Finished: Halloween Quilt


Finished with one  week left to enjoy it before Halloween!  As you could probably tell from my last post I decided to quilt this in fat horizontal stripes.  I had the idea mainly out of quilting laziness, but then after I saw this quilt I was sold on the idea…and the fact it took about half an hour helped too.
I had no quilt-holder-uppers ( they all hide when they see a quilt+camera in my hand) so I taped the quilt to the dirty garage door.  I really like the way the black strips stand out when you skim over the quilt with your eyes.




54 Responses to Finished: Halloween Quilt

  1. RosaMaría October 25, 2009 at 10:35 pm #

    beautiful! i love it!

  2. Theresa October 25, 2009 at 11:01 pm #

    I love love love this quilt! What a great idea for a strip quilt.

  3. Linda October 25, 2009 at 11:02 pm #

    This turned out really nice!!

  4. Tracy October 25, 2009 at 11:10 pm #

    So what was the secret to getting the wonky strips to lay flat? I adore the look of this.

  5. Lois Grebowski October 25, 2009 at 11:34 pm #

    LOVE IT!!!!!!!

  6. Erin October 25, 2009 at 11:41 pm #

    This is wicked :) Love the contrast of colors!

  7. Mary on Lake Pulaski October 25, 2009 at 11:42 pm #

    So so beautiful!! Perfect.

  8. Keriann October 25, 2009 at 11:48 pm #

    Oh my gosh I LOVE it!!! The fat strips came out perfect!!!

  9. Jean October 25, 2009 at 11:52 pm #

    Fun,fun, fun. I like the horizontal quilting. Great idea.

  10. Robin (rsislandcrafts) October 25, 2009 at 11:57 pm #

    Looks great! I also love the way the black pops out at you :)

  11. tracy_a October 26, 2009 at 12:02 am #

    Love this quilt! Fun pattern, quilting, and colorway! Fantastic!

  12. Sarah October 26, 2009 at 12:06 am #

    Gorgeous! I would have never thought to do the quilting like that, but really love it…nice job!!

  13. Holly October 26, 2009 at 12:21 am #

    Love it!

  14. Goddess in Progress October 26, 2009 at 12:24 am #

    Looks great! I'd love to hear the secret on getting the curvy/wonky seams to lie flat.

    Liz @ teeny tiny quilts

  15. CJ October 26, 2009 at 12:38 am #

    What a fun quilt! Love to see all those discontinued fabrics in one place like that too. LOVE that background fabric. I will have to look for that one at J's.

  16. Robin October 26, 2009 at 12:42 am #

    I love love love love this quilt. and the quilting is perfect for its design too!

  17. Mountain Home Quilts October 26, 2009 at 1:13 am #

    Wow- that looks great! And I love the backing! How have you been feeling lately?

  18. thestitchinchicken October 26, 2009 at 1:15 am #

    It came out lovely!

  19. Leslie October 26, 2009 at 1:33 am #

    this is amazing…i love it. everything about it screams, no pun intended, fun!!!

  20. Lesly (aka Shadrach Meshach and Abednego) October 26, 2009 at 2:15 am #

    It's so striking! I love it – sometimes simple is simply the best!

  21. Blue Is Bleu October 26, 2009 at 2:30 am #

    It turned out so great with the horizontal quilting! Lines going in either direction hehe I've been looking for some nice black and white fabric and the Joann's backing is pretty nice!

  22. randi October 26, 2009 at 3:09 am #

    Looks great! I love the orange-y brightness!


  23. littlecumulus October 26, 2009 at 3:11 am #

    She's a beaut! I like the quilting a lot – I just did one the other night in plain diagonal lines. Sometimes simpler is just better, I think.

  24. Di~ October 26, 2009 at 3:42 am #

    I love it!

  25. Marcia October 26, 2009 at 4:00 am #

    It's a beauty!

  26. Aubree @ The Weathered Cottage October 26, 2009 at 4:46 am #

    were you stippling on your normal machine? would you do a tutorial??!!

