Thursday, September 16, 2010

Boo To You!

Is everybody ready for Halloween?  We love Halloween and all of the cute fabric that comes with it :o)  Boo To You by My Mind's Eye for Riley Blake is one of our favorites this year!  It was screaming for a good pattern~  We picked the Fresh Cut pattern by Saginaw St. Quilt Co.  It uses the Straight Out of Line ruler by Creative Grids.  You can make it without the ruler, but it is just so handy!  The green for the borders turned out really cute, there is just enough green in the center that it finishes it off nicely.  I had a blast making this quilt and it only took 2 partially devoted Saturdays.   It's very busy, but so fun!  The finished size is 62" x 78"

Here's a closer look so you can see the block.  It was a simple project to quilt, she just quilted 1/4" away from the seam lines and went straight down each row, then turned it and did the same.  It made an intersection where the quilting crossed over, so you don't have a lot of stopping and starting.  If you're new to quilting, you should try this one!  We always recommend you have a walking foot for any machine quilting.

Here's a close up of the back, it turned out great with the quilting and variegated thread on the black.  The backing is perfect, it's from the Westrade Collection and King Tut has the perfect variegated thread, it's called Old Giza.  You would think it was made just for this quilt~

Of course everything mentioned is available here for purchase, even if you don't like the fabric, you should try the pattern!  When you do, we'd love to see what you choose!


It will be an adorable decoration for Halloween!!


  1. I love your halloween quilt!

  2. This quilt is soooo cute !!
    Wich fabric did you use in back? Swirls on black?