Sunday, August 22, 2010

A Spookily Quilt

Are you ready?

Really ready...

for FALL!!!

Finally the summer is coming to an end and the best time of the year came begin.

I love fall, especially Halloween - such a fun little celebration (especially when the little ones are still little).

I saw this adorable fabric at my fabric store's big sale a couple of weeks ago.

They had 4 of the fabrics in this collection (fat quarters) bundled for something like $4.25 (on sale for 1/2 off)- so I bought 2.

It's called Boo to You by Riley Blake  -  LOVE the name!

I finished this cozy little quilt last night, it's for my boys for Halloween. 
It measures 41 x 41 - perfect for  2 snuggly little boys.

Instead of using white for the border and some of the smaller squares, I used Kona Cotton in the color Ash. 

The polka dot fabric had gray in it so I thought I would try something other than white or off-white.

Not sure that I love it though - but I definitely don't hate it.

My little model once again, he's shy you know.
Ignore the chocolate on his face, he just ate a cookie.

Each square has a patch sewn on top (some with an additional patch of fabric on top of that) and I left the edges raw for that frayed look.

This is the back, I added a strip with the frayed edged circles.

I added my little label from Sweetwater this morning.

I'm lovin' that label.

I will be putting it away until October actually arrives.

Hope I didn't freak anybody out talking about Halloween so early.

But really it is the best time of the year!


Courtney said...

I love this! I bought this fabric a few weeks ago to do a couple of projects with but I think I might also make a lap quilt for the wagon as I pull the girls around the neighborhood. too bad it can either be cold here or freaking hot!

Sharon said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! esp the new labels! You should make some for Auction!!!! I would buy one, make a pretty Christmas one and Thanksiving one people could put across the table like a runner ....I would love one for me table and its not too big either! hint hint!

Sarah Verity - Verandah Home+Garden Living Solutions said...
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Sarah Verity - Verandah Home+Garden Living Solutions said...

Hi Kristen
Just came across your blog and loved it - have posted a link back to you blog & showed your work including your wreath on my blog ‘Palatial Living’... Hope you like it and it drives some new visitors your way! Love your projects and your 'new' labels - you have helped me find some great ideas for some of my projects!
Please keep up the great work - will add you to my blog roll.
Happy Halloween & take care
Sarah - Palatial Living