A Quilted Doily for my Haunted Parlor

The doily in the parlor. I have been having a ball with my Slice Die Cutting Machine, and this little project was so much fun.  The Monster Ball design card has some of the cutest little creepy creatures, but I especially fell in love with this hand coming out of some graves.  I thought about what to make out of it, when I was walking through my parlor (also known as the living room) and thought about making a quilted doily.


Getting ready to quilt!

I have a bazillion crocheted doilies, but I wanted this to be different. So I made it like you would any other quilted item, but I cut it in an oval shape and overlock stitched the edges on my sewing machine.  (I’ll post a tutorial on my overlocked quilt bindings later this month)  Then I sewed on some black lace for it to have a real “doily” feel.  If you want to see something else I made with my Slice Machine, check out one of the little Monsters I made a while back.

img030The date is the year my husband and I were married.  Before you think this is the death of us, I’ll mention we were married on Halloween!  It’s the perfect addition to my living room, which is in “haunted mansion” decor year round.  This was a great easy project that I finished in about 2 hours, and it’s great for the upcoming Halloween season!