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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Ghost Quilt Block

Hello, everyone.
I've been doing a lot of sewing this month. I know it doesn't seem like it because almost all of my posts are recipe based, but I have been sewing my tush off.
This is the first month I've been able to create the block of the month for my quilt guild. Each month we are given a BOTM and everyone who wants to participate goes home and makes two before the next meeting.
Half of the blocks are made into a quilt by a volunteer to donate. The other half are raffled off to one of the members who participated. 
I thought this little guy was too cute to pass up.
This would make such a great October wall hanging or even a set of pot holders to use for the Halloween season. 
I know, I know, Halloween was so last month. Unfortunately, October was the busiest month of school I've had yet and I was working on more than one project. Anyway, this block is great for Halloween so go ahead and pin it so you can make some pot holders next Fall.
Here is how to make it:

You'll need:
2 types of fabric: 1 white, 1 for the background

Block (A):
4.5" X 4.5" (4X4 when finished)
3 white blocks
2 background blocks

Triangle (B):
a triangle that has a 4 7/4" X 4 7/4" right angle (4 X 4" when finished)
4 white triangles
4 background triangles

Ghost Head (C):
The right angle sides measure 3 3/4" X 3 3/4"
cut the third side as a curve to form his head
you will applique this piece on an A block of background fabric 

First, lay out all of your pieces so you have a good understanding of what is going to go where.
Then, sew your triangle pieces together.
After each step I pressed my pieces toward the darker fabric.

Next, I sewed the pieces together like this.
I sewed the black square on the bottom left to create one strip on the left to sew onto the right side.
There really are no rules, though. 
Just keep on sewin'

Once you have your block all put together embroider on a ghost face and give it one last press.
Ta daa!

Let me know if you make your own ghost blocks. I'd love to see them if you do!


  1. Cute! I don't quilt but this would be so cute for an autumn quilt, maybe as a gift.

  2. This is adorable! I want to learn how to quilt, but it's SO intimidating to me, for some reason.


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