Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween - Island Batik Style!

Happy Halloween!  

For this month's challenge, the Island Batik Brand Ambassadors have been working with Needle, Paper, Scissors as the theme!  

I will be honest, paper piecing is not my favorite technique....  but I'm not afraid of a challenge! I wanted to make a fun pattern, something whimsical and why not a paper-pieced pumpkin for Halloween!  

I have named it Paisley Pumpkin since there is a paisley motif in the fabric in the middle of it's forehead! 

I started with a digital sketch that I created in my design software.  This gave me a general idea of what the pumpkin would look like and most importantly, it allowed me to print the papers for the paper piecing. 

Next I started sorting thru the fabrics I have received as an Island Batik ambassador.  I found all these fun orange patterns - paisley, ferns and swirls!  And then I found some wicked cool gray batik for the eyes .... I love the eyes the best.  They look so real :) 

I'm so pleased with Paisley Pumpkin and I hope you enjoy him too!  I used Warm 80/20 batting from The Warm Company but it would have been really fun to have used a super thick batting to give him more dimension.  

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