Wednesday, October 21, 2015

decorating inside, with quilts

"Forever Partners"  about 25" square
And now for the inside decorations... well at least one of my yearly Halloween quilts.
"Forever Partners"
I made it years ago, because I fell in love with the gestures of the dancing skeletons. Reminds me of my gallant husband dancing with me, his best partner. In the above picture you can click on it to see the three D details such as spiders, and heart beads.

This is a shot of the whole thing hanging in the hallway for October. I pieced in the circles and have a tutorial on the technique in my tutorials page. I did paper pieced stars and added background fabrics to allow them to circle the dancers, repeating the circle shape. The beads also repeat it, as does the moon. In the background to the right you see another of my Halloween quilts, a twin sized, "Dance of the candy corn fairies".

 I make a Halloween quilt every year, as well as a Valentine quilt each year.
It's my series and I have a lecture where I bring both sets and discuss working in series. FUN!

It's pretty simply quilted by free motion, swirls confetti, circles.

To place the tiny star blocks, after laying them out you start adding strips of fabric til it becomes the size you want.



Can you "Feel the magic"??


20 comments:

  1. Making Halloween and Valentine's quilts every year as a series is such a great idea! Fun ideas to keep exploring and revisiting.
    Very inspiring!
    I love your dancers in the stars.

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  2. I would love to see all your quilts from the series together! I like how the skeletons are so elegant, like real dancers.

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  5. Hi LeeAnna,
    Inside and out! Very Halloween friendly!
    Great quilt!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  6. This is such a cool quilt, LOVE it

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  7. Oh my goodness, that fabric is super adorable.
    Very festive, indeed!!!

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  8. Oooh, wow, this is such an awesome quilt! Love it! You are so talented. Thanks for the dropping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment.

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  9. I love this one.... I'm such a skeleton kinda girl!!!

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  10. I love it! Those skeletons have such character!

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  11. Stunning...what an awesome design! I like it so much more than traditional Halloween quilts. NOW I want to make something for Halloween.

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  12. So many personal touches in this quilt. How fun to put it up annually. It's both seasonal and a love letter. Lucky you.

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  13. Such a fun, original little quilt. You should show it off a little more with larger blog pics. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

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  14. Great quilt -- love the name and the sentiment. I've seen some of your V-Day series quilts, going to look through the blog for some of the other HW ones. I'm (freezer) paper-piecing the same five point stars for my first Halloween quilt and it's been slower going than I thought it would be. What pattern did you use for yours?

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  15. Such a wonderfully creative quilt! Who doesn't love to decorate with quilts! Thanks for sharing!!

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  16. Such a fun Halloween quilt. Love the dancing skeletons! The setting really highlights the dancers. Beautifully done.

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  17. Love the quilt. Those skeletons are so elegant. Happy Halloween!

    -Soma

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  18. I'm really liking Forever Partners. It's quite fancy! I've yet to make one holiday quilt. This shall be one of my goals for 2016. ;)

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  19. Definitely love those dancing skeletons. I've never made a holiday quilt, this one makes me want to!

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  20. What a fun quilt! My cousin and her husband would love this so much - they were professional dancers. :)

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