Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween !

Wishing everyone a Happy & Safe Halloween !

We do not have trick or Treaters in our neighborhood.  I love the country but do miss the little ones coming door to door . I really enjoyed seeing them in costume

Instead our little town of Grass Valley closes off the streets of downtown  during the day and the merchants dress in costume  and hand out candy  while the parents bring their children for treats.
It is quite a site to see .

I have finally decided on a backing fabric for LUCY .

 It is a Fig Tree fabric called "MIRABELLE ". 
Since most of the fabric I used was Fig tree fabric and wanted something in the same soft orange color for the backing.

 I think it works perfectly don't you ?




  1. I had to back track and read several of your older post because I've been away for awhile! I love LUCY... especially as a Halloween/Fall quilt! You are tempting me once again!
    What a way to celebrate your 60th birthday with a hot air balloon ride! You go girl !!!

  2. I think that the backing is PERFECT for your quilt! The area here allows trick or treating on the day before Halloween and Halloween, but we didn't get any trick or treaters last night. It's going to be cold tonight, so I wonder if that and the big Halloween parade in the nearby small city will keep the numbers low. We don't usually get too many to begin with (we're a small subdivision a little ways on the outskirts of town). I took the precaution of purchasing candy I don't like, just in case we don't get many trick or treaters. ha!

  3. We don't get many Trick or Treaters like years ago. And some that come to the door are teenagers. When I was a kid, when you turned 13, Trick or Treating was over and you passed out the candy at the door.

  4. Love the quilt! Love the backing! As our little town has developed more subdivisions and heavier traffic past our house we have lost our Trick or Treaters! Hopefully my favorite Pirate will visit tonight though!

  5. You found the perfect backing. I like that soft orange color as well.

  6. Downtown Chico's merchants do the same. It's nice for the kids despite the rain yesterday!

    Yes, the Fig Tree fabric is perfect for the backing! Love the colors
    Happy Halloween weekend!

  7. Perfect, Sue! Just the right project for a fall weekend in your neck of the woods!