About a year ago I came across a tutorial for making a film strip quilt on Why not Sew and fell in love. I had always liked Amanda Jean’s film strip quilt and had attempted to make one (in which I just didn’t like the layout and moved my squares around – it is almost finished after more than a year in the WIP pile). This one however was more true to an actual filmstrip. I knew I wanted to make one, but didn’t really have any other plans for it.
Then I found the Ghastlies. They were perfect for the pictures of a film strip and the large scale of print worked out great. I got right to work and loved the results The Ghastlies are so much fun and I loved trying to decide who I would put in the next picture.
One thing everyone says about this quilt is that the pictures are not all the same direction – some are horizontal and some vertical. Personally I like this – just like a real film strip and no matter which way I happen to be using the quilt (tall or wide) some of the frames are in the correct orientation.
Despite my love for this quilt it is going to a good friend of mine who will love it. The Ghastlies fit in with her illustration style and she loves photography with her old 35mm Canon camera!
I have some left over Ghastlies fabric so I might just have to make myself a matching quilt one day.
Windows: Ghastlies by Alexander Henry (various)
Film strip: Kona Charcoal
Small squares: Ghastly trees in mauve, Ghastlie in mold green
Binding: Ghastly trees in Mold green
Background: Kona Medium Grey
Backing: Angel Wings by Ty Pennington
Check out other Ghastlies projects on Alidiza’s Ghastly Gathering!