Friday, November 20, 2020

Odif Just My Type Challenge

I'm still not ready to let the haunting holiday go. When Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis sent me four fat quarters of her upcoming Just My Type collection for Island Batik, I saw 👀 in the Keys Small Hay print. What fun it would be to make eyes peek from the windows of a haunted house, right? 

So I pulled out the Haunted House Block designed by Sylvia Schaefer of Flying Parrot Quilts, which had gained my notice during the Epic Halloween Quilt Along. I used Odif 808 on the wrong side of my first piece to adhere it to the paper, and avoid lumpy pins or difficult-to-remove glue. Make sure to protect your iron and work surfaces with parchment paper when using 808.

The fabrics provided included Wow Mystic (!), Keys Large Marble (@), and Steam Med Lagoon (?), in addition to the aforementioned Keys Small Hay (o).

The pattern has a special window unit that is constructed, then used as a singular piece within another unit. This is similar to how I created the eye units. I cut 1/4" around two eyes, and then improvisationally pieced these into a unit small enough for the eyes to fit within the window, but large enough to cover the space.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

FYI: November 2020

I thought I'd share some fun things I've been seeing on the web.

First, sign ups have started for the 365 Challenge Quilt by Kathryn Kerr. There's a free quilt block each day for a year to make one phenomenal sampler. There's a Facebook group too.

Jacquelynn Steves is hosting a "My Hometown" free BOM starting February 2021. One block is issued each month, and sign ups have started.

Clover products are the notion of the month at Fat Quarter Shop. The entire inventory is 30% off for November.