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Nightshade ~ A Finished Quilt

I’m back with my finished Halloween quilt! This turned out to be a fun quilt to put together and even though it’s not October yet, I’ve already set it out in the family room.

I mentioned in my last post that I used my Prism pattern for this quilt. I did shrink the blocks down a bit…not sure why – ha! That’s what happens when I finish a quilt a year after I start it. It probably has something to do with the limited amount of fabric I had (only fat quarters of the Nightshade prints and only fat 1/8ths of the Oakshott cottons). These blocks ended up 6″ finished. The quilt measures about 48″ x 54″.

I quilted with a meandering free motion design. I did a pretty wide spaced meandering, hoping it will wash up a bit less stiff than a tighter quilting pattern.

The backing is two of my favorite prints from the Nightshade line. The binding is the left over from one of the backing prints.

Overall I think this is a great quilt for Halloween without screaming “Orange and Black!”

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27 Responses to “Nightshade ~ A Finished Quilt”

  1. 1
    Emma says:

    I love it. Those faces peaking out are really spooky.

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    Anne Beier says:

    i didn’t notice the face peeking out until I read the post before. Very clever. The backing is very pretty – Those two fabrics together work well.

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    sarah schraw says:

    It’s cool that you don’t realize it’s “HALLOWEEN” until it freaks you out. ;)

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    BC Miller says:

    I love Halloween and this definitely is a great alternative to the ol’ orange and black. I really like it.

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    Mabel says:

    Great job !! The Halloween fabric is soooo cute. I’m sure the kids love it!

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    Katy says:

    Perfect halloween quilt

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    Julie M says:

    I love it! Beautiful Tula Pink fabrics in a cool pattern!

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    Ben says:

    The Oakshotts look really great with the Nightshade. Cool quilt!

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    LiLi Trout says:

    I am amazed at your ability to crank out such amazing, complex quilts every week.

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    Carla says:

    Very cool pattern : ) have a great week end

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    Sheryl says:

    This is gorgeous. I love how from a distance it just looks like a beautifully coloured set of fabrics, but once you get up close you can completely see the Halloween theme. You could probably get away with using it year round. ;)

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    Elise Lea says:

    Beautiful and subtle Halloween quilt! You did a great job and I love the way the fabric works with this pattern (with the faces especially)!

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    Carole says:

    I love this quilt! The colors and the pattern and stunning! Great job! Do you have a pattern for this or soon to be published!

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      Faith says:

      Hi Carole – Yes, the pattern is available. It is my Prism pattern and you can purchase a PDF download in my Pattern Shop – button in the righthand column of the page.

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    Gertie says:

    This is a fab Hallowe’en quilt Faith – and you’re right, it is a nice change from orange & black (even though I like those too!). I am a big fan of purple & green. The Oakshotts work perfectly with this line x

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    Tamie says:

    I’m not really into holiday quilts, especially Halloween but I love what you have done. Lovely.

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    Leigh Anne says:

    I love this quilt and I don’t normally love holiday themed quilts :) Also, isn’t it an amazing feeling to finish off an OLD WIP!

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    Janet M. says:

    This is a beautiful Halloween quilt and a great use of the prism pattern.

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    Mary says:

    I love this! It’s just the right mix of pretty and spooky!

  19. 20

    Those fabrics look fabulous together especially with your design…great finish!

  20. 21
    Lauren aka Giddy99 says:

    It’s lovely!

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    Hilary says:

    This turned out really awesome :)

  22. 23
    Karee says:

    love your Prism pattern, again!

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    Sondra says:

    Love this! And it looks fantastic next to those amazing trees. Fantastic work! (as always) XXX

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    Kathleen says:

    Great quilt and that tree makes a beautiful prop for its display! Now do my eyes deceive me or am I seeing some spider webs in the root system of that tree?!

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      Faith says:

      Good eye! There were spider webs on the roots of the tree! I was torn because I thought they were perfect for my spooky quilt, but also didn’t want to get them ON the actual quilt. ha :)

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