It’s here! I’ve been a little swamped (two back-to-back 70+ hour weeks between both jobs) so, once again, I found I have to postpone my big Halloween project. I’m a lot closer than last year but I’m not ready to show it until it is done. So, what’s a busy girl to do…improvise! I hijacked a stack of four-patches from the big project and decided to make a small piece. My original plan was to free/crumb piece a pumpkin similar to Bonnie Hunter’s scrap hearts. Then I happened to see Bonnie doing strip piecing for pumpkin blocks on her blog. By luck, the first orange fabrics to come out of the scrap bag were orange strip bits. Sewn together and given corners, it began to look a little pumpkin-ish. The green top required a tiny bit of ripping. I wanted the stem to have those little “feet” but didn’t get the proportions right the first time.
The binding isn’t done yet but all of these pieces, the black, the green and the oranges, came right out of my scraps. The four-patches are from the other project but I’ve made hundreds for it so they won’t be missed. Hopefully, the big Halloween will get finished in time for next year!
I’m pretty pleased with this little piece and think I will hang it up in my office at school.
Now, none of this fun would happen without a whole lot of work and support on the part of the fabulous Marian of Seams to be Sew and Amy from Sew Incredibly Crazy. We have an awesome sponsor, as well, the fabulous Fat Quarter Shop. You can enter to win a Fat Quarter Gift Certificate by entering here.
Thanks for hopping by and be sure to “scare” up the time to visit the other hopppers!