Out of all the holiday themed quilts I have the pleasure of quilting for my customers, my favorites by far are the Halloween quilts. And with the holiday just around the corner, I am starting to see quite a few of them.
I just finished one that I had to share because the fabrics were so fun.. The fabrics consist of skulls and zombies!
And lucky me, there was a whole bunch of negative space for me to quilt.
I had to start out with a web in the corner with a spider hanging by a thread waiting for dinner...
Maybe it will be one of these bats.
I quilted this quilt in rows so you can see the bats here again on the other side.
Bats are super easy and I did these freehand. You can easily just add them to loops and have a fun allover quilting design.
My customer made this quilt for her son. (Okay, adult son.) So I didn't want to get too Halloween-y and try and make my designs a bit more Zombie-ish.
I had an empty area in the design so I put in a Z for Zombie.
Or it can be an N for Noah
(so no one steals his quilt!)
My zombie knowledge is pretty limited but looking at the fabrics for inspiration, they all seem to be sporting band-aids. So I thought, why not add some of those right in the quilting.
This is what happens when my customers give me free reign!
And because I can't quilt brains, down toward the bottom of the quilt, I quilted in a little halloween candy. Which I prefer to brains.
Here is a snapshot of the entire quilt. You really have to snuggle up close to it to see all the detail in the fabrics and the quilting.
This quilt is one of three Halloween quilts from this customer. When she dropped them off for me to quilt, she also brought me a bag of her leftover scraps. (Sqeee!) And as many of them were already cut into strings, I knew right away what I would make with them.
So Friday night I sewed away into the wee hours and finished up the top. (Yes, I am quite the party girl!) I randomly sewed the string onto a fabric foundation. This allowed me to easily sew the fabrics at different angles.
And Saturday night I spent quilting up the top.
I thought it would be perfect to share as we are making a string quilt this month as part of Scrap-A-Palooza! See why I love them so much!!
The backing is quite the surprise. Safety orange, lime green and yellow!
Perfect for Halloween.
The backing fabric I had wasn't quite big enough so I used up the rest of the scraps and sewed in this scrappy inset.
It was great fun making this quilt - now I need to get back to my neglected projects!
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