Halloween Blocks Found

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I've been thinking that since it is October I really should get out my blocks from 2009 Halloween Block Swap hosted by Jane.  And I've been watching Belinda's progress with her blocks, so that made me think about finding where I stashed my blocks since last year.
After cleaning out my sewing room a few months ago I knew the blocks were not in my studio.  And then when I was thinking about where they could be, after talking to Belinda, I realized I had put them away in my Christmas box stored in another room.  And I found that was exactly where they were hiding.  Half the blocks are 9 patch blocks and the other half are Halloween scenes.
I decided the 9 patch blocks were slightly too large to leave as 9 patches so I cut them up to make disappearing 9 patch blocks.
All the 9 patch blocks are all made with 2 fabrics and I think this makes the disappearing 9 patch look is kind of unique.
I'm really happy how they turned out.  But since I cut them each apart, this left the disappearing blocks slightly smaller than the applique Halloween blocks. I just trimmed the other blocks on all sides to match.  I am working on some proposals his week so I set the Halloween blocks aside to sew up over next weekend.
-nanette
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22 comments

Nedra said...

Great idea to cut them into disappearing 9-patches. Hey, I'm in there!

Truffle queen said...

I agree with you and Nedra! I'm going to do the same thing! Our big quilt show is this weekend - so next week? Oops - 3 bees next week - maybe at night! lol Can't wait to see what you end up with! I THINK I know which bin mine are in!

Brandie said...

Can't wait to see them all together!

AnnieO said...

Oooh, I love the effect you got from the two color blocks! Clever girl, you. It will be fun to see what yours turn out like. Belinda is having a great time with hers, adding words! Glad you remembered where yours were...I am on the hunt for some Australian fabrics I bought last year and don't know where they are since I moved my sewing room. Yikes!

Staci said...

I've never seen a disappearing 9 patch made with just 2 fabrics! That is so much fun. Now, of course, I want to drop everything and make some!
You know, I think you are going to get me in trouble!

Eager to see it when you have time to put it together. I love Halloween quilts!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

I love these, Nanette! What a great idea!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love Halloween!!! And your blocks are great. Now I wanna see them all together.

Thimbleanna said...

Well, of course the Halloween blocks are with the Christmas stuff -- I'm sure glad your organization rivals mine. Love that cute Halloween print that is orange with the little black pumpkin faces!

Sandi said...

Lots of cute fabrics there! It will be fun to see what it all looks like when you get it all stitched up. I'm working on Halloween projects this week. I finished a little candlemat last night and I might even get my Halloween cottages (from your Christmas cottage pattern) finished by this Halloween!

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Cathi said...

Your Hallowe'en blocks make me smile!! Now I want to go find some suitable fabric and make something for Hallowe'en ... next year!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

What a great idea. I just finished the binding on mine last night and TT was playing on it today like an I spy quilt. I cannot wait to see yours!

Momoo said...

Really like the look of your new blocks, looking forward to seeing the quilt top.

Jen in NY said...

Wow, those look great, Nanette! Love the fabrics, as usual. :-)

Annette said...

I really like how they came out. A super new design.

Robin said...

Those disappearing 9-patches look great! This is sure to be a super fun quilt. :)

belinda said...

clapping...clapping!
I considered doing disappearing nine patch with mine but in my minds eye I couldn't remember how they looked!! I'm sooooo glad you found yours!!!

Hey...don't you think 'MONDO' is going to be the Project Runway winner???...I hope so....

Shari said...

My blocks are still tucked away. I need to replace one of the feature blocks, and I really like your idea of disappearing 9 patches. That will really make a difference. I'll pull them out at my next retreat... it will be like a new project by then... hope you are well!
Hugs - Shari

pratima said...

Nanette, your idea is great! The disappearing 9 patch is sure to bring so much movement and liveliness to the quilt. The prints are so cute :)

Diane said...

Great idea! I love the way you did that... this is going to be so cute when you are done.

Simone de Klerk said...

Love those blocks! Great idea, using only 2 fabrics for the disappearing blocks! The block looks very difficult this way. Love it!!!

Corrie said...

I like just the 2 fabrics... highlights your prints really well. Fun!