A spooky welcome to day 5 of the Feels Like Fall Blog Hop! Today, Debby Kratovil of Debby Kratovil Quilts puts her creative talents into a design using the haunting Spooktacular collection. From friendly spiders to potion bottles, black cats, and spider webs, Debby's design uses it all in a Halloween wall quilt for your home! Check out her tutorial and then scroll to the bottom to find out how you can enter to win a bundle of Spooktacular to create a boo-tiful Halloween project.
|Spooktacular Fabrics by Benartex|
BOO! Uh, I mean, welcome! Thanks for stopping by to see what I've got behind the curtain. Let's see what I've done with this fun collection of Halloween fabrics. I will be making the Snowball block to showcase these novelty prints.
First, I made a template out of freezer paper to center and view a motif. Can you believe this bottle of HELL FIRE!!? I showed it to my husband and told him that I might make a quilt out of it if he didn't shape up (ha ha; he's a minister!)
|Fussy cutting a motif using freezer paper|
I cut the freezer paper 6-1/2" square. Lopped off the corners at 2-1/2". Now I need to replace the corners with contrasting fabric squares. These are cut 2-1/2" with diagonal lines drawn on the back as shown below.
|2-1/2" squares with diagonal sewing lines|
I cut a variety of 6-1/2" squares from the other prints; but here you can see my placement of these orange print squares on the fussy cut HELL FIRE square from above. Sew on the diagonal line; trim away 1/4" as shown.
|Sew on drawn line; trim 1/4" away. Discard small waste triangles|
Then you need to press . . .
|Press triangles outward for a neat 6-1/2" unfinished Snowball block|
Some of the fabrics will use a black square . . .
|Sew along diagonal line; trim and press|
|Auditioning my color choices|
|Happy spiders? Not the ones I find in my bathroom . . .|
|Bottles of spiders? Essence of witch? Yikes!|
So, what did I get? A happy, little Halloween quilt!
|9 blocks with 1" inner border and 4" outer borders|
(Follow this link for information about mitering corners like I did on my border.)
And? And? Anything else? Of course! Audrey came over and grabbed the rest of the orange and black cat fabric to make a set of diaper covers for newborn twins being born any day now to her husband's uncle. Here they are:
|Boo! Twins born around Halloween need spooky bloomers!|
Thanks, Debby! For a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of Spooktacular, sign up to follow our blog (see righthand sidebar) and/or our Facebook page. Leave a comment letting us know that you are as well as telling us about the types of things you make using FABRIC at Halloween. the giveaway will be open through Friday October 10 at 11:59 pm EST. And be sure to head over to Debby's blog to say hi!
This is the fifth of six autumn and/or Halloween themed tutorials coming your way, from Wednesday, October 1 through Wednesday, October 8. Be sure to check out all six and enter for a chance to win a fun fall fabric bundle!
Here's the line-up:
Day 1: Kelly from My Quilt Infatuation featuring the Harvest Song collection
Day 2: Christina from Sometimes Crafter featuring the Spooktacular collection
Day 3: Melissa from My Fabric Relish featuring the Daily Zen collection
Day 4: Benartex blog design team featuring the Fall Festival collection
Day 5: Debby from Debby Kratovil Quilts featuring the Spooktacular collection
Day 6: Erin from Why Not Sew featuring the Indian Summer