Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Skull Top Complete

I’ve accomplished my April goal to complete the top of Richard’s Skull quilt. 

I was having a bit of trouble getting this picture, trying to avoid my shadow and dealing with a slight breeze. Here's a close up so you can enjoy some of the fabrics.

I thought I might continue and piece all the leftover bits of the skull fabric together for a backing, and then my husband got the idea that I should make them into the shape of a skull, so it’s going to be a little more work than expected.  I liked his idea and drew up a picture on some graph paper of a pixelated skull and have begun cutting.

Reaching my goal allows me to participate in Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal, and in the next few days I'll be posting my goal for May.

A goal should scare you a little & excite you A LOT. ~ Joe Vitale

Monday, 5 April 2021

Skulls a Quarantine Quilt

The fabric for this quilt has been sitting, prepped and ready to begin for a few months, looking at me every time I enter my studio, so it’s time to take it to the next step. 

My goal for the month of April will be to complete the top of this quilt for my husband.  He likes skulls, so whenever we are in a quilting store he is looking for and collecting skulls, sugar skulls and day of the dead fabric.  He has collected quite a stash and I think it’s time I started this quilt before his skulls take over my quilting room. 

Wanting to feature the fabric, I picked (with his approval) the Aussie shadow quilt pattern found Quiltmania: The Quilt magazine No, 60.  I used two blocks of most fabrics and three blocks of some of the favourites.  This is going to end up being a near queen sized quilt.

Check back at the end of the month to see if I have completed my One Monthly Goal (OMG), taking part in Elm Street Quilts OMG linkup. 

Thinking and talking about death need not be morbid; they may be quite the opposite. Ignorance and fear of death overshadow life, while knowing and accepting death erases this shadow. ~ Lily Pincus