Blogger is tricking me, so I can't write where I want, now? A bit early for trick or treat?
Ok, inspired by Alissa and two cute prints from Sherri Berry (ghosts) and (pumpkins) Debbie Taylor-Kerman (again), I started the top this summer. Adding Sandy Klop's lovely geometric prints from my stash. Playing with new halloween theme fabric. Auditioning and rejecting, ending up with only orange, green and black colors. And a very "cute" look.
The back was more difficult than the front. I auditioned a lot of different fabrics before deciding on Sandy Klop's pretty orange fabric with tiny dots from her latest line: Recess.
Orange is one of my very favorites - can you tell?
The back is one width of fabric with the added 9" strip - ending in a 50" wide quilt. Almost like magic?
I'll share the secret. Some of my quilting friends insisted that spray adhesive was a good way to sandwich a quilt, and even demonstrated doing so. I had the spray, but had never used it for anything big. With the help of my dh's long and sturdy hands and the spray, the sandwich came together in 15 minutes. It felt like magic ; )
The quilting is a bit rough, wavy (straight) lines. I wanted the texture. Maybe it stretches the square blocks out of shape to much? Still have a lot to learn about quilting. Quite happy with quilting on the spray baste, though. Think I will try that again.
So, this is my first halloween lap quilt. Love the back the most! This recipe works well if you like matchy - matchy and cute. (If that makes any sense to anyone).
Now, I want to start the next one, a halloween spiderweb...
How about you? Do you have any halloween quilts planned? Or any favorites that you pull out of storage in time for the season?
I know, there's still time. Just wanted to share...