Thursday, March 14, 2013

A finished top

I started working on this little Halloween wall hanging last year during the RSC challenge in September. It started from this little drawing.

 My parents were visiting then and Mom got to see the start and some progress on this. She came down again this month and since orange was the color picked, I had planned to pull this little wall hanging out again. She did ask if I had finished it when she walked in the door last week! Nope - had not touched it since last year. I had not noticed I forgot a couple of the inner borders when putting it together last fall.

After a little frogging....... I made a few more of the four patches and attached them to the right spot.
Next was to figure out the Boo. I had no clue how I was going to do this. Thank goodness I am not a perfectionist as I just drew a B and an O on some interfacing. Cut it out and then made another O and pressed them onto the fabric. I didn't want it to fray... so I tried a new stitch on my machine. Ok, I confess. I have a nice sewing machine and I really only use the #2 straight stitch on my Viking. Well, I decided to try a zig zag... nope. Not what I was thinking. So I tried #28 which was a satin stitch maybe? Anyway... it covered the edges but does take some practice to do curves and corners. It is not perfect but not bad for a first try. This is 24x35 right now.

I am not sure it is done... it might want another border and I do see a spider on a web somehow around that Boo in the quilting. I think I'll let it sit for a week and then revisit it and see what it tells me.


Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I LOVE the "BOO" ... and the thought of a spider web is certainly intriguing. I can't wait to see this when it's all done.

Ellen said...

Really cute...and you should have it all done to hang up for next Halloween!

Quilter Kathy said...

Great job!

Linda said...

I think the Boo looks great. A spider web would look great too. I think you should get one of those big black plastic spiders and put a spider web in silver thread...Ooh, spooky but cool. Have fun.