Saturday, October 22, 2011

Friday Night Sew-in and More

I don't know about you....but I have stacks of blocks that I received in swaps over the years.  While straightening up a corner of my sewing room (it is impossible to do the whole room) I came across a stack of Halloween blocks.  So I did some trimming, added some, and ended up making 6-12" blocks.

I am really liking it.  I used Pat Sloan's Alphabet Letters to make the Happy Halloween.  I printed it up at 75% so it would fit.  I added strips from Debbie Mumm Halloween fabric, made 3" 9 patches and some strips of black and orange fabric.  Today I plan on sewing the blocks together and machine quilting it.  I'm not going to add a border but just bind it with black binding.  Not bad for some blocks that have been hanging around here for a few years.

I haven't had a chance to show what I have been working on this week.  So here is a picture.

The table runner is 12"x24".  It was a breeze to make.  The spools are from the Fall Issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects.  They are addictive.  I want to a ton of them.  And last but not least...I got one more block done for the Jacobs Ladder Quilt A Long.

I wish I could get more time to sew.  But since Terry retired we have been on the run constantly.  I had to tell him I wasn't going anywhere yesterday so I do the FNSI.  lol

Can't wait to see what everyone else did.  Have a great day.

Hugs, Cathy


Janet O. said...

Cute Halloween project. Fun to have a finish without having to start from scratch!
I love the table runner.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a productive FNSI. It's always nice to put to use blocks that have been finished for a while.

Allie said...

What a darling Halloween quilt! Good for you on putting that together. Love that table runner and the blocks too. I can well believe that you have less time now, lol...but enjoy it!

Cheryl said...

Clever Halloween quilt! Have fun finishing it today.

Jen said...

Sounds like you had a graet FNSI! Love the Halloween quilt, I couldn't tell that was from orphan blocks, it looks fabulous!