Christmas Can Be Ghastlie, Too.

The top and bottom of this Christmas quilt has a border in my favorite fabric design,The Ghastlies, by Alexander Henry. The Ghastlies remind me of the Adams Family or the Muensters. Remember those shows? Kinda funny, kinda scary, weird. That’s the Ghastlies. The particular Ghastlie design used in this quilt is “a ghastlie holiday” in red.

This holiday quilt will make you smile instead of stress:

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The quilt is available in the shop here


A Ghastlie Picnic

Let’s set the picnic table for a Ghastlie Halloween celebration! The table placemats feature four of the most interesting Ghastlie family members: Mathilde, Daria, the Widow Ghastlie, and Garrick Ghastlie. The background fabric has Sebastian the cat cavorting.  Your plate of Halloween hot dog fingers and boiled egg eyeballs will taste better than ever 🙂



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Falling Off the Wagon, Again….

A couple weeks ago I said that I was done sewing Halloween quilts for this year. Then last week I made another one. Then I fell off the wagon again and made one more. This quilt began innocently enough with a yard of Alexander Henry’s Ghastlie Garden (This is the flower print on the top of the quilt). It isn’t really Halloween because it’s just gray and flowers, right? But I wanted more and I happened to have some of this really cool Ghastlie Grounds print which has interesting rows of ghastlie pictures, Sebastian the cat, and gothic garden stuff. Since flowers grow in gardens and the fabrics went together so well, I just had to make yet another ghastlie quilt. So here it is:


Here is a detail of part of the bottom of the quilt with a handmade black fringe:


I make no more guarantees that I’m done with Halloween until November, then I’ll be done. The quilt is available in the shop, here

Growing Up is Hard To Do

 My children are growing up. This is happening in fits and starts. The whole process would be smoother if they knew what they were doing. Unfortunately, by the time they get experienced growing up, that will mean they are finished growing themselves and will have their own babies that will start the whole process over again. 

Sometimes you have the opportunity to grow things besides children. My little company, Maryland Quilter, is trying to grow up, into a professional quilt design company.  If I knew what I was doing, this process would be a lot smoother. I kinda think that when I figure out how to do it, it will be done.  The path seems familiar, even if I’ve never been on this particular one before.

Here is the baby quilt pattern, my original cover page for a popular pattern, Kaboom:



Now here is the new, more grown up version of Kaboom:


The pattern itself is unchanged, and available here.



Something Ghastlie This Way Comes.

Can you feel it? The brisk breeze of autumn is blowing this way. The kids are back to school, the first few leaves are falling, beach toys are getting final clearance sales. Here at Maryland Quilter I’m conjuring  up fun Halloween quilts and patterns. 

My favorite Halloween characters are The Ghastlies. They are all about family, if your family is like the Adams Family or the Muensters. Kinda funny, kinda scary, weird. That’s the Ghastlies. You won’t find them on TV, just fabric, designed by the Alexander Henry Company.

Meet the Ghastlies here:



The quilt and patterns (throw and twin size) are available in my shop.

Can’t get enough of Fulham Road

Alexander Henry fabric company has an amazing new line called Fulham Road. It is so so beautiful I want to just make quilts and quilts and quilts.. Well, you get the picture, I’m a little out of control. Part of the problem is that they double whammied me with a combo of fabric and books, my two favorite things in the world. So I bought just 1 yard of Somerville Study in Tawny Plum and made this quilt: