Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fall-o-ween Blog Hop Day 10

Welcome to Day 10 of the Quilt Designer's Fall-o-ween Blog Hop.

Today's featured designer is Pat Sloan of Pat Sloan's Designs.
I don't know of anyone who has more going on than Pat.
She has 2 hops going on at once. I can't seem to handle one

Hop on over to her blog to see what she has to offer up today.

Today's subject is quilts.
When I saw the topic I decided I would string a clothesline from tree to tree to tree in our yard and hang all of my Fall quilts on the line.
Doesn't it sound like it would be a fabulous photo op?
I thought so.
Well you will just have to imagine how cool that would have been.
Why you ask?
Well I could blame it on my nasty cold that will not go away.
I could blame it on the fact that I am snowed under at work generating quilts for market.
I could blame the dog...he ate the quilts. ???
I could blame it on the fact that before I knew was dark outside.
But truth be known, I just did not get it done.
I guess I will file that idea in the "Things I want to get done someday".
Below are some of the quilts that I was going to hang on my clothesline.

Dog Leg Left
Pineapple Pie

Falling Leaves


Super Stars

Happy Jack

Running Scared

Fall Foliage

This quilt is in my "Things I want to get done someday".
Featured in the October issue of American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine.
Designed by Lissa Alexander,
aka Director of Marketing Moda Fabrics, aka Moda Lissa.

This quilt is in "I am coveting this quilt" file.
It hangs in Laurie Simpson's dining room.
Not fair, I want it in my dining room.

Hop from blog to blog to see what the other designer have to say about quilts.
They probably have really cool pictures.

GE Designs, Pieces of My Heart, Atkinson Designs, Pat Sloan, Anka's Treasures,
New Leaf Stitches, Whimsicals, Miss Rosies,
Rosebud's Cottage, Linda Lum DeBono.

When you finish your projects take a picture.
Use this link to post the pictures on Flickr for all of us to see.

You have through Friday to make at least one comment on all 10 blogs to be eligible for our Grand Prize.
We will announce the winner on Monday.
Good luck!

Happy Halloween.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Happy Fall.

From my heart,


  1. I love the Illusions pattern. I think I might have to puchase the pattern and make one for myself.

  2. Wow. You have beautiful quilts. I enjoyed seeing them. Thanks.

  3. What great quilts! I love Pineapple Pie. Thanks for all your work on the blog hop - it's really been fun. Hope you feel better soon!

  4. Such beautiful quilts! How cute is running scared? How gorgeous is Illusions? This has been so much fun! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  5. Gorgeous quilts. I especially like Pineapple Pie. Thanks for such a fun blog hop!

  6. I would like to thank all the designers for sharing their patterns, recipes and memories of Fall-o-ween's past! This Blog Hop has been so much fun. Happy Autumn!

  7. I LOVE every one of those quilts!!! Could you just box them up and send them to me, please? :D

  8. Sandy....LOVE all those quilts!!! You are amazing.

    This blog hop has been absolutely wonderful every way possible. Sorry to see it end.

    You 10 ladies are magnificient!!!! and sooo funny....the recipes are fabulous!!!!!the pictures....I've got to say all of you are sooo talented. It has been like Christmas morning for 10 days opening up the link to your quick and easy projects. Love every one of them.

    I journeyed into blogland just a few months ago.....WHOW!!! What have I been missing all these years. I joined Debi's Fall-into-fall Giveaway and I am in "awe" and completely overwhelmed about blogland. If you find a minute and I know you have a gazillion emails to read please stop by and say HI...I would be honored and thrilled. If you can't I will understand completely.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to participate in this Fall-O-Ween Blog Hop.


  9. I love.Love.LOVE the Dog Left Dog quilt! Wow. It is really stunning. And the Pineapple is a close second favorite. But the Dog....LOVE it. :)

  10. :::Blush::: Of COURSE I meant, Dog Leg Left... still gushing over how amazing it is, even with the wrong name. :)

  11. Sandy, I saved your blog intentionally to be "last" to peak at on the Blog Hop.

    Wanted to tell you that no one beats your Fall fabrics. Not only do the "small quilters" like myself adore and use your Fall fabrics, but I see time and time again where "designers" use your Fall in point - today both Terry and Heather have quilt photos using your Fall fabrics.

