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Spooky Minis

I love Halloween – it’s my favorite holiday. With a costume and a little make up I can pretend to be something or someone else for a day ๐Ÿ™‚

We don’t have any kids or grand-kids around to spook but I still like having a little Halloween decor around the house.

Pumpkin Curvy Log Cabin Table Runner :

Curvy log cabin table runner Halloween

Pillows are always great for holiday pops of color:

quilted embroidered Halloween pillow
quilted embroidered Halloween pillow

Mug rugs for my morning coffee:

spooky quilted mug rugs

Smiling Greeters for the front door:

quilted Halloween mini quilt

I entered a Halloween mini quilt in a local contest . The category I chose was “Make Modern” . I selected the quilt block Dutchman puzzle and attempted to give it a modern spin.

Traditionally the Dutchman puzzle is arranged as in the first picture below.

fall 2018 candle mat

I simply rotated the direction of the flying geese to get the secondary friendship star design instead of the pinwheel.

Viola…my entry! I purposely put the Jack Skellington fabric on top to give the illusion the text was coming from them!

modern mini quilt Halloween

How cool?

Happy Sewing & Quilting!

Rainy Day Sewing

Happy Monday!

We received much needed rain in our area this past weekend making a perfect opportunity to finish another UFO project!

Sometime last year I purchased a couple of yards of Robert Kaufman’s Elemental Batik Collection in Chestnut as a possible backing for my southwest mountain quilt. A few months later I watched a youtube video by Jordan Fabrics on quilt pattern named Cutting Corners. My chestnut batik was one of the feature fabrics that Matt and Donna used.

I was really excited once I watched the video and decided to use my fabric to make the cutting corners quilt for my hubby. After watching the video I cut the fabric as the pattern required put the squares in a Ziploc bag never to be found until this past weekend!

The quilt measures 36 x 55 — not large but big enough for afternoon naps on the couch ๐Ÿ™‚ The pattern was super simple to make. Basically it’s a half square triangle quilt – I love how the layout gives the attic quilt block 3D affect. I used a Sulky variegated rayon thread for quilting that was a perfect match. I used a cotton/bamboo blend batting – It was lightweight suitable for the Florida weather.

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cutting corners quilt

 

Whenever I finish a UFO I reward myselfย  by starting new projects!

Using my Creative Grids curvy log cabin trim tool has been on my to do list since Christmas! I pieced 4 blocks using scraps to create this small table topper. Curvy log cabin uses a narrow strip (the dark leaf print) and a wide strip (the orange paisley). When 4 curvy blocks with the wide strips to the center are sewn together the illusion of a circle appears. Pretty Cool — don’t you think ??

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curvy log cabin test

 

Connecting Threads had a great sale last Christmas so I purchased their 10 inch stack of the Tradewinds batik collection to start this scrappy hourglass quilt- 15 bocks down 15 more to go! The lone block is my test block ๐Ÿ™‚

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hourglass wip

 

Any fun sewing for you this past weekend?

Happy Sewing!

 

 

 

 

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