Written by Linda Chaney, mother
My friend and I loved “Mr. Bones” the first time we saw him and decided to make a lap size quilt using the panel and accompanying border print. The panel is Chillingsworth created by Echo Park Paper Co. for Andover Fabrics (andoverfabrics.com).
Mr. Bones will be surrounded by a series of borders: First, an inch black border; second, the fence to keep Mr. Bones in; third, another black border, about 1 to 1-1/4 inches wide; fourth, flags and books border; fifth, another black border about 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 inches wide; and finally, a wedge shaped border with varying halloween prints. The quilt will be bound in black.
The center panel and two of the three borders have been cut. It was a snap to cut the two borders; however, Mr. Bones himself was a bit trickier. Now to cut the fabric for the remaining borders! The hope – to have Mr. Bones completed in time for Halloween! Wish me luck!
Mr. Bones is handsome, you'll make him even more so with the clever border treatment!
Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio
A friend of mine just made this quilt a couple of months ago. I helped her cut out the borders. She sent it to be quilted and had them quilt a spider web design on it and it really came out great. You will get the top finished in no time.
A spooky and fun quilt for sure Linda! Love the borders. Daryl's spider web quilting idea is so cool!
You have great and really well thought out borders for your quilt. I'm looking forward to seeing him all put together!