Saturday, June 21, 2014

June Halloween Mayhem!

Oh boy, oh boy, has it been a month and I apologize for not getting my stuff out to you sooner. It is on it's way!  It's been a bit chaotic around here and I just kept forgetting to pop these in the mail. Please forgive me and take your time in getting the blocks done.  Hopefully this will get you into the halloween mood and it will be fun for you to do!

Here is a view for you to see the Halloween blocks. I have it all pinned and in the order. the Bottom is the background fabric, the middle is the contrasting and the top is the fussy cut block. If you have time I'm having you do two blocks that are finished size 9" and unfinished 9.5". One is a nine patch and the other is a nine patch with using four half square triangles. My inspiration was this cute quilt I found on Pinterest. The left side of block is the Half Triangle block and the Right side is the nine patch block. 

I love how simple these blocks turned out, but i'm doing mine a bit more scrappy with the different fabrics I have given you to use. Here is the diagram. 

9 inch Block 

Half Square Triange Star Block

I gave you 4 inch strips to trim to 3.5" and a block to fussy cut in the middle that will also be 3.5". I'm super excited to see how they all turn out. If you have only time to do one block please return the other so I can complete them for the quilt. 

Note: Please let me know if you short on fabric for the Half Square Triangle star block and which one you may be short on. Thanks!

What size quilt block do you want your bee partners to make? (Give finished and unfinished measurements, just to be sure.)  The blocks are 9-1/2" unfinished (9" finished).

Can your partners use any of his/her own stash fabric to use in your quilt block? If so, are there any limitations?  Just use the fabric I have sent you. There should be plenty for each block.

Is there a specific color of thread (white/off white) you want your partners to sew with? Any light colored thread is fine.

Does your partners have to use at least a little bit of every fabric you send or can your partners decide?  Use the fabric I sent.

If your partners are super motivated and are able to make two blocks out of the fabric you send, would you accept more than one block from your partners?  If you have time to do both blocks I would love it, if you don't choose one and send the other one back so I can finish them up.

Do you want your partners to return any leftover larger size scraps to you when they return the completed blocks or can they keep them for their own scrap stash? If there is any large pieces leftover please send back so i can make some filter blocks if I need too. It's pretty specific to this quilt. Halloween scrappy.

If you have any questions, let me know! Thanks for participating in making this quilt fun, scrappy and happy!



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  1. Just want to double check . . . Is the Half Square Triangle block supposed to be the ghost like shape as shown in the diagram, or is is supposed to be a star. The bottom right of the inspiration picture makes it look like it is supposed to be a star so I thought I would double check ;) It will be adorable either way, can't wait to start :)

    1. Um I wanted it to be like a star so did I do my diagram wrong? Tell me how to correct it and I will update tomorrow!

    2. I updated the diagram and did a sample!

  2. Very cute, and they look easy to do!