Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Denyse Schmidt Halloween Quilt

I have a rule for myself: I don't start a quilt that I am not going to finish immediately. While there are many things that I enjoy about quilting, the process of moving from an idea, to quilt blocks, to quilt top, to basted quilt, to quilted to quilt, to bound quilt, and finally to crinkly-out-of-the-dryer quilt, is my favorite.  When I finished up this Field Study quilt this summer, I completed one of only 4 unfinished projects that I have ever started.  And this week I finished up another one.
Boo! Denyse Schmidt Halloween Quilt
This is a project that I started in October 4 years ago.  For some reason I got delayed and didn't finish quilt before Halloween so I put the blocks into a box and forgot about them.  
Boo! Denyse Schmidt Halloween Quilt
The quilt is almost completely made up of Denyse Schmidt prints, I used 1 Lizzy House Pearl Bracelet print and 1 Juliana Horner print.  Denyse Schmidt is my favorite fabric designer and I love how Halloween-y her fabrics feel without actually having anything to do with Halloween.  
Boo! Denyse Schmidt Halloween Quilt
For the quilting, I did randomly spaced crosshatching, then went back and added straight lines at different angles to give it a little bit of a spiderweb effect.
Boo! Denyse Schmidt Halloween Quilt
The backing is a corduroy Denyse Schmidt quilt.  This is my 4th quilt that I have backed with one of her corduroy prints and it is the best (Maple Leaf Rag, The Linda Quilt, Lemoyne Star).

Finished size: 55" x 65"
Fabrics: Various Denyse Schmidt Prints
Batting: Quilter's Dream Cotton Select
Backing: Denyse Schmidt Chicopee Corduroy

15 comments :

  1. Love this! And you're right about DS prints having a Halloween vibe without actually being about Halloween! Also, I've never used corduroy to back a quilt; but now I think I must try it...

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  2. Done is done, whenever it happens! I'm intrigued by the corduroy backing. Off to look at your other quilt links to see if you added any other thoughts.

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  3. Beautiful! Do you mind telling me what the name of the pattern is?

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    1. I didn't use a pattern, it is just made up of squares (I think 6") and then smaller squares (I want to say they are 5") with a gray border around them.

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  4. What?! You only have two unfinished quilt projects? You're making the rest of us look bad! ;-)
    I love the subtle Halloween vibe of this quilt. Lovely!

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    1. I am a finisher - except for the laundry. I honestly don't have room in my sewing room for unfinished projects so it helps motivate me!

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  5. Thanks for sharing. Have never seen Denyse's cordoroy. Is it a fine pinwhale type? I have a piece of pinwhale I thought I'd use for the back of a baby quilt, now I know it will likely work.

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    1. Yes, it is fine whale and is quite lightweight but fuzzy. It is similar to flannel quilting fabric in weight, just with texture. Do prewash though because it does shrink a little more than regular quilting cotton!

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  6. It looks great! I love all your fabric choices...

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  7. Really pretty. I love the way you have quilted too, the quilting is my least favourite part but as the lines are supposed to be random then this would be fine and not stress me out too much. x

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    1. Random lines are my favorite. they are so freeing!

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  8. I just love this quilt. Perfect quilting decision, too. I've never seen Denyse Schmidt fabric in corduroy but I'm off to look it up right now!

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    1. I think Chicopee is the only one of her collections that they did in corduroy, but I have continued to buy it so I think it's available out there!

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