Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Haunting Halloween Schnibble









Okay, there isn't much haunting going on in this post.

That Boo Crew fabric is just fun, but I couldn't resist throwing in "haunting" in a Halloween post about a Halloween quilt!

The big Schnibble parade on both Sherri's and Sinta's blogs is coming up soon and you know I just finished my entry.








It's Clover, one of Carrie's latest patterns.

I love this one!

A diagonal setting and lots and lots of squares, but that's what makes it fun and different for me.










I alternated the fabrics in the "block"to get a slightly different look.

As I've mentioned, I do like the Boo Crew fabric and so I decided to find a way to throw a few more of them in the main part of the quilt.

The variety made some of the blocks look much different than others and I like it!










Different colored backgrounds have been on my radar lately and I tired to go in that direction with this quilt to no avail. 

An orange background just wasn't doing anything for me, and purple or green wasn't it either.

  I thought black would be just right, but somehow I couldn't get over the black fabrics in the "block" fading into the background.

 Why am I okay with the cream ones blending in a little?  Hmmm.  I'll have to think about that one a little more.










A black screen looking fabric was close in the running, but in the end I went with the cream this time.

Oh, well!  I decided that since I was able to find the Boo Crew cream fabric nearby, that a cream background was just meant to be.

I'm looking forward to the parade and to finding out which project is next!









Happy Halloween!

Be sure to give lots of candy out tonight and don't forget to keep a few pieces for yourself ;-)

I'll leave you with this picture of our Jack-O'lantern that my son designed and carved himself over the weekend.







Boo!





26 comments:

Terry said...

I love your quilt top! It's halloweeny without being too halloweeny! :0)

Carrie said...

Another terrific quilt!

I love the change you made with the block - it's perfect for the Boo Crew collection. Good job!

Kathleen OGrady said...

I love it! Boo Crew is a great collection and looks wonderful how you used it. Now I really want to make a quilt like yours. Great job!

Cheryl said...

What a fun halloween quilt!

Sinta Renee said...

The best Halloween quilt ever! I love your Boo Crew with Clover. It's beautiful!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

WOW!!! That is beautiful!! Sad that I didn't participate again this month. I would have never finished in time but I will be making this quilt. soon!!

JoAnne said...

What a sweet treat! That fabric was perfect! I know what you mean about black prints bleeding into black background, but not light. I think it is because we are trained to see light backgounds? Hmm.

Gretchen said...

Love your schnibble!! Perfect fabric for this design. I didn't make it for this parade but this schnibble is definitely on my to-do list.

Needled Mom said...

Your Schnibble is fabulous! Happy Halloween.

Joyce said...

Just beautiful...I love it!

Judy said...

Love your Halloween Clover! Just awesome!! Happy Halloween!

Izzy said...

Oh how awesome is that! I love it Michele. Great job!

Joyful Quilter said...

Your son's Jack O'Lantern - scary. Your quilt - not scary - very cute, but not scary. I really like the pattern, I don't have too many of Carrie's patterns but I might have to get that one.

Lynn said...

What a terrific quilt, I love the Boo Crew fabric here.
Cute pumpkin!

Carol said...

I love your Clover quilt. Cute as heck in Boo Crew fabrics. I'm loving Boo Crew too. I just finished a table topper with Boo Crew charms. Happy Halloween.

Nicole said...

You knocked this one out of the park Michele. I am going on a hunt for some Boo Crew charm packs right now. Love what you did with this one!

Tilda H said...

Beautiful, I like your fabric choices.

Houseelf said...

Lovely work Michelle. I think the background worked very well. Happy Halloween.

Deborah said...

What a fabulous quilt! Love it!

kshackabq said...

That is a wonderful quilt! Good job on your fabric layout!!

Karen O said...

I love the way you mixed the outside squares Michelle! It gives it a different look.

I am hoping to use a colored background for the next one. Still pondering!

Dee said...

Even though you used a Halloween collection, you could easily use this quilt all year round. It really turned out nice. Love your pictures too!

OPQuilt said...

I love your Schnibbles--it really stood out in the parade, and in my mind, because I have a jelly roll of Boo Crew waiting for me (obviously, waiting for next year, now) and this was a fabulous use of that fabric.

I think the choice of a cream background was terrific--sometimes Halloween quilts can get a little too heavy looking with the others choices you mentioned.

Bravo!

Elizabeth

SeeLifeMarvels said...

My two favorite Halloween lines this year were/are Boo Crew & Too Cute to Spook. I love what you did with all of your Boo Crew charms. Very inspiring!

Sherry said...

Your Schnibble if super! I have been so busy, I gathered the fabric but did not get the chance to start this one. I love the fabrics you used.

Carrie P. said...

such a pretty quilt.