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Last year’s Halloween collection was well received, so we were determined to do another Halloween group this year! As many of you know by now, I try to be really versatile in my artwork, so I wanted to do a collection that was different from last year's. Rest In Pieces has a rustic feel which is a contrast to last year's All Hallows Bash that was bold in color.
I love the detail and simplicity of a toile and knew I really wanted to do something with that feel in this collection. Toiles are generally landscapes, so why not make a haunted landscape! The focal Haunted Grounds takes you on a journey from a spooky haunted house to a scary cemetery to the plotting of some demented witches.
After doing the focal, I definitely wanted to pull out the ghosts and do a print with just them. I love how in Ghosts & Ghouls they're floating in an ominous sky. Very creepy and ghoulish I think!
The other coordinating prints provide great texture to the rest of the group. I think Haystack is really fun because it feels so realistic.
What I like about the color palette is you can choose how you want it to be...whether it's multi-colored or more traditional with just the neutrals. If you're not a fan of purple, you can just omit that. You can really customize this collection's fabrics to fit your style.
I think the kits were a nice mix of styles and color options.
I really like Ghastly Ghosts Table Runner by Mari Martin. So detailed and a great color combination.
I also really like Vintage Churn Dash Quilt. This feels fresh and light with the colors used.