Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Halloween is on the way: Frankenstein Quilt Block Tutorial for National Frankenstein Day

Hello again! I hope you're all well! It's time to share yet another Halloween themed block for my National Days scrap quilt project. There are a few of them! This one is for National Frankenstein Day. I had no idea he had his own day prior to starting this project, about three years ago. This is what I came up with for Frankenstein.. in all his colorful fabricky goodness. He's very non-scary. haha!

He also uses all the oddly shaped and small scraps. SCANT quarter inch seams will be super important for him, as usual. But, if you can sew a straight seam, you can create him! In your fabric lab. Go forth and create, Dr. Quiltensteins! :) Here's the formula..

Fabric A - background:
(4) 1" sq. (~)
(1) 1 x 6 1/2"
(4) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (***)

Fabric B - hardware:
(4) 1" sq. (~)
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (*)

Fabric C - green:
(12) 1" sq. (~)
(4) 1 x 1/2" (>)
(2) 1 x 1 3/4" (=)
(1) 1 1/4 x 1 1/2"
(2) 1 1/4 x 2"
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(2) 1 1/4 x 1 3/4" 
(1) 1 1/2 x 2" (#)
(1) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (***)
(4) 1 3/4 x 2"

Fabric D - black:
(8) 1" sq. (~)
(2) 1 x 1 1/4" (+)
(1) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(4) 1 x 1 3/4" (=)
(1) 1 x 4"
(1) 2 1/2 x 6 1/2"

Fabric E - red:
(1) 1" sq. (~)
(2) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)

--Match the symbols (~,* etc.) in the cutting instructions with the symbols in the assembly diagram.

There are no corner flip units to prepare for this one so jump right into stitching him up as shown below! Remember to use SCANT quarter inch seams!

When you get through the 66 pieces and all the seams, you'll have an 8 1/2" (8" finished in quilt) Frankenstein quilt block!

Here's one with black background and dark gray hair, just to show some different options..

That's it for this frightful quilt block! He's more cute than frightful, I think.

Meet me back here very soon, when I'll post the last two Halloween themed blocks. These are all National Days that fall in October but I wanted to post them early on, in case anyone wanted to stitch one up before Halloween. All use small scraps. Tiny scraps for the win! They would make some adorable Halloween candy totes!

Have a great day! 
Happy Stitching!


P.S. I love to see blocks and quilts that are made with any of my patterns. If you make any and post on social media, please come find me in any of the places listed below, and tag me so I can see! :) If you're on YouTube, check out the short musical video tutorials of some of these blocks. I'm hoping they might inspire kids, or anyone really, to learn to sew. :) Plus, they're just fun to do.


I'm keeping all of these blocks organized on the National Days quilt blocks page *HERE*if you're looking for any of the other 100+ blocks I've posted so far. Getting closer to my goal of 144 blocks! If you know someone who loves MinecraftPokemon, and or Harry Potter, check out these free sew alongs, too! :) And if you're looking for any of my print patterns, or other fun quilty gifts, check out my Etsy shop here. Be back soon!

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