It is looking pretty spooooky around here! That is because I just finished the Mystery Haunted Halloween Quilt Sew along sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop. You can visit their site here and get the pattern for FREE!! This was such a fun quilt to make. I had fabrics in my stash purchased from Tuesday Morning several years ago. I miss Tuesday Morning. It was my secret place to get notions and fabrics. Sadly, it is no more as they went out of business. I am glad I had a choice of Halloween fat quarter bundles purchased when I didn't need them. Who says buying fabric for no reason is a bad thing?
The pattern is easy to follow because they have broken it up into four sections. When it was initially introduced, Fat Quarter Shop did a weekly sew along. Their site has all the links to piecing tutorials on their You Tube page also. If you need more inspiration just head over and watch the videos. It will get you pumped up.
I can't explain the feeling of satisfaction when you get everything cut up and labeled. Just look at all of those pieces ready to create something beautiful. The letters make so much of a difference when grabbing pieces. If you have never tried this method, give it a shot on at least one block. You will never go back to stacking random fabric shapes hoping you get it right.
I also used project boards made from foam core and batting. This is the brain child of Lori Holt from Bee In My Bonnet. Lori is one smart lady and everyone in the quilting world seems to have adopted these boards to move pieces of fabric between pressing surfaces and their machine; or to lay out the blocks and ensure they are correct before stitched. She has so many other ingenious ideas. If you haven't seen her blog, patterns, books or You Tube page, you need to check her out. Until a couple of years ago, I had never heard of her. So I guess I was under a rock.
Sewing the blocks the way they have them organized really breaks up your sewing time. I felt like I totally managed the pattern and didn't feel overwhelmed.
This Kitty looks complicated but honestly I was able to get it sewn in under 30 minutes. It turned out to be the easiest block of the quilt for me. I also had a craving for candy corn.
The blocks are all done here and ready to sew together. Matching was easy also.
Ready to load onto the longarm. You can quilt this on your domestic machine. I knew I had a spiderweb design in my Pro Stitcher software so I had to try it.
Look at that design pop on the quilt back. So cute and since it is a smaller size I was able to knock this out in a couple of hours including loading time.
Perfect for a wall hanging to decorate my house. Don't you love smaller projects that have a big impact? This one sure does. I do have a video you can watch below that goes into more detail and shows some of the quilting. I hope you have enjoyed this post, share what you learn and are generous with what you create. Someone will appreciate your hard work.
Lagniappe Peddler believes that the process of working with our hands can be one of the best forms of healing the hurts in our lives and welcomes all who visit this safe little corner of the world.
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