I am very happy to say that my Halloween quilt, named "Happy Haunting" is finished! This was my October goal (link #31) for A Lovely Year of Finishes. I bought the fabric (Jeepers Creepers for Henry Glass) last November when it went on sale 50% off at my LQS. I talked about the piecing of this quilt in this post.
I have had so much fun quilting it, and it is the most dense I have ever quilted. So be prepared for lots of pictures. :) I used matching thread on most of the prints, but used the clear thread on the house and characters. I used the white Aurifil in the bobbin.
It turned out so cute! I didn't quilt on the trees and love how they puff out a little bit.
I spiral quilted the moon and quilted swirls in the orange background.
I quilted barbed wire and eyeballs in the borders.
I quilted on the printed webs in the spider border.
My boys love this quilt so much that they have each claimed a character. Cheetah is the grim reaper.
Panda is the pumpkin guy. (I think grandma and grandpa are the birds.)
Monkey is the little ghost.
Because daddy is the big ghost.
I am the witch by default, because I am the only girl. ;)
I think the little spiders (or is it the bats?) are Nana and Grandpa. The spiders in the border represent all the aunts, uncles, and cousins. LOL.
I ended up using the green and yellow polka dot fabric for the backing.
Did you know that hanging sleeves make great labels? (I attach my hanging sleeve when I sew on the binding. Then hand stitch the bottom so that it has some extra give.)
My boys love that you can see all the shapes on the back.
In fact, they love it so much that they told me I had to hang it in the kitchen. I couldn't hang it up downstairs like I was originally planning. Vetoed in my own house!
It bugs me that it doesn't match the colors in my table runner. I am told that I just need to make a new one, but I love Broomzelda.
Quilt Stats #116
Name: Happy Haunting
Fabric: Jeepers Creepers for Henry Glass, Kona Black
Amount Used: 3.5 yards
Batting: Warm and White
Size: About 40 x 44 inches
Date Finished: October 2014
What I Learned:
- I can quilt really close together.
- Dense quilting makes the quilt stiff.
P.S. I am linking up with Finish it up Friday and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop.
P.P.S. Maybe Broomzelda needs to find another place and I really do need a new table topper.