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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Chillingsworth Halloween Scrap Quilt (#85)

Is it ever too soon for Halloween?  I think not!
This paper pieced coffin template is free, along with other wonderful tutorials from Jeni Baker of In Color Order. I loved it and not knowing how to paper piece wasn't going to stop me ... with the help of YouTube, Google and a love of coffins ... viola!
I had saved a bag of scraps from my other Chillingsworth quilts (here).  Made some 'fake' flying geese with half square triangles.
Every inch of border fabric was cobbled together.  I ran out of the black background after two coffins which worked out fine because my paper piecing skills really need a proper class of instruction.
It's no secret I love Aurifil 50wt. for piecing and quilting.  It melds into the minky I frequently use and I rarely get thread breaks or loads of lint.  What I am having fun with is using brighter thread colors that make even my simple quilting look nice.  On the front is hot neon orange #1104.
And on the back is black dimple dot minky quilted with Aurifil 50wt. #5004 (dark grey) in the bottom bobbin.
When I ran out of scraps the quilt was just too small, so I did cheat and buy a yard of Chillingsworth damask - but seriously, who can resist these tiny little skulls?
And here is the big reveal.  Another "Frankenweenie" quilt whose criteria is to use up every last scrap of leftover fabric from other quilts.  

Something new for me to do is link up with others - but I am pleased to join Scraptastic Tuesday hosted by She Can Quilt which I subscribe to and have enjoyed reading for some time.  Lots of inspiration, tutorials and guidance ... a great site to check out.

Materials:
Chillingsworth / Echo Park
Aurifil 50wt. #1104 and #5004
Warm & White batting
Minky / dimple dot black
Thanks to Jeni Baker In Color Order
Size: 52" x 51"
August 2017