Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival: Cracking Up

I always love the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  There is just so much creativity in the quilting world and it is fabulous to see it all showcased in one place.  With it wrapping up on Halloween the timing was perfect for me to show off my latest Ghastly creation.

I'm absolutely obsessed with the Ghastlies but I thought I was really cracking up with this one... This quilt started out as something different but the Ghastly Angle fabric reminded me of how in the "old days" the TV signal would cut out and that lead to me cutting up a perfectly good strip quilt:-)  You can check out my tutorial for more about how I did it.

I also planned (and made) the back as something completely different but then I found this fabulous Alexander Henry City Stars & Lights fabric and had to use it.  Technically it not Ghastly but it coordinates perfectly and I just the little pink hearts!

I didn't want to detract from the prints so I just did simple outline quilting around the panels.  If I'd seen Kristie's awesome spiderweb quilting tutorial in time it would probably be covered in cobwebs right now;-)

A Ghastly Gathering!
For more Ghastly inspiration check out my Ghastly Gathering.

Amy's Creative Side
Quilt Stats:

Finished quilt is 54" x 60"

Fabrics:  From the Ghastlies collections by Alexander Henry.
Batting:  Quilter's Dream Orient
Thread:  King Tut Rosetta Stone 978
Best Blogger's Quilt Festival Categories : Throw Quilt, Home Machine Quilted


  1. Looks awesome! I love the way you kept the fabrics as the focus of the quilt. Sometimes simple is best.

  2. Lovely way to showcase the fabrics!

  3. Such a lovely quilt! I really love it and also the backing worked perfectly.

  4. I love it, what a great way to showcase the amazing Ghastlies.