Sunday, July 11, 2010

simply ghastly

my sister loves halloween ... my sister loves the Addams Family ...my sister's living room is mauve ... my sister needs The Ghastlies...they're all together ooky
i fell for the fabric the first time i saw it at Desperate Quilters ... the plan was to make a double irish chain - with the different characters fussy-cut in 6 inch (finished) blocks ... none of the local quilt shops have The Ghastlies ... i had no idea that the characters are so BIG ... waaaay too big for 6 inch blocks ... so i modified the center of the blocks to be 6x10 ... there's a green peeper border around the black inner border ... this flimsy is crying out for a black flannel back and binding ... and i'm thinking that it needs big pink roses quilted all over it
i love this little coven of witches...i always feel like some body's watching me
the fabric comes in other colorways - green, orange, mauve and grey .... and i was gonna buy some more for me ... but i think i'm kinda over the whole creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky family

9 comments:

MamaT said...

Oh that's cute! You did a great job. I love an irish chain.

Jennifer said...

Interesting fabric, and you have used it well! I'm sure your sister will love it, it's fun.

Shasta said...

That is wonderful fabric, and a wonderful choice to show off the quilts.

Shannon said...

I love that fabric. hmmm.... I love the name, too. Ghastlies!

Kim said...

Love it! I still haven't used mine. I think I'm saving it--LOL!

Gretchen said...

Ooooooo! I love this quilt and I love this fabric. I may have to get me some. I only have 50-11 Halloween quilts that are in some sort of unfinished state....

Mama Spark said...

I like how you used the fabric. Mine is in the gray colorway. Which companion fabrics did you buy? Was it difficult to modify into the final version of the chain? How big did yours turn out?

Isabelle said...

Ooh, rather spooky...

Karen said...

My sister LOVES Halloween too and just ordered some of this fabric. I like how you pieced it.