I told you about the Sherri Berry fabric but I also had some Japanese Halloween fabric. See the roof above. After I started working with the fabric I realized it had a little image that disturbed me some.
Can you tell? It is also in this orange fabric. So I'm not sure I'll use those fabrics to make more cottages. And I have finished 8 cottages now so I don't have too many more to make.
I do really like using some non-Halloween themed fabric in the blocks, too. It adds some different personality to them.
This background fabric with the green night, trees, pumpkins, cats and bats is perfect . It makes it look more like the cottage is set in a spooky neighborhood.
I also had fun putting the rick rack on the roof line in some of the cottages. Making these Halloween cottages is a fussy cutter's dream.
I'm so happy I joined the swap. I got a look at Nedra's blocks this week and I got a little emotional thinking of the cute blocks like hers that would make it to my house. Her witches feet block is fabulous.
My birthday month continues with more fun things. Thanks so much to Meredith for sending me this pattern. I've been wanting to make a patchwork star quilt. See Meredith's quilt here. Isn't it funny how fabric changes a quilt so much. I have been talking about making a leaders and enders quilt and I'm determined that this Starburst quilt will be the one. Check out Meredith's quilt - just stunning.
Karin emailed me about this "orange fabric" she ran into that screamed my name. Her package came and I couldn't even wait to take a good photo. You can see I had already started tearing into it. Never in my life did I imagine it would turn out to be . . .this! First off it is a full feedsack. And in spectacular shape. Plus it is orange and a novelty fabric with this cute little pig tail girl! I've actually seen pictures of this feedsack in a few of my books but I never dreamed I would own it. Thank you so much Karin. Karin is an incredibly busy lady. You can find her here and here! Thank you Karin. I love it.You can see the frayed edge and the old stitching line of the feedsack. I can think of so many fun things to use this vintage fabric for. I was going to save this for fabric Friday but I couldn't possibly wait to show it.
My friends take such good care of me. Don't they!