Here's my tribute to "Black Cat Crossing" quilt.
I knew when I saw these fabrics, they needed to be focal points.
Of course they had to be surrounded by Friendship Stars.
To remind me of all the friends I have made in this
blogging community, that I love so much.
Each star has a button in the center.
And the border is finished off with prairie points!
Now I just have to share...
(you know I share the good the bad and the ugly here)
I had this all pieced, quilted, bound, and was in the process of stitching on all the little buttons...
When "Horrors" I found a problem.
Do you see it?
You know I love you all, but I was not about to unbind, unquilt and unstitch this for you!
And I couldn't live with it.
No... I got my thoughts together and came up with a solution.
Yes... a patch!
If there is anything we quilters are, it's resourceful.
Am I right?
Now you see it, now you don't!
I wanted a table runner for my Halloween table.
After a search online for coloring pages, I knew I was onto something.
It was the expression on the moon that sold me!
I used a high loft batting. I love the dimension it gives a project.
Backing up a bit.
All those friendship stars from my quilt above, are made with 1 1/2" squares.
I like to make those half square triangles a bit bigger and trim them down.
Here is my pile of scrap. I was not going to throw it away!
Oh no, not this fabric!
What to do, What to do???
You've seen me make thread fabric before...
Well, this made perfect "scrap fabric" fabric!
Which turned itself into a fun little mini quiltie!
Ahhh, the power of scraps or shards, I guess I should say.
You folks hit the nail on the head. Black Cat Crossing is the greatest!
I love, love, love it, and can't thank you enough for sponsoring this hop!
A hop that well...just wouldn't be the same without our delightfully Wicked Wendy at the helm, and of course our incredible Madame Samm, who has put her heart and soul into making this blog and all of us, the best community around! (whew that might be the longest sentence yet) You girls are just incredible.
Thanks so much for visiting me today.
I have just one other little thing to share.
This little 14" table topper was made from the last of the scraps of my precious
Black Cat Crossing fabric.
It can be yours!
Leave me a comment and I will pick my winner on Mon Oct 27.
I know it's a bit early, but you'll have it for Halloween then.
Also be sure you visit my fellow bloggers today.
They have cooked up some incredible projects to share!
Wednesday, October 22
Moose Stash Quilting (your here)
I would have left it - so many tinies, no one would have noticed - just a design adjustment that you could have blamed on the black cat. You just are so inspirational - one goodie after the next. I have to try the 'shard' fabric making - just love that look.ReplyDelete
I have eye strain from trying to find it! I have also used the patch cover it up when I made a color boo boo when paper piecing. All of your projects scream "look out for that black cat". Thank you for sharing your wonderful work.ReplyDelete
Oh, my goodness, what a terrific quilt - at first I thought all those woven friendship stars were from a fussy-cut print! That is a LOT of little HSTs, my friend! And that little boo-boo? No one would ever notice until you mentioned something, then it took a long time to find it! It's all good - love the prairie points too. Fabulous runners, and your scrap-pile "made" fabric is terrific. Inspiring!ReplyDelete
I can't imagine using the trimmings for a piece of fabric. Very resourceful! Waste not, want not... as they say!!! I'd love a chance at having a mini quilt with this fun fabric. Thanks for sowing all the fun stuff. I couldn't see a boo boo on the Friendship Stars, just saying.ReplyDelete
I couldn't see a thing!!! BUT YOU TOTALLY ROCKED THIS CHALLENGE!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
My goodness, where do you find the energy. You have totally blown me away. Wrap them up and send every single one of these to me!!! Love everything you do. Halloween at your house has to be unbelievable! You had me smiling to the end.ReplyDelete
Well I still can't see what the problem was! Your projects are just gorgeous. How clever to make your background fabric with scraps.ReplyDelete
Wonderful projects, and you even used the tiniest scrap cuttings for background fabric on your mini! I do not have any more words to describe your beautiful and amazing projects; awesome work!ReplyDelete
Your projects are awesome. You know I looked, and looked, then I enlarged the photo, and looked and looked, and then at last I saw the problem. You shouldn't have mentioned it, 'cos it was just so hard to find. Great save.ReplyDelete
Wow...You were definitely inspired! Love them all...took me forever to find the Boo Boo!ReplyDelete
Your projects are so wonderful. I love your fabric choices for the quilt. Thanks for sharing you creativity and being part of this blog hop.ReplyDelete
i am jumping with joy here..i love your quilts so much and your work is so lovely..
