I am not a huge collector of novelty Halloween fabrics but over time, I have acquired quite a few favorites. My son is nuts about Halloween- he was born in October and it really just seems to be in his blood. So I decided it's definitely time to make a fun kids Halloween quilt we'll see if it actually gets done in time for the holiday this year.
Even though I had plenty of fabric to get started, I went ahead and ordered some Halloween Parade from my BMQG friend, Hema. She waited till after I moved from Massachusetts to start selling fabric online! The nerve. Thankfully- receiving it in the mail is almost as fun as getting it from her in person. (A little bundle of Jungle Ave slipped into my order too- LOVE it!).
Anyway, I am seriously in love with this Halloween Swoon quilt by Amanda at Hey Porkchop. It has juvenile fabrics but it is designed in such a stunning and "mature" way. Inspired by that beauty, I am trying to make a Halloween quilt with another Thimble Blossoms pattern: Red Letter Day.
Monday morning- I was just floored by one of the Sewvivor entries for the Hexie challenge. I love her use of a unique color combination: teal, olive green, and black- but I especially love that she used all prints (no solids) to make something so unique.
I decided to try to make a Red Letter Day block with only prints - I debated combinations of fabrics for over an hour- it was annoying! I finally just went for it, but after all of that effort, it looks like a hot mess to me:
I think the picture makes it look better in person but it's way too busy, right?! I feel sad that such good/cute fabrics may be wasted (I am still debating with myself if I can salvage any of it for this project) but I keep trying to tell myself that it's good to experiment and the wasted fabric is minimal in amount and cost.
So I decided to try again, using a neutral along with two prints. What do you think? I feel like it's world's better than my first attempt:
I would seriously love any opinions! Thanks in advance. Linking up to WIP Wednesday.