I thought I'd just share my newest project, which is still in its infancy/planning stages. I'm making a Halloween quilt for a friend's daughter, who is a huge Halloween fan (it's basically their Christmas). I like to listen to audiobooks while I stitch/sew. Mary Russell feels like just the right material for Halloween stitching!
I've been collecting Halloween fabrics, and have a nice variety for a scrappy, spooky project:
Yes, those are black cats wearing orange sunglasses. There's lots of black and white, a little bit of green, orange & purple, and a skull fabric that looks just like the dark mark. There's also a few really neat text prints, and some gorgeous metallics! I'll provide pics as I go along!
I like to add embroidered accents to my projects, because they are so much fun. I've collected a number of spooky patterns to stitch into the quilt:
There's some that I haven't managed to transfer to the stitching medium yet, but those will keep me busy for at least a month!
Finally, I've finished one of the embroidered pieces:
from a series of "apothescary" labels by Urban Threads (most of the patterns are from Urban Threads). It's still wet in the pic, from rinsing out the pattern medium, and hasn't been ironed yet, but I'm pretty pleased with the way that it turned out.
Autumn is my favorite season, so spending the summer with fall fabrics, listening to autumnal tales and stitching spooky things sounds pretty great to me. The thing about sewing is that I always have to be a season ahead!
I need a name for this quilt. I'm considering "Witching Hour" or "Spooky Hollow". I'm also planning on making a few book blocks and embroidering book titles onto the spine:
(example only) So, at some point, I'll need suggestions for favorite spooky/scary/ghosty book titles from my booklikes peeps!