Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Halloween Quilt

I finished up the Halloween quilt last night.  I'm really pleased with the way it turned out.
You can't tell where the cheater panel pieces end and the piecing begins.  I used a Halloween panel and I described how I cut it up and made the blocks here.  These would have looked really cute wonkified, but I had NO extra fabric and I really didn't want to buy more.

I used virtually every scrap of the Halloween prints and had to pull a few grey/black prints from the stash to have enough for all the blocks.  I used all the leftover bits in the coordinating pillow.

Originally the front of the pillow was going on the back of the quilt, but
I decided to do a more neutral autumn back, so I could reverse it.
The orange prints in the center are all Central Park.  I have no idea what the zigzag is, but it was the perfect back for a Halloween quilt.  It was 50% off at the LQS and I bought a few yards.  It is super soft too.  I bound it in a orange on orange print from the Riley Blake Halloween line that makes up most of the fabric in the top of the quilt.  I was originally going to use the stripe I bound the pillow with, but it didn't go with the neutral autumn back, so I changed direction.

1 comment:

  1. I looooove this. The back is gorgeous and I love the fact that you can flip it over for a more "adult" look.

    Normally I can't STAND holiday- or season-themed quilts or other crafts (unless they are Halloween costumes), but this is gorgeous and you did a great job with it.