Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween Design Wall

It's time for trick or treating and I haven't finished my new Halloween wallhanging yet. This is how far I am - the base is ready with a rail fence border made from fun Halloween fabrics.
The problem is that the hat pattern doesn't fit inside the orange space. I double checked the measurements, and I followed the instructions, but it doesn't fit. Which is hilarious because the words say "if the hat fits" and it doesn't fit! I plan to consult with some of my quilting gurus on Wednesday and they will help me resize the hat. I guess this project will be done in time for next Halloween. 

This photo shows the reason why I wanted to make this kit quilt.
I have a very similar hat, so a little quilt that says "If the hat fits..." is just too perfect for me!

Happy Halloween everyone!

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13 comments:

  1. What a great wall-hanging and I love the fabrics but such a shame the hat doesn't fit. Maybe you need to get the cauldron out and mix up a resizing spell. Love your hat and I can see why you feel under the spell of this pattern.

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  2. That's a beautiful wall- hanging ♥

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  3. Assuming the hat will be fused down, could you just let it extend into the border? That would make the words even more ironic!

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  4. That's funny! Sorry it didn't work for this year though. I like the little scaled down hat in the rails!

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  5. Oh, how funny!! I would take a tuck in the pattern and redraw the line to make the hat a little shorter.

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  6. Cute hat. Sorry things aren't fitting together properly.

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  7. Does the pattern designer have a website -- maybe there are pattern errors/corrections listed there? Otherwise, maybe it would look fun to let the oversized hat just overhang into the border? Wendy at piecefulthoughts@gmail.com

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  8. That is pretty funny. Your quilt may need to say "if the hat DOESN'T fit". : )

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  9. Go with it...I would just let it not fit in the center and let it flow over to the borders.

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  10. It looks so pretty on the wall. Like other - I would let the hat over flow and get r done.

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  11. Yikes, that's a puzzle. Maybe there was some Errata not corrected on the pattern! Have fun with your solution, I know you will find one to FIT! (insert groan here)

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  12. How frustrating! It is a cute pattern and you've got a good start on it. Hope you had a very Happy Halloween.

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