Tuesday, October 25, 2016

EERIE NIGHTS


Today is my day to show what I made.  I did something different this year.  Which, I must say, I think it turned out OK.


But first I want to give a big "THANK YOU" to our Hostess's.  Marian for coming up with this great hop idea.  I wish you all the luck and happiness in you new home in Colorado.  And to Amy Warner, for helping Amy when she needed it most.  



It all started when our Quilt Guild went up to Paducah, KY to see the National Quilt Museum.  (Which was so much fun.)
Anyway, it was right after I signed up for this hop.  At this time I had no idea as to what to make.  Well, on the way home we stopped at a couple of Quilt shops.  In the one shop, the owner was making a unique wall hanging with a Fall panel.  THAT'S IT!  That is what I was going to make.  
So I bought this cute panel,




And matching fabric.


I layered all the fabrics.  Yes all the fabrics!
I put the purple down first, that will be my backing.  Then I layer the black and orange on top.  Smoothing it all out as I went.  I carefully laid the panel on top.  I then drew an X from corner to corner with a large ruler.  Then carefully pinned the fabrics all together and sewed a straight stitch on my drawn lines.  
There is no batting in this.  The layers of fabric will make it dimensional.
Next, I drew lines 1/2 inch from each other throughout the top panel.


After the lines are drawn, I sewed a straight stitch on each line.




Backing (it is actually a brighter purple than the picture shows)


OK, it is all sewn.  I did it in sections, seemed to go better for me.


Here comes the fun part.  Using a very sharp scissors, carefully cut between ALL the seams.  BUT DO NOT CUT THE BOTTOM (BACKING) FABRIC.


Cut all the way to the edge.




Now the binding goes on.  I made it purple like the backing.  I also sewn my sleeve on at this time.


Ok, here goes.... I got a large bath towel and made it real wet (don't wet your quilt for then it will fray and get fuzzy) and threw both the quilt and the towel in the dryer on fluff.  This setting takes longer but you get good results.
Ready to see???

Here it is:


Ok, now go grab a cup of your favorite brew and lets go see what others are showing today.  I know I can't wait to see.


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89 comments:

teachpany said...

Cute. I hadn't thought of making a chenille top from a panel. Nice idea.

Charlene McCain said...

Great quilt! Thank you for the tutorial on how to make a chenille top. I've always wanted to do this. The panel you used is adorable!

Anita said...

What a great-looking wall hanging! Maybe I will try this technique once, thanks for sharing.

Cindy Dahlgren said...

What a unique idea! I would love to make this! Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot Com

Betsy said...

Jane, that technique is so unique and creative, thank you for sharing

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

I love the chenille effect, it came out great!

Dorian said...

That is certainly different! Never saw that done before. Cute project.

Stitchin At Home said...

A neat effect for a lovely project!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

What a great idea!!! It turned out fantastic too!!!!

Lee said...

I love it!

Linda Williamson said...

Love the cat panel. Your technique made it look even more special for Halloween. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

Teatime Creations said...

What a neat idea . Thank you for the inspiration. This just might go on my TO DO list.

Patsy Cash said...

What a neat way to quilt the wall hanging! I would scare me to start cutting but it is awesome.
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Lynne Stucke said...

Super cute! My friend makes chenille quilts for babies. Love them! (lynnstck[at]yahoo.com)

sam said...

Thank you for this project. So many great ideas and tips. the panel used is simply adorable.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Oh Man!! What a great technique. I remember making Chenille years ago...now it's back in a different form. Love it.

Joyce Carter said...

WOW, Jane!! That is really awesome! I haven't seen anything like this before. It looks fantastic and I really like the way it looks. Thank you for sharing.

Mary Ann said...

That is really cool. I have some panels that have been habging around a long time. I would love to try this. Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us.

Carol S. said...

This is so amazing...love it! I like the dimensional look it gets doing this. I'll have to try it!

works4me said...

How creative is that. The panel is cute and the "shredding" is creepy. Well done.

Vickie said...

What a fabulous idea ! I bet making those first few cuts was the most frightening thing about halloween for you this year !

Patty D from NC said...

What a great looking quilt! thanks for sharing.

Ariane said...

Super cute idea! I'll have to try that one day.

sewlost said...

Wow. Looks great! You put a lot of work into this and it shows.

Donna Cutting said...

Wow, very cute panel, but you were brave to cut it. Sure does give it a great new look for Halloween.
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Ruth said...

The wall hanging is so cute and I love how it came out! I once took a class on making chenille where we did that. Great idea!

Lori Smanski said...

wow this is wonderful. thanks for the tips.

Dawn F said...

That's cool! I wouldn't have known to use a wet towel instead of wetting the quilt. Great tip!

Melody Lutz said...

Very fun hanging, that cat is mesmerizing!

Melody Lutz said...

Very fun hanging, that cat is mesmerizing!

Calicojoan said...

Oh my gosh, I have to tell you, I almost had a heart attack when you started cutting up that adorable panel...but you knew best. It's just too cool all finished!

Karrie S said...

Love your quilt! I love how you finished it and learned something new :)
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claudia said...

What a cute idea! I would have never thought to do that!

Sally said...

Very cute! A chenille panel project, clever, I'll have to check out my panels! thanks

Seacoast Quilter said...

I haven't done a chenille project in a long time. Thanks for the great idea using a panel.

Tami Von Zalez said...

First time I have seen a distressed look to a fabric panel. Amazing!

rosemaryschild said...

