Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Halloween Quilt in Progress


I have made some good progress on my Halloween quilt which is my October goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes.  I decided to keep it simple.  I cut apart the panel of Jeepers Creepers made by Henry Glass last year and tested it out with the companion spider print for borders. 


I like how the gray tones down the orange, yellow and green, but I thought it needed something between the orange border and gray spiders.  So I decided to add a narrow black border. 

As a side note, I just have to say that this is why I love my LQS.  I realized to sew the borders without piecing one of the sides I would need 37 inches and I only purchased one yard during the after Halloween sale.  They gave me more than 38 inches!  And I had enough.  :)


I worked on it some more today and was able to finish the top.  Here it is finishing at 40 x 44 inches:


I plan on binding it in black to give it a nice frame.  The backing will be a combination of the yellow and green polka dots and the candy corn from the top picture.  I still need to decide on that. 

And here is my sneaky sewing update...  Panda's quilt top is finished! 


I will post more about the inspiration behind it later. 

Plus, I have already made two more draw string bags from Jeni's tutorial.  These were made with the dimensions she gives in her free tutorial.  One is for my niece A who just turned six, and the other is for me.  :)


My husband was surprised that I made two when only one was needed.  I told him that it was just to use up the rest of the fabric and not create scraps.  ;)

My boys are still deciding what fabric they want for their bags and I am still deciding on how big to make theirs.  

XX
Jasmine

P.S.  I am linking up with Let's Bee Social and Needle and Thread Thursday.  (Buttons on sidebar.)

15 comments:

  1. The black border around the panels really does help the transition so much. What a fun Halloween quilt! Panda's quilt top looks wonderful, and yay for more drawstring bags (they get kind of addicting, don't they?)!

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  2. I was just thinking about you today and wondering what you were working on currently :-) Love the halloween quilt!

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  3. I love the colors in Panda's quilt top and your drawstring bags are lovely.

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  4. I am going to make a halloween quilt someday. Good for you, it is so fun! And of course the bags are on my list, just have not gotten there yet. Too much to finish first. I love them

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  5. It looks like you're having fun in your sewing room. I don't think I could work with that gray Halloween fabrics. Spiders give me the heebee jeebies, though I try to hide so I don't inspire the same ridiculous phobia in my kids. I love those bags! Yummy purples.

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  6. Love your Halloween quilt! I can see that I need to start sewing holiday quilts the year before because I have nothing done again this year. Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas seem to all jumble together so fast!

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  7. You are so productive! Panda's quilt is pretty darn cute.

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  8. What a fun quilt...I agree with adding the gray fabric, it does tone down the Halloween colors. Very cute!

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  9. The addition of the black border to your Halloween quilt was the perfect addition! And that background fabric is fabulous even if it is a little creepy :)

    Panda's quilt is wonderful! Those pops of yellow/gold are brilliant! Can't wait to read more about this one.

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  10. Great choice in border fabric and those Halloween panels are brilliant. Love this so far!

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  11. Fun stuff being made. Love how cute and simple the Halloween quilt is. I love how you used the panel.

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  12. I love it when i find out I have *just enough* fabric! It's almost what I imagine winning the lotto feels like lol :)

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  13. Those Halloween fabrics are so bright and fun! I love what you did with them, Jasmine. The top is beautiful! You sure have been busy! Panda's quilt top and the bags are great, too!

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  14. What a fun Halloween quilt! You can never make too many bags!!! And I heard somewhere that it is national bag day!

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  15. That extra black border is just what it needed, and the black binding will be perfect. Such a cute Halloween quilt.

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