Author Archives: Sylvia

Epic Halloween QAL, Week 9: Barn Bats

This block is based on a traditional block called “Barn Bats.” The bats are typically stacked on top of one another (as in this mini quilt), but this tutorial is for individual bats with one bat per 6 1/2″ block. … Continue reading

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Epic Halloween QAL, Week 8: Eyeballs

It’s time for a field trip over to Happy Sew Lucky for a tutorial on making spooky eyeballs! The tutorial is for 12 1/2″ blocks, and you’ll need a 6 1/2″ and a 9 1/2″ square (unfinished) block for this … Continue reading

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Epic Halloween QAL, Week 7: Midnight Bite

This week is the last really intense paper piecing pattern! We are making bats from the fantastic “Midnight Bite” pattern by Nicole of Lily Ella Stitchery. Grab your pattern here if you don’t have it yet. You will need to tape … Continue reading

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Epic Halloween QAL, Week 6: Variable Potion Blocks

This week we’re bottling fame, brewing glory, even putting a stopper on death piecing Variable Potion Blocks, so called because you have lots of options on what size to make your potion blocks. These potions are also a great place to … Continue reading

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Epic Halloween QAL, Week 5: Ring of Coffins

Happy Independence Day to all my American readers! I hope thinking of Halloween helps you survive the heat! This week’s block is “Ring of Coffins” by Jessee Maloney of Art School Dropout, and I think it’s one of the most inventive … Continue reading

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Epic Halloween QAL, Week 4: Cauldron & Potion Bottle

If you haven’t yet recovered from making three spiders, this week should give you a breather and allow you to catch up! This week we are making two more paper pieced blocks, both freely available from the lovely folks at … Continue reading

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Epic Halloween QAL, Week 3: Spooky Spiders

This week we start with some of the larger paper pieced blocks—it’s spider time! If you don’t have your pattern yet, get it here. Stick with me as we talk about the block measurements; I’ve got a tip for cutting your … Continue reading

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Epic Halloween QAL, Week 2: Candy Corn & Witch Hats

As you might have realized, we’re going to be doing a lot of paper piecing for this quilt. So, I thought we’d start with some simple blocks to ease you into it if you’re new to paper piecing, or if it’s just been … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Epic Halloween Quilt-Along, Week 1!

Welcome to the Epic Halloween Quilt quilt-along! I’m so touched by all the love you guys have been heaping on this quilt on Instagram, and I’m excited to see everyone else’s take on it! There are a lot of blocks … Continue reading

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Name Challenge mini quilt

*Warning: mild Shakespearean profanity* My small local modern quilting group recently came up with a fun challenge: everyone wrote down several quilt names on slips of paper, and then we all took turns drawing a name out of a hat. … Continue reading

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