Wicked Eve

Check out this vintage-y print.

wicked_eve3Did you do a double-take? I did, when I first saw this fabric. Yep, that’s a skull nestled in the Victorian wallpaper print. Then I saw the rest of the collection, and it made perfect sense.

wicked_eve2Wicked Eve is a Halloween-inspired seasonal selection by Timeless Treasures, featuring spooky skulls, dark bare branches, graveyard scenes, crows, and bats. Ominous dark clouds and a fortune teller print round out the blue-black toned print collection.

I’m not normally a ‘Goth girl’, but this ghoulish collection is just plain fun. Tiny skulls make up the color key along the selvedge! Check out the full collection here.

A Sweet Tweet!

Now, this was fun!

I haven’t quite gotten the hang of Twitter, but it was great fun to open my email and find this notification:
hancocktweetThis was a fun quilt to design and make, with such bright, cheery fabrics!
happy_petals_quiltIt sews up super-fast. Just make strip sets for the staggered sashings, then chain-piece the sashings, two to each block.

happy_petals3If you press the seams open, it gives a nifty little layered look to the seam allowances on the back–and you avoid making any bulky seams that will get in the way of quilting.

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This gives me an idea for another quilt!

Be sure to check out the full pattern–available for free on The Stitch, Hancock Fabric’s blog. Enjoy!

And the winner is…

Fun-Size Quilts book coverThanks to all who entered the Fun-Size Quilts ebook giveaway! I really enjoyed reading all your comments, and hope you give improv-piecing a try. The lucky winner is Norma Santos, who said:

“I really love the Elongated Triangles! I love geometric quilts and this appeals to my brain so much. :)”

 

Norma, I’ve sent your info on to Martingale, and you should be hearing from them soon! Congrats!