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.
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).