Welcome to Day 3 of the
Eerie Nights Blog Hop
The Fat Quarter Shop
I am so excited to share with you my EERIE project, but first a big thank you goes out to Marian Pena of Seams to Be Sew for organizing this hop. And another heart-felt thank you goes to the Amy Warner of Sew Incredibly Crazy for hosting. And not to be forgotten, a huge thank you to our sponsors for providing the great prizes in our giveway.
It's no secret Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love the weather, the smells, the spooky displays, and of course the spirit of fun. So I was thrilled when Marian announced she was organizing a Halloween Blog Hop and I had to join.
I thought long and hard about my project. I wasn't sure if I wanted to make a full-size quilt or a wall quilt or just a table runner. As I was rifling through my Halloween fabric stash, thinking about all the traditional Halloween characters, I wondered what types of quilt each monster slept under. Voila! I had my project.
At first I was going to make a wall hanging of four monsters under their quilts, and then it was five, and finally I decided to chuck it and make a full-size quilt of six.
All of the monsters' quilts are pieced.
Frankie = Crazy Patchwork Quilt
Dracula = Irish Chain
Mummy = Flying Geese
Skeleton = Pieced Squares
Witch = Spider Web
Wolfie = Wonky Strips
The monsters are appliqued onto the quilt using the raw edge applique method. Because I wanted their features to really stand out, I outlined their faces and hands in black several times.
To give more of an illusion that my monsters were tucked in for the night, I added a topper with an owl sitting on a branch under a big yellow moon. To even the quilt out, I added a bottom panel of orange pumpkins against a black background. These panels used the raw-edged appliqued method as well.
This quilt was a lot of fun for me to make because I made it up as I went. I drew all of the characters and pieced their individual quilts in a haphazard manner, purposefully making them all a little off-kilter to give them an eerie appearance.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing my quilt as much as I did making it. Be sure to visit the other bloggers who are revealing their Eerie projects today.
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