Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Boo!

About 2 years ago, just after Halloween, I came across a great sale on Halloween fabrics and bought a bunch.



So, a year ago, I spent some nice quilt-retreat time making a fun Halloween quilt. I used a combination of Gwen Marston's and Jan Mullen's crazy houses, and made a quilt top, which sat in the closet all year. This past week, I decided to get it finished, so here it is. This is small, about 38 x 38 inches.



I had such fun with it, especially the crooked fence. My friend Rita contributed a piece of her wacky witch fabric, which allowed me to add a few cranky witches to the neighborhood.



Here's another.



I did a quick quilting job (so it's not the tidiest) but I experimented with quilting spiderwebs on the border, and I like how it turned out. At least you can tell they're supposed to be spiderwebs!




It feels good to finish something that's been hanging around in the UFO pile.

I think this will live for the season on the dining room table (with a centerpiece cleverly made of a hurricane glass lamp filled with candy canes -- I mean, corns! -- and holding an orange candle)...or maybe on the wall in the family room?

11 comments:

Gerrie said...

Oh! It turned out great. I do love the spider webs!!

Micki said...

This is so cute!

Deborah said...

Surely the hurricane glass is filled with candy "corns" not candy "canes." You're getting your holidays mixed up. Love the quilt. Isn't it fun to just eat up those funny novelty prints?!

Frances said...

this is great and fun, love the spider quilting,

Caitlin O'Connor said...

oooh, so cool! We don't celebrate halloween over here - I wish we did, because you get to have all these fun spooky things! The cranky witches just cracked me up... and love the spiderwebs! And the fence looks just like my side fence... do you have other seasonal quilts too?

mary m. said...

Great quilt, Diane! I bet Caroline LOVES it...

Valeri said...

This is fun. Don't celebrate Halloween but this makes me think I ought to!

Scrapmaker said...

Bright and fun, great spiderweb quilting! I kind of miss the silly fun of Halloween (no kids here anymore...) Jen

Tonya R said...

I love this quilt. I'm a huge fan of Gwen Marston's house technique too. I have that same cranky witch fabric now, but didn't when I made my liberated Halloween Houses quilt, or it definitely would have gone in there.

Cindra said...

How Fun!!!! Love those witchy touches, too!

Elle said...

What a fun quilt!