Friday, October 19, 2012

Spring Fling Quilt

I know-it's fall. But we all need some ultrabright neon spring color, right? I pieced this top a few years ago. I can't even remember when-it's been that long-and finally got it sandwiched and quilted in the past few weeks. I bought various amounts of yardage of this fabric, which is Spring Fling by Me and My Sister Designs for Moda, and somehow came up with a pattern that used almost every inch of it. I'm sure that'll never happen again! I did have to buy a little for the back but that does always happen and I always buy clearance stuff for that so it's all good. I used Electric Quilt 5 to figure out the best block size and quilt size to utilize all of my fabric in the best way, using two simple blocks-the 9 patch and the snowball block. Since then I've upgraded to Electric Quilt 7 and love it even more. I used two different fabrics in the binding and of course, rounded corners.

This is a closeup of the two blocks I used. I cut this out almost entirely using my Accuquilt Go (which has since been replaced with a Big Shot Pro) and the 2.5" strip die, 4.5" strip die, and 6" square die.

And the pieced back. Have I mentioned how much I hate making pieced backs? But I love the look and I can't really make myself buy a ton of fabric just so I can avoid a pieced back.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Halloween pull up treats

I saw this on pinterest and thought it was a cute idea to use for my daughter's dance classmates. The original source is right here at Splitcoast Stampers. This picture shows how it looks with the candy bar inside:

And this one shows how it looks with the candy pulled out (the lighting caused some funky coloring at the top-it's actually orange up there).

Here are the details:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie and Black
Witch image: Lettering Delights Best Witches Cupcake Toppers
Bat shape: Lettering Delights Best Witches Cut Set
Scallop Shape: Silhouette
Glitter (for bat): doodlebug
White Gel Pen (for bat's eyes): Sakura
Stamp: Stampin' Up The More the Merrier
Ink: Stampin' Up Not Quite Navy
Fence Punch: Martha Stewart
Ribbon: American Crafts
Adhesive: Miracle Tape and Tombo Mono Multi
Candy Bar: Hershey
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