Now that we're well into October, I'm feeling the itch to start decorating for Halloween. Especially since the littlest one's birthday is coming up, and he wants a Halloween-themed celebration (in his mind that just means pumpkins everywhere).
In between dreaming up clever ways to transform the house into a Halloween wonderland (I'm leaning cutesy-crafty, though the rest of the family want ghoulish-gory) I've done a bit of work on Marcelle.
I chose mostly prints from various Anna Maria Horner collections (which I own in droves) because of their deep and rich colors. I added a skinny strip of newsprint after the bricks to lighten it up a bit. But the next border, which is a big, chunky cut, makes the top feel heavy and I'm unsure whether or not I want to keep it. The next round will have plenty of low-volume goodness, so I'll reserve judgement until I see the pluses framing the whole thing.
More maple blocks are in the works. I hope to have the last of them done today. I may even have a Modern Maples quilt top by the end of the week!
Linking up to the Marcelle Medallion Quilt-along at penny poppleton and WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.