Wednesday, August 7, 2013


I am a hoarder of "Ghastlies" fabrics by Alexander Henry.

I made a kwilt in 2011, but during a work club fair, 
much to my surprise, 3 people approached me 
to ask if it was for sale and a bidding war ensued.  

The lady who bought it said it reminded her of 
Author and Illustrator Edward Gorey 
Just look at his book illustration for
The Gashlycrumb Tinies 
and you will see the similarities

Although I loved this kiwlt..I let it go 
and continued to buy more Ghastlies fabric. 

Sew this past weekend ...a Ghastlie Marathon began.
I want to get some things made for my Etsy shop.

This gray and pink fabric was from HA's first line.
I still need to add the outside border, which will be 
the dame fabrics as the block sashings.
  Pattern designed by Kari Nichols of Mountainpeek Creations.

This block is my favorite
"Ghastlie little girl".  
I wondered where my hammer went!!!

Then I designed my own top using a center focus pieces
and with squares all around it.  I used the first collection 
and "A Ghastlies Night" in this one. 
A black binding will finish this off perfectly.  

I still have lots more Ghastly fabric just waiting from me 
to create some fun purses, a sewing machine cover, more kwilts!
like this

and this moldy green

I love me some of that Ghastlies Holiday fabric in BLOOD RED!

The Ghastlies A Ghastlie Holiday Blood Red

and the smoke gray "Ghastly Web"

A Ghastly Web in Smoke by Alexander Henry Fabrics 7835BR

What have you made using "Ghastlies fabric"?

As for me...I'm headed out to the LQS to get more!  

Linking up over at Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday.


  1. I really want to get some of the Xmas print! I just love it. My niece got married last year and they dressed up as the ghastlies so i would like to make them a quilt!
    Have fun

  2. I still have a piece of Ghastlies fabric in my stash, too. I love what you've done with it. I didn't know there was a Christmas print out. I think that would be a good one to have in my stash!

  3. Aren't those fabrics a hoot? I love looking at all of the scenes depicted! Your quilts are lovely - your Etsy customers will really like them!!

  4. Wow, that's some serious hoarding. You're right, time to make some stuff for your etsy shop. Your quilt design is a great way to show-case your fabric.

  5. Love that fabric. Did you see the Christmas one Carol posted on her site this morning?

  6. I had never even heard of Ghastlies fabric. But I did click on the link and agree there is a similarity with the Gashlycrumb Tinies. You like like you are really having a ghastly good time! I wondered where my hammer went? Ha, ha! Thanks for sharing, Kathy!

  7. I love the fabrics too, but my stash is not as great as yours!!! Very cute!

  8. those Ghastlies are cute!
    Make great little framed pieces too!

  9. What fun! I also love the Ghastlies fabric, especially the mangy cats.

  10. I love the Ghastlies and have collected some of each past collection and this years. I haven't made anything from it yet. I am impatiently waiting for the perfect inspiration to jump out and grab me.

  11. Love your quilt!
    I've been hoarding Ghastlies prints since the first collection and haven't cut into them yet. I'm waiting for the right time when I have a lull in projects and can fully focus on making something awesome for myself.

  12. I LOVE the Ghastlies too. I have the cat one and used it as an inside block and then surrounded it with a dog print. I really enjoyed using it.

  13. where did you get the Ghastlies Christmas fabric?!?! I am coveting it big time! I have yards and yards of untouched Ghastlies and bunches I have used. now if you will excuse me, I am off to hunt for Ghastlies Christmas fabric.......

  14. Love The Ghastlies but I've never bought any. At least not yet.

  15. I love your quilts of this Ghastlies fabrics. I am sure my daughter in law would like a quilt like this!

  16. Great quilts to show of those fantastic Ghastlies! I am working on my second Ghastlies quilt right now and can't seem to stop buying the fabric as well.

  17. This line is so cool! The quilts are lovely... I think if I had those fabrics I would not be able to get myself to cut them. Ai, ai, ai... :-)

  18. Lovely quilt....thanks for sharing!Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Marie(


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