Earlier in the week I finished all six of the witch blocks. I am quite pleased with these. I still need to add some borders to the witch flying on the broom. I will add a different border, but in the same fabrics as they will be used together during the Halloween season. At the moment I am planning on using them as chair backs, much like these Easter chair backs I added to my dining room today.
I was in the mood to do a"fallish" project. I have tons of UFO's, so I did not want to start a big project. Some place on my net travels, I came across a link for this tiny 3-inch foundation pieced block. I thought it was cute and not too Halloweenish, so I printed it out.
It's a fast and easy block to piece and it's also a free pattern from Carol Doak. . . gotta love free! If you like it, you can get here.
Once I had it made I had to come up with a way to use it in my fall decor. I decided to add some burlap to all sides and wrap it around a candle!
It worked nicely on my Happy Fall Y'all accent table in my living room.
If you are feeling like you want to do a quick autumn project, you may enjoy this tiny little paper-pieced block. If you decide to make it, I would love for you to post a link in the comments so I can see how you decided to use this cute block.
Another big thank you to Carol Doak for all the great foundation pieced patterns she makes for our pure enjoyment.
I love to do posts that show me using some of the quilted items I make. I make tons of table runners and I really do use them.
I will show you my current tablescape in black and white first, so those of you with sensitive eyes can get your sunglasses. It looks pretty tame here. :)
Got those sunglasses on? OK, here is the same picture in color....
Orange, chartreuse, black, purple & yellow are the main colors. The glasses are actually purple, but you can't tell that in these pictures.
I went out on the deck and cut the foliage for the centerpiece. I used a similar foliage bouquet a few years ago and really liked it.
I made the paper-pieced table runner and chair backs a couple of years ago.
I really like this bright runner.
This table is not really all that Halloweeny...only the skeleton straws and the spider candles suggest Halloween...unless you glance over at the curio cabinet...
The purple glasses are stored there. Since I put them on the table, I could not leave the cabinet bare, so I replaced them with orange pumpkins and a silver skeleton head. If I had not done that, this table could be used for any fall dinner party.
I think this table runner shows that quilting can be used for fun home decor. It's not just for bedcovers anymore...though I do love my quilted bed covers, too!
I hope that seeing my projects will inspire you to begin or work on a project of your own.
When Life Gives You Scraps--Make a Quilt
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