Okay, I'm back! Summer was great, but I will be SO glad when the kids go back to school next Tuesday so I can get something done again. My daughter Tess is going in Grade 2 and my son Eli is going in Grade 4 French Immersion. But enough about that -- now for QUILTING!
I am making only one Halloween quilt this year. This is an idea that I've had forever and I thought trying it for a Halloween quilt would be perfect. I am making a One Block Wonder (using the cutting method Maxine Rosenthal shows in her book) BUT instead of finding a fabric that would work, I am using a panel. (6 of them of course actually)
Here they are. I bought them for I believe about $2.79 US each, so definitely no more expensive than regular fabric if you know where to shop (Hint, hint: Marden's, Calais, Maine) It is a Dan Morris "The Boo Crew" panel by RJR fabrics. Anyhow, because it uses similar colours throughout, it is a perfect One Block Wonder candidate. The great designs, words and frames should just add to the interest!
I cut 4 inch triangles this time. I did cut very carefully, fussy cutting and moving my ruler here and there to really get some well-captured elements of the design.
There is a ton of potential here.
And I've actually sewn a few blocks together already that I'll post next time. It should look really cool. So anyway -- a panel for a One Block Wonder, consider trying it! And follow along to see how mine turns out!