please count me in for the lovely giveaway..
love cucki xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Oh my goodness! Your projects are all brilliant! Especially love your first quilt and how you solved the problem...which I didn't notice for a long time! Great runner and fabulous use of your scraps! Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful little quilt!ReplyDelete
What no moose! Love all your projects, where do you find the time....... Making the shards into a useable fabric how in the world do you do that????ReplyDelete
Totally floored, totally awed, totally in love with each one!! Exquisite work Joan...I fell head over heels more in love with each passing scroll of my mouse. Thank you for sharing is really all I can say! You truly are an artist!ReplyDelete
I am totally speechless. You again blew us away with all of your fabulous projects. And to be honest, it took me quite a number of times to find the oops. Thank you for the chance ton win your adorable table mat.ReplyDelete
You are so creative. I love your runner. Your fix on the quilt was so good, I had trouble finding the original problem. Your shards fabric banner is amazing. Love coming to visit you here.ReplyDelete
Wow, wow, and wow again! Your projects are all so beautiful, and making the shards fabric is so resourceful of you, with stunning results!ReplyDelete
First of all it took me FOREVER to find you mistake - I probably would have ignored it and dared others to find it. :) Second, I love the quilt but the Crossing table runner has to be the cutest thing ever! Third, what? You made fabric with those scraps? Oh. My. Goodness. Fourth, I'm pretty sure that moon face would have suckered me in too. And fifth, I bet that table topper is my cat that got lost recently, so just go ahead and send it home. :) blessings, marleneReplyDelete
HOLY WOW.....Joan, all of your projects are terrific...not sure I found the mistake either....it looked perfect...your quilt is beautiful, your runner and table topper are just perfect in every way....wow.........yes my dear you reached beyond the moon....wow...ReplyDelete
fantastic Joan!!!!!! You always out do yourself , I did pick out the mishap after searching, but would not have!! How so your do the with the scraps??? It's looks so very neatReplyDelete
You reached to the moon and back several times.. I cannot choose a favorite! I love them all... I really love how you framed the fabrics to showcase them. Great job!ReplyDelete
Very nice. Love the thread fabric. Gotta try that some day.ReplyDelete
I would never have noticed the boo boo without you pointing it out. The quilt is just wonderful! I agree with you.... that fabric with the softer Halloween tones makes such lovely projects. Your runner and smaller quilts are great too. I was stunned at the thread fabric. Love EVERYTHING today and thanks for the sweet giveaway! You rocked it!ReplyDelete
Enjoyed them all! The boo-boo was hard to find....think we all have done things like that at some time. Great fix. The runner is too cute, but got to say the shards usage takes the witches cap for me.ReplyDelete
WOW, what fun projects!! And sooo cute too!! You did a great job.ReplyDelete
You have been very creative. Both with the coloring page and your little scraps going into a fbric background.ReplyDelete
Joan you have outdone yourself. One piece is more wonderful the next. Fantastic job using up the shards. Such a wonderful imagination.ReplyDelete
Oh my word!! I love all of your projects. I would really like to know your process of using the pieces of scraps to make new fabric. LOVE IT!! Thanks for the great giveaway.ReplyDelete
Every project is so cool! I couldn't believe that you made fabric from your scraps. That is simply amazing. You are THE quilting Diva!!ReplyDelete
Your projects are all wonderful but I have to agree with you, that moon expression is just wonderful...I love him. Now I feel bad that I threw away my trimmings...such a creative background you made!ReplyDelete
JOAN! How absolutely wickedly wonderful ... each and every single project .... I am wowed with your wickedness!! Awesome job! Thank you so much for sharing and ... while I wouldn't have noticed your "creative alternative" to your friendship stars ... like you, if I had to ... I would have wanted to fixed it also. LOVE your ingenious fix!! YAY YOU!ReplyDelete
I nearly went crazy trying to find a mistake! Your work is all wonderful!! What a great bunch of Halloween projectsReplyDelete
