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The Quilty Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Halloween quilt: Blocks 1 - 4

I had a lovely morning sewing on this Mother's Day! I finished the first 4 blocks of my Halloween quilt while the brisket smokes on the Traeger grill! I've now headed outside for some reading, but wanted to share the progress so far:


Block 1:



All of the blocks are trimmed to 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 & will ultimately be sashed with a creamy white cotton fabric called Bella snow. The size is a throw quilt size, and will be 4 blocks wide and 5 blocks long. I'll also do a border with the coolest Halloween text fabric ever - I'll try to remember to add a pic to the next post. The border will be approximately 4 to 5 inches wide on every side. 


Block 2:



I am calling this one Spooky Library. It isn't quite finished, though, because I am going to embroider book titles on the spines once I get it sewn into the top. For sure, one of them will be Dracula, and I haven't decided on the others. I plan to make a total of 4 of these blocks because I think they are super cool. 


Block 3:



This is a slightly wonky log cabin style block, which is very easy to put together with strips of fabric between 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 inches wide. The center is a 5 x 5" square.


Block 4:



The last block for today is another piece of embroidery, surrounded by adorable black cats. 


I finished The Beekeeper's Apprentice last week, and have moved onto A Monstrous Regiment of Women. Sewing while listening to an audiobook about early feminism is awesome and ironic and hilarious.


Have a good Sunday!