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!
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.
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.
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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Starry Night QAL January blocks complete! Our group made 12 blocks last week for our new quilt along :)
Mary is a local quilting friend who loves to piece, but gets bogged down during quilting. These are 2 of the quilts I machine quited for her this spring :)
Working with local schools has been very fun and the students are pushing me to design ever more interesting layouts from simple subunits. Take a look at the third quilt I helped to make this year!
Memory quilts aren't always cute and cuddly, this t-shirt quilt is all about hard rock and good times!
A local Mom asked me to turn her children's baby outfits into a bed-sized quilt and I happily agreed!