Wednesday, October 10, 2012
As I am working through my "100 Day Hustle List", I skipped over to item number 6, which just so happens to be a Halloween Table Runner for my home. Out in blog land there have been so many great posts of people decorating their homes with adorable quilts, table runners, and other Halloween and Fall related decor that I really wanted to get some of that out in my home as well. Currently, I don't have a table runner yet, so I thought that I would make one. After I had read Linda's blog post from the Quilted Pineapple about her adorable Haunted Little Houses Runner, I was inspired to make a similar one for myself but with a little bit more of a modern twist. I had this crazy idea in my head to make the "Haunted Houses" on either end of the runner and have a chevron pattern in the middle to look like a "crooked trail". So I bought the pattern from Miss Rosie's Quilt Company to make the cute little houses and I made them out of a charm pack that I already had by Riley Blake called "Costume Clubhouse". They turned out pretty cute, despite it being my first time making flying geese.
Sorry the pictures aren't the greatest. It was raining outside and very windy last night! The lighting in my basement where my studio is located is definitely not the greatest.
The majority of it was cut out, and I had the first two rows sewn together. I just thought that I would match it up to my haunted houses and see how it looks just for fun.
Uh oh. I don't like it at all. What is currently in my head is definitely not translating onto the quilting table so to speak. I don't know if the haunted houses are too busy looking or if the chevrons are too bold and bright that they are overpowering the houses, but I am definitely not feeling my idea! Also it looks as though my sizing of the two patterns isn't meshing up either. So please help! If you have any ideas on how to salvage this poor Halloween Table Runner or parts of it anyways, let me know. I could use some other "great" quilting minds right now because mine is very frustrated.
Linking up to WIP Wednesday link party hosted by Lee at Freshly Pieced.