Friday, May 19, 2017


 When I post my Ghastlie projects on Instagram (IG)
I tag @alexanderhenryfabrics -  makers of Ghastlies fabrics
I also tag @theghastlies /  Phillip de Leon 
 the artist behind the Ghastlies, along with his brother and sister
 Marc and sister, Nicole!
I have had many nice comments from both of them
about my Ghastliness !
But, THIS making me quite happy!

When @theghastlies saw this quilting...
the excitement began...
They thought the "serpentine" stitch I used for the quilting
was quite fitting for the Ghastlies 

 Then I received this Direct Message on IG

You can imagine I almost lost my Ghastlie mind!
The Ghastlies fabric designer is asking ME 
to borrow MY work 
for THEIR Quilt Market booth (squeeeee)
Holy Mathilda Ghastlie! ! !

The front of the quilt uses the 2015 fabric called
"Something Ghastlie This Way Comes"
The pattern is "Sidelights" by

The Quilt Backing is from 2009 and the first print
called "The Ghastlies"  

After much chatting back and forth with Phillip
I was ask to sen them....

Ghastlies "Ring of Coffins" pillow 

Ghastlies Christmas stocking

Now pay attention to this first line of this text...
from Phillip de Leon, Mr Ghastlie himself...

So here are the items I sent them for their 
Quilt Market Booth...
The baskets, pincushion and needle book were
gifted to me in a swap by @handmadebyjaia

MAY 19-21, 2017

LOOKIE....they used my real name!

How frickin GHASTLIE...
To have the fabric designer acknowledge your work 
with their fabrics and want to display them...

 THIS is what it must feel like to win an Oscar!

and oh yeah...there is a new line of Ghastlies
being introduced at Quilt Market!

Thursday, May 4, 2017


 Alexander Henrys' "Something Ghastlie This Way Comes"
fabric was the last line they released in 2016

At quilt retreat spring, 2016 I made this top
and then it sat and sat...

I finally finished it in April, 2017

I love the pattern by "Side Lights" by Quilting Mountain Creations 
Its great for a large novelty print and fussy cut pieces!

The backing is the very first line of fabric 
released in 2009 called  "The Ghastlies"

I quilting a snakey stitch ...elongated serpentine stitch
with my dual feed foot (or walking foot)
Love the saying...
"The wind is rising The air is wild with Leaves
Now Cometh Octobers Eves"

Take a closer look!
The twins,  Cordelia and Cassius are growing up
Gasper and Mathilda Ghastlie still overseeing
all things Ghastlie, including Sebastian!

Below the gray inner border was simple straight line quilting 
And the sisters Mildred, Magda and Minerva Grislie
are conjuring up something while 
Daria Ghastlie is pondering mystic thoughts
dressed in her mustard gown!

The Sidelight blocks are all fussy cut and I FMQ'd a 
back and forth line.

Gunar Grislie is searching for...
lets leave that to the imagination!

A black binding finished it off

Here are two commissioned  Ghastlie quilts I made using the pattern....
wish I had them in my collection. 

2011 (bad lighting but you get the jest of it)


And for some exciting news....
I am thrilled that my Ghastlie work has now been acknowledged
by The deLeon Design Group (Phillip, Nicole and Marc)
and Alexander Henry Fabrics! What an honor!

I will be posting about this acknowledgement soon!

A new line of Ghastlies will be released at Quilt Market 
Please to to Instagram NOW and follow me
@alexanderhenryfabrics and @theghastlies