Ages ago, I hosted a halloween swap. With the great idea of swapping halloween prints after halloween (when they were on sale) so that we could all have awesome halloween quilts this year (and plenty of time to finish them). And last week I finished up mine.
My kids love it. It's very very loud. I like it okay.
I think the main reason I'm calling it SPOOKY is this: I pieced the top last year. When I pulled it out this year to put it together, I realized that I had used very very poor judgment in placing squares. I was rather distressed with myself. spooked, maybe..... don't look too close. I seem to have grouped prints only on one side of the quilt... seriously, stop looking. I'm all embarrassed.
To control the Very Loud nature of the quilt, and possibly to cover up the fact that I had really not thought out the layout well, I decided to quilt the tar out of it. I'd been wanting to work on quilting pebbles, and I thought this was a grand opportunity to do this.
I love the quilting. I enjoyed it so very very much.
it took 16 bobbins to quilt this top. It's 48" by 60" = not huge. 16 bobbins. yikes!
I absolutely adore the backing fabric. So cute and clever! I bought this on in December at my local quilt shop for $3 a yard..... love me a sale.
And the striped candy corn binding is pretty awesome too.
All in all, a fun decoration that my kids will enjoy!
And I'm linking this one to Quiltstory this week. Go check out all the fun links!