Fussy Cutting HST’s is really good fun and a great way to show off some of those adorable prints you have in your stash. I find it easier to create myself a simple template first and then I can use this as a viewing window to get my motif just right.
The tutorial will show you how to create your own template and then you can enjoy some super sweetness.
I haven’t made a Halloween themed quilt before, so I thought it would be fun to make a nice simple ghost one. Ghostly Boo is a really simple block to make and reminds me of the PacMan ghost; I am a child of the 80s after all.
Each block finishes at 12″ so I decided to make 20 ghosts and have a 4 x 5 block layout. I used different colours for the eyes to give a hint of Rainbow (I can’t help myself).
I've got to love a quilty request and how could I say no to this one? My daughter, Ella, requested a picnic blanket with a waterproof backing to take on her adventures. I've made smaller versions with waterproof backings, like little changing mats but nothing quite so big, so I thought what a great excuse to test it out. I must say, despite my reservations it worked well. I'm not sure how waterproof the fabric is now it has holes punched in to it with the needle, but I'll settle for more waterproof than a traditional cotton and call it a win!