What a great idea-love the way your panel turned out-I love Halloween! spierssusan52@gmail.com

Linda said...

JUST A DARLING AUTUMN QUILT! THANKS FOR SHARING! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Laura said...

Thanks for the clear photos of the slashing part of your project. Love the cute panel and what you did with it.

VA said...

Your project turned out great! I'd be afraid to cut up a project like that.

anna brown said...

Wow didnt see that end coming ....Loved it ty for the cool idea.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

desertskyquilts said...

LOVE the look of your quilt! That looks like it was just fun to do. The panel is terrific, all by itself. Gotta tell you that the button at the bottom cracked me up! I'm sharing it with all the quilters I know! dezertsuz at gmail

Pam McDonald said...

Wow. That is an awesome idea for a raggy look. I never thought of doing something like that after it is all stitched together. Thanks for the technique!

Nancy said...

Faux Chenille! What a great idea. I have many panels and really don't want to do all the work of batting,piecing, etc. I am going to try this. Thanks for a wonderfully inspiring post.
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tac73 said...

This is such a cute quilt. Love the textures.

QuiltE said...

Thanks for sharing this new approach to chenille. Never thought of doing it in multi-colours!

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Allison CB said...

WOW - awesome texture!!!Very interesting technique - thanks for sharing!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

Taylor Closet said...
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Taylor Closet said...

I love this creative idea, looks so cute. I love your ideas.
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Quilting Tangent said...

Cute wall hanging. 24Tangent@gmail.com

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

this quilt has it all---cats, birds, pumpkins purple--
and it is different--great job-
love and laughter, di

KaHolly said...

Oh, my goodness, CUTE and CLEVER all rolled into one!

Heather said...

What a good idea! I haven't tried chenille yet!

allthingzsewn said...

What a great idea of the chenilling of the wall hanging. It turned out cute. I'll try that with a throw for christmas. I'll link back if I get it done.

Janna Saeger said...

What a unique idea, great job!

Beth said...

What an incredibly creative idea!! I have never seen that before. I think you deserve a special prize for coming up with something new--a gold star, or a gold pumpkin, or something. Thank you!

Kathy H said...

Great idea for this panel. I actually have this panel too and was going to cut it up for some table runners. But I like how you use it better.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I love the panel by itself, but what a neat effect that technique is.

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, that is so, so clever and totally cute! I never know what to do with panels but this is a great idea. I also like your "fabricholic" sign. You must be on the same road as I am LOL!

Sewgirl said...

Your piece turned out great..man, that's gutsy to slice through it all, but very effective! Thanks for sharing.

Camille V said...

Interesting technique and nicely done.

Linda said...

Very cute! I love the finished piece!

Janarama said...

Now that's what I call thinking outside of the box. Great idea to give the panel dimension. Love it!

Susan Stanton said...

What a nifty new way to use a panel. Very creative and pretty.
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Joanna said...

What a fascinating technique. I love the look of your wall hanging. Happy Halloween.

Vicki H said...

Cute idea. I would not have thought to use this technique with a panel. Thanks for sharing.

GranChris said...

Oh so much fun and a great way to use a panel.

lefuntz said...

I love it! My local quilt shop has been big on chenille lately and have lots of cute panels. I really need to give this a try.

Renee said...

What a fun project! I love the panel. Too cute!

PK Sews said...

Your quilt just makes me smile! The kitty is delightful. Thanks for sharing this!

Bonnie58 said...

Love the quilt.Thanks for sharing

jade2night@gmail.com said...

I am in love. Your chenille quilted panel is awesome. Someone had given me several baby themed panels a few years ago and I had not figured out what I was going to do with them until now. My youngest granddaughter is getting a new baby brother just in time for Christmas and I am going to make one for her to give to her step mom at the baby shower.

Kristine said...

Very fun! I love the colors and the mix of materials. thanks for sharing!

delaineelliott said...

What an awesome idea and it turned out perfectly. Thanks for showing how to do it!

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Abbigail said...

That is really cute made that way!

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Super cute idea for a panel! The result was charming. Didn't know the thing about the wet towel. Gotta remember that!

LJ said...

What a great quilt. I love that you used the panel and the chenille is really a cute idea.

Kathy E. said...

Jane, what a cool technique to cut the fabric between the stitching! It creates such a cool look with the purple fabric peeking through! I wonder if this is the same way to "make" chenille. I've heard of doing that, but never really paid attention to the how-to part. Think how neat this would be in a Christmas tree or heart shape for other holidays. Wow!

Michele T said...

Love that technique to cut fabric!! Thanks for sharing in the blog hop!!

minibea12 said...

I've never seen that technique before. Made your quilt so unique!
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patty a. said...

Your quilt turned out so cute!

Sarah@123quilt said...

That's such a great way to jazz up a panel! I especially liked your tip about using the wet towel and not getting the wall hanging wet. I'll have to remember that one!

Leah said...

That is really cool. Gives a whole new texture. Love it!

apple blossom said...

most interesting technique you used

Amy said...

Ohh, Jane! That is a great hanging. Love the technique and the panel you used. Just adorable.

OhioLori said...

Oh my goodness!! AWESOME quilt!! Love it, and the Chenille idea is Amazing!! Super job!!

JANET said...

Cute quilt, and great idea to use a wet towel instead of wetting the quilt. Wonder if that will work on rag quilts? ndfromsd atgmaildotcom

Rebecca said...

Cute piece, and thanks for the advice on the dryer.