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!