And here is Halloween Quilt #2 - the one I am keeping for myself. I'm kind of in love with it. This came about for a few reasons.
1- I've had a little pile of Halloween fabrics I've been collecting for the past few years - mainly on after-Halloween clearance sales, waiting for the perfect project.
2- I've always wanted to try something scrappy inspired by Denyse Schmidt's Hop, Skip and Jump design.
3- Last year I saw Allison's quilt - the perfect marriage of the two ides. So I
shamelessly copied payed homage to her creativity with my own rendition.
Here's a little close-up of some of the fabrics. In addition to my Halloween pile, I pulled out every orange or black fabric I had to throw in. I'm extra pleased with this endeavor because I did the quilting myself!! I really wanted just straight lines to echo the strips design. Kind of scary when you feel so proud of yourself for sewing straight lines (which, in reality, aren't really that straight- but they go with the wonky feel, right?)
The pumpkins on the back are a Minick & Simpson print I got a few years ago - again on clearance. (I'm such a clearance fabric junkie!)
The one thing I didn't have was just the right binding - and my friend and co-worker Sharon (hi Sharon!) found just the right black with gold print for a binding. Perfect - except I was 2" short. So I threw-in a little orange patch for personality.
PS I delivered Halloween Quilt #1 this past week. Can I just say it brought me that weepy kind of happiness to see a 4-year-old rolling on the floor wrapped-up inside it?
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