Wednesday, October 29, 2014

W.i.P. Wednesday: It's been a Ghastly Week

As soon as October rolls around I always have to break out my Ghastlies stash.  I already had two Halloween projects hanging around from last year that I'm trying to finish up for this year but I couldn't stop myself from starting something new...

I've been obsessed with this incredible pineapple variation quilt made by the insanely creative Alexis.  I used this awesome pineapple block tutorial by Crazy Mom Quilts to make these blocks.  Cutting all the strips took a while but from there the blocks go together fairly quickly.  I don't usually work with a lot of black and grey but I was able to pull all of this from stash.

As I mentioned in my Around the World Blog Tour post I don't really plan things out preferring to work more by trial and error.  My original vision for this quilt was to have additional fussy cut Ghastlies blocks in the negative space.  I tried a few different ideas but it was way too busy and just looked like a hot mess.

 I'd also deliberately made the blocks wonky so it was going to be a challenge to fit them together since the outer rings wouldn't match up.  Eventually I came up with this configuration...  I like the way the cornerstones in the sashing echo the center diamonds.  From a distance it creates an interesting vibrating XO effect.  Now the race is on to get it quilted before Halloween is over and it gets banished to the UFO pile until next year:-)

Speaking of the Around the World Blog Tour, I tagged my fabulous friend Tina of ModGeometry.  Hop on over to her blog to get a glimpse of her creative process and awesome quilts!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Quilting it up with this week's W.i.P. Wednesday:-)


  1. This might be my favorite Ghastly quilt to date!

  2. I love what you've chosen to do with your Ghastlie fabric. And the best part is that since it's black and white, it doesn't just have to be for Halloween. Awesome finish!

  3. Great use of the Ghastly print!

  4. What a beautiful quilt, I love the ghastlys!

  5. Love this. I love the ghastlies. But I haven't cut into any of mine yet as I'm not yet sure what I want to use it for. Don't want to waste it :)