Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Hallowe'en !?! Nearly made it!

Last year as part of the Across the Sea QAL hosted by Jennifer and Sarah I made two quilt tops

This baby sized one made from some Dan Stiles fabric featuring submarines and whales






And this laptop size which I called Fright Nite as I used some leftover Hallowe'en fabric and a red solid, and then just because... I added toothy sashing to give the quilt some bite!




Well this year I was racing to finish this quilt in time for Hallowe'en but a mouthy tote and a commission quilt had to come first and I had quite a time-consuming plan for the back based on a gorgeously scary mini quilt made by Hadley for our friend Sarah in the distant North!


Here is my first attempt which I had thought would be big enough on it's own - it wasn't, not for the impact I wanted...





I realised I needed more - each pieced from 90 x 2.5" white-ish squares of fugly fabrics (seemed appropriate to use scary fabrics on these!)

Two....




Three....including a reversed one!





When I got to four of these I ran out of black for the backing and having considered all sorts of complicated piecing options I decided just to re-order the black - so here is my backing or fronting fabric 




I have put my sky remote in the photo so you can judge the size of these blocks!  I think the bottom two are serenading each other ...wonder what they are singing??
I seem to prefer this side now - that often happens with my double sided quilts.

Just got to put it all together in time for ....next Hallowe'en or the next scary film we watch!

20 comments:

  1. Oh, wow, it's FANTASTIC!!!!! They remind me of the dancing skeletons that Lucy had in a recent post http://www.charmaboutyou.com/2012/10/spooky-goings-on.html

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  2. I love it- I am so wanting to do my own pixel quilt right now!

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  3. Fantastic skulls! I've been dreaming in pixels lately, and this is really inspiring!

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  4. love those skulls! they are fantastic!!

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  5. Oh those skulls are fantastic!! What a great idea, oh you the queen of the double sided quilt.

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  6. Oooh I absolutely bloody love it!!! It should get to be a quilt all on its own!

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  7. Oh I love all your quilts! And as for what those wonderful skulls are singing to each other? 'Dem Bones me thinks :-)

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  8. So cool! This will be so spectacular!

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  9. OMG they were for the back!!You don't half give yourself some work!

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  10. Back them both - you need 2 scary quilts!!!!

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  11. They are clearly doing some Kara-oke! I hope they can carry a tune..

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  12. Love everything, but those skulls are fantastic! Love them.

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  13. wow what a great idea!! Love the skull karaoke, the remote does look like a mike hehe
    Well done!

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  14. Home and finally got caught up with you! Love the skulking back of the quilt, and your swapsies were fab, I just love Carl, although mine is still lurking as a block, he really should get out!

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