|My very latest finish|
We love Halloween at my house. And now that we have no daughter at home, we just decorate the porch. This year I will be in Houston at the International Quilt Festival on Halloween. So Frank will be giving out candy, so don't think you can do tricks at my house and steal my vicious guard hound......
For my Wicked block I thought I would give you a Halloween House. I love to do paperpiecing and found this wonderful house at FaveQuilts . Wouldn't it be fun to do houses for every holiday? Hmmm. You need to print the four pattern pieces before you begin. If you know how to change the size of the printed pieces you can change the size of the house. I printed my pieces to end up 8.5 x 8.5 inches unfinished.
Choose your fabrics to bring out the scariest emotions in your house. I found this perfect sky in my stash.
Cut the fabric to cover the area of the sky making sure the fabric extends over the paper by more than a quarter of an inch. I have an Add A Quarter ruler that helps make sure I have enough seam allowance on my pieces.
Iron all your seams each time you sew. This makes it lie flat. This is what the back looks like, simple seams.
And this is the front side. Nice and precise.
Here are the window and the door. I choose some fabrics that I could fussy cut and have this very surprised looking cat. I guess he is amazed to find that he is sharing his house with bats and a crazy pumpkin man.
Tear the paper off the back and put the roof on the house. A house needs a roof! Even the Halloween House!
See how the waxing moon is in the starry sky over the house? Will you come trick or treating at my Halloween House this year?
|McGee the Howl-o-Ween Hound|
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Tuesday, October 30th