I know! I know! I've been away from my blog for way too long.
But I've had a lot going on around here and we've been away celebrating. I'll post about all that later. And yes I will show you my new floor. ;o)
But right now it's still Monday and for the first time in all these last weeks I finally have something new to share on my design wall. Of course I'll be linking over on Judy's Design Wall. One of my favorite places to visit.
Remember I told you that our guild is having our auction this fall and we are each asked to donate at least three items. I have two made already and have been mulling around several different ideas trying to settle on just one more.
Well.... Saturday rolled around and all of a sudden I realized the theme I wanted to use.
Several months ago I had purchased a Halloween Layer Cake from the Fat Quarter Shop along with three matching 1 yd cuts of fabric (orange with black bats, blue with black flying witches and a border print)
I pulled them all off the shelf and proceeded to cut the 10" squares into fourths and then sashed them with a black 1½" strip.
I sewed a few of those 5" sashed blocks together and ended up with a small table runner. It just needed something more so I cut a 9" square in half diagonally and added them to the ends to finish it.
For the placemats I decided to cut some of the 5" blocks in half and sewed seven together to give me the width I wanted and bordered them with black and added the orange bat fabric.
TaDa..... Here I go.....
#3 auction item ..... Small table runner (12"x41" still needs trimmed) and two placemats (13"x19"). I'll be binding them all in black once I get the quilting finished.
AND......I still have 16 of the 5" sashed blocks left to make a nice sized table topper that would fit my dining table nicely. I plan on using the border print to finish it and I'll use the blue witches as the backing for the placemats & runner.
That should take care of all the Halloween fabric.
I hope you're having a great day. Glad you stopped by.....Linda