The other day, I decided to grab my Halloween panel which I nearly threw out in disgust last year, I pieced an impro backing and disliked it LOTS....decided not to throw it but hid it in the back of the cupboard. Well, I got it out, loaded it on the quilt and just pumped it to full speed, not worrying about stitch lengths, designs just went with the flow and sorta followed the panel.
Using superior threads neon polyester I did loops, I roughly traced the bricks, the angles and fences, a few circles here and there and bob's your uncle :)
I bound it with plain black and put one of those little corner edges in to hang it.
I wanted to try to get some lights and considering it's a wall hanging, it doesn't matter if the wires are on the back or not, no-one's going to see them.
So I cut holes in the quilt in appropriate places using a grommet maker, there are some in the ghost eyes, frog eyes, pumpkin eyes and round the couldron.
Put the LEDS in and then dh kindly wired them up. (You could just buy battery led christmas lights) but I didn't want to wait (i'm impatient like that) and it was a stormy day and driving 80kms round trip just for a £5 set of lights was a no no
Really excited to show you the finished article, glowing nicely ready for tonight
I'm now planning my christmas tree quilt lighting, having a few problems because
- it needs to be washed,
- it needs to not have wires in the back so if it's inside the quilt they need to be able to bend without breaking the connection
- if I use conductive thread in the bobbin you'll see it on the front of the quilt.....
We aren't trick or treating tonight as we did it yesterday but the house is looking very halloweeny :)
Wondering who will come knocking on our door.