I started over. This time I decided to make them a whacky Halloween quilt.
I actually told you a bit about this quilt way back when I was doing the sampler. I said, don't use different fabric for both the letters and the background or else it will come out looking like a ransom note. At least that's what it reminds me of. I kind of like the effect here, but have never made another letters quilt in this way. I pieced over paper to get the spiky edges.
I first stabilized the quilt by going around a 1/8" around the inside of each letter with three strands of embroidery floss. Just like with Halloween Houses, I had a great time with the quilting. I played around with chalk until I had a design I liked and quilted it in perle cotton. I was convinced to stop before I had every bit of background covered, which I think I would have done if it were for me. You know me, I like over the top.