Friday, September 26, 2008

Ta Daa!

Here's my finished Halloween quilt, in all its' glory (I didn't reduce the file size before uploading so hopefully you can click on the picture and see every detail).


I started piecing a back out of other Halloween prints from my stash but kept running into fabrics I didn't want to sacrifice for the back of a quilt. Eventually I remembered a leaf print my mom had given me years ago. There was just enough of that to accomodate the length of this quilt. It was much easier to add a bit to the sides to get the width I needed. Now all I need is batting (again!) and a decision about whether to quilt or tie this one. If I were a free motion quilter this would be a lot of fun to quilt. Unfortunately, my free motion skills are not what I'd like them to be, nor am I willing to take time out to make them better at the moment. So I'm leaning toward tying. I think it could even add to the whimsical quality of the quilt. Better yet, I'd probably get this quilt done before Halloween this year!

5 comments:

  1. love the quilt -- and yup, I'd be going for the tying -- so fast and esay I figure...

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  2. What a cute quilt! That came together really well, Sue. I think I'd go with the tying too. You could have some fun with that! How big is your quilt?

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  3. hurrah for the flimsy finish! I need to get working to have a new Halloween quilt for this year too!

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  4. Lovely rich colours. I'm not much of a machine quilter at all. :-)

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  5. I love your halloween quilt! It's eye candy. Beautiful, Sue.

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