Saturday, October 19, 2019

sewing Saturday chandeliers and halloween

hand sewing these hexie stars!
welcome to Sewing Saturdays.... I guess I divide my creative time between sewing, painting and writing with a bit of beading thrown in for measure. The above hexie star represents the hand work I do in the car or watching tv.
The Rainbow scrap challenge color of the month is brown/black, so here's some chandelier blocks in both. For black I used my black with multi colors scraps.
See the gray? it's my design wall, back in use since I got the lattice blocks all sewn together into three big sections, and off the wall!

More about that later.

details of prints
It's really fun to see the black with multi color prints, so since I only made 9 I may make a few more using those scraps. they'll blend in well. No idea how I'll set these.

after I sewed the chandelier blocks, I put up the start to my halloween quilt. I'm not sure if I'll keep those backgrounds or how large they will be either. So many decisions!
here they are with some ideas around them. So busy! I might have to seriously tone this down.
paper pieced hat, and stamped collage
paper pieced cat, and monkey wrench block
Don't know how I'll decide how large to cut the backgrounds, but I must because I want to do the fun embroidery around the appliques. Oh in my halloween stash was also two bags of white buttons, ghosts and skulls! Gotta put those in somewhere.
I'm torn about using owls for a fall fabric piece, or Halloween... I like it all.

Linking to
can I get a whoop whoop Fridays  
Midweek makers wednesdays
design wall Mondays at smallquiltsanddollquilts
 scrap happy Saturdays
oh Scrap Sundays 
 slow stitching Sundays 


  1. Your Halloween quilt is going to be wonderful! I envy those who quilt, it's on my wish list one of these days when I have more room! I pull out the sewing machine mainly for repair work now, but I miss it!

  2. These Halloween blocks are so bright and cheery, it put a smile on my face, LeeAnna. It's going to be wonderful and I see you are going rogue like me. I'm loving doing it this way even though it is a test of my creativity. The owls are amazing!

  3. Great blocks on your Halloween piece--will be looking to see how they come together...Love the Witch's Hat and the Hoot Owls...
    hugs, Julierose

  4. These chandelier blocks are so fun. I have a set going on too. Can't wait to see your top when they are all gathered together.

  5. Those fence fabrics are perfect with the owls.

  6. Your chandelier blocks are always a favorite of mine to see, and they are pretty in the browns and black prints. I bet you have fun doing a little fussy cutting for the centers!

  7. You sure do stay SuperBusy! Love your work!

  8. Those owls are SEW cute and I really like your DARK Chandelier blocks, too!!

  9. Those black with bright fabrics make up beautifully. And I love your owls.

  10. More lovely chandelier blocks - I do love this idea. xx

  11. Just catching up today because I've been traveling and doing programs! Crazy Colorado weather! Love the chandelier and owl blocks! Milo cracks me up, Scout only sits and waits when her doggy friends are approaching otherwise she wants to keep moving!! Have a great week!

  12. Your owl blocks are so cute and cheerful!

  13. Yes! I hear you! My time is split so many different ways - like a multi-flavored pie! Your chandelier quilt is so pretty! You, young lady, are quite talented! That EPP star is lovely - I can see it as a beautiful Christmas tree topper/ornament! Thank you so much for sharing!

  14. Hi LeeAnna,
    So many creative blocks and choices!
    Wow! The lattice work is already sewn in three pieces!
    great scrappy challenge!

  15. Fun projects. I just love the hexie star... but then again I do love blue. Your chandelier blocks are looking great.

  16. Love the whimsy in your Halloween quilt. I don't think it is busy at all. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  17. What a great idea! Using a combination of all your varied Halloween blocks to make a quilt! I’ll be keeping an eye out for a finish.

  18. The chandelier looks delightful. It's such a straightforward block for using scraps, and gives a fascinating result.

  19. So pretty, I especially love the blue hexie star.

  20. Like seeing your chandelier blocks. Mine is on the back burner till my Christmas sewing is done. I was dustracted with bridal shower and wedding flowers for my niece. She is talking maybe a signature quilt at the wedding which is gulp next weekend. I wanted to try and oblige

  21. Oh these little owls are just too cute! You have a great sense of color