I still haven't found the oopsie! What intricate and well-made projects. Just perfect!ReplyDelete
YES! I found the mistake! So what do I win? Oh....you fixed it already. And after me looking for all that time! Tsssss.... Your projects are simply to gorgeous. You must have been cackling really loudly while sewing all those lovelies. Well done!ReplyDelete
I still haven't seen the problem yet ! I absolutely love EVERYTHING you made for today Joan ! Sometimes I'll use up EVERY bit of fabric and oh what a good feeling.....but I've never made fabric like you did....that's pretty darn awesome Miss Joan !ReplyDelete
You had the boo boo fixed before I could find it. It was like searching for Waldo. All those stars amaze me, well done. I don't know witch project I like best, they are all over the moon.ReplyDelete
I looked and looked but couldn't find your boo boo. Maybe I'm blind or it really wasn't all that obvious anyway. How did you make the scrap fabric? I'll have to poked around your blog to find it. firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
The colours are just gorgeous in this line! You have done them a great justice with your quilt and the mini and table runner are so spooktacular, my digits are crossed!ReplyDelete
Everything you make is always so beautiful!! The number of projects you completed is astounding!! How do you find the time? I could take lessons from you!!ReplyDelete
I could never find the boo boo!!!!!ReplyDelete
Cute projects! 24Tangent@gmail.comReplyDelete
Love every single project--so fun! The striped binding is perfect!ReplyDelete
What incredible projects. I like them all.You did an amazing job with your bundle.ReplyDelete
Your projects are just amazing! All the details on your quilt just wow'd me and that runner is over the moon adorable...loved them all! I looked and I looked but I couldn't see where you needed to patch. You did a great job covering up whatever it was that I couldn't see. :O)ReplyDelete
I love all your projects. The patch was such a clever fix. Thank you for sharing that tip, will save me some work and frustration in the future I am sure ;). The "scrap" scrap fabric was amazing. I love how that looks and need to learn how to do that. And the moon, he is sew cute. I love how you made different projects from that pattern. All cute. Thanks for sharing all your hard work. Just love it all.ReplyDelete
Your projects are all beautiful. I love how you made your topper dimensional. Your quilt, I must say, I don't know if it was me, my eyes (course I use my phone to do my hopping) but I couldn't find a mistake anywhere. After reading your story, I went back again, this time with a second cup of coffee. After staring for a while, I still couldn't find it. You sure hid it well.ReplyDelete
Olá! Lindo e criativo trabalho, adorei. Feliz Halloween!ReplyDelete
h my! I don't know where to start so I just have to say I love everything! I could not find the mistake you were talking about are you sure there was one LOL. I felt like I was playing a mystery hidden object game. It is all wonderful and I love how you made scrap fabric. I need to learn how to do that! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I think I will trick or treat at your door, and ask to use the bathroom. When I leave, my treat bag will be full, and it won't be with candy. It will be full of all that eye candy you have posted. WOW. All of them are my favorites, how could you ever pick just one.ReplyDelete
Oh, my! Your creations are all so wonderful! That little patch does work perfectly. Great idea. I do love this quilt. All those little friendship stars in the sashing and prairie points and buttons. Amazing! The table runner is gorgeous and I love the mini quilts. I am inspired by the way you use up your scraps and all your fabric. Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win a Moosestash Original. It would be a treasure. Happy Halloween ... :) PatReplyDelete
HI, I love your work and your talent! You and I share the same tastes about Halloween and especially this fabric. I would go in sane to have some of this fabric. I called around Nova Scotia at different shops but they did not have any, boo! Everything is so wonderful and I love the table runner. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.ReplyDelete
