Thursday, October 29, 2020

Bone & Chain

Since it's late October, I thought Bone & Chain would be a good quilt to finish and blog about! The pattern of Bone & Chain is by BasicGrey, and I used fabrics from Guicy Guice's Declassified line. I love the funky and fun colors in this quilt!

Without a doubt, this is the most intense and complicated cutting I've ever done. There are thousands of little pieces, and they come in all these different sizes. It was amazing I managed to keep track of them and not make a mistake, but I think the well-written pattern has a lot to do with it. The whole quilt is made of straight seams or snowball corners, but I would say the main challenge is keeping everything organized.

After all that piecing, the quilting is actually the easier part. The space is already pretty well divided, so I added in some straight lines for contrast and filled the rest of the background with a swirl.

The skulls themselves, however, were tough. I never quite know what to do with these "face" type quilts, to be honest, so I did some geometric dot-to-dot designs. I did have fun with the eyes though ... some of the skulls are totally dead, others have eyeballs.

This quilt was tough but enjoyable, and I'm so glad I finally finished it! I adore skull quilts and though this is my first one, it will not be my last.

For the back of the quilt, I used more of my Tula Pink backing fabric. It literally pains me to use such nice and expensive backing fabric like this (I'm cheap) but it does make the quilt feel even more special!

7 comments:

  1. I love the fun eyes on the skulls; I would have struggled to figure out how to quilt them as well. Perfect timing for the finish of this quilt!

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  2. Perfect for this time of year! I love the way you did the eyes. The fabric, too, is so much fun. This is just perfectly skeletal and halloween-y!

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  3. What great timing on this quilt - perfect! What is the background fabric? I love that color.

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  4. Very creative quilting, Liz! Those spirals are the perfect complement to the straight lines. Perfect timing!

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  5. Oh my gosh, when I fist noticed the eyeballs, I thought that was so brilliant!!!!!! And so fun! Really fun finish, and you made me laugh with those eyes!

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  6. Your piecing and quilting is spectacular !

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