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If you look through my shop you will see that I tend to like skulls, but I just like the monster theme in general.  My block that I’m going to show you is an original!  I drew from my love of Zombies and “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown”, and.. I learned these little zombie felties from the book by Sarah Skeate “Zombie Felties”.  I have built some zombie felties in the past and as I was coming up with my idea for a block, I wondered what would happen if the pumpkins in the pumpkin patch were “zombified”!

My background is made from a dark purple upcycled wool sweater I found at Goodwill.  I washed and dryed it on high heat to shrink it down to use.  The sign is made from wood printed fabric fused to a piece of Muslin so that I could place it on the block and have it still look 3D.  I freemotion quilted the “Pumpkins 4 Sale” on it.  This sign was inspired from a Pumpkins 4 Sale wall hanging I made with my Mom a few years ago. Read the rest here -→

Come join the fun from October 22nd from October 31st!  Each of the participants will be showing off their Wicked blocks and you make get to download a block or tutorial as well as see some awesome work.  There will also be some prizes to be won!  Keep checking back here each day to see who will be featured each day!  Happy Halloween! Read the rest here -→

Have you ever been frustrated with the way your thread breaks or the bobbin thread bunches up on the back during a project?  It could be that your sewing machine needs a cleaning.   A variety of threads, fabrics, and battings can leave lint behind that collects down in the bobbin area of your sewing machine, and it doesn’t take long for this to accumulate and wreak havoc on a project or machine. Read the rest here -→

Quilting Gallery had an Artist Trading Card Swap offered in May 2012. It really intrigued me to make a 2.5″ x 3.5″ trading card! We just submitted our name to Michele at Quilting Gallery and she set up the swap and sent us our swap partner. I was to send my ATC’s to The Quilt Rat in Canada, and someone unknown to me was to send me their ATC’s. I decided that I would be involved internationally with this swap too.. there are people from all around the world that entered into this Swap. Read the rest here -→

Two years ago, I took a class by Dan Burke at a retreat in Hastings, Michigan.  He taught paper piecing which is his specialty and I chose to do the tree skirt.  The original tree skirt had the parts filled in between the points of the star, and I decided I just wanted the star and turned it into a rug that is now displayed on my living room floor.  Dan was a GREAT teacher, he was very attentive to his students and he for my first paper piecing project, I really enjoyed it.  I have done a few paper piecing projects since and plan on doing more in the future. Read the rest here -→

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