Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along, Block 6

Did you see the latest pattern? It's by Nanette of Freda's Hive. I think you already know that I've been tweeking the patterns to fit my Halloween theme, and this one's no exception; but this time I had to cheat a little bit--I used some fabric from my stash that's not from the Spooktacular line I've been using up until this point. I probably should be beaten with a fabric noodle for my transgressions!

So here's what I came up with this time:


The completion of block 6 means I'm half way done--it sure has gone by fast! I thought I'd put all six blocks on the design wall to see how they look so far (they're in order with block 1 starting on the top left).


I have plans to add some embroidery to a couple of the blocks--the first block needs some words added into the white strips, and I'm thinking about embroidering "Knock Knock" onto the Franc N. Stein block. That would go in the white strip in the center of the block.

I usually prefer square quilts, so I'm thinking about adding four more blocks to what the designers give us--maybe I'll make some applique blocks, but I'm not sure. I think I'll wait and see what the next several blocks bring. If you haven't been "playing along" with this so far, it's not too late to join. The blocks are pretty quick to make and you don't REALLY need a jelly roll. No one's going to kick you out if you make your blocks from stash or whatever suits you. Trust me--I'm a rule-breaker, so I know what I'm talking about!

12 comments:

Gran said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! The piecing is nice but oh, the embroidery is so creepy crawlie.
ScaryO

Anonymous said...

Kim, you are a great rule-breaker for sure! Nice blocks and nice touch with the embroidery.
Jana in Czech Republic

Fiesta said...

your blocks look great Kim. I am falling behind on mine.

Heckety said...

These look fun but your close up of the first one made me go prickly all over- horrid person!!

Denise in PA said...

Another fabulous block, Kim! Your quilt is going to be spook-tacular! (Oooh, that was a bad joke). I finished my block last night - not nearly as fun as yours o:)

PunkiePie said...

Your quilt is going to be FAB! Well done, Kim! You have such a creative mind.

Jen in NY said...

This is going to be one fantastic quilt! One block is cuter than the other! Love it!

Sinta Renee said...

Love it Kim! It really looks great with your other blocks too!

Sinta Renee said...

Love it Kim! It really looks great with your other blocks too!

John'aLee said...

What fun quilts you have!

Quilter Kathy said...

Wonderful creative touches on your blocks!

Mama Spark said...

I love Halloween so I really like how this is turning out! Great job!