Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tumbling Skulls

The lady who works at the consignment store I went to the other day said they were looking for baby quilts with skulls. Hey, I thought, I can do that! I went home and looked in my stash O’ fabrics and found some skully fabrics I’d gotten a long time ago. I don’t like to use skulls so much myself, but my husband? He loves them. So a few years ago we made a quilt together, which he designed and I constructed. And then I made him another one a couple years after that. As a result, I have skullish fabrics that needed new projects!
I made this one:

It uses a fairly traditional design, called Attic Windows, which creates an awesome 3-D effect. I love the way fabrics influence each other. The red, for example, looks more vibrant next to the grey, and they grey still has some depth because it’s next to a strong color (rather than white for example).
Here’s a close up:

And for the backing I wanted something different, but still uncommon. I found a length of this faux batik fabric in metal colors and decided to go with it. Here’s a close up of that:

And how they work together:

I brought this piece, and a few others, to the store, and the lady took them all. Hey! My stuff’s in a store! (I know, it may not sell, but still, I’m excited)


  1. Beautiful, I certainly would buy it.

  2. Thank you so much!

    (If you're interested you can check this one, and other quilts, out at my Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/midnightglory?ref=ss_profile )