Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tackling a UFO - Paganini


In October of 2010 I cut out enough fabric to make two Paganini quilts.  I completed the first one right on time for nt entry in the "Le Petite - A Year of Small Projects".  The second one has been sitting in a small bin ever since, so I put it on my UFO list for this quarter.  When I opened the bin to work on it again I found that I had a lot of cut triangles and some sashing.

 
I am please to say I now have a lot of Half Square Triangles with black corners attached
and a bunch of tiny one inch half square triangles for another project. Oh my! Where does the insanity end?!?
The top is coming along nicely. Even with cat tail interference.
 If I work hard at it I might have it done in time for Halloween night.



Check out Sheen on my new humongous ironing board!  I built it last month with wire shelving and a pine board.  It has a lot of padding under that gray fabric so I think Sheen has claimed it as his new napping spot. He is laying on top of another project I am working on, my mini quilt project for the Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap.  I have plans to finish that one up early next week.



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Friday, October 16, 2015

Halloween Haunts Blog Hop


Today is the start of the Halloween Haunts Blog Hop. 
I am happy to be one of the bloggers who get to kick off the festivities.

For this hop I decided to dig into my stash of Halloween Fabrics and I made three different items.
First up,  I got out my old packs of Haunted Mansion by Moda and mixed it with a little bit of Kona solids in Snow and Pewter and whipped up this spiffy little quilt.
I used the Scnibble pattern Brocante and made it a wee bit bigger so I could drape it over the couch.

If you are having trouble finding a great Halloween pattern, take your favorite regular pattern and use Halloween fabrics.  It will turn out fabulous!

I love this backing fabric.  I found it on sale at Hobby Lobby and knew it would be perfect for backing some of my Halloween projects.  


Next up I used some of my Connecting Threads Rest In Pieces fabric and made a table runner for my front room. The pattern is a freeby and is called The Easy Christmas Table Runner.  Of course I altered the fabrics for something a little more spooky. 



My last item is really 8 items.  I made 8 small Treat Totes. I love making these little gift bags.
The pattern is from Happy Zombie and you can find the pattern here.
 I used several different Halloween Scraps for these tiny totes.  They whip up super fast!

All they need now is some candy to fill them up.


Make sure you check out the other hoppers today!





Also the Fat Quarter Shop is hosting a Give Away every day of the hop. 
Check it out!  Most days the giveaway only lasts one day.  But on Friday's they last the whole weekend.
 a Rafflecopter giveaway


Happy Haunting!

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Halloween Quilt

I have a new Halloween quilt in the works for the Halloween Haunts Blog Hop.
The hop starts this Friday and I get to help kick it off by showing off a couple of my Halloween projects.  I am loving how the quilt is turning out. More about it on Friday!
 


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