06 October 2012

Frankie's Bride: My first paper pieced pattern!


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We're at the end of the first week of October and the Something Wicked This Way Comes blog hop is well underway.  Soma of Whims and Fancies had the brilliant idea of putting together a Halloween themed paper piecing blog hop and was kind enough to invite me to design a block.  Thanks Soma!

When I think about Halloween, I think of the classic horror movies I grew up watching.  No, not A Nightmare on Elm Street or Halloween.  Go back a little further to movies like Dracula, The Mummy and Bride of Frankenstein.  I picked one of those characters, cartoon-ified her, and voilĂ :


It...is alive!

This block is 10" x 10" finished.  You can find the pattern here and the piecing instructions here.  Did the hand-drafted and colored templates give away that this is the first time I've shared a pattern?  If you haven't tried paper piecing or just need a refresher, Jennifer of Sewhooked has a wonderful tutorial.

The blog hop runs through the month of October, complete with weekly giveaways.  Follow along for more wicked fun blocks! 

15 comments:

  1. I love this block, especially the streaks in her hair. Great job, can't believe it's your first pattern. Congratulations!

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  2. Hi Deborah !
    She's really cute !!! Wonderful job on your first pattern !!!

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  3. yes my golly she is alive and you did well...thank you ...

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  4. I love your bride of frankenstein block, it's fabulous! I also grew up with those oldies but goodies.... I used to stay up late on Saturday nights and watch them downstairs on the black and white tv so that my parents didn't know I was still up!

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    1. Thank you!

      I have a soft spot for the old black and white classics. I love those old movies... and they're horror movies I don't mind letting my kids watch.

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  5. This is a fantastic Halloween block. Thank you so very much.

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  6. This pattern is great!

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  7. She is adorable for your first PP. I love her and Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

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  8. This block went together without a hitch. Such a terrific and original block for your first paper pieced pattern. Congratulations -- and thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Thank you Karen! I'd love to see your block!

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  9. I made yesterday this block and posted it just now on my blog. I realy like making this beauty. Thank you so much for sharing !!

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  10. Thanks for the cute pattern! I see we have Frankie coming soon... Ahhh... Star crossed lovers for sure! LOL!

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