I love all your projects but the scrappy fabric one has to be my favorite one of the bunch. I too like to use all my left overs. Great job well done!ReplyDelete
Robin in Washington State
All of your projects are wonderful (and I won't tell how long it took me to find the 'mistake' in that first quilt!!). I really love the black cat crossing table runner, but oh, my, your scrap fabric-fabric is awesome!!! You really need to do a tutorial on that because it turned out fantastic!!! And it made a perfect back drop for the cat on the pumpkin!!ReplyDelete
I couldn't find the mistake! I love all of your projects!ReplyDelete
I really had to hunt for your booboo and went back several times to confirm the placement of your correction! Perfect job!! Love everything you made...and geez, love the way you used scraps to make material!!! So darn creative!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win something made by your fair hands!ReplyDelete
Great stitching, love the table runner.ReplyDelete
What wonderful projects. I can't decide which is my favorite. Making the scraps into fabric turned out a wonderful background. And your fix on the quilt (which is beautiful) was such a great idea. I love the expression on the moon too. And the cat wall hanging is perfect too. Thanks for sharing it all.ReplyDelete
Joan, everything you made is absolutely beautiful. I love your quilt. Friendship Stars have always been a favorite with me, but I hadn't thought about using them around squares of fabric This is such a great design. I really love this. A great fix and a simple solution for your boo-boo. Well done. I love the table runner, too. The black cats and the moon are awesome. I love your use of scraps also. I would love to know how you made this--maybe a tutorial in the future? Great job on everything you made. Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.ReplyDelete
Oh my I can't choose what project is my favorite! LOL your friendship star which was wonky, I would just call it my humility block. When I see them like that though for some reason I think of a Rockette doing a high leg kick. You are so very talented and it is always a joy to visit your blog.ReplyDelete
Your projects are so wonderful. Those friendship stars with the buttons - so perfect. I never did see your "mistake" in the photo so you did a great job. I love what you did with the scraps, and I'll have to try that some time. I sometimes use my HST scraps as the stuffing in cat toys.ReplyDelete
Absolutely wonderful projects!! Love the friendship stars and how you used the scraps for the other quilt. It took me awhile, but I found the little mistake. Really enjoyed your creativity!!ReplyDelete
Wowie!! What an Amazing quilt...I love it!! & your Shards fabric you made..how coool is thaT!!!! :) You're such a Creative Lady!ReplyDelete
Took me Forever to see your Oops!..& repaired soooo perfectly..couldn't find still! Grrrrreat job!
Awesome projects. Love the friendship stars around the focus fabric. Thanks for sharing and for the wonderful giveaway.ReplyDelete
Wonderful projects and so many of them. Beautiful work!ReplyDelete
You're incredible! I love the shards background for your mini quilt. Thank you for sharing your work, I bet your house looks great with all these decorating it!ReplyDelete
Wow! you have been busy!!ReplyDelete
I love the table runner!
Whew! You really outdid yourself! What wonderful creations. I absolutely love what you did with all those tiny scraps. Every project is a masterpiece!ReplyDelete
What mistake? I didn't see any mistake! Seriously, it took some intense, eye squinting staring before I could spot it :) Really incredible work! Thread fabric? That is amazing! Love every single of your decors! Stunning!!ReplyDelete
Wow Joan, all of your creations are absolutely stunning! If you didn't mention the little error, nobody would have noticed.ReplyDelete
Your work is no less than amazing!! I love every single project you made, the scrap fabric is brilliant!! I love this collection and you really made it spook-tacular!!ReplyDelete
I sewww enjoyed your amazing Halloween projects!!!! They just are so creative and fun!! Your quilt needed a magnifying glass to find that "naughty little block" that you had to cover up! Clever thinking... I bet applique first began to cover up a mistake, right? LOVE LOVE LOVE your Crossing Table runner with the moon and 2 black cats! Exquisite!ReplyDelete
Sure hope I'm the lucky winner for your fiber art black cat table topper!!
