A Ghastlie Night

Wow — thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments about Dad. It was really fun to read them all. Dad was pretty excited that people on the other side of the world know that he had a birthday. Isn’t the internet an amazing thing?

After Dad’s birthday this weekend, the stars all aligned and I managed to sew. WooHoo! It felt SO good — I’d been having major Hester withdrawal. I HAD to sew — the new Ghastlies arrived and I was beside myself with excitement.

Ghastlie Pillow

I mean — LOOK!  It’s the long awaited knitting witches.  I LOOOOVE them!  I made the ghastlie quilts before the knitting witches were available.  If I’d known there were going to be knitting witches, I would have waited to make the quilts.  The only thing better would be quilting witches.  (Hmmm, maybe that will be on the next line?)

Ghastlie Pillow

Anyway, since the knitting witches aren’t in the quilts, I decided I’ll make some pillows to coordinate with the quilts.  Well, ok, just one pillow for now.   I did an envelope back with orange buttons and put a little ghastlie cat on the back.  PaulKitty decided to pose for a picture with his new kitty buddy.  Do you think they look alike?

Ghastlie Pillow

I occasionally get questions about how I made the ghastlie quilts, so I made a page with some ghastlie quilt info.  It’s not even close to step by step instructions, but hopefully the info will be helpful to anyone who would like to make their own ghastlie quilt.

Ghastlie Pillow

I also had a lot of requests for the original ghastlie fabric but I didn’t have any.  So, this time, I put some of the new ghastlie fabric, “a ghastlie night”, on my fun fabric page in the Thimbleanna store. (Update:  The Ghastlies are all sold out — Thank you so much for your orders!)  There are three main scenes in “a ghastlie night”, as shown below (the knitters, the Dr. and a big dinner table scene).   I think I love this new print even more than the original one for quilt backs – the ghastlies are much more social this time around.

Ghastlie Pillow

Now I can’t wait for Halloween to decorate — it’s just around the corner you know!  ;-)

Ghastlie Pillow


38 Thoughts on “A Ghastlie Night

  1. Weeeellll, what a coincidence. I ordered some Ghastlies today (and spent a bit too much $$ on the heels of my FQS order earlier in the week. sigh). I was inspired to check your old post about the quilts you made so I could get an idea of what to do with this great fabric. I’m not making three quilts, though. Just one for me. Any tips, advice? I’m going to copy your wonky log-cabin idea since it kills two birds with one stone: I’ve always wanted to do a wonky LC and I want the wonderful vignettes in the fabric to be showcased. Hope you don’t mind a little of the sincerest form of flattery…

    LOVE your pillow, by the way! Those knitting witches are awesome!

  2. I love this pillow!!!!! So cute and sophisticated for Halloween. I bet you can’t wait.

  3. PaulKitty is very cute!!

    Your Halloween decorations are going to be spectacular this year!

  4. Belated congratulations on your Dad’s Birthday Anna!

    Halloween is around the corner indeed! Love that matching Ghastlies pillow!

  5. Just love those knitting witches. What fun!

  6. I think this set is my favourite of things you have made … just brilliant and as for knitting witches .. just perfect lol

  7. Knitting Witches – how fun! Love the pillow and it looks fabulous with the original quilt.

  8. Oh, sweet! Love the knitting witch pillow! That and the quilt are, by far, some of the best things you’ve conjured up from your fabulous brain.

  9. LOVE! (And cannot wait for Halloween already. Bring it on!)

  10. Love this! Knitting witches are just so cute.

  11. LOVE that pillow! I must get some of that fabric. I am off for a 10,000 step walk then I plan to spend the day in my sewing room!

  12. I love your pillows and the quilting you did on them just completes them. So cute.

  13. Ahhh, your black kitty looks so cute next to his pillow. ;0 I love the new Ghastlie’s too. Still haven’t cut INTO it but I love it and I know it is just sitting there waiting for me. I sleep better knowing that. ;0

    Anna, what’s with the pink Jeep in your dad’s bday list?

