Thursday, September 22, 2011

Witching Hours

Borders have been completed for the second of the two Any Witch Way (Quiltmaker Sept/Oct 2009) quilts.  Construction of the piano key border in strip sets took some time and by complete serendipity--not planning--fit perfectly.  I've mentioned before how I am not a MATH girl...



I had cut 1.5" strips per the pattern but did not like the diagonal setting it called for, so did a brick border on the first quilt and changed to the piano key for this one.   I really like it.

Also, miraculously, the sections I made turned this corner in color order. 

I'm now ready to start making letters.  I decided to make the names color-match the witches' hats, with the background the same black Dimples fabric for all.  Tonya's basic instructions feature approximately 3.5" tall letters and that will work well for this size project.  The first name I am going to make is JERRYL.  I chose that one because of the simpler letters to construct, like J, E, and L.  Wish me luck!

Two more blocks from the leader-ender project are on the pile--now more than halfway to the 20 blocks needed (Flowers for Nana Girl, from Scrap Basket Sensations). 

This print is so cute--the little bees and flowers are sweet.  No sewing for me tonight though, it's time to play Bunco with the gals!

12 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

This is such a great idea to colour match the hats and names! Have fun with the letters!

Barb said...

your witches look awwesome!!

carol fun said...

The witches are wicked good! And I LOVE your yellow Nana's Garden blocks! I will definitely be stealing this idea- thanks for the inspiration.

Quilt Hollow said...

Boy oh boy....looks GREAT!!!!

Mary said...

I love the whimsy in your Halloween quilt and I can't believe your piano key border fit perfectly without having to make any adjustments. You must be living right.

loulee said...

Love those witches. :-)

Marg said...

Love the witches and isn't it such a happy moment when you find that everything fits perfectly.

julieQ said...

I just love those witches!! I have that magazine...corner turned down on that page!

Shay said...

I think those borders fitting was serendipity at work.

It looks amazing and was completely the right choice.

Have fun playing with words.

Stephanie said...

Very stylish witches.

Valerie said...

What a cute quilt, I remember this pattern from that Quiltmaker! I have it somewhere in my magazine stash...nice job! I love the fabric you have chosen.

By the way, I have to comment on your name - I used to tease my Mom ALL the time about using the word ORTS! Lol* I love that you used it for your blog! :)

Kate said...

Love the keyboard border. It's a very cute quilt. I'm working on getting another leaders and enders project going. Looks like yours is going well. Love the yellow blocks.