Saturday, September 22, 2007

Playtime

I've been having trouble with blogger not loading my pictures again. This would have been my second post since the last one (!) if blogger had co-operated. I understand now why some folks have chosen to move to other platforms.

As you may recall, I got out my Halloween blocks and bits earlier in the week. From one of the orphan blocks I created this placemat for DD and DGD:



Then I went on to play in my Halloween scraps...

I started with a couple of oddball four-patch blocks and interesting scraps and added strips to make several units of varying sizes and shapes. Then I played around with them on my pre-cut batting to see what I liked together. A few more strips to fill in the empty spots and voila! On this last one I used a small panel from a piece of cheater cloth and went with a pumpkin theme:


I also unearthed a top I'd begun some time ago. The blocks were made from fabrics I'd received in a fall charm square swap. (Everyone in my guild cut 6" squares from an autumnal print and we swapped them out so that everyone went home with the same assortment of prints.) The center panel is fussy-cut from a large scale print. It only needed wider borders to make it preemie sized so I took off the skinny ones I'd put on for some reason and replaced them with wider ones of the same fabric. Backed it with a cozy flannel, turned it, topstitched and quilted it a bit, and it's ready to go to a neonatal intensive care unit.


There are more Halloween goodies to come. :- ) I haven't yet quilted my lime green and black doll quilt. That has been upstaged by DD's request for a Halloween baby quilt. I just happen to have a top already made but I'll wait until it gets tied and bound before I show it to you...

4 comments:

Patti said...

The halloween scraps look fabulous in those new creations. Creating with scraps is just addicting and fun, don't you think?

Erin said...

I just love it! I also love the Halloween quilt you started! I am so glad I stumbled upon your site! I too am a quilt blogger. It is fun huh?

cher said...

fun stuff! love what you have been playing with...

Finn said...

Hi Sue, love the halloween play time!! Don't stop! The churn dash top looks great also! It's fun to get stuff done, isn't it??? Hugs, Finn