I have lots of fall decorations–quilts, wall hangings, table runners and such, but hardly anything for Halloween. The Black Cat Crossing line of fabric by Maywood selected for this blog hop was perfect for a couple of fun Halloween projects. I love working with Maywood Fabrics—such great quality!
I LOVE curved piecing and have been wanting to make a quilt from the pattern Sweet Mint by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts.
There is an optional template set to cut the blades and outer quadrants of the square which I purchased with the pattern. Whenever I use templates like this for the first time I make a few sample blocks to test how it works. Sometimes there is a learning curve and I like to work out all the kinks before starting on a big project. Sometimes, too, I decide I don’t like the process and can save a lot of time and frustration by simply moving on to another project. This one worked out well, though and I was happy with the results. My three sample blocks became this table runner.
It turned out to be the perfect size for my coffee table.
The second project is the little wine glass lamp shades. My friend Gill showed these at our small sewing group last week and everyone loved them. They are just too cute and so simple to make with the Quiltsmart fusible interfacing panels. You can place e a little flameless tealight “candle” in the bottom and use this for a nightlight or soft accent lighting. If you want to some of these for yourself just check with your local quilt shop to see if they carry this interfacing.
Thanks so much to Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt for coordinating the hop and to Wicked Wendy at Why Knot Quilt for scheduling and cheerleading! To see other Wicked projects made from the Black Cat Crossing fabric, just click on the links below. Today is the first day of the hop and it runs through the 31st so be sure to visit each blog on the appropriate day for lots of Halloween inspiration!
Wednesday, October 22