  27. Jules @ MoonCat Farms October 26, 2009 at 5:26 am #

    That quilt is beyond awesome. I love the colors and the stripes. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  28. Marit October 26, 2009 at 8:09 am #

    Love it! Great design, pretty and fun fabrics and a nice and simple quilting. My favorite halloween quilt! I have to start stashing up on black fabric, right away…

    ; )

  29. Jessica October 26, 2009 at 8:32 am #

    I absolutely love this quilt and the beautiful patterns you used! Great colors too! :) Nice job!

  30. Quilts on Bastings October 26, 2009 at 10:35 am #

    Beautiful colours, great fabrics, stunning quilt!

  31. andrea creates October 26, 2009 at 10:55 am #

    Love it:)

  32. Karen October 26, 2009 at 12:38 pm #

    Love this quilt…the colors are great…..come over to my blog and check out the wall hanging I made from ur tutorial!

  33. ohiostar5 October 26, 2009 at 12:55 pm #

    Love the Halloween quilt. I made a Halloween quilt a couple of years ago, a simple Magic Nne patch, and I just love getting it out the 1st of October and throwing it on the back of a chair to enjoy all month long. BetttyLou

  34. waynestreet October 26, 2009 at 1:31 pm #

    LOVE the black background.

  35. Zina October 26, 2009 at 1:54 pm #

    This is wonderful! Love it.

  36. Vals Quilting October 26, 2009 at 2:03 pm #

    LOVE IT!! it's so cheery and fun!! Where will you hang it or are you going to wrap yourself up in it;)
    Love it!

  37. Jingle October 26, 2009 at 2:20 pm #

    This is absolutely gorgeous! It is totally my style! I love the stripes! It's perfect!

  38. Libby October 26, 2009 at 3:00 pm #

    Have you ever saw a quilt on a blog and you just couldnt stop going back and looking at it? This quilt did that to me!! I LOVE it! For some reason it reminds me of Halloweens when I was growing up in the 70's! After I saw it I started pulling oranges and blacks from my stash! I havent made a wonky stripe quilt yet, any hints? Thanks for sharing your blog with us!!

  39. Always Sewing October 26, 2009 at 3:14 pm #

    I love this. I wanted to do a Halloween quilt and never could pull it together. I did not want all the pumpkins bats and witches stuff. You did a wonderful job. Everything I would have picked if I could have have. LOL

    Thanks for sharing another great quilt with us!

  40. Jeff, Elizabeth, Caleb and Jake October 26, 2009 at 3:57 pm #

    What cute quilt. I need to make another Halloween one!

  41. amandajean October 26, 2009 at 5:08 pm #

    it's lovely. i do love the simple quilting. so nice.

  42. Mama Pea Quilts October 26, 2009 at 6:18 pm #

    Since orange is my favorite color, you know this one is a hit with me. The horizontal quilting lines were so simple but added SO much to the overall effect.

    Someday, after our remodeling is done (sigh), I'm going to have a big enough couch (can only fit a love seat in now) so I can leave a seasonal themed quilt out on it all the time. How perfect this one would be for this time of year!

  43. Trisha October 26, 2009 at 8:38 pm #

    Very cute, very fun! I like the way you chose to quilt it!

  44. Cheryl Arkison October 26, 2009 at 10:36 pm #

    Fantastic. Halloween-y and yet not, at the same time.

  45. Moogsmum October 27, 2009 at 8:05 am #

    Absolutely gorgeous – the colours are fantastic!


  46. erin.flanagan October 27, 2009 at 10:34 am #

    I love this quilt! How did you get the quilted lines so straight?


  47. Jackie October 27, 2009 at 7:09 pm #

    The quilt looks great! What a fun project.

  48. jaybird October 27, 2009 at 9:13 pm #

    nice job mixing prints.. i love halloween… & anything orange!!

  49. erinann November 1, 2009 at 5:53 pm #

    i love it!
    i love everything you do.
    come teach me?


  50. Canadian Kristin November 1, 2010 at 5:50 am #

    Seriously love this! This style of quilt is exactly why I started quilting 5 weeks ago!!!! Please, tell me how you did this?!?! I am self-taught and a very basic sew-er…. any tips you can give or patterns you can suggest!?!?!?


  51. anne January 3, 2011 at 3:55 am #

    Wow love this quilt…can you share how you made it…or do you have a tutorial for it…love it love it….

  52. WPBMOMMY1 October 10, 2014 at 1:39 pm #

    Beautiful job! On my to do list!!

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