    This season alone, I have made FOUR wall quilts using Gobble Gobble that I purchased on sale "after season" last year. And to be honest - I still have a FQ bundle I'm hoarding of it.

    I've already purchased Awesome to do a Layer Cake Quilt Along.

    Thank you, Sandy - for your fabric lines, your quilt patterns (which I use ALOT), your blog, your newly revised website and sharing your creativity with the world.

    We are ALL blessed that you share so kindly of your talents.

    Thank you Sandy - for all your Quilt photos today and the Blog Hop which I have truly enjoyed.

    Happy Fall.

  12. Beautiful, beautiful quilts.
    My favourite is one made from scraps of my childrens' clothing collected over 18 years...yes, lots of scraps and several moves. The kids enjoy looking for their favourite scrap from their first day of schoold dress, a party dress, etc.

  13. Darn, that cold just won't stop. Are you taking fish oil (yummy!) ?

    I can envision your lovely quilts in the leaf dappled sunshine blowing ever so slightly in the breeze.

    Thanks for the lovely picture.

  14. The Pineapple Pie quilt is really a beautiful quilt.

  15. I have enjoyed everyone's participation in this blog hop - it has been a lot of fun and very inspiring. Lovely quilt show for us today, too.

  16. This fall hop has been a blast. loved getting to know all the designers a little better.
    My favorite day was definitely today since I love all that eye candy.

    I had not seen your Pineapple pie quilt and have fallen in love! was added immediately to my Must Make list. I also have that APQ quilt on that list. LOL!

    I have had the pleasure of using your fabric many times but in following the Fall theme, you should check out the quilt I made using your Gobble Gobble line:

    My sister Brenda loved it. (yes, I too am a Sandy with a Brenda as a sister!)

  17. Thanks Sandy has been a fun filled 10 days. I plan to make every projectthat was given to us.Sure been a great fall for me thus far. I will be back as I have been before the blog hop, cause I love your designs and all the other gals too. Patty Hall

  18. What beautiful quilts. Thanks for joining this hop. I have had such fun reading all the blogs and adding them to my favorites.

  19. I love that Running Scared! Too funny. The colors in all of the quits are fabulous.

  20. Amazing quilts, beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing with us all during this Blog Hop. I have learned so much. I don't know how you do it all. I can relate to "I just did not get it done". Sometimes you just have to sit down and take a deep breath.

    Thank you again for this wonderful Blog Hop - I have so enjoyed my first Hop!

  21. Thank you so much for the lovely pattern and all the fun posts during this hop. I've really enjoyed it every single day.

  22. Fantastic quilts deep rich colors, thanks for sharing.

  23. This blog hop has been really fun. I hope that you guys do it again.

  24. Good morning from the great state of Oklahoma. Have just had a blast reading all the blogs during this blog hop & thank you all for such beautiful pictures, funny stories, great information, & the wonderful free projects. You are so talented & generous. Hoping you get to feeling much better soon. Quilt market is not that far away so dose up on some vitamin C & try to get a little extra rest in so your body can get over that nasty cold. Many thanks again!!

  25. Thanks so much for the past couple of weeks, my morning coffee will not be the same without the 10 of you everyday. I love the pineapple pie quilt!

  26. Such beautiful quilt pictures! Running Scared just cracks me up! And Pineapple Pie is so fun to look appear to move...or maybe I need my eyes checked!

    I hope you are well again soon so you can enjoy this beautiful season!


  27. Love your quilts, I have lots of wall space bare if you need somewhere to hang your quilts. LOL
    Thank you for sharing your pics with us.

  28. I love your quilts but the names you give them - perfect!

  29. Wonderful quilts! They're absolutely amazing.

    ~Teresa ;)

  30. All of your quilts are beautiful, but I especially love Pineapple Pie-what a cool depth illusion it has!

  31. Beautiful quilts - gets me inspired to keep working on my many projects. Thanks for doing the fall-o-ween hop!

  32. Wow! I just love your style of quilts! Your designs are simple but stunning! Thank you for sharing them with us! Polly
    P.S. I hope you feel better soon!

