Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A recent Creation

Monsters! I love them. Some are scary, some are sweet, some can occasionally be a mix of both.
When I found a monster panel fabric I bought it, even though I had no project planned for it then. I knew I'd find something to do with it. I mean, we're talking monsters!

Quilting projects without an intended recipients are quite liberating as I just work with color and composition (painting with fabric?) and am not bound in any way by my conception about the person who'll use it. I have no idea who'll use it after all.

And here's what I've done with it:

And a close up:

And another close up (because these monsters are just too cute):

I cut out the panels, leaving the blue and purple border they came with, and sewed white sashing around them. I know there's an official term for the interrupted sashing I have here, I just don't know what it is. Basically in each corner I sewed a purple fabric with itty bitty pictures of the monsters. This was the original border of the fabric. It was good to use it even though I initially did not know how I would incorporate it. Around the panels I sewed a lime green border, which was a lot of fun.

The backing of the quilt is squiggly purple fabric, with some of the lime green fabric used as the border. This, apart from being a fun fabric to work with, also adds cohesion to the quilt as the front and back have the same border and binding.

In honor of this quilt I have revived my etsy shop, and will hopefully be listing a few more on there in the coming couple of weeks.

The really fun part? As I was finishing the quilt, Shira saw it and exclaimed she loves it and wants it. When I explained it's really too small for her at 4 ft. square, she asked if I could get more of the fabric and make her one too. I said sure. The following morning AJ saw the quilt and also promptly exclaimed he needs a blanket with this fabric too! Luckily, when I went back to the store, they still had some, so I bought 4 more yards.

The later fun will be the challenge of creating 3 different quilts of the same fabric, and having each quilt be its own thing. I'm looking forward to that.


  1. It would have been a criminal offence not to buy that fabric, as your offspring have evidently made clear by now. I love the way each block has a slim double frame. I think you could do dark sashing next time and still have it work. I'd call that sashing with cornerstones, by the way.

  2. Thanks! I like the idea of sashing with cornerstones.
    As for my family's love of it, Shira's my daughter, and is 12. AJ is my husband, and in his late 30s.
    The monsters speak to us all!