It looks like the Ghosts are having a party tonight......
I wanted to make something fun and different this past weekend. So I decided to go with a Halloween theme. I was thinking of making a silhouette of a haunted house scene but wanted to add a little color. This idea would be perfect for Bali material. So I picked these to start with:
Then I drew a haunted house with a Ghost coming out the upstairs window and one opening the front door for their friend coming up the sidewalk. I cut out my applique and decided how big I wanted to make the full wall hanging.
I sewed the sky and the grass together to make the house look like it will be up on a hill. Then arranged my applique onto it. I put the tree along the boarder and added a fence. The full moon was placed just off to the side a little with bats flying around. And of course, I had to have a witch flying on her broomstick.
When I got all the applique where I wanted, they got press and machine stitched all around the raw edges with the blanket stitch and invisible thread. Put my boarder on, layered and pinned. I then machine quilted echoing all around the appliques and in the ditch in the boarder. Then put a binding on using the same material as the boarder. This was also sewed on by machine using invisible thread. I finished by painting eyes on my Ghosts with black dimensional fabric paint, to make them stand out more.
The finished size is22" X 25". I added a sleeve on the back and it is ready to hang for Halloween.
Next......I started a new quilt, wait till you see it. Hope everyone has a Great Day!
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