Wednesday, September 29, 2010
I have a new project up on the Fiskars website. I made a small Halloween-themed wall quilt but decided to use non-traditional colors. I thoroughly enjoy how Halloween unites communities. I love the little kids running around excited about both their costumes and how their little pails are filling with child's gold. I love the jack-o-lanterns. One thing I don't love is the gore. People walking around with blood dripping from their mouth or blood stained knives? No thanks. I'm a cute Halloween kind of person. So I made my quilt cute! I still used elements typical of Halloween. I just used soft colors and gingham and calico prints. Shawn rolled his eyes when he saw it and said something about how I can find a way to work turquoise into anything. It's true!
I also worked in some machine stitching and beads.
The oh-so-popular banner hanging from the stars.
Some punched paper and hand stitching. These sweet patterned papers from the Quite Contrary line were provided by My Mind's Eye.
And I finished it off with a few more beads, a border handstiched with yarn, and a swiss dot ribbon hanger.
You can find a supply list and more information on the Fiskars tools I used to make this Halloween wall quilt on the Fiskars website.