This post is from guest blogger Kelly Biscopink. Thanks, Kelly, for sharing what you’re working on with us!
Hi quilty pals! I hope that, like me, you’re getting some stitching time in today!
Today in my little sewing haven, I’m working on a haunted village of improv-pieced houses. What makes ‘em haunted? For the primary fabrics, I’m using prints from the adorable Cotton + Steel Halloween lines, “Spellbound” and “Boo”, along with some other C+S “Basics” prints. Neutral and low-volume backgrounds and scrappy greens for the lawns help bring this spooky neighborhood together. Floating skulls and ghosts in the windows definitely make for some haunted houses!
I used this YouTube video by Amanda Rolfe to make my houses. Once you make one or two, you’ll see how easily you can make adjustments to the base pattern to add windows, more stories, trees, and whatever else your heart desires.
The blocks will finish at all different shapes and sizes. Once I have my village as big as I want it to be, I’ll fill in the gaps between houses with more background prints to piece the blocks together.
The best part of this quilt (to me at least), is that it’s a major scrap user. I dug into my (massive) scrap bin for all the fabrics for this quilt. I had a lot of really oddly shaped pieces of fabric left from another Halloween quilt, complete with curved edges and skinny ends. I thought these remnants be hard to use, but turns out they’re perfect for fussy cutting ghostly windows and haunted doors.
So that’s what’s on my design wall today! Be sure to respond in the comments below and tell me what’s on your wall!