Wednesday, October 28, 2015

W.i.P. Wednesday: Camp Stitchuate

A few of my quilty friends and I have started a biannual tradition of sneaking away for a weekend of sewing.  Halloween is rapidly approaching so I packed my stack of Cotton + Steel Spellbound fabrics to work with.  I'd been stuck for ideas on how to use these until Aimee came to my rescue again  and suggested I mix in some other collections.  Once I pulled out the great big bin of Ghastlies it all came together.

My plan was to make fussy cut snowball blocks.  The center squares are 9 1/2" for no other reason than I had a 9 1/2" square ruler.  I cut triangles to the finished size for my snowballs to cover the corners so I could see how to center the motif before cutting.

Once I had all my squares cut it was a great mindless chain piecing project to sew all the corner triangles.

With all the blocks sewn I settled on the layout with some help from the peanut gallery

And from there it was more mindless piecing and excellent conversation to add sashing to the sides and bottoms.  Now all I have to do is sew all my rows together.  It'll be a stretch but we'll see if I can get it done by Saturday.

Did you hear the exciting news that Alexander Henry is releasing another Ghastlies collection this April?  Get a sneak peek at what's coming on Instagram...  I'm dying to get my hands on some;-)

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Making ghastly things for this week's W.i.P. Wednesday:-)

2 comments:

  1. Woo Hoo, thanks for the link to the new collection, I've heard that they're coming but hadn't seen any pictures yet.

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