Friday, October 22, 2010

*^* Spooky Spun Sugar Little Quilt*^*

I started this little project a month or so ago. Finally finished the binding just in time for Halloween.
I found a cool ruler by Creative Grids and thought I would share with you how to use it and inspire you to create something a bit wonky for this Halloween.

Spooky Spun Sugar Quilt
16" X 16"


Supplies:
Charm Pack Haunted Mansion by Sanae for Moda
Creative Grid Straight Out of Line Ruler



Cut 5" strip of Bella solid Grey
Subcut the Bella Grey into {8} 5' squares
Choose 8 charm squares (9 shown as one was my test block)

Now layer one grey 5" solid with one charm square.
****Be sure that the print is facing up****
Make 4.

Line up the Straight Out of Line Ruler on the 5 mark.


Cut on the ruler edge.
 Following instructions on the ruler, TURN the ruler 90 degrees and cut again.
The results is 4 wonky pieces.
Shuffle the pieces by alternating 2 solids and 2 prints as shown.


Sew together similar to a 4 patch, carefully flipping on piece on to the other and pinning.
Because of the wonky cuts, they will not line up the same as straight cut pieces.
You should have 8 blocks 4.5" X4.5" at this point.

Next:
Take a solid 5" square and layer it with a charm square wrong side up.
*****Print MUST be wrong side up*****
Continue to subcut the squares the same way as you did for the first 8 blocks.
It is critical, for a successful arrangement, that you DO NOT flip the ruler in this entire process.
Just TURN the ruler. IF you flip it, then ALL your blocks will go the same direction and the solid will not alternate with the prints once they are sewn together (ask me how I know this).
If your blocks are correctly cut, then continue to piece them as before.
 You should have 8 more 4.5" X 4.5" wonky blocks.
Arrange your blocks as desired, I chose to have the solid alternate with the prints.
In addition to that, when I quilted the quilt, I connected the corners with straight line quilting using a matching grey thread.
 Bind in a strip on the bias or however you wish. I just really wanted to use that print because I like the spiders on it :)
And there you have it.
Spooky Spun Sugar Little Quilt just in time for Halloween.

23 comments:

Beth said...

It was even cuter in person!!

WoolenSails said...

What a fun quilt and neat ruler for wonky.

Debbie

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Very cute Vickie! I have the charm squares but not the ruler or I would try it right now!

Sandy said...

That is one cute wonky quilt!!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Love it! That is perfect for Halloween!!!!!!

AnneMarie said...

Here's the details on the Spooky Quilt Contest! Feel free to enter!

http://www.genxquilters.com/2010/10/spooky-quilt-contest-2010.html

It was great to meet you last night.... hope the painting went well today!

AnneMarie @ Gen X Quilters

Karen said...

How cute this is! That's a neat little ruler...haven't seen them before.

Have a great weekend!

Karen

Deana said...

And just when I think I don't need another ruler! Way cute! Thanks for sharing!

Little Lady Patchwork said...

This is super cute! I am going t look for this ruler and that fabric line.

BTW-I love how you connected the corners with your quilting. It gives it a "spiderweb" effect.

XOXO,
Stefanie

Thimbleanna said...

Very Cute Vicki!

Theresa said...

That is so cool!! Thanks for sharing~

PunkiePie said...

Now that is super cool and super duper cute! Looks like I better get cracking... or just collect the supplies for next year. :)

Needled Mom said...

I love it. It is perfect for that Halloween line of fabric and I love the reconstruction of the squares.

AnnieO said...

Very very cute! This would be fun with just about any charm pack.

quilter000 said...

Well maybe I need to go shopping for a new ruler and the sweet charm pack!! cute cute !!
Quilter000

twin fibers said...

Cute! It's perfect for Halloween!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

FUN! Just the right design for a spooky little Halloween quilt!

Dandelion Quilts said...

CUTE! I may need to get that.

Miri said...

Adorable! Great ruler for going wonky!
Love it!

Lisa said...

Very cute quilt & I love the ruler...WANT!

VickiT said...

What a cute little quilt. And that looks like an awesome ruler to buy. Thanks for the heads up and the great tute.

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Hi Vickie: I love your blog!! I'm looking for your hotplate tutorial. When I click on it the Halloween wonky quilt comes up. Can you direct me in finding it? It looks like something I'd like to make. Thank you so much.
Patti :)

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Hi Vickie: I love your blog!! I'm looking for your hotplate tutorial. When I click on it the Halloween wonky quilt comes up. Can you direct me in finding it? It looks like something I'd like to make. Thank you so much.
Patti :)