Thursday, October 31, 2013

WICKED WELCOME HALLOWEEN TUTORIAL

I hope all of my pretties enjoyed the Wicked Blog Hop the last 2 weeks.  I know I enjoyed participating and sharing with you my wicked projects.  I promised you a tutorial on the Wicked Welcome Halloween Wall Hanging I made so lets get started.


Yardage: You will need 1/2 yard (or a scrap) of black fabric for the center
                        1/2 yard orange fabric for pinwheels
                        1/2 yard purple fabric for pinwheels
                        1/2 yard lime green fabric for inner border and binding
                        1 1/4 yards border print fabric (if using a border print type) or 3/4 yards if not.

Cutting:  Black:  Cut center panel 16 1/2" x 20 1/2"
     Orange:  Cut 4 strips  3 1/4" x WOF (width of fabric)
                         Sub cut into 44  3 1/4" squares
     Purple:  Cut 4 strips 3 1/4" x WOF
                         Sub cut into 48 3 1/4" squares
     Green:  Cut 2 strips 1" x WOF
                         Sub cut into 2 strips 1" x 16 1/2"
                                             2 strips 1" x 21 1/2"
                                             4 strips 2 1/2" x WOF

     Border Print:  Cut 4 strips 45" x 4 1/2" or what ever width is pleasing to you with the border print you have picked out.  (If you're not using a border print, cut 4 strips 4 1/2" x WOF)

Piecing:  Sew a 1" x 16 1/2" green border strip to the top and to the bottom of the black center panel.
Sew a 1" x 21 1/2" green border strip to each side of the black center panel.  (Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of this step.)
 
Pinwheels:  Draw a diagonal line on the back of 44 orange 3 1/4" squares.  Pair them with a purple 3 1/4" squares. 

Stitch 1/4" from the drawn diagonal line on each side.  I like to chain piece mine.



Cut apart. 


Press seam to dark fabric (I always press my seams open on half square triangles as I like the way they lay flatter and it's easier to quilt).  Trim to 2 1/2" half square triangle. 



Sew 4 half square triangles together as illustrated to form a pinwheel block. 


I like to do the "twisty" thing in the middle.  Here is a video that shows you how I do it.
video 



Make 22 of these.

Sew 4 pinwheel blocks together to form a strip of pinwheel blocks.  Make 2 of these.
Sew this pinwheel strip to the top and to the bottom of the center panel with borders.

Sew 7 pinwheel blocks together for form a strip of pinwheel blocks.  Make 2 of these.
Sew this pinwheel strip to the sides of the center panel with border.


Now add the border print to the top and bottom.  I mitered my corners.
And add the border print to each side. 

You're ready to quilt it or send it to your favorite wicked Quilting Queen.  Once quilted, add the binding.







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