Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Monster Mash

Welcome new friends, perhaps you are from Amy's Blogger Quilt Festival, and old, reliable friends, who have stuck with me during the lean posting times. I hope you enjoy this finish and one of my favorite quilts!

This quilt is named "The Monster Mash" because, well, that's what I hear in my head every single time I look at it. That's also what makes it one of my favorite quilts, even though it's a new finish.

If you are too young to know what I'm talking about, there is a song out there called "The Original Monster Mash" by Bobby (Boris) Pickett and The Crypt-Kickers.  Look it up and listen to it, then come back and take a look at my quilt, I won't seem so crazy.

Then again, maybe nothing will help me from seeming so crazy.

This one went together quickly because it was so fun. The Monsters are from the Amy Bradley Designs, "Happy Halloween" pattern. Instead of needle turn, I used the raw-edge applique method with Steam-a-Seam and blanket stitched around all the edge. With the exception of the sashing and borders, I used scraps or stash fabric.  I kept the quilting very similar to the pattern example because I think it appropriately allows the Monsters to take center stage. I kept my Instagram followers inundated with these blocks as I was finishing them up, I enjoyed it so much.  I'm surprised I didn't lose half of them.

Categories: Wall Hanging, since that is currently where it resides, and Applique.


A little closer look at the faces.




I also decided to submit this quilt to the Quilting Bloggers Weekly Quilt Contest.
Weekly Themed Quilt Contests

Head over there and take a look. If you like my Monster Mash, please vote for it.  If you like one of the others better, well, vote for that one, I'm confident the maker will appreciate it and I'll be glad to have brought your attention to such a fun contest. I keep my crazy, competitive streak come focused on sports participation and cheering only.  Voting is between Nov. 2, 8am-ish (EDT) and Nov. 5, 8am (EDT).

Cheers!
Beck

30 comments:

Bea GarcĂ­a said...

I love The Monster Mash Quilt! Watching your progress through IG was a lot of fun, thanks for sharing!

Pomegranate Quilts said...

Love the use of deep purple - really awesome.

CitricSugar said...

That's a really fun quilt! Love how much detail you put into your monsters.

thea said...

how fun! sorry you had to deal with Sandy. The quilt really is great.

Kara @me_and_elna said...

This is freaking amazing!!! :)

Julianne said...

Its fantastic! Love it!

Katherine said...

LOVE IT! GREAT COLORS!
HOPE Sandy leaves you alone soon!

Shay said...

Howdy stranger. Nice to see you!

Did I miss the unveiling of this quilt? I don't recall having seen it before. Love those monsters - they aren't at all scary, and look like something fun to cuddle up to.

kendascrafts said...

What a fun Halloween quilt! I've been meaning to make a Halloween quilt for a while now. I think I'll have to "pin" yours for inspiration. Thanks so much!

Kendra from missknittas studio said...

I love this -- each one of them has so much personality, and your applique is fantastic!

BTW I also now have that song stuck in my head, thank you very much!

Laura said...

Too cute! I love this quilt!

slp2004 said...

Absolutely adorable! All that applique and blanket stitching - dedication! Nice work!!! Perfect for this time of year!! :)

PBJ Quilt Sandwiches said...

Absolutely adorable! All that applique and blanket stitching - dedication! Nice work!!! Perfect for this time of year!! :)

Rebecca said...

What a fun quilt! Nice work!

tusen said...

hehe, such a fun quilt. Looks like they are very nice monsters ;)

Whosies said...

i love it! Such wonderful characters...you did a great job! perfect for the halloweening season too.

O'Quilts said...

Thank u for the nice comment on my blog. I appreciate it. I just love your Monster Mash quilt...great job!

QuiltNut Creations said...

Such a fun quilt!!

Jitka Oherová, Czech Repubic said...

These monsters looks very happy.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Lol!! What a super fun quilt!!! I bet you had so much fun sewing all those characters.

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Your quilt is adorable! I'm heading over to Quilting Gallery to vote now!

Michelle said...

That is so cute! I love the faces adn the quilting -- and now I'm going to have the song running through my head all afternoon. It's an improvement the song that was stuck there already, so thank you!

SIMPLESEW said...

So adorable and cute, you did a great job, a true artist. I hopped over from Richard and Tanya's Linky party.

Karen said...

Your quilt looks great. i like Amy's patterns and really enjoy the colours you have used in the design. Great fun!

Richard Healey said...

That quilt is just wonderful thanks for linking up.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com/
http://www.etsy.com/shop/RichardQuilts

LynCC said...

Haha!! Monster Mash is AWESOME. :D

Heidi Grohs said...

Awesome. Just AWESOME!

Kate Brown said...

I just love it!!! So much fun and so colorful. Great job!!

Nana said...

What a fun quilt. Great colors and work!

Kate said...

Very fun quilt!