Sunday, October 25, 2009

Finished: Halloween Quilt

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Finished with one  week left to enjoy it before Halloween!  As you could probably tell from my last post I decided to quilt this in fat horizontal stripes.  I had the idea mainly out of quilting laziness, but then after I saw this quilt I was sold on the idea…and the fact it took about half an hour helped too.

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I had no quilt-holder-uppers ( they all hide when they see a quilt+camera in my hand) so I taped the quilt to the dirty garage door.  I really like the way the black strips stand out when you skim over the quilt with your eyes. 

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The backing and binding are from Joann’s.  Most of the fabric in this quilt is fabric by American Jane for Moda and Denyse Schmidt’s Katie Jump Rope line.   I think almost all of the fabrics in this quilt have been discontinued except for a few, its kind of sad but it was sure a great way to use up my orange and black fabrics I’ve been stashing.   Have a great week!

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51 comments:

RosaMarĂ­a said...

beautiful! i love it!

Theresa said...

I love love love this quilt! What a great idea for a strip quilt.

Linda said...

This turned out really nice!!

Tracy said...

So what was the secret to getting the wonky strips to lay flat? I adore the look of this.

Lois Grebowski said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!

Erin said...

This is wicked :) Love the contrast of colors!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So so beautiful!! Perfect.

Keriann said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE it!!! The fat strips came out perfect!!!

Jean said...

Fun,fun, fun. I like the horizontal quilting. Great idea.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Looks great! I also love the way the black pops out at you :)

tracy_a said...

Love this quilt! Fun pattern, quilting, and colorway! Fantastic!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous! I would have never thought to do the quilting like that, but really love it...nice job!!

Holly said...

Love it!

Goddess in Progress said...

Looks great! I'd love to hear the secret on getting the curvy/wonky seams to lie flat.

Liz @ teeny tiny quilts

CJ said...

What a fun quilt! Love to see all those discontinued fabrics in one place like that too. LOVE that background fabric. I will have to look for that one at J's.

Robin said...

I love love love love this quilt. and the quilting is perfect for its design too!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Wow- that looks great! And I love the backing! How have you been feeling lately?

thestitchinchicken said...

It came out lovely!

Leslie said...

this is amazing...i love it. everything about it screams, no pun intended, fun!!!

Lesly (aka Shadrach Meshach and Abednego) said...

It's so striking! I love it - sometimes simple is simply the best!

Blue Is Bleu said...

It turned out so great with the horizontal quilting! Lines going in either direction hehe I've been looking for some nice black and white fabric and the Joann's backing is pretty nice!

randi said...

Looks great! I love the orange-y brightness!

Randi
http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/randi/

littlecumulus said...

She's a beaut! I like the quilting a lot - I just did one the other night in plain diagonal lines. Sometimes simpler is just better, I think.

Di~ said...

I love it!

Marcia said...

It's a beauty!

Aubree @ The Weathered Cottage said...

were you stippling on your normal machine? would you do a tutorial??!!

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

That quilt is beyond awesome. I love the colors and the stripes. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Marit said...

Love it! Great design, pretty and fun fabrics and a nice and simple quilting. My favorite halloween quilt! I have to start stashing up on black fabric, right away...

; )

Jessica said...

I absolutely love this quilt and the beautiful patterns you used! Great colors too! :) Nice job!

Quilts on Bastings said...

Beautiful colours, great fabrics, stunning quilt!

andrea creates said...

Love it:)

Karen said...

Love this quilt...the colors are great.....come over to my blog and check out the wall hanging I made from ur tutorial!

ohiostar5 said...

Love the Halloween quilt. I made a Halloween quilt a couple of years ago, a simple Magic Nne patch, and I just love getting it out the 1st of October and throwing it on the back of a chair to enjoy all month long. BetttyLou

waynestreet said...

LOVE the black background.

Zina said...

This is wonderful! Love it.

Vals Quilting said...

LOVE IT!! it's so cheery and fun!! Where will you hang it or are you going to wrap yourself up in it;)
Love it!
Valerie
http://www.pastimesonline.ca/vals-quilting/

Jingle said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! It is totally my style! I love the stripes! It's perfect!

Libby said...

Have you ever saw a quilt on a blog and you just couldnt stop going back and looking at it? This quilt did that to me!! I LOVE it! For some reason it reminds me of Halloweens when I was growing up in the 70's! After I saw it I started pulling oranges and blacks from my stash! I havent made a wonky stripe quilt yet, any hints? Thanks for sharing your blog with us!!

Always Sewing said...

I love this. I wanted to do a Halloween quilt and never could pull it together. I did not want all the pumpkins bats and witches stuff. You did a wonderful job. Everything I would have picked if I could have have. LOL

Thanks for sharing another great quilt with us!

Jeff, Elizabeth, Caleb and Jake said...

What cute quilt. I need to make another Halloween one!

amandajean said...

it's lovely. i do love the simple quilting. so nice.

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Since orange is my favorite color, you know this one is a hit with me. The horizontal quilting lines were so simple but added SO much to the overall effect.

Someday, after our remodeling is done (sigh), I'm going to have a big enough couch (can only fit a love seat in now) so I can leave a seasonal themed quilt out on it all the time. How perfect this one would be for this time of year!

Trisha said...

Very cute, very fun! I like the way you chose to quilt it!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Fantastic. Halloween-y and yet not, at the same time.

Moogsmum said...

Absolutely gorgeous - the colours are fantastic!

xx

erin.flanagan said...

I love this quilt! How did you get the quilted lines so straight?

Erin

Jackie said...

The quilt looks great! What a fun project.

jaybird said...

nice job mixing prints.. i love halloween... & anything orange!!

erinann said...

i love it!
i love everything you do.
come teach me?

:)

Canadian Kristin said...

Seriously love this! This style of quilt is exactly why I started quilting 5 weeks ago!!!! Please, tell me how you did this?!?! I am self-taught and a very basic sew-er.... any tips you can give or patterns you can suggest!?!?!?

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE

anne said...

Wow love this quilt...can you share how you made it...or do you have a tutorial for it...love it love it....

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