Friday, September 13, 2013

Dare-to-Be-Different Halloween Work In Progress

I really enjoy participating in WIP Wednesday, hosted by Lee of Freshly Pieced. Progress on my current WIP has been slow, and last Wednesday several readers asked to see more about it. How can I resist such a request?

The pattern for this quilt is “Dare-to-Be-Different” by Karrie Winters, and can be found in the Summer 2011 issue of Stitch magazine. The purple and orange color scheme reminded me of some of the Halloween fabric lines currently one the market, and from there it was just a hop, skip and a jump away to my own version of the quilt.

I started this quilt last October, made most of the blocks and then stalled once Halloween had passed. Knowing that it would be a slog without seasonal inspiration, I boxed it up and moved on to other things. I didn't pull it out again until the success of my speedy St. Louis Sixteen quilt and the return of fall (or the promise of its return) inspired me to start again. As of today, the top is half finished. Before you know it, this baby will be ready for basting! I'm playing around with a quilting idea that might take awhile, but is very tempting.

The backing will be Pearl Bracelet by Lizzy House in black. I'm thinking maybe scrappy orange for the binding. Last year, I bought a solid purple for the binding, but I'm not really feeling it now.

Well, I hope you all have enjoyed this process post. Thank you for your interest!


  1. Oh I love it! So nice seeing a bigger image of what this wip is! Enjoy working on this during the fall season!

  2. oh it's awesome! Love your version and what a great mix of fabrics you are using! You'll be basting it before you know it!

  3. Rachel this is absolutely gorgeous! I like your colors better than the original :-)