Earlier this year, I came across some candy corn fabric in my stash and ended up using it in some of my April RSC blocks.
When October rolled around and the colors for the month turned out to be orange and yellow, I immediately thought of that fabric and decided I wanted to make something else out of it! I also wanted to try some Relief Quilting based on this tutorial by Bernie at Needle and Foot.
So... combining some candy corn fabric and trying out some letters made with relief quilting, here is what I ended up with!
I love how this turned out! I have never made any Halloween decorations for my house before, so this was fun to work on and now I'll enjoy using it for the rest of the month!
Bernie's tutorial for the relief quilting was excellent, and so easy to follow. Even though my lines of stitching are a bit wonky here and there, I really like how the letters turned out. I used a scrap of batting which was a bit loftier than my usual Warm and Natural, and that helped the letters puff out and created some great texture. The rest of the quilting is a combination of stitch in the ditch and some wavy, criss-crossing lines in the borders.
The backing is a fun yellow polka dot, and the binding is a combination of my two candy corn fabrics.
Having been out of town for the last week, and wanting to get this finished when I got home, I haven't done much with my RSC blocks yet this month, but that is my plan for this weekend. It's going to be exciting to see where those projects are headed next. I'll post an update on those soon!
Linking up with Needle and Foot's Halloween Linky Party here
and So Scrappy for Scrap Happy Saturday here.