Thursday, October 27, 2016
Mr. Bones: A Finished Quilt
My skeleton is out of the closet and now part of a finished quilt! We have named him, "Mr. Bones" and can frequently be heard singing to him the Mr. Bones song from White Christmas. My boys love this glow in the dark skeleton.
I quilted him on my Pfaff. The panel is quilted in black Aurifil, and the borders are quilted in Superior Threads' glow in the dark thread. I used a creamy white Aurifil thread in the bobbin with the glow in the dark thread just in the needle.
It is the most expensive thread I have ever purchased. The little spool only contained 80 yards of thread. I had a few problems with the thread shedding, but according to Monkey it is cool so definitely worth it.
The back of the quilt was pieced with Halloween fabric I had on hand.
I outlined the skeleton and spider webs to give it dimension. Then I filled in the empty black spaces with extra spider webs.
I quilted wiggly lines in the piano key borders.
It is bound in black for a nice frame.
Mr. Bones has already been seen wandering the neighborhood trying to find the perfect photo spot. (My neighbors must think I'm crazy!)
He really liked the web covered rocking chair.
But he will have to stay at my house until he goes back in the closet.
Quilt Stats #186
Name: Mr. Bones
Pattern: Panel with piano key border
Fabric Used: The Boo Crew panel
Amount Used: 3.5 yards
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Size: About 32 x 53 inches
Date Finished: October 2016
It is too bad I can't take a good picture showing him glow in the dark; however, here is a sneak peek at my next quilt that I used the scraps on.
It is basted and ready to quilt. Monkey keeps asking me to hurry and finish it. He says that he needs to sleep under a Halloween quilt, even if it is for the whole family. Ha!
P.S. I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar. Check them out to see what others have been working on.