Halloween: Spooky Ghost Pumpkin Quilt is Finished

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So spooky.  P is enjoying his Halloween quilt.  The spooky ghost pumpkin creation is finished.  Did you see my post a while a back about the quilt?

Layout

In the post above I had everything laid out and ready to piece the top.  Someone had another thought.  P wanted the quilt top to be in his mess up track.  Yeah, I don’t know what that is either.  His monster trucks had fun running all over the blocks.

This became the final layout.

 

Quilting

I had high aspirations for this quilt and wanted to do a large spider web across the entire top.  After watching a number of free motion quilting videos, I thought I could totally do it.  Well, those videos were of quilting on a long arm.  Quilting a spider web would be better if the machine moved instead of the fabric.  There was quite a bit of cussing, ripping out stitches, and trying again.  At about four tries I was done.  Instead, I went for overall loops in FMQ.  This was the biggest quilt I have quilted with my new skill.  Overall I’m happy with it.  P doesn’t care that it’s not perfect, he’s so excited to use the quilt.  He was using it before I even washed it.

When it came to photos for this quilt, I wanted to do something different.  A cemetery?  A spooky park?  No where was really decorated yet for Halloween and obviously I couldn’t keep the quilt away from P.  There is a gothic chapel in a nearby cemetery.

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It was the perfect spot for a photoshoot.  Thanks hubby for being my helper.  P was directing from the car.

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The backing was pieced together with some larger Halloween prints I had been collecting.  Using blue polka dot binding is my favorite detail.

Our spooky ghost pumpkin quilt is now in use and being loved.  I’m snuggled under it as I write.

Now I just need to make some pillows with the new Halloween fabric I added last month.


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3 Replies to “Halloween: Spooky Ghost Pumpkin Quilt is Finished”

  1. The picture location was perfect and looks beautiful!

  2. Great place for a photo shoot for this finish! Glad you’re enjoying it so quickly. It’s a fun design and perfect for those Halloween prints. Happy sewing! Andrea

  3. A quilt for Halloween is on my “someday” list. Yours turned out GREAT!!

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