New Orleans House Project

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Halloween Scraps

One more week of working with black scraps for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!  I saved these for the last Saturday of the month since they're Halloween-related.
I finished up my black leader-ender spools.  These Halloween-themed mini clothespins were perfect for keeping the spools clipped together!

This week's Halloween happy, scrappy  house is made from scraps from an October baby quilt.  My niece was born in October, and I thought she should have a Halloween-themed baby quilt.  I found some wonderful fabric based on old-fashioned Halloween postcards and used that as the main theme for the quilt.  Scraps from the postcard fabric are in the door and window.  For the quilt back I found a fun monarch butterfly print, which I used for the chimneys on the house.

Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of the quilt, although my sister promises me it was well-loved and well-used.  My niece is already 10 years old; it seems like only yesterday I was making that quilt!

My New Orleans house for the week doesn't exactly fit this month's color scheme (although it has black shutters!), but it was such a good mate for my scrappy Halloween house I had to share!  This is another one of those fabulous mansions on St. Charles Avenue, but the real treat is the Halloween decorations. If you click through to the slide show, click through the ads because there are 39 punny pictures in all.

This month has really helped me develop a new appreciation for using black fabric in my quilts.  I gained lots of inspiration from the other Rainbow Scrappers every week who linked up over at Angela's blog.  I see lots more black fabric showing up in future quilts!



13 comments:

  1. You've done a great job using the blacks! Your bow ties and house block are great!

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  2. Love your little Halloween house. The slide show for the house on St. Charles Ave. was great, there are enough good ideas there to last several Halloweens. Scary fun.

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  3. Mmm... Well done, again! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  4. I love your Halloween themed blocks!

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  5. Very nice your Halloween blocks!!

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  6. You did a great job with your black scraps!

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  7. what a fun Halloween post. that house is incredible!
    your little block is so fun, love the witch!

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  8. What fun fabrics! Love the Halloween theme this week.

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  9. Love your Halloween house and PICTURE,, too.
    I was the same as you. I didn't appreciate black, white and gray fabrics until the rainbow challenge. Now I buy them often and successfully incorporate them into my quilts.

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  10. That Halloween house is just too fun... love all of your blocks!

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  11. Love those pumpkins on the halloween house.

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  12. Love your Halloween house. thanks for showing a great old hose done up for Halloween.

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