Make a Hairy Leg Spider Block!

Welcome! So glad to have you stop by for this month’s Quilt Block Mania. I decided to use a totally different technique this month and this cute hairy leg spider is easy to make with raw edge applique. You don’t need anything fancy to make this guy and I think he looks pretty cute as a pillow.

The color scheme we were asked to use this month featured this soft melon-orange and a range of grays. I love the soft green, but just didn’t have a use for it. I chose to use a loosely woven fabric for the spider to promote fraying.

This pattern is available for FREE in my shop until November 1. After that it will be $2.99. Thanks for stopping by! The links below will take you to all the other great Halloween blocks. Please tag your projects with #QuiltBlockMania and #OhKayeQuilting so we can all enjoy your work.

“Which Hat?” at Pretty Piney
Black Cat at Inquiring Quilter
Ring of Pumpkins at Always Expect Moore
Haunted House at Powered by Quilting
Three Treats at Sew Brainy
Bat at Slice of Pi Quilts
Day of the Dead