Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Poison Apple Cider
I'm such a procrastinator when it comes to taking quilt pictures. I finished this quilt on October 31, 2015 but only just washed it and took pictures last week. Oh well, better late than never!
When I first started designing my Halloween quilt, I knew I wanted it to be busy and random looking with large pieces. It took me about two seconds to decide that the Sparkling Cider quilt pattern would be perfect! I'm calling this my Poison Apple Cider quilt.
I absolutely LOVE these fabrics. I had a few in my stash but most are new. I just couldn't resist the Victorian and Day of the Dead inspired fabrics that came out this year.
As I was perusing fabrics, I saw Spellbound by Cotton + Steel and was drawn to the lovely coral in the Haunted Forest print. I decided to use coral/salmon as my accent color and I'm so happy I did. While orange/purple would have been more stereotypically Halloween, I think the salmon adds to the Victorian look I was going for.
For the back I used a skeleton print panel that I bought specifically for this purpose. It's framed with a black and white flower print that I bought a long time ago and don't know what it is. If I had a spooky old house, I'd want this to be my wallpaper!
This will be a couch quilt (64x80) but I couldn't resist putting it on the bed fresh from the dryer. Extra-cat approves!