Wednesday, October 31, 2012

bear paws + spooky treats + jack-o-lanterns

Happy Halloween! But first things first, here are my last pair of bee blocks for the Far Flung Bee. Bear paws for Essie.

She has a great tutorial for them on her blog and asked for autumn colors on neutral backgrounds, suggesting the scrappier the better.

My scrap bin has grown a lot recently and includes fabrics left over from my own projects, as well as scraps I received from swaps with quilty pals and purchased from various brick and mortar and online quilt shops.

It was fun being able to pull exclusively from my scrap bin and these blocks were a blast to make. I'll probably do a wrap-up post for the bee once I've received all my blocks. It takes a minute for things to travel from Australia, hence the name Far Flung Bee!

Now back to Halloween, have you seen the sale section over at fat quarter shop?! They've got tons of Halloween prints 50% off and I just couldn't resist. I don't usually do novelty prints but I love a good deal and now's the time!

I picked up this fat quarter bundle and a few other basic blender prints from Halloween lines that aren't Halloween specific and can be used in other projects too. I think it's safe to say I'll be making a spooky quilt for next year :D

And here's a look at our jack-o-lanterns, mine is on the right, Jon's is on the left. Don't they look so happy together?! He had hoped his would look more menacing but it just can't help looking smitten.

I've got candy lined up for the trick-or-treaters and a race horse costume ready for the dog. Can't wait!
What are your plans?

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  1. Very fun bear paws! We just hang at home on Halloween, as we haven't had a trick-or-treater in years. But we're always prepared just in case!

  2. Awesome blocks!! I love the scrappy look :) We had our trick or treat on the weekend so it's just a regular old day for us!

  3. Those bear paw blocks are so scrappy and cute! Fun pumpkins too. We didn't get around to carving any pumpkins this year. :( We're taking our little Buzz Lightyear to trick or treat in a friend's neighborhood tonight. So I didn't buy any candy to pass out (since we won't be home) and now I'm bummed because I don't have any to munch on all day! Ha.

  4. I love Bear Paw blocks! They were one of the first blocks I learnt to make! Yours are so pretty in the autumnal colours!

  5. Love the bear paw blocks, and the Halloween theme!

  6. Your bear paw blocks are fabulous. That was my first block of the Bee, and it gave me the energy to go ahead and do them all (hated the Dear Jane blocks, though). I'm beginning to wonder if it will stop at four sets, as I've not heard a thing from my last two and I'm tired of sending them polite letters. What are you going to do with all yours? Did you get all six sets? (I think you're nicer than I am!)


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