Friday, August 19, 2011

Now this is way more fun than laundry!

I am in LOVE with this block! I love sewing it up in the original Swoon size with my Kaffe Fasset fabrics and I love sewing it up in my modified size in these Halloweenie fabrics! And I can see me making another quilt with this block using some of my many Moda precuts. LOVE IT!

In between loads of laundry I got 2 more blocks made.

I always like a fussy cut center to a sawtooth star so I used some jack-o-lantern fabric that has been in my stash for years and the toothy cat with the striped ears is a Nancy Wolff fabric that I've been hoarding for years. In fact I've been hoarding it so long that I forgot I even owned it! Thanks Stephie for knowing my stash better than I do. I whined in a email that I didn't have much Halloween fabric and she reminded me that I had this piece. It has other big head creatures on it - a witch, a devil, a ghost, a skeleton and other assorted ghoulies. They will be appearing in other blocks I'm sure.

And here is my border fabric -

I got this several years ago a Joanns. I have no idea who's design it is since there isn't a single thing on the selvedge. These are BIG motifs - the jack-o-lantern if 5 inches across and the bat measures 8 inches wing tip to wing tip. I wish I could hide out in my sewing space and make the other 6 blocks but this weekend is shaping up to have lots of out of the house things I need to take care of. Oh well, the fabric will still be waiting for me next week.

Hope you have a great weekend!
Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Absolutely fabulous! I am a total convert to this block. I'll have to find a pattern for it. And your border fabric is crazy good.

  2. Your blocks are awesome. Love the border fabric as well.

  3. LOVE your blocks! OMG they are just AWESOME! That border is so perfect! This is going to be the "funnest" Halloween quilt!

  4. Love, love, love theses blocks :-) Your Halloween fabric is amazing and these Swoon blocks are just fabulous!!

  5. Love 'em! Is it really time to think about Halloween?! I am still all wrapped up in my Super Early (in my own mind!) Christmas Preparations!


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