Wednesday, September 5, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I had big plans last weekend to get a lot of sewing done, house clean, fall decor up, etc etc.  Of course I didn't get to everything, but I did stay up til about 2:30am sewing one night and I happened to get this quilt top done.  YAYYYYY!!!!

I'm a sucker for Halloween - yet haven't ever had a Halloween quilt I love and want to hang up.  Last year I saw this pattern made out of Halloween fabrics and have kept it in the back of my mind ever since.

This quilt went together fairly fast and to be honest I thought it was kind of blah when I laid out the blocks.  Once I added the black stop border I feel like all the blocks kind of popped.  I did a white border with a black spider web.  I haven't done a light border before - not sure why - this was something different for me, but I like the way it turned out.

The quilt pattern is Wild Things by Thimble Blossoms and the fabric is Monster Bash by Sandy Gervais for Moda.  I'm going to use a monster fabric for the back - I think the kids will love it.  I have a couple of client quilts to quilt this week, but hope to get this quilted next week and take it on our up coming vacation to bind.  We'll see how that goes....

Another little project I've been working on is my Joy Granny Square blocks.  I am loving how these are turning out.  I'm up to 6 blocks.

I was going to go with 16 blocks, but I think I've decided to keep plugging away and go with 20 blocks.  I bought a solid red for the border and the white background with Christmas lights for the backing this week.  I'm excited to get this one done!

I have to say I love WIP Wednesdays.  I look forward to seeing what everyone is working on each week and seeing the progress in quilts.  I've got some quilting ahead of me, but hopefully I can add a few more blocks to my granny squares this week!


Anonymous said...

I love your Halloween quilt! What is the finished size of the blocks?

Stephanie said...
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Anonymous said...

I think it will be a favorite quilt for Halloween now.