I would be honored to have your black cat table topper reside at my house! I love all your projects. Thank you so much for sharing!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodnes! You have been one one busy quilter and I love everything you did but adore the mini quiltie made with the thread fabric, it's so resourceful. I hadn't ordered the fabric but after seeing your projects I opened another tab, went online and ordered quite a few of them.ReplyDelete
Your projects are just amazing! love love them all! Now I have to go find your info on making thread fabric...ReplyDelete
Good golly, Miss Molly...what a fantastic post and not 1 or 2 great projects but a whole slew of them - and one's a large quilt!!! You blow me away on every hop but you may have topped your "TOPS" with this hop.ReplyDelete
It took me awhile, but I found the boo boo. Love the way you fixed it. All your projects are fabulous, and I agree the moon does have the perfect look to him. :)ReplyDelete
WoW! You have created sew many Wonderfully Wicked projects that you could be an entire hop just by yourself. I LOVE each and every clever piece you sewed. Thank you sew very much for participating and hopping. Creative Black Cat Crossing Bliss...ReplyDelete
Your work is just amazing!! Thread fabric - fabulous! thank you for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
LOve that scrappy backing! what a great idea! email@example.comReplyDelete
Amazing work and I have to admit that I couldn't find your mistake until I saw your patch. I love making fabric. Yours turned out nice and scary. Love everything.ReplyDelete
I love your Halloween things! You are very talented. Thanks for the opportunity to win the table runner.ReplyDelete
I never found the boo boo, but thanks for the patch tip! Love all your Halloween treats ;)ReplyDelete
You are the most creative person I now. I love your work!!!! Awesome...Thank you for sharing..ReplyDelete
At first I thought the friendship blocks were printed fabric. I am amazed. There are lots of those little squares of fabric--too many to count. It's really a beauty. Now, will you show where the "fixit block" is?ReplyDelete
Wowzers Lady! Those are ALL awesome projects. You rocked the house on them! I love them all!ReplyDelete
How does one make fabric out of scraps? I am very interested.ReplyDelete
I love everything you make! you always do a super job! I know I recently won, but heck! I try again!!! my bucket list now says I want to win2 things from you!!! LOL.....ReplyDelete
The scrap fabric is so cool! Great job on these projects!ReplyDelete
Clever with that patch. I would never had thought of doing that. Gonna lock that away in my brain for future reference. :)ReplyDelete
All of your project are just sew cute. I would have never thought to use all those fabric scraps. Just adds a whole new dimension to the project. It took me awhile to find your oops. Ingenious little fix. :)ReplyDelete
Love, love, love all the things you made. Isn't the fabric great. It took me quite a while to find your mistake, it was a great fix it. Particularly love the scrap fabric mini. firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
OMG...Joan you are amazing...soooo creative. I am in love with your table runner....love the moon's expressions......dang, dang dang....it is sooo cute. Thanks for sharing your creative talents and inspiring us to reach for the moon!!ReplyDelete
Wonderful friendship stars!! I love how you paid tribute to the fabrics--they are just lovely. Thank you!!ReplyDelete
I love all of your quilting! Your projects are so cute and I swear I never saw the mistake you were talking about and I looked. I'm pretty new so everything I make has mistakes! Lol! :) Thanks for the giveaway I would love to win!ReplyDelete
I just love all your projects and your different techniques. The eyes in the moon really sold me. Thanks for showing your work.ReplyDelete
Fabulous! It took me a looong time to spot the error. Great use of the fabrics and I love what you did with the scraps. Very cute.ReplyDelete
Wow were you busy!! Everything is so neat and I still can't find your mistake on the quilt, thanks for sharing all the projects and I really like how you used the scraps for the background.....I'm going to have to try that!ReplyDelete
You go girl, all of your projects are on point. Making fabric from scraps was on my list of crative. Thank you for the table topper as a giveaway. You have been very busy and thank you for sharing your great creations.ReplyDelete
Your projects all turned out fantastic!!! Love!ReplyDelete