  14. Fabulous wonderful knitting witches – I’ll email you about buying some!

  15. Your Halloween quilts are so great. You’re right about it not being that far away. I used to kind of grumble about Halloween, as we live in one of those neighborhoods where people drive their cars to drop their kids off here to trick or treat. (Guess it looks like we’re the least likely to poison their kids or something) My husband counted one year that we had almost four hundred kids come to the door….but most of them were cute and said thank you, even the ones with babies in strollers…. Anyway, since my kids are older, and I don’t have to worry about costumes for them, etc., I kind of enjoy the build up to Halloween instead of dreading it.

  16. No! Halloween can’t be around the corner! Then another corner is Thanksgiving and another is Christmas and another is the New Year! Ahhh! {deep breath} School starts soon, here, but it’s still hot, summer weather. :) Loving the ghastlies!! :)

  17. Sherrell on August 4, 2011 at 9:23 pm said:

    Another great project! Where do you buy the fabric? I can’t find it.

  18. omg Im with you ..I cant wait til Halloween!!!
    LOVE the pillows!!!!!

  19. so nice to sew when you haven’t for ages, glad you got to Anna. Sounds like I missed your dads birthday…hope it was a good one!

  20. linda noblog on August 5, 2011 at 5:14 am said:

    i need to start sewing… baking occupies my “sphere!”
    i adore the ghastlies & your crafting of them… delightful & beautiful!

  21. Cute pillows Ms. Anna – and I’m looking forward to fall not Halloween – because in our neck of the woods that means fall is over and winter is creeping in, lol.

    Hugs – Mrs. Farmhouse

  22. I love the Ghastlies as you do them (I don’t think I could do them justice).

  23. Oh, LOVE THEM! Great job as always!!!!

  24. OH!!! LOVE THEM!!! Great job as usual!

  25. I need to get sewing. I need to get Sebastian’s guilt made. I’m still busy trying to catch up around here though. This week I’m trying to finish trimming all the box woods into neat little balls. I’ve got a way to go and I need to clean out the garage so I can park my car in it. I did make a little headway cleaning the piles in my sewing room. Oh yeah, I did sew this week…curtain panels for Steph’s new house. Not near as fun or as cute as the Ghastlys. (I spied the new couch too. I want to see the whole thing. I’m hoping for at least a private viewing.)

  26. love your new ghastie pillows! so fun.
    How long with the moda solid bolts be on sale?

  27. Jewels on August 6, 2011 at 7:57 am said:

    I ADORE IT!!!!!!!!!

  28. Ooh, you’re back. Hurray! Happy Very Belated Birthday to Big Daddy. How wonderful to feel that that about your Dad. Mine wasn’t quite like that.

  29. your pillow
    it’s just ghastly.

  30. Gooly job!!! oxo Clarice

  31. The knitters made into a pillow are a great addition to the quilts you made. I love fall and can’t wait to see more soon.

  32. I absolutely LOVE what you do with these ghastlies!! Makes me love them all over again!

  33. Love those pillows Anna. But you know I love everything you do.
    I’m so ready for Halloween. I’m ready to decorate right now.

  34. Super pillow, Anna! And I still don’t own any Ghastlies. But I think I need to hunt some down… :)

  35. I love the Ghastlies!

    I’ve actually been working on my own Ghastly quilt, using Jaybird Quilts’ Taffy pattern. I’m almost done assembling the smaller blocks, then I can start piecing the larger parts together. I’m so impatient!

  36. Nobody works a ghastlie like you, Anna. Love it!

  37. Ok I love you already..ghastlies has me in a spin…I just completed a few projects here..
    http://www.sewIquiltnow.com you might like too…love your pillows…love them …I think we need to start a group for us macabre kind

  38. I like what you did with them! What a great line! I love them all! Cheers!

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