Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Witching Hours

I'll say I took far more than hour to make and attach these borders (have I mentioned I don't sew very fast?) but I like them a lot. 
I went with the bricks on this top but I think I'll do the piano key on the other.  I think it may come out to the same amount of pieces required per side, given the double row of bricks.  I have plenty of fabric left over--strip sets will probably be the easiest way to go...

I fussy cut the gray fabric so the bird appears in all four corners.

The witches' faces are Fairy Frost fabrics.  Hopefully you can see the sheen in this photo.  They seemed perfect for this use.  All the hats, hair, background and border were made of fat quarters I bought at JoAnn's Fabrics last year.  The pink for the lips and star fabric for the dress were in my stash.  I bought the Fairy Frost at my LQS.

One of the great things about my new sewing desk is that there is plenty of room to the left of the machine for a cutting mat and other flotsam and jetsam I'm working with.  There is also room to the right of the machine.  This was a main selling feature for me along with the large opening for sitting.  It's almost time to pull out the Halloween decorations and welcome the beginning of sugar season so I better get these finished!

14 comments:

Marg said...

Wow, it's coming along really well, I love that it's not just traditional purple and orange Halloween colours. I love the pieced borders too. It's fabulous.
It's great when you have a good sewing table with extra space to work on.

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I like that border!

I wish we had sugar season here. Then I could eat candy with impunity. That's the way it works right?

Lori said...

What a fantastic quilt! I love the borders and I think the piano keys will be awesome!!

Quilter Kathy said...

Great border...are you making 2 witch projects?

ROZ said...

What lovely faces--a charming quilt

Corrie said...

I love your colors and the faces! So cute.

Barb said...

I have loved this design from the minute I laid eyes on it...what a fantastic job!

Stephanie said...

OH my gosh how clever...a snail's trail in the center connecting the hats. I especially love the redhead!

Dedalina said...

Qué original, me encantó!!!! Un beso desde La Plata, Argentina. Silvia.

Joyful Quilter said...

Turned out really cute! It's hard not to smile when you look at it.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

That is one fun quilt! I love the setting, the colors, the fabrics, the design... well done, you!

*karendianne. said...

How awesome! I love how you fussy cut the bird, too. What a charming element. Very creative. (not surprised at that either)

..and Yippie! This is a very fun piece. *karendianne.

Banaghaisge said...

OOOH! I do LURVE those witches! Must make one for my SIL at The Witches Garden! Where did you get this from? (I know I shall prob find it if I keep reading your blog...).
Looks fabulous, well done! And thank you for your comments on mine, too. Is good to be getting back to blogging - I let it all slide over winter! xxxx

Stephanie D. said...

I love this one--if it ever needs a home....