Sunday, October 29, 2017

October


Every time I come back to this little space on the Internet, I can't seem to grasp how much has passed since my last visit. Oddly enough, I didn't even get a chance to write a post for September.... & it was such a beautiful month for us!  But here we are at the end October and only weeks away from Thanksgiving!

Even though there is a plethora of things I want to catch up on, I'll try to stick to the basics! My latest project, drum roll please........... my take on a Halloween quilt!







Now I'm figuring that most of you might not even think it's "halloweeny" but I sure do! I see these  colors and for some reason, candy wrappers pop into mind. It's not very large measuring only 40 x 52 inches.

All you need is 2 solid color fabrics and 5 pattern fabrics.

The half square triangles measure 3 inches in size. 

Make 48 half square triangles (hst's) of each patterned fabric with your solid color. 

The purple and white hst's in between the black rectangles were just extras I used to break up the design. There are 20 of these. A complimentary solid colored square would look pretty too! 

The center patterned fabric is a 5 1/2 inch square. Together, they make a finished 10 1/2 inch block. The black rectangles were cut to 3 x 10 1/2 inches for size.  You will need 31 of them.


I'm absolutely thrilled with this one and I think you will be too! Think of the possibilities. Pastels, florals, blue tone quilts...... I can go on and on!

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Now, can I get a second drum roll? ............ Capricorn is complete! Taking this lovely pic to get framed later today. The cutest thing was watching my little peanut flip and say "when can you hang it in my room?" 
 I can't seem to get enough of these colors. 
Satsuma Street on Etsy is the place to find this pattern!




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Now, time for some sneak peeks! 

Currently inspired by birthday fabric, I knew these fabrics would make the cutest party aprons!




And who doesn't love gnomes???




You can see I'm trying to play catch up with ideas!


On a different note, the end of the year is looking rather busy. With my nursing job taking over more into the 'teacher' role, I'll be preoccupied with a late year class and all the fun "paper stuff" it entitles. So, if you don't hear from me in awhile, I can only hope that when you do, I'll have more projects and ideas to talk about. 

Till next time friends, stay on the happy trails and avoid unnecessary terrain!