This may be a world record for me because I have finished another quilt after finishing one just last week. I have some deadlines coming up - and some family getaways that need to all mesh together to make it so I get everything done in time. Anyway, trying to get all I can finished so I don't get too stressed out - yeah, that's funny ;-) So, this quilt. It's super cute, right?
Joette made this adorable quilt and she did an amazing job. It is Happy Halloween designed by the talented Amy Bradley. After you see all the pictures of this quilt you are definitely going to want to make this quilt. So, buy the pattern here and follow Amy Bradley here.
I used two layers of batting. Hobbs 80/20 and Hobbs cotton wool. I love the combo of the two batts together! I used Superior Threads Metallic Antique Silver for the top thread and 408 Silver So Fine for the bobbin thread. I used that same combo of thread in my Serendipity pattern and I happen to love this thread combo a lot.
I felt like this quilt needed straight lines. I didn't want any of my quilting to take away from the cute little monsters and the Happy Halloween center. Although, the spiderweb in the corner is just the right touch.
Because I can get bored with the same old design in each block I thought it would be fun to have one block in each row have diagonal lines. This also ties in the lines and movement in the Happy Halloween center.
I had a lot of fun with the border, little marking and a lot of free motion quilting. The bats turned out perfect and I really had fun with the spiderwebs.
For the sash design I wanted to quilt connecting curves in diamonds, but I did not want them to be uniform. It made them look more like spiderwebs and the effect is perfect. I really love the shimmer of the thread. This picture doesn't give it justice compared to seeing it in person.
Joette used a solid backing for the quilt. Thank you! I love seeing the texture of the quilting on the back and this quilt looks amazing on the back. I love all the cute little character outlines.
So, as I was quilting and saw the black with the stripes for the texture I kept thinking of the movie Oscar.
Totally random I know, but the suit Sylvester Stallone (like a baby's behind) wears reminded me of the movie and I can't stop laughing. One of my all time favorite shows. "Oh, we gonna make a you look like a banker."
So ya. I love it. I hope you do too!
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