Friday, October 28, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival: Halloween Reveal

Amy'sCreativeSide

This is going to be a huge reveal, as I already showed you all what my wall hanging looked like before it was bound. However, we all know that binding is like icing on the cake and just pulls it all together!

Finished Halloween Wall Hanging

This piece was not intended to be this large. I originally was going for a small table runner, but then I went crazy fussy cutting center sqaures and it just evolved. The finished size is 17" by 85"! And while I'm calling this a wall hanging, there isn't a wall in our house that it really will fit on, at least without removing the other decor. However, I still am in love with it and will find a place for it.

Finished Halloween Wall Hanging



Finished Halloween Wall Hanging

I've been practicing free motion quilting every week and this is the first large piece I've done any sort of this quilting on. It is not perfect but I am still proud of it. And I also got to experience sewing through my finger, which I know happens to the best of us.

Finished Halloween Wall Hanging

On a side note, this is my 50th post. I can't believe I've had that much to say!

Finished Halloween Wall Hanging



Finished Halloween Wall Hanging

Thank you for checking out my contribution to the Blogger's Quilt Festival. Be sure to check out the other bloggers and feel free to link up something yourself.

18 comments:

Cindy said...

I've recently heard of something called a bed runner. It is like a little quilt that you put at the end of your bed, just to look pretty. Sounds like you just made one.

Debbie said...

Congrats! On your finished quilt AND for the fmq - very cool!

Pam said...

WOW!!! That is stunning, Katie. Love the colours. I so have to find time to learn how to do quilting.

The Thompsons said...

So fun! I love it!

Toni said...

It looks great, Katie! I like the alternating fabrics around the blocks. And I agree with Cindy. When I read how big it was, the bed runner thing was the first thing that came to mind. So maybe a little festive decor for your bed? Or going along the top of your dresser? I'm sure you'll find a perfect spot for it.

Sandra said...

I was thinking bed runner too or back of couch. Great showcase of the halloween fabric.
Come see my entries: #29 miniature reproduction and #31 antique 1850 star quilt

Pat said...

Just Ghastlie! I love it!

Stephanie Nagano said...

Congrats on 50 posts! :D. I like the idea of a bed runner! Such a smart idea! Your quilt, whatever you call it, looks great!

tara said...

Love it. My quilt submission used ghastlies too! Great line.

Candi said...

The Ghastlies are so cool! Its awesome!

Kriza said...

lovely scary quilt, well done!
Kristina
www.priscillacraft.blogspot.com

Lyanna L. said...

Fun quilt, I hope you find a spot for it in your home! =)

Eileen said...

Really fun quilt. You need a long table!! Love the sashing fabrics, too and the backing. Learned fmq last yesr and have fun when i can do it...has to be smallish, though for my ancient shoulders. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Katie said...

congrats on 50! lol I missed this one last time around...

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

The Ghastlie fabric is awesome! I need to get a hold of some of the knitting circle one so I can make something for my MIL (who is a knitting teacher). :)

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Kit Lang said...

How fun! Thanks for sharing. :)

Sherry said...

I think you did a great job with the Ghastlies! Love it!

Martha said...

Wonderful...thank you for sharing.