I pieced the top from RJR Fabrics Boo Crew in October 2012 and missed out on completing it in time for Halloween, so I put it away for nearly a year.
This was my first time trying square in a square and working with on point blocks. I used Riley Blake's Spooky Squares pattern and modified it for 4 x 4 instead of 5 rows x 5 columns. I have to admit that once I got to the end of piecing 4 triangles to every square, 16 times over I had kind of enough of square in a square (I hadn't discovered chain piecing yet!)
What I really liked about this pattern design was the different fabric used in the vertical sashing from the horizontal. I didn't quite have enough in the FQB so I bought a co-ordinating purple for vertical sashing and a bright green for the cornerstones between the blocks. It really pops and works brilliantly for Halloween colours. I also didn't have enough of any one fabric for a complete border so I pieced all the black based fabrics together for a very scrappy border. And that's where i left it in November 2012.
I wasn't quite happy with all the empty space in the triangles though so, I decided to add some hand quilting using perle cotton in orange, green and purple. Hand quilting takes a long time!
So after a year and a half and two Halloween's later I have a finished quilt. I know it's the wrong season for spookiness but this was one of my Q4 Finish-A-Long goals and I was determined to get it done. If I hadn't listed it last October as a goal I might just have folded it away for another year and missed another Halloween!
Finish-A-Long 2014 is starting this month so if you need a deadline to get a finish on an unfinished object why not link up for Q1? So happy to have this finished, linking up to Leanne at She Can Quilt for Q4 FAL 2013 and Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts and