I made this over the summer. It was an idea I'd had forever and I am so glad I finally made it! It is my own original design, all free-pieced. As a family we love lighthouses and have visited many. We also love Halloween (anyone who visits the blog regularly knows I have a thing for making Halloween quilts.) Anyway, this seemed a perfect combination of the two.
It uses a combination of both regular and Halloween fabrics. I am glad I dared go for the wild sunset background fabric as I think it really works. Also, I used buttons as embellishments which is a new thing for me. As you can see, lots of bats are flying around.
Fussy cut ghosts in the windows.
Spiders crawling. Also a skull and pumpkins of course.
These dead fish buttons are my favourite. I thought it would be cool to have skeleton fish in the water but I had no luck finding buttons like this. That is until my husband noticed them in a little collection of cat-themed buttons at the fabric store!
I made the spooky cliff first. You will notice the eye fabric which I use in many of my Halloween quilts. I also love the dinosaur skeleton fabric which I had a few scraps left of.
The sky. There are three different types of star buttons sewn on the sky.
Although you really can't tell in the pictures, I quilted this extensively. It's a good size too, maybe about 2 feet by 4 feet. It was a fun project and I am looking forward to putting it up around Halloween.
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Posted by Riel Nason