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?
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.
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.
It was the perfect spot for a photoshoot. Thanks hubby for being my helper. P was directing from the car.
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.
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts – Finish It Up Friday