  33. Love all your quilts. Thank you for the "hop". It was so fun.


  34. Gorgeous quilts!! It's been a fabulous blog hop...thanks for all the fun!

  35. Absolutely adore Running Scared! I want to take the opportunity to say thank you for participating in the blog hop. The experience has been wonderful. Happy quilting.

  36. Love the running scared! Will have to sit some morning when I am off & reread with a cup of coffee. Just love this time of the year!

  37. This blog hop has been so fun and interesting. Thanks for all the terrific projects from everyone.

  38. Such beautiful quilts! Thank you very much for hosting :o)

  39. More beautiful quilts. I can see why the quilt hanging in Laurie Simpson's dining room is in the "I am coveting this quilt" is gorgeous. Thanks so much for participating in this blog hop, it's been very enjoyable.

  40. Thank you for all that you shared during this ten day blog hop. What inspiration you offered for anyone wanting to spruce things up around their home for autumn. The pattern you shared was outstanding and will make a fine addition to our home!

  41. Thanks for sharing those 10 days of fun !! I enjoyed it very very much !!

  42. OMG!!!! I want to thank you for all the wonderful ideas that you have given me this past week. And the quilts today are gorgeous!!!! Thank You!!!!!

  43. Thanks a bunch! - for all the great fun, photos, and "free" stuff (patterns, recipes, ideas, etc.) that you provided for us. This was a wonderful time. Hate to see it end, but, will keep in touch with your blog. Boo Ya to Ya! HUGS... and stitches

  44. Thank you for all the wonderful fall goodies that you gave us. Loved all the topics and pictures. Deb Austin

  45. Ok, now my "to do" list just got enormous! I have to find and make Super Stars, Happy Jack, Pineapple Pie, among others. Hope you get to feeling better. Have a wonderful market.

    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante at comcast dot net

  46. Thanks Sandy! Although I have made Super Stars, I could easily covet some of your other projects, so all is fair, is it not? And, for me, you are also in that "over achiever" column :) And, yes Laurie Simpson's quilt on her dining room wall is spectacular so I would be right there with you to get that one! Anyway, you ALL did a spectacular job on the blog hop and I loved every minute of it.

  47. Thank you for sharing all your stories. It was great fun. I can't wait to make the pumpkin mat. I hope you are feeling much better. Great inspiration. Now to get decorating my house.

  48. Your quilts are just elegantly beautiful. I particularly like the Super Stars" and had to laugh when I saw "Running Scared". Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

    Anna K

  49. Your quilts are beautiful!! I too have been under the weather with pnuemonia. It really sinks..My son is due for his last Chemo
    (he has Hodgkins Lymphoma..he's only 27) so I've hiding in my bedroom not my sewing room. I have to say the blog hhop is my first I hope not my last. Everyone's posts have been really uplifting and I really thank everyone for that.

  50. I am so sorry but I have already claimed that beautiful Lauria Simpson's dining room quilt. Yours are just as lovely. I am just beginning applique and someday hope to make one like the one behind you in your sewing room. I also love Illusions, beautiful job.

  51. I am so sorry but I have already claimed that beautiful Lauria Simpson's dining room quilt. Yours are just as lovely. I am just beginning applique and someday hope to make one like the one behind you in your sewing room. I also love Illusions, beautiful job.

  52. I am so sorry but I have already claimed that beautiful Lauria Simpson's dining room quilt. Yours are just as lovely. I am just beginning applique and someday hope to make one like the one behind you in your sewing room. I also love Illusions, beautiful job.

  53. Sandy: I miss the Falloween blog hop now that it's over! It was great. Hope you guys have another one! Appreciate all the photos and all the sharing you guys did. I know it was difficult — I think at least two of you were sick but you kept it up. Thanks, Wendy

  54. I want to also shout out my thanks to all of you guys on the blog hop for sharing your amazing talents!!!
    I'm so proud that you, Sandy, are from Iowa and give our state such a great name. You and your sis are so creative and so willing to share your "stuff" with all of us. The blog hop was loads of fun and thanks for participating with the other girls. All the pictures, recipes, photos, stories, projects and whatever else I forgot were truly amazing. THANKS THANKS THANKS THANKS!!!!!

  55. I have so much fun reading the blogs and am so excited about the projects. The quilts are stunning, I want to make them.