I was really thrilled when I was asked to join an on-line block swap. The first set of fabrics included Halloween prints. Here’s the block I made today:
It’s a 12" finished block and, for me, anymore, that is huge! I’m so used to working in miniature. Cutting a fabric patch 4 1/2"? That’s more than half the size of my finished foundations.
And, then, she adds sheepishly, I actually had to match things myself. No easy Fold and Sew method taking care of that for me. Definitely humbling!
I had a few design challenges mid-process. I had started cutting out fabrics for the block but then wound up just a smidgen short on a fabric I needed for my original design. I made some adjustments and I think I actually like what I finished with better than my original idea so that turned out okay.
Now, I’m wondering about those big orange stripeys. Are they too bulky, too dominating? I could possibly applique something there – like a bat. Bats are good.
In any case, I love these fabrics. I’m a sucker for Halloween quilts and fabrics anyway.
I can’t wait to see what next month’s fabric will be. In any case, this is certainly good for me. (Though I was very, ve-e-r-r-r-y slow making this block. I’ve made entire foundations in less time! Just a wee bit out of practice at this, I’d say!)