I am so excited to finally be able to share the Hallowedding quilt
I made for my daughter with everyone!!!
This quilt began following a Epic Halloween QAL on Flying Parrot Quilts blog.
Sylvia complied a bunch of really cool patterns and has all the links there so I am not going to list them all here unless I used ones she did not and I will include those.
First up are a few photos of the finished quilt. Front
I am sorry but this post will have LOTS of photos and not a lot of words!
I will say that I deviated from the QAL and
added some things that had meaning for my daughter and new SIL.
First up I wanted to include the raven dressed as a peacock that was on their wedding invitations.
The original bird was drawn by a friend of my daughter's, Michele Warner.
I had to draw the block and then I did thread painting for the tail.
I wanted to put in the word Hallowedding.
I used the same font that was on their wedding invitations.
I also wanted to include their names.
I wanted to somehow include the wedding date.
My quilter, Kathy, put their initials in a heart on the grave stone too.
This pattern is from Joanne Milnes but I embroidered the spider and the date.
You can find it on Craftsy.
This cauldron came from Fandom In Stitches, Jennifer Ofenstein
Spider webs were made using a specific ruler.
Black cat came from a pattern by Artisania.
This one is from Fandom in Stitches, Shae Merritt
You saw the LARGE bat up above, this is the medium one.
Pattern is Midnight Bite by Lillyella
And the smallest one
Spooky eyes, from Happy Sew Lucky
The spiders were by Flying Parrot Quilts and can be found in the QAL on her blog.
Haunted house by Flying Parrot Quilts
Probably one of my favorites is this Ring of Coffins by Jessee of Art School Drop Out
Candy corns and Witch's hats by Flying Parrot Quilts.
Witches were by Rebecca and can be found on Craftsy.
I found this peacock in the Ghastlies fabric and thought this placement was awesome! This one is Beep and the one on the red background represented Gizmo. Both were my daughter's house peacocks.
I had a long skinny spot that Sebastian fit in purrrfectly!
Label hand embroidered by me!
Finally a photo of the quilt hanging in my back yard.
They LOVE it!!
I hope you have enjoyed the sharing of this quilt.
It is an amazing one and it took FOREVER to finish.
I am hoping to send it to a few quilt shows before it settles in it's new home forever.
I am linking up with Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.
I would love to hear what you think of this one!
Congratulations Shelby and Eric, we love you!!
Enjoy your weekend!