Merry Halloween

Boys and girls come out to play, the moon doth shine as bright as day…

    Pieced: October 1, 2006 to December 6, 2006

    Quilted: October 2007- November 15, 2009

    Mountian Mist White Rose 100% Cotton

    Coats and Clarks Cotton Handquilting Thread; 320 yards

    203 pieces, Beginning difficulty.

    QuiltFlix: Halloween, Sleepy Hollow

Okay, I caved and bought the kit. It wasn’t terribly expensive (it only makes a throw, not a full sized quilt) and I just love the signature fabric. Plus I just like spooky autumn coloured fabric.

If I make a triangles border in black and pieced triangles of yellow, orange and white, I can enlarge it by about 12″ all around (for a six inch border) and the triangles will look like candy corn and witches hats… especially if I put the black triangles facing out and bind it in the same black.

That turns out to be a bad idea… the orange of the candy corn makes everything else look faded so I’ll deal with a throw unless something else comes to mind.

Arrgh! I’m having to add bits to the backing because I used a piece that was just a bit too small… thank goodness I never plan to show this quilt.

A note on the quilting patterns- I used cookie cutters dipped in wet chalk powder to mark the leaves and acorns.

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