Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fifteen Minute Challenge - Week 7

I rocked my fifteen minutes this week, finishing two projects in the allotted time.
Tuesday-Friday I worked on my LQS Saturday Sampler block. Which, nice block, bad color choice. I hate when the pattern puts the larger-scale brown in small pieces. It's okay for fussy cutting 2" or so squares, but not in HST.

On Saturday, I pulled out a Halloween project from last year that just needed binding. Better late than never, right?
Halloween is my favorite holiday, and the Peanuts special is my favorite Halloween show. (Because there's so many other options.) So when I saw the book panel at Joann's, I had to grab it.
Of course, it's not printed straight, which made the piecing very difficult, and I ended up abandoning it just before Halloween last year.
I prepped the binding with flange as if it were piping or rick rack - I definitely don't prefer the flange, but I didn't want to go to the store.
The Peanuts backing fabric and binding are also Joann's. The sashing and flange are from Hobby Lobby.
Now I just need to sneak the ladder inside so I can hang it, but avoid replacing the light bulbs in the kitchen.

See how others are managing their time at Life in Pieces, check out more BOMs at What A Hoot, and check out more fabric projects at Quiltstory!


  1. Laughing at you sneaking the ladder in. Light bulb changing is not in my job description either!

    I love that Peanuts fabric and I think the finished result looks fabulous. And I agree with you about the block but you still did a great job on it.

  2. Yay for finishes!! I have no Halloween quilty things. I need to remedy that next year. I feel your frustration with the large-scale lopsidedness on the HSTs. ;)

  3. 2 finishes - good for you! I want to make something Halloween but I haven't decided what yet.

  4. Congrats on getting your UFO ready for Halloween this year. Even with the off kilter printing, your wall hanging looks great.

    Too funny about the ladder! I do that too, but I usually wait until My Guy is out of town so he doesn't know it ever made it into the house.

  5. One of my favorite yearly Must Sees. Very cute panel!

  6. Love your Peanuts Halloween project - you must be happy!