 15 years ago - I'd really like to finish it some day, but your version makes me want to toss it and start a new one! The fussy cut hexies are adorable!

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  13. THis is sooo awesome. You inspire me so!!! I love Halloween

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  14. I never get tored of seeing your apple core quilt, and the Halloween Hexi is the start of something wonderful!! Each and every one of the streer displays is so clever!! I love how they fit the theme of the store they represent.I love all the home displays too. You're in for a super fun Halloween. Will you be dressing up in a costume?

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  15. Love all the scarecrows! Such a cute display!
    The apple core quilt can't be topped!

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  16. That Apple Core quilt is so clever! Great socks, too. : )
    I love the tradition your town has. Such a fun thing for the community. Some very unique displays.

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  17. Very Fun Barb! We'll never get tired of seeing that fab apple core quilt. And your hexies look like a blast. I hope you have a wonderful Halloween!!!

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  18. You really rock the Halloween spirit! Fun blocks and scarecrows.

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  19. Love, love, love your Halloween hexies! I'm having so much fun making mine :) Small towns are wonderful for getting in the spirit. My favorite scarecrow is the "Dead and Breakfast." How clever! What IS that in Susan's salad??

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  20. Happy Halloween! More fun than the French Quarter on Halloween Night. Well, OK - different fun. And now I'm off to your Etsy page to peruse Halloween hexie kits!

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  21. So much Halloween fun! Thank you for such an interesting post. I loved seeing all the scarecrows. Also loving your Halloween stitching!

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  22. I love your quilt, but especially the WWOTE (wicked witch of the east) socks! Thanks for sharing the wonderful scarecrows. What a fun thing to do.

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  23. Thanks for the look at your festive town....what fun. Love your quilt and the Halloween Hexie is going to be spooktacular.

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  24. Great quilt! I'd love one made of those hexie red and white skull stars. Great hoilday spirit too. Brave Coco!Very doggie Hamlet...

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  25. Your apple core quilt is fab and the striped socks just make the photo! Wow, your town really gets into Halloween - that is so fun!

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  26. All those scarecrows are wonderful! How fun to go around town and see them all! I just love Coco's appearances too! Your apple core is so fabulous, as are your hexies!

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  27. I enjoyed seeing pictures on my computer screen Barb! What a fun parade of scarecrows! Happy Halloween! Have a fun weekend!

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  28. Very cute apple core quilt! I loved the photos of your town's scarecrow displays. Some very ingenious ideas!

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  29. I'm a little late to the party but what a fun post!

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