Have you seen this magazine?
This time of year, with the high heat and humidity, I am always longing for autumn!! Sooooo, magazines with fall themes on the cover… especially anything Halloween, catch my eye and find their way into my home!!
I totally fell in love with the little Halloween tabletopper quilt on the metal stand on the cover. My experience with buying kits for quilts shown in the different Fons and Porter magazines is that if you don’t order it quickly, they’ll be sold out!!
So I ordered the kit and got it last week!!
I did change one thing, though. Unless you look really closely, you can’t even tell there is a moon in the orange sky behind the tree… the value of the the two oranges is very close.
So, I pulled a bright yellow batik from my stash and substituted it for their orange moon.
I like the contrast much better, don’t you??
The other interesting thing about this little project is that Patrick Lose, the designer, added a layer of black tulle over the front of the quilt to give it a slightly hazy look.
I was worried how my walking foot would move over the tulle while quilting it… but it was just fine! I just quilted horizontal lines across it as shown in the photo.
I like the bigger size of the stand, too. The quilt is approximately 18 inches tall by 12 inches wide. So, I’m already thinking of other seasonal designs to create using the stand!!
What other seasonal quilts would you use it for???