Saturday, October 26, 2013

A Improv Halloween Finish

I must be on some kind of blogging roll these past couple days! Because here I am again, sharing something else with you!!! It makes me so happy to be able to share my projects with the quilting community!
I was recently (like 2 days ago) part of the Wicked Blog Hop (you can read my post here) and was very sad that I did not have one of my quilts completed for you guys! SOOOOO, I busted my hump and got it D-O-N-E! (yep, a quilt from start to finish in less than 48 hours! It's a record for me!)

I pulled random fabrics from my stash that reminded me of Halloween and started cuttin' and stitchin' and this is what I ended up with! I'm really happy with the end result. It's a small little thang about 34" wide by 46" long. But I LOVE it! :-)
   I did an all over stipple for the quilting (which is my go to stitch because it's just so quick!) oh wait, I'm jumping ahead of myself, I forgot about the backing!!!!
I love the back just as much as the front! I don't know which one I like more....what about you? Back or front?
 I threw fabrics up on my design wall randomly and starting slashin' and stitchin until it was big enough! (I love this form of piecing! No worries, it's sooooo freeing!)

Here is a little bit better view of the 2 blocks I included in the back. I think they work really good with the rest of the fabrics!

I was thinking about leaving it out on my couch like this, but then decided against it! (Don't want the kids or dogs to ruin such a pretty thing!) Sooo, maybe it'll go up on a wall? I'm not sure yet, what would you do with it?


I used some Pearl Bracelets in Pumpkin for the binding! I think it brings the whole quilt together!
I've got a few more ideas for Halloween projects, but I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to get to them any time soon, but I am going to try!
I hope you like the finished product as much as I do!!!!

Quilt Stats:
Finished size- 34" x 46"
Fabrics used- random stash fabrics and Essex Linen Yarn Dyed in Flax for the background
Pattern- Improv Pods by Elizabeth Hartman
Pieced and quilted on my DSM

Linking up with Amanda Jean for her finish it up Friday

~Hope y'all are having a GREAT day!!!~

11 comments:

bevkimmel said...

Sweet! I love fun scrap projects and I also love your binding!

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

That is one of my favorite ways to sew. I love this quilt! It is so much fun!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Carol said...

This turned out so nice...love it!

Heleen Groot said...

It is spectacular! You made a reversible quilt! I love the back just as much as the front, I could not choose! Well done.

Rosemary Dickinson said...

Love both the front and back! I would put it on the couch but my kids are too old to wreck it! That binding is just perfect!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Came here for the blog hop and I'm so glad I'm late because I got to see this quilt! Love the modern Halloween flair, Kelie!

Kelli said...

Love this one, too, Kelie! You ARE on a roll! :) The binding is perfect.

Mrs.Pickles said...

what wonderfully wicked work!!

SarahZ said...

Wow! 48 hours...you are my new hero! The right binding is a beautiful thing indeed! A sweet finish, for sure!

SeeLifeMarvels said...

Improv & Halloween! You can't go wrong with that combination Kelie. Well done!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Hi Kelie! This quilt has everything awesome about it! I love the front, so modern, AND the back, so fun and scrappy! The binding is just perfect, too. This quilt should be in a magazine!