You sure have been busy! I love all of the projects and your creative ways to not only create new projects, but to fix problems. I just adore the thread fabric and yours has just made me think that I have to do that again soon. Thanks for sharing your awesome creations with us.ReplyDelete
Wow, I'm really impressed with the scrap remake. All your items are really nice though. The table runner would look really nice on my table with my wall hanging. I wish i could see the texture of the back side of the hall hanging. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I am in awe of your projects! I need to do a few Halloween items.ReplyDelete
Blown away by all the wonderful projects you made. I'll going to be busy scrolling back up and down to have a second, third and more looks! ;o) Thanks so much for sharing your amazing projects and your creative solutions (patch idea - brilliant... and then making fabric from all those trimmed bits... whoa...incredible!).ReplyDelete
wow! what wonderful work. How cool how you used all your scraps to make more fabric.!ReplyDelete
What great projects. Love, love what you did with the tiny scraps! Thanks for sharing the giveaway with us.ReplyDelete
I love all the cats in your quilts. They're scrap-cat-stic!ReplyDelete
I am the same way when I find something wrong on something I've made - can't let it go! You are magic, because the oops is gone! Love the little cat mini, thanks for the chance to win it!! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot comReplyDelete
love your wall hanging and very lovely table topper.ReplyDelete
Beautiful, Joan. I love the way your creative mind works. Such fun...ReplyDelete
This is superb! The colors and patterns flow naturally in these projects.ReplyDelete
Your projects are so wonderful. Love the scrap fabric!ReplyDelete
Well I am late again, but at least I am here. You have had a fun time with this hop and the lovely fabrics. Very impressive results, too.ReplyDelete
Your quilt is wonderful. Took me ages to work out where the hiccup was!! That's sad! But I love the way you patched it. Very smart thinking. Gorgeous quilting you did there!!
The table runner is perfect too. It really shows off the fabrics. I agree about the expression on the moon.
And waste not, want not when it comes to your trimmings. The mini is lovely. As is the second one.
Good luck to all in the draw.
Great quilts, Joan.
Wow! I love all your projects and I'm so impressed with how much you got done! (I'm still rushing to finish mine for Tuesday but I did travel for the first two weeks of the month.) email@example.com Beth @ Words & StitchesReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, you are SO clever. I love ALL your projects (I never did see the flaw but am happy for you that you fixed it), and the scrap fabric just blows my mind. :)ReplyDelete
I shocked you didn't get a moose in there some place. ;PReplyDelete
Hi!!!! I never saw the flaw either but it is wonderful!!!!! I love them all as usual!!!!! No Moose just Mews!!!! Lots of fun!!!! Thank YouReplyDelete
All of your projects are gorgeous! I spent WAY too much time trying to spy the problem you encountered and failed. The spider webs on your table runner make it my favorite, but I love all of your work. The scrap fabric is fabulous!ReplyDelete
Love the quilt but that Crossing runner is just spooktaculer. Could not find the flaw in the quilt and a wonderful use of scraps. Lovely projecta.ReplyDelete
I am wicked late posting comments, but kiddies have birthday and we are organizing parties after parties, which means baking and cooking whole nights and days long.....ReplyDelete
Your projects are so gorgeous, I love the table runner so much (again), for me, you are the table runner queen LOL
Well....how strange...perhaps the spooks are early...I was commenting away....and then it just went "poof" and disappeared!ReplyDelete
So quick re-cap...AWESOME projects...Love the "string fabric" (those little bits are about the only thing I throw away...and now...I don't have to...thank you...I will never be de-cluttered...LOL)....and just fyi...didn't see the 'oops'...if you say it's fixed I trust ya! So glad I'm sneaking a little "me" time to catch up with the hop......and I was in desperate need of a "moose" fix! xox
Oh My goodness, that is super clever! How in the world did you make that fabric from the strings? You did a fantastic job!ReplyDelete
My head is just spinning with all your wonderful ideas. Your projects are all simply beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing.ReplyDelete
I, too, love the moon. You are so clever to think of a great solution to your problem!ReplyDelete