Friday, October 26, 2012

Simply Haunting...

My Simply Haunting quilt is finished! 

 This quilt was so fun to make! 
It came together quickly. 

My little boys call it the Scooby Doo quilt.  
 One of my little boys said "Mom I didn't know you could make boy quilts!"  Oops...  I think I will be stitching up some "boy" quilts this winter!

This quilt pattern came from Abbey Lane Quilts book Simple Choices.
 I love this book!  
(This is not a sponsored post.  I seriously love this book!)

The pattern was easy to follow and the book includes other seasonal quick quilts.  I really like the Simply Winter quilt too!

These little haunted houses are spooky fun and surprisingly simple.  
They are raw edge appliqued.  
I have never used this technique before.  
It reminded me of cutting and pasting in elementary school, only with fabric.  How can you go wrong?  Right? Sew cute!  
I love how the little haunted houses turned out.

I machine quilted it using a new method I found online.  
It is a technique that has you stitch 1/4 of the quilt at a time.
This is an amazing way to free motion quilt on your home machine. 
It worked great! 
I can't wait to try this method on a some of my bigger quilt tops.  

I couldn't resist... 

"Like Jeepers Scoob!  It looks kinda creepy in that cornfield."
"Ra-Row Raggy it's almost Ralloween!"

Ha Ha!! 

I hope you all have a Simply Haunted Halloween!
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Blogger's Quilt Festival Stats:
Finished measurement: 50" by 60"
Special techniques used : Raw edge Applique, Home Machine quilted
Quilted by: Me
Best Category:  Applique quilt, Home machine quilted, Throw quilt

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  1. Love that quilt and what a fantastic photo in the corn field...perfect!

    Did you know you have squiggly words to type out for a comment? Bet you get a lot more comments without that.

  2. Thank you Karen! I fixed the word thing.

  3. Both quilts are quite lovely and your Halloween quilt is very eye-catching with those vibrant colours.

  4. OH MY! I love the patchwork with the strip of haunted houses! That is so beautiful. Definitely caught my eye in the BQF line up!!!!!!

  5. This is absolutely beautiful! Great work.

  6. I love it, its so spooky and fun!

  7. Mommy, mommy, I want a boy quilt too, even though I am not a boy!!! :-) Looks like I will be breaking my no more books vow!!! :-)

  8. Fun Halloween quilt! I love the colors!

  9. Fabulous quilt - I love the houses - also love the cornfield I bet Scooby and his pesky friends are hiding out in there somewhere admiring it too! Thanks for sharing. #263

  10. You're right - this one is lots of fun. Your colours are perfect too.

  11. Lovey bright colours and so beautiful coordinating:)))

  12. Absolutely stunning!!! Love it!

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  13. Hi Cherilyn-

    I'm visiting your blog via 'Sew Many Ways'. I just love your Haunting quilt. The colors are amazing, and so full of the Fall feeling.

    Beautiful work! can't wait to see more.

    Becka @

  14. ran across this on pinterest, you did a great job, just love it, and so glad it was easy to do, Janice and Marcea, Abbey Lane Quilts