Saturday, August 31, 2013

Halloween Sampler

It's August so that must mean it's Halloween??? You've got to start early to get ahead especially with The Frosted Pumpkin's stitcheries. The stitch along starts on 9 September and lasts for three weeks. This time they've turned it up a notch. The borders are fancy with skulls and spiders, the fabric is mottled and the thread for four of the colours is hand dyed so has small variations in the base colour. I was able to buy Zweigart 32 count Belfast linen in Vintage Dune which has a hand dyed look. I also forgot to say this sampler is on 32 count linen. I don't know if my old eyes will cope.
from the sneak peek above posted on their Facebook page it looks like each block will contain one of the nine letters that spell Halloween. It looks very cute.
As the borders have very few straight lines and neither does the linen, I did start the autumn sampler borders first. However I realised this week that with nine days to go, I ought to start the borders, if I want to be a speedy stitcher. It's coming together and even if I just finish the top right corner before 9 September, I'll be ready for the first week, but I hope to get it all done over the next few days.
Jersey Live is on this weekend, so I will get some time to just sit and stitch, once we've dropped the children to the venue. 10,000 festival goers are expected. I have finished the first of two customer quilts, so I'm on target for getting them both finished this week.

1 comment:

Jo Jo said...

Sue, how do you do these samplers so fast, plus everything else? I love the Halloween sampler, it's great. Do you keep them when you have finished them? Jo x