Spooky Sampler Quilt Along Week 2

It is Week 2 of the Spooky Sampler Quilt Sew Along and you will find that Pat Sloan is doing a YouTube quilt along and Melissa Mortenson at Polkdotchair.com.  The pattern is by Melissa Mortensen and features Traditional Piecing & Raw Edge Applique with fun and traditional Halloween features.  The pattern comes is a super cute box with all the fabrics by Riley Black called Spooky Hollow!

This week Pat Sloan is doing the broomsticks and Pumpkins. The broomsticks involve a small flying geese section and the pumpkins have some quarter triangles with snowballing corners.

Melissa gives instructions in the pattern on how to do flying geese, quarter triangles and snowballing corners so you will not be on your own to figure these out.

I made a video of putting together week 2 and you can watch it here:

In the video I show you how I put these blocks together.

The broom stick wasn’t as difficult as it might look. The interest part of this was putting turning the square orange block into a broomstick shape and then sewing the background pieces onto it and THEN cutting it to be rectangular! It is also the same process for the top of the broomstick.

Following is a list of items that I used to make this project!

Janome 1600P-QC Sewing Machine

Aurifil 50wt Thread

Olfa Rotary Cutter

Omnigrid Ruler

Cordless Iron

Multipurpose Sewing Clips

Heat Erasable Fabric Marking Pens

Fiskers Folding Ruler

Bottom broomsticks before they are cut to size.
Broomsticks after they are cut to size!

The top of the broom stick is made in the exact same way, and is cut to size to fit on top of the bottom broomstick.

Top of the broomstick as it is being cut.

The rest of the broom stick is just piecing rectangles together to get the broomstick block!

Finished broomstick blocks!

The Small Pumpkin blocks are up next, and these weren’t as difficult as the broom. She uses a technique called Snowballing the corners, which is taking small squares and sewing them at a diagonal in the corners of another square to give it a rounded pumpkin shape. This was not very difficult and a she gives you the instructions on how to do this technique in the pattern.

Once the pumpkin is made it is time to make the block with the stem and leaf to attach to the pumpkin. The leaf is made from sewing two squares together 1/4″ on both sides of the center diagonal and then cutting on the center diagonal. This will give you to squares with 1/2 triangles.

Stem and leaf block

After this block is put together, then we attach it to the top of the pumpkins and then attach background to the top of the entire pumpkin block.

Super Cute! The pumpkins were fussy cut too!

Are you doing the Spooky Sampler Quilt Along with Pat Sloan or Polkadotchair.com?? If you are, please let me know in the comments below and how it is going for you too!

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