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Monday, October 17, 2011

All Hallow's Quilt

A few weeks ago, I had seen a Halloween composition made of scrapbook paper. Unfortunately, I had printed out the picture, but neglected to print the website it came from! D'oh! So I'm unable to give the artist credit, but if you happen to recognize it, let me know!
Anywho, the layout of the design totally reminded me of a quilt, so I took it upon myself to make a fabric version:



I appliqued the images with Heat'N'Bond and a straight stitch to secure it to some scrap fabric I had. I was recently given a bag of buttons that weren't going to be used, and I happened to find some Halloween-themed buttons that I attached: a spider from the witch hat, an acorn on the leaf, a pumpkin on the cat's bow tie, and stars by the moon. So glad I was actually able to put some of these to use!

I've made quilts before and my one regret has always been the binding. Sure, sometimes my triangles/squares don't line up exactly, my points might be somewhat rounded, but the binding - always sucked.
So for this project, I actually did some research, referenced some of my quilting books, and took my time when it came to the binding. And whodathunk - this is the best binding I have done! If I do say so myself...



Very encouraging...so you may see more quilts in the future!

6 comments:

  1. Nicely done! I always have trouble with binding too. Never looks quite right.
    Stopping over from Skip to My Lou link party..
    ~Michelle

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  2. I love the binding work! I'm so jealous. I too have have the worst luck on binding. UGH! I will keep trying. Cute halloween theme.

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  3. wow what a unique idea i've never seen a halloween quilt before.
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  4. This is so unique and awesome..So creative..Im Marilyn and your newest follower..I would LOVE for you to share this at my Pin'Inspirational Thursday creative linky party pweease -- TY .. http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/pininspirational-thursdays-linky-party.html ..Lovely blog :))

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  5. so cute love how the colors all go together and the theme of your quilt :) come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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