Aardvarks, Pumpkins, Cats, and a Crow

If that title didn’t pique your interest then nothing will!!

My friend and quilting buddy Janice and I traveled to Houston to  THE SHOW in 2007.  While there Janice purchased a pattern called Aardvark and a set of fat quarters to use with it.  She also added fabrics from her stash once she began the construction.  We don’t know why it is called Aardvark but it’s a pretty cool quilt.  I quilted it for her yesterday morning and she came and picked it up right after lunchtime.  I quilted large echoed swirls all over to counterpoint the straight line piecing.  My camera battery was low and the colors in the pictures look washed out.

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While I was at Jolene’s two weekends ago I purchased a pattern called Jack at the Gate.  Here is my version of it.  It’s  a small wallhanging or little table topper size.  I did a few changes.  The middle pumpkin was up on the fence top but to me looked like it was floating.  Two of the pumpkins had Jack o’ Lantern faces and I wanted mine to just be for fall and not Halloween.  Isn’t the fence fabric great?  I did this one all from fabrics in Jolene’s stash.  Corky says the knot holes on the fence look like bird poop. 

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And finally – studio pics of the studio cats, Lucy Lawless and Calico Patchkat.  They sure are good company when I’m working alone and the very best quilt inspectors ever!

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I hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween weekend.  Jolene is coming in and we’re going to have a quiltathon with lots of treats and no tricks.  She’s bring fresh apple turnovers and fritters and jugs of cider.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. janice
    Oct 29, 2009 @ 08:44:30

    You did it again, girlfriend! Took a ho-hum quilt (with less than purrfect piecing in a couple of spots) and made it an awesome thing to behold!
    Thx, Janice


  2. Sheila Moore
    Oct 29, 2009 @ 10:30:15

    Beautiful quilt, Janice. Wonderful quilting, KK. I love the fall piece. I wish we couold decorate with pumpkins all year long. It is definately my favorite season. Turnovers and fritters and cider, oh my!!!!Sheila


  3. arlijohn
    Oct 29, 2009 @ 15:06:59

    Love the quilt Janice made and the quilting enhances the design. It is a strange name though. I envy the two of you your quilting Halloween, sounds like fun.


  4. Alice Lynn
    Oct 29, 2009 @ 15:14:53

    Neat aardvark!

    Sounds like a fun weekend planned. Now is the cider hard or soft?????? Enjoy


  5. KK
    Oct 29, 2009 @ 21:08:02

    THe cider is soft but I know how to make it have some zing!!


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