Author Archives: Sylvia

Dragonfly mini quilt (and new pattern!)

I seem to be in a bug phase at the moment, because on the heels of my Spooky Spider paper piecing pattern, next up is a paper pieced dragonfly! I designed this for a swap, and this little mini quilt … Continue reading

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My Finished Epic Halloween Quilt

As many of you are finishing up your Epic Halloween quilts, I wanted to share my finished quilt and hopefully give you a few ideas on how you might quilt yours! I decided to go elaborate on the quilting, and … Continue reading

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Epic Halloween QAL, Week 12: Assembling your quilt top

Well, here we are—it’s time to put this bad boy together! Go ahead and lay out your blocks on your design wall (or floor) using the following image as a guide for which finished size goes where. If you have … Continue reading

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Epic Halloween QAL, Week 11: Broomstick and Haunted House

At this point, I imagine you are all old pros at paper piecing! This is the last week before we assemble the quilt, so the end is in sight. Today we have two last blocks: the broomstick and the haunted … Continue reading

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Epic Halloween QAL, Week 10: Curved Spiderweb Blocks

This week’s block involves some curved piecing! Don’t worry, though, the curves are very gentle, so this is an easy introduction to curves if you’ve never tackled them before. You’ll need 3 blocks that finish at 12″. Click here for the templates. Trace … Continue reading

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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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