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Friday, November 4, 2011
Hidden Wells Ghastlie Edition
Oh that Alexander Henry. He has done it again. OR, I guess I should say "they" have done it again. I'm guessing that there is not a little man, named Alexander sitting in a corner, designing off the wall designs.
Most are a little off color, just the way I like it, and some are even a little irreverent. Even better yet! :-)
Alexander Henry, I have long loved your crazy fabrics, but you pulled out the stops on this line. There's nothing more sadistic than these Ghastlie prints with all the social misfits on it! Speaks to my heart, and "NO" please don't ask!
This Ghastlie creation is a "Hidden Wells" quilt. Who would use this Avocado green and pink in a Halloween print you ask? I love it because it is the absolute, least likely Halloween colors, one could imagine. Am I right??
Now, if you have never made a Hidden Wells quilt, it is great fun and a fantastic way to use leftover fabrics. The patterns that emerge from the strip sets thrill me every time. Of course to appreciate the delightful Ghastlie characters, I had to set it off with a border of the macabre clan. Kind of reminds you of family doesn't it! And no Mom, don't take it personally! (Although, if the shoe fits...)
Here is the strip set that turned into this Ghastlie quilt!
Oddly enough, the stranger the combination, the wilder the choices of color, texture, and style of fabrics the better the results. With as little as 1/4 yard of at least 5 fabrics you can create a fun, mini size "wells" quiltie, for yourself.
For those who know me, I'm a hidden wells fanatic. This pattern is no longer in print, but there are some great online resources. I have even written a tutorial that you can findHERE.
Now we all know it would be a Ghastlie sin, to waste a thread of this incredible fabric.
I have had a great time coming up with projects, to use the leftovers on.
Let me just share a few with you!
Large Trivet Tuxedo
for those Hauntingly hot pans!
For my Witches Brew!
Ye Ole Family Tree!
(inspired by all you Ghastlie girls and your projects)
My personal favorite.
These Ain't No Ruby Slippers!!!!
You gotta just love feet with that face on em!
Kind of like, a walk in the park with my alter ego.
Hope you had as much fun with this Ghastlie Blog Hop as we all have.
Here's to thee, the other 53! Bloggers who have inspired me, and quite possibly turned me into a bigger Ghastlie Monster, than I already was... And that's just plain scary!!
I promised my fellow blog sista's, I would share the story of my
secret love affair with Alexander Henry...
But, your gonna have to wait. That's another post, all in itself.
You'll see it here real soon, and it promises to be a raucously good time!
Lastly, a big thanks to The Ghastlies, you have definitely put the "FUN" in Halloween for us all!!
And on that note, I "thinks" a give-a-way might be in order.
(photo compliments of My Memories software)
Here's your chance to win this Ghastlie Notebook, aka "Daily Doodler"
What better place to store all your Ghastlie thoughts.
Complete with a zipper pocket to keep all those Ghastlie spirits in place!
Just leave a comment and tell me your favorite Ghastlie projects from this hop.