Hand Pieced Glitter Quilt

First new project of the year and having a great time hand stitching these blocks together. It’s a pattern that I saw last year on Pinterest called Glitter by Jen Kingwell and you can find it in the book Quilt Lovely. I fell in love with these vintage style quilts by Jen Kingwell and I knew my collection of fabric would work very well with this style.

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The block finishes to about 9″ x 3 1/2″ inches and as you can see I’m stitching it the English Paper Piecing way.

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Jen Kingwell is known for mixing different styles of modern, vintage and bold fabric collections, but my fabric stash is limited to a certain color palette which I think compliments this pattern nicely. I chose to make this particular quilt without any greens, just for something different. But as I add photos to this post I can see lots of yellows grouped together. I’ll have to spread the colors out better as I go. The background pieces are various white on white prints that I’ve been collecting.

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Following my theme of beloved little creatures, with and without whiskers, many of my favorites are going into this lap sized quilt.

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A Ring of Coffins Mini Quilt

So excited to have finished these really fun and adorable mini quilts featuring Ghastlies and Jack Skellington fabrics.

IMG_1721IMG_1701I used the awesome “A Ring of Coffins” paper piecing pattern by MiniASD on Etsy and added the faces from a template that I created.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MiniASD?ref=pr_faveshops

After hand stitching the coffins together I hand stitched the faces using an invisible stitch. I thought about machine appliquéing them to the coffins, but I enjoy watching tv and hand stitching a lot of my crafty things.

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I love these modern Halloween colors by Cotton and Steel, and I added some jewel tones from Allison Glass

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I appliquéd bats and a floral motif in the corners and center from a piece of Angela’s Attic and machine quilted around the coffins. Added a spider charm and pockets in the back for hanging, then finished the two minis with hand stitched black binding.

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