Homespun Halloween Table Topper {and Eek Boo Shriek Blog Tour}

With the beautiful summer weather we’ve been having, it seems a little strange to be sewing with Halloween fabric, but that’s what I’ve been doing.  I was excited when Carina Gardner asked me to be a part of the blog tour showcasing her new fabric line called Eek Boo Shriek for Riley Blake Designs.  I didn’t even have to see the fabric, just hearing the name made me want to be a part of it 🙂  Below are the four fabrics I chose to work with.

That skeleton print is cute, but I am a sucker for tiny polka dots and HAD to get some of that print!

Homespun Halloween table topper quilt by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

My plan is to have this on our coffee table in October with our Halloween candy dish, but I didn’t have any candy for the photo shoot last night, so I pulled this pumpkin out of the closet as a substitute.  I think it looks pretty good too.

Speaking of the tiny polka dots that I love, I wasn’t thinking about how dizzy it would make me to do crosshatch quilting on that fabric!  Oh my goodness…dizzy indeed!  I needed to take a few breaks to uncross my eyes 😉

Homespun Halloween table topper quilt by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

I ended up doing a full crosshatch just in the center orange section and left just the diagonal lines for the outside corners.  The design works out well and doesn’t make me feel the list bit bad for not doing crosshatch on the entire thing.  HA!

Homespun Halloween table topper quilt by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

My favorite fabric from this bunch is what I used on the back.  It’s a perfect print for quilt backs and Halloween treat bags.  I think I might have to make some of those next.

My quilt design is based around one very large 24″ finished block that I found in EQ7 titled “Homespun”.  Then I added 4″ borders to frame it up nicely.  The finished quilt measures 32″ square.

If you’d like to make this block yourself, you will need a total of 16 – 4″ finished HSTs (purple in the diagram),  8 – 4″ x 8″ flying geese (orange in the diagram) and 1 – 8″ square

To see some other awesome projects made with Eek Boo Shriek fabric, check out the blog tour line-up below.

Monday,  July 31 http://thats-sew-kari.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, August 1 {YOU ARE HERE!}

Wednesday, August 2 http://redgeraniumcottage.typepad.com/daisycottagequilting/

Thursday, August 3 http://www.orchidowlquilts.com 

Friday, August 4 http://www.carinagardner.com/ AND http://shequiltsalot.com/

Thanks for stopping by,

Amanda

3 thoughts on “Homespun Halloween Table Topper {and Eek Boo Shriek Blog Tour}

  1. Yours is a super table topper and a perfect match for the fabric collection! I can totally “see” how you could get dizzy with those polka dots! If I get time, I hope to follow your tutorial to make one myself! Thanks!

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