Friday, October 13, 2017

Excuse Me While I Swoon

alidiza: Excuse Me While I Swoon - ghastlies swoon pillow
As I've mentioned before I'm really not that in to the whole fall thing.  Those "crisp" autumn days put me in a ghastly mood so quicker than you can say pumpkin spice latte I escaped to my studio, dug into my stash, and got sewing...

There really isn't enough space in my house for yet another Ghastlies quilt but there's always room for pillows.  I've been on a bit of a Swoon pillow jag lately.  It started started with my Christmas version and then spread to a patriotic version so obviously a Halloween one was in order.  Most of the Ghastlies focus prints are too spread apart for these smaller pieces but the Ghastlie Web print was perfect.

For the quilting I made a free form spider web.  This is such any easy and forgiving pattern and perfect for Halloween decorations!  Lori Kennedy has a great spider web tutorial if you've never tried quilting one.  Next time I'll try adding the spider.

For the back I had a little fun and used this colorful 9 Ghastlie Lives print.  As always, I used this zipper closure tutorial by to S.O.T.A.K. Handmade.

alidiza: Excuse Me While I Swoon - ghastlies swoon pillow
Feeling Ghastly with this week's Finish it Up Friday by Crazy Mom Quilts.

Pillow Stats:
Finished pillow is 20" x 20"
Pattern:Adapted from Swoon by Camille Roskelley - Thimble Blossoms
Fabrics: from the Ghastlies collections by Alexander Henry, P&B Basics, Onyx Grunge by basic grey.
Batting: Quilter's Dream Orient Bamboo
Thread: King Tut Rosetta Stone (978).


  1. Beautiful. I love the backing fabric and your tutorial on the zipper closure. It gives it a really professional looking finish.

    1. Thanks!!! I love doing zipper closures on pillows - as you said it looks professional AND they seem to hold up better. Winning!

      Happy quilting,


  2. Oh what a perfect use for the fabric! I love the off centre quilted web, it's the perfect finishing touch!

  3. Love love love! That pink is absolutely perfect!!

  4. Love this pillow - the spider web quilting just makes it perfect! Fun!

  5. This is brilliant on so many accounts -- the fabric, the quilting. And you used variegated thread -- what a smart way to achieve a fabulous effect!