Sunday, September 15, 2013

Making Halloween

This time of year always surprises me with the rush and bustle of a new school year. I get swept up into the whirlwind of teaching new classes, meeting new students, and working on my dissertation, that I miss out on what happens in the world of makers and shakers. I know quite a few people are getting ready for the holidays (Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas), but for me, this time of year is all about preparing for Halloween!

I love... LOVE... Halloween. The Nightmare Before Christmas, has been playing on repeat at my house this weekend, as I have been stitching and sewing up my handmade Halloween decor. 

I must admit that I am a fabric hoarder and have had this Ghastlie themed fabric by Alexander Henry in my stash for a year. I decided my entire house would be outfitted for Halloween, which meant new cushion covers for the living room - step in, the Ghastlies.

I pieced together two cushion covers with my favorite Ghastlie ladies. I only had half a yard each of the two different Ghastlie print fabrics, and had to put these covers together wisely so as not to waste any of the fabric. 

I began to piece together an impromptu log cabin panel with some of the Tula Pink Nightshade fabric. Also in my fabric stash for at least a year. I had thought this block would be good as a cushion cover, as well, but as I was finishing this block, one of my bestest friends told me I should make a quilt instead. I still have two other variations of this block to make, so a Halloween quilt might happen... maybe...

I still have lots of Halloween stitching and sewing to finish, but it's all in the works and I can't wait to outfit the house for Halloween.

Halloween aside, I finished off the mini-quilt from Wild Olive's Summer Stitching Club. 

It was pretty good timing, too, because I joined Mollie over at Wild Olive, for another round of fun and fantastic stitching by signing up for her Autumn Stitching Club

Leave it to me to have a variety of projects going on at once, but I love it, nonetheless. 

Do you love Halloween as much as I do??

Until next time!