Thursday, October 31, 2019

Spooky Table Topper - Island Batik Challenge

Happy Halloween!

The items in this post (except for the candy!) were provided by Island Batik, Aurifil, and Hobbs Batting 

This month's challenge for Island Batik was Top It Off - making a table topper or runner using an applique technique.  

I can always use more Halloween decorations!
👻 And who doesn't need another ghost in the house? 👻 

I've wanted to make one of these cute blocks since I bought the pattern last year.  
And it's so fun to make!  👻

The ghost is not a separate piece that was appliqued onto the background, as with traditional applique.  I chose to piece one ghost block using the pattern instructions and then use a running stitch to give the look of applique.  
I used three prints from Black Pearl by Kathy Engle.
I used this really cool pink variegated 12-wt Aurifil thread (#4660) for the hand applique stitch and 50-wt  Aurifil #2568 for the piecing and wavy quilting using my Baby Lock Jazz.
I used the 80/20 black Hobbs batting for this project. 
As with every type of Hobbs batting I've used so far, this is an excellent product!

Check out all the other projects made by the Island Batik Ambassadors
Carolina Asmussen ~Carolina Asmussen
Gene Black ~ Gene Black
Pamela Boatright ~ Pamela Quilts
Connie K Campbell ~ Freemotion by the River
Anja Clyke ~ Anja Quilts
Becca Fenstermaker ~Pretty Piney
Jennifer Fulton ~ Inquiring Quilter
Barbara Gaddy ~ Bejeweled Quilts by Barb
Dione Gardner-Stephen ~ Clever Chameleon
Sarah Goer ~ Sarah Goer Quilts
Vasudha Govindan ~ Storied Quilts
Lori Haase ~ Dakota City Quilter II
Joanne Hart ~ Unicornharts
Mania (Magdalini) Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for Quilts
Carla Henton ~ Create in the Sticks
Stephanie Jacobson ~ Steph Jacobson Designs
Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs
Joan Kawano ~ Moosestash Quilting
Kim Lapacek ~ Persimon Dreams
Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
Leanne Parsons ~ Devoted Quilter
Bea Lee ~ BeaQuilter
Toby Lischko ~ Gateway Quilts & Stuff
Bill Locke ~ Studio Bill Locke
Denise Looney ~ For the Love of Geese
Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights
Sally Manke ~ Sally Manke
Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack's Blog
Kathleen McCormick ~ KathleenMcCormick
Carol Moellers ~ Carol Moellers Designs
Karen Neary ~ Sew Karen-ly Created
Jackie O’Brien ~ If These Threads Could Talk
Laura Piland ~ Slice of Pi Quilts
Michelle Roberts ~ Creative Blonde
Vicki Schlimmer ~ Vicki's Crafts and Quilting
Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail
Sherry Shish ~ Powered by Quilting
Anita Skjellanger , Quilt in a not-Shell
Laticia "Tish" Stemple ~ Tish's Adventures in Wonderland
Jennifer Strauser ~ Dizzy Quilter
Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations
Terri Vanden Bosch ~ Lizard Creek Quilts
Alison Vermilya ~ Little Bunny Quilts
Sandra Walker ~ mmm! quilts
(Debora) Anne Weins ~ Sweetgrass Creative Designs
Geraldine Wilkins ~ Living Water Quilter
Janet Yamamoto ~ Whispers of Yore


  1. I love this so much, Lisa!!! The purple ghost is just too cute, and your hand stitched outline is the perfect touch. I'm also super impressed at all the purple candy accessories you were able to find! :)

  2. This is SOOO cute!! I love the colors, the prints, and the hand-quilting looks great!


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