Monday, September 28, 2015

Technicolor Ghost

Back in May I took part in the Henry Glass Desire to Inspire Challenge.  The challenge.... they send you a mystery bundle of fabric and you have 3 weeks to make whatever you like using only the fabrics provided, then post pictures of your creation.   You can see my challenge projects here.  The project and all the leftover fabrics are yours to keep.  My mystery bundle was Toile and Trouble by Shelly Comiskey. With the leftover fabrics and a few solids pulled from my stash I stitched up a very colorful quilt this weekend.  


 Now let me say I was speed piecing so my accuracy on the blocks wasn't my best work.  Since this will be a utility quilt for the grandkids I squared up the blocks the best I could and continued with the pedal to the medal.
I don't think the grandkids will care about accuracy.  But they'll love the busy and bright fabrics.  It'll be perfect for taking along on hayrides.


A few little fussy cut pieces in the sashing.  



 My favorite part of the quilt is the corners.  It looks complicated but with the strips being the same width I pressed the seams in opposite directions so they would nest together nicely with little pinning.   Click here for a tutorial on mitering corners.


There's still more leftover Halloween fabric.  Enough for another small quilt and maybe a couple of treat bags for the kids.


I've linked up this post to the following inspiring blogs.  



~ Lea Anne ~


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14 comments:

  1. what a fun quilt you certainly have achieved lots and lots with the fabric you received, they were very generous with the quantity, checked back to see your original makes such fun.Amazed at the time it took to make the quilt

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  2. Cute fabric, and love the fussy cut cornerstones. Fun quilt for the grand kids.

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  3. I somehow missed your original post with these great projects you made from your fabrics. This new quilt is tons of fun, too. It will be a great quilt to use on hayrides or football games.

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  4. Very cute and fun. It will be great to cuddle under and watch Halloween movies and eat their trick or treat stash.

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  5. I noticed the mitered corners right away. It's a lively, cheerful quilt -- great job!

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  6. It's adorable! (Wait, can halloween be adorable?)
    Love the hold-up-the-quilt shot!

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  7. This is such fun fabric. I love your project and I bet the kids will love it too. You are so clever.

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  8. Love your quilt! I'll be getting with you about your giveaway. Jen and I need to decide. Sorry it's taking so long! XOXO

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  9. Looks great!!! Love the fussy cutting and the mitered border - awesome!!!

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  10. I'm not generally fond of Halloween themed quilts, but I love this one! Thanks for the link to the mitering tutorial.

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  11. Fun Fun!! Thanks for linking up! Your fussy cutting was Worth it!!

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  12. I think the whole quilt is adorable but the fussy cuts do add a little fun surprise. Your kiddos will love this one.

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  13. That's one spookie ghost modeling the quilt!

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