Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Halloween Mini Swap Progress

When last I posted about my Halloween Mini Swap project, it looked like this:


I realized that the black background was limiting with what I wanted to do, so I ripped that apart and found a different background entirely.

And I spent most of my Sunday constructing this:


I am so in love with how this turned out! My partner said she liked animals, so I thought a frog and black cat were perfect! Doesn't the texture background look so much better than the black??

The cat pattern I found here and modified it slightly -- no side pieces and made the tail skinnier so it ended up 8" instead of 8.5".

The wrapped candy is two QSTs and a plain square!

Now let's talk about this frog.


I searched and searched for a cute frog pattern. And then I had a CRAZY idea. For those of you that get Quiltmaker magazine, this issue's Patch Pal is a frog. I took that pattern and miniaturized it. Each square in the pattern became 1/2 inch finished in my frog. I did eliminate the feet and tongue from the pattern because I'm not THAT crazy.

Now I just need to do some hand embellishment -- whiskers and eyes for my kitty and a mouth and eyes for my frog/witch.

Linking up at Linky Tuesday, Fabric Tuesday, Sew Cute Tuesday, and WIP Wednesday!

11 comments:

  1. Wow! You are creative. Super Cute!

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  2. so sweet, she's going to love it. I do love the modified background!

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  3. Cute! I'm starting to see more and more fall projects and it's making me look forward to cooler weather and fall treats. Thanks for sharing your project with us- I agree that the crosshatch background is a better choice than the black.

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  4. Great job with modifying the patterns. Super cute mini!

    -Soma

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  5. I really like your black cat - a change in background really did open up the possibilities.

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