Friday, July 12, 2013


I finished my Hocuspcusville by Crabapple Hill Studios just before Halloween last year.  But we have put it back out on display here at the shop and wanted to share it with everyone.  I usually keep some hand work around for on the go projects.  This one was a lot of fun....Warning I have several photos.

This is the all over photo.  I added the pieced color border as well as an outside border to make the quilt just a little bit larger.  I also used the cheddar for my center block backgrounds.  I thought it really made the nine patches pop.

 I replaced the names on the pattern with family names just to make it a little more personalized.

 My daughter of course was crazy about dress - up, so she has the Boutique.
 Of course the quilt shop block had to be Whittle's.

 The used broom block was perfect for Dad.
 Mom thought I was real funny making the dirty laundry her block.

 Kelsey's Split ends - of course had to be for my niece who was going thorough a hair color experimenting phase. 
I quilted the background of the block with a meander making sure not to cross the hand work.
The border were quilted in swirls and stars.
The backing was the same black fabric I used for the border.
This was the first time that I ever did piped binding.  I really liked the extra pop that the cheddar piping added.  I will have to do it again on another special project. 
Thanks for letting me share. 


  1. Love the quilt. The pictures aren't big enough to really see how you changed the "names" to make it your own tho.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. I have always loved this quilt.In Australia we do not have Holloween like you do.One day I may do it.Love the Cheddar.You should do Vintage tin by Crabapple Hill. It is taking awhile to do.

  3. Looks great! That binding really adds some zing!

  4. How do you make a piped binding? Will you show us how?