Eerie Nights Blog Hop - Loot Bag

Welcome to my stop on the Eerie Nights Blog hop! I hope you've been enjoying all the great Hallowe'en projects everyone has been working on, and if this is your first stop, check out the other sites! I have included the links below. There are several giveaways on the hop too, so make sure you follow along and enter!

My son loves everything about Hallowe'en; the decorations, the costumes, the candy, the scary stories...and I knew he'd love this new loot bag!

Hallowe'en Loot Bag, pattern by Diane Bohn

I have had this pattern in my Craftsy Pattern Library for quite a long time now, and I don't know why I waited so long to sew it up! The original pattern is by Diane Bohn and is a paper pieced 10 inch block.

I made a few minor changes to the pattern. There was more detail on many of the letters, but I didn't include them because I didn't want more bulky fabric layers. I knew I didn't want to use batting when quilting, so I needed the piecing to be minimal to make the quilting easier to perform.

Detail of the pieced lettering

Another small change to the pattern was to separate the words by the sashing in order to make the block larger. I used a 2.5 inch purple sashing that has a similar value as the grey background. This was my son's choice - I wanted something brighter. I think it looks great though.

Back of the loot bag. Love the blue and yellow batik!

My son's favourite colour is yellow, so these handles are the perfect fit for him. The batik fabric I've had in my stash for a few years and I'm so glad I saved it this long! Connor loved the dotted swirls, even if he originally an all black fabric on the back. I was really surprised at how dark he wanted the bag to be, usually his colour choices are very bright and bold. Maybe he's being influenced by the zombie and vampire invasions :)

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