Thursday, October 30, 2014
Halloween Birthday Quilt
Today I delivered Halloween Birthday quilt.
For little girl born on Halloween - granddaughter of co-worker Patty L.
50" x 56"
Began 10/26/2014, completed 10/29/2014.
Patty asked me to make a quilt that combines Halloween and birthday. Halloween is represented by black cats, along with a cute, not scary, print that I think is quite appropriate for a grade school-aged girl. Balloons and cupcakes stand for birthday. Purple, the little girl's favorite color, and Halloween color orange are present in all of the theme fabrics.
Strips of the black cat and balloons side by side. I think there is plenty of dark/light contrast between them.
Two pieced strips
Width of fabric cuts and pieced strips laid out on design wall. Notice the center strip is very wide, to show off the large motifs.
Close-up of theme prints
Narrow dark purple strips added, all rows sewn together
Jagged edge, since I sewed width of fabrics together, aligning centers - to be trimmed even with edges of narrow purple strips (the shortest)
Edges trimmed up
Testing out orange and purple strips. Orange seems to stand out too much, and in my opinion, doesn't improve the look.
Wide purple border - seems too wide
Slightly narrower - better
Wide borders added, quilt top finished
Once again, the finished quilt.