Enter If U Dare!
We at Ms P Designs USA are excited to participate in the 2017 “Enter If U Dare Blog Hop”, hosted by Marian at Seams to Be Sew and sponsored by The Fat Quarter Shop and Timeless Treasures. The event runs from October 18 through October 25, 2017. You’ll see a variety of projects that have been created by nineteen amazing bloggers. You can register to win one $75 gift certificate from The Fat Quarter Shop, along with a different fat quarter bundle each day, from Timeless Treasures. We’d like to thank our host, Marian, and our generous sponsors for supporting this event.
IT’S SCARY OUT THERE!
It’s that time of year again when all the ghosties and ghoulies and things that go “bump” in the night will be dressing up for Halloween. Instead of depicting children going trick or treating, I decided that our classic animals would have lots of fun being vampires, witches, skeletons and, especially, superheros!
Since this is our first Halloween-themed quilt pattern, I volunteered to make this year’s quilt (which is really quite a selfish act because they had me laughing as I stitched). I have been calling them “Halloweenies,” but have since learned that is the name many other designers are using for their Halloween quilts … perhaps you can suggest a new (and fun) name for this quilt besides “2017 Halloween Quilt”! Boring, huh? I would love it if you would leave a comment below with name suggestions.
Drum roll please! Here is the big reveal! Nothing screams Halloween like orange and black!
Count Porkula very much wants to scare his way into some tasty treats! With a face like this, he may end up with more laughs than treats!
Lucy really wanted to be a princess for Halloween, but the idea that she could fly among the bats and use magic spells absolutely thrilled her! Don’t worry though- she is a good witch who brings happiness!
Leo, you are not fooling anyone! No matter how clever your disguise, you’ll never convince me that you starred in “The Walking Dead”, or some other zombie movie. In fact, I don’t even think that you are very scary! You’d best not come back to my house to TP it, you little rascal!!!!!
Mike (our hyena) decided that the only logical choice for his Halloween costume was to be a superhero! However, no superhero ever said “Go ahead, make my day.” or “Do you feel lucky, punk?”. Perhaps someone enjoys Clint Eastwood movies just a little too much…
Last, but not least, it can’t be Halloween without a spooky castle, a graveyard, a full moon and bats! It was quite a challenge to put them all together in one 7” block, and I hope that the smiling pumpkin did not frighten you too badly!
After all this fun and craziness, what kind of pieced block would complement my finished applique blocks? I love log cabins, but felt they are too structured for this quilt. I call this a “Wonky Log Cabin”:
As you can see, each block is different from the rest. I fussy cut the centers so that each one had a character of its own. Sharon and I raided our stashes, and I made a few choice selections from current fabric lines until I had enough Halloween fabric that I didn’t use the piece twice to make my wonky log cabins. The film strip sashing took some time to plan the best way to put it all together, but I’m very happy with the results!
My friend, Linda, LOVES Halloween and is completely smitten with our Halloween critters, so she took the blocks and did her own thing (yes, the backgrounds behind the appliques are the same, but we are friends, so I shared)! Here is her work in progress:
Linda plans to put a black rickrack “web” around the little spider to make the quilt just a little more spooky. We will update the picture of Linda’s quilt once it is completed.
And finally, Sharon felt that she was missing out on all the fun with these critters, so she decided to use them on new hot pads for her kitchen. These 7” square blocks are a perfect size, and aren’t they just the cutest! Here are her wonderful creations:
I hope you have enjoyed our Halloween quilting adventures! I would love to hear from you with any questions or comments, and we’d be thrilled to see your photos if you decide to make something with our Halloween patterns!
Animal Tamer & Fabric Acquisition Expert @ MsPDesignsUSA
And now for the Giveaways!
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