Seattle’s got Halloween kind of weather going on.  We’re currently enjoying the light things up and warmth that electricity provides, but I have definitely put some thought into a list of backup chores for if it goes.  My fabric shelves and scrap bins are due a serious clear out and that alone could easily eat a few days.

I’ve been joyfully moving stuff around all week.  Decorations are up, and in their true place.  Each year I love the hunt of a few well sought out additions, like these awesome lit pumpkins from Target for the top of my fridge.

sew katie did | Seattle Modern Quilting and Sewing StudioAnd just like Christmas I allow myself a few new Halloween prints.  Novelty print generally means pillows.  You already know I’m seriously not lacking in pillows and nothing stops me from making more.  I believe I’ve added five to the rotation this year for Halloween alone;).  Last year my splurge was this zombie fabric by Riley Blake.  A huge spiderweb pillow (more here) has become Roan’s perch when waiting for his morning carpool.  Playing with this block ignited some new ideas.

sew katie did | Seattle Modern Quilting and Sewing StudioSince it needed something matchie-matchie and I had left over test blocks I made a couple more.

sew katie did | seattle modern quilting and sewing studio sew katie did's seattle modern quilting and sewing studioThese pillows I made last year are still my favorites.  So in the Ghastlies print I made a couple long lumbars which are my favorite shape for comfortable couch lounging.

sew katie did | Seattle Modern Quilting and Sewing Studio I generally buy the forms from Garnet Hill, though IKEA does carry a nice rectangle shape.  They’re down-filled and puff out to the corners nicely.  You don’t need tons of forms.  Under Halloween lives the Christmas ones, and quite possibly another layer under that.

sew katie did | Invisible Zipper TutorialAll have invisible zippers following my tutorial of course.

sew katie did | modern quilting workshops Seattle | hanging halloween candy bagMy favorite made addition of the year is the hanging candy bucket I created using this paper pieced pattern.   I’ve collected a few new patterns for next year. There are so many more projects I’d like to do, but I think I might be considered borderline something at this point.  I’ve been collecting them all on a Pinboard.

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It’s probably time to think of a costume.

Happy week Peeps;)

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