I added the finishing touches to my Happy Halloween quilt this week. This quilt is designed by Amy Bradley and you can read about my progress in earlier posts here.
I hand-stitched the binding to the quilt back over several evenings this week (while watching movies with the family). Once the binding was completed, I then hand-stitched on the button eyes for each character. I still need to create a quilt label and add it to the quilt back.
Here’s a photo of the completed quilt:
Completed Happy Halloween Quilt
And, of course, another photo with my outdoor “quilting” cat. He likes to supervise any and all outdoor projects, including the photographing of said projects. In this photo, he had just given his sniff of approval to the quilt!
Cat Approved Halloween Quilt
I hope you’ve enjoyed following my progress on this quilt! I’ve also been working on a Christmas block-of-the-month project from a different designer. I will soon post about that project as it’s nearly complete, but it will be really close if I finish it by this Christmas.
Yippee – I recently completed the final row in my “Happy Halloween” quilt designed by Amy Bradley. This final row features 4 adorable little critters! They are without their eye buttons for now, but I hope to be able to get the whole thing quilted this weekend.
Go to this post for earlier pictures and details about this fun project.
Here’s Mr. Werewolf and Mr. Death’s up close photo:
Werewolf and Death Close-Ups
And the Mummy and Cat close-up photo. The black line detail on the mummy are actual stitching lines over a piece of white fabric!
Mummy and Cat Close-Up
Now that I have all the Halloween critters assembled, I sewed them together into one large rectangle with a “Happy Halloween” row separating the 1st character row from the 2nd character row.
Here is the quilt top before I added the borders. There will be a small black and white inner border and then a larger purple polka-dotted outer border.
Happy Halloween Quilt Before Borders
I will post again showing what the finished project looks like with the borders, quilting, binding, eyes, and other finishing details. This has been such a fun project for me and a great way to use up some of my Halloween fabric stash. All the different colors that you see in the various critters are little individual pieces of fabric appliqued onto a background block.