Happy Halloween, everyone!
My little guy is getting excited for trick-or-treating tonight, and I’m excited to get some more sewing time in this weekend. We carved some jack-o-lanterns last night:
Recently, I had the great pleasure of meeting Violet Craft in person at an open house at a local quilt shop called the Pine Needle. I’ve been eyeing her paper pieced Forest Abstractions pattern for a while so I went ahead and purchased it. I love paper piecing, but haven’t done much of it during the past year. I’m going slow and easy, working in the blocks in between other quilt projects.
I decided to use a variety of low-volume prints for the backgrounds instead of using solids. I picked up a fat quarter stack of lovely fabric from a quilt shop in Spokane called Charming Lulu when I met my sister there for a little shop hop several weekends ago. They carry a wonderful selection of modern fabrics, and I hope to visit next time I’m in Spokane.
I haven’t found a website for Charming Lulu, but they are on Facebook.
Field Guide Fat Quarter Stack
Charming Lulu Quilt Store
For the bunny, I chose some wonderful purple and magenta fabrics that I picked up at a quilt show last year. I’m pretty sure that I’ll use different colors for each critter in the quilt, but we’ll see.
Forest Abstractions Pattern and Fabrics
Here’s a look at my completed bunny block:
Forest Abstractions Bunny
I hope to make another block from this pattern soon.
If you participated in the Black Cat Crossing blog hop, I offered a giveaway on my post here. I used a random number generator and the lucky winner is . . . .
Carole (her blog is From My Carolina Home).
Carole, I will be emailing you today to make the arrangements.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the blog hop. I do hope that you enjoyed all the wonderful Halloween creations.
Stay tuned because I’m participating in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour in November. I have a block published in the next issue, and I can’t wait to show it to you!