This quilt is finished, just in time for Halloween! I am so THRILLED to finally have a holiday quilt for myself! It is so exciting to me that I don't have to rush to wash and pack it up for a new owner! How exciting!
I am loving the way that this quilt turned out. The pattern is from Jeni Baker's Modern Plus Quilt Tutorial. After all the cutting was done and the layout was finalized, it was a quick quilt to sew together. It was kind of an instant gratification sort of thing.
The fabric for the top of the quilt is all Boo Crew by Sweetwater. I really like this line because it's not so in-your-face with Halloween colors, but it still gets the message and mood of Halloween across.
I pieced the back. That was new for me. I spent a whole day just putting this back together and making sure it was big enough for quilting. I can't say that I über enjoyed the process of piecing the back, but I can say that I love the results. So, I'll probably do it again! The back consists of leftover squares from the top, Moda black, Kona Iron, and a bit of Pure Elements Cabernet. I basically used what I had and it did feel like quite an accomplishment at the end of the day!
I also did something else new for me - I machine bound this quilt. I'm one of those people that really loves to sit on the couch and bind, so I never really had a desire to machine bind, but with Halloween being less than a week away, I decided that I could at least give it a try! I'm not super thrilled with the result, so I'm not going to link to the tutorial that I used, but I think I'll leave it. I'll try it again with a different tutorial in the future.
All in all, I'm happy with the finished quilt! It also fulfills a twelfth of my 99 in 999 goal #33: Make a quilt for each month of the year!! I can now check off October!
Currently Listening to: The Peace Carol by John Denver (yes, yes... Christmas music!)