Saturday, September 17, 2016

What a Week!

We all have them - those weeks where you look back and wonder if anything else could possibly have been added to the mix. Whew! Needless to say, not much sewing has been happening the last little while, but I do have a few pics for you of a Halloween table topper that I started a couple of weeks back using a quick and easy tutorial I found at My Cotton Creations.








This one is much more Halloween themed than my Halloween Lite toppers - lots of Jack 'o Lanterns, spiders, candy corn, orange fishnet and funny little owls. I was thinking first of making it for the Holly Bazaar, but that happens a week or two after Halloween so I don't know how interested folks would be in it by then - I think that they would have already shifted to Christmas at that point.

So then I thought I'd try to add it to the Madonna House bundle, but just ran out of time. It might get there yet this Fall.




There's a tiny stripe of green in the Jack 'o Lantern print so I'm going to back it with a green just for a little interest. The green is a little washed out in this photo - it looks much richer in natural light.












I stopped when it was time to quilt it. My grand plan was that it would be my practice run for machine quilting cobwebs into Pumpkin Patch at Midnight (which Jane is still very patiently waiting for and I am scared to quilt) but the scale is much larger - the strips are two inches wide) and I'm not convinced that it would look as good. So it's pinned and waiting for the final answer to appear....M

4 comments:

Jane Corbett said...

I love it Marie! Such great fabrics. I'm working on a Halloween quilt right now too. It's very simple, but I'm having lots of fun with the fabrics.

Kyle said...

There sure is some adorable Halloween fabrics now. I love the bit of bright green. It gives everything a good pop.

Dori said...

very sweet Marie, I think you can still quilt it like the other, just do a double line inside each of the bands...

Summer said...

Hope this week is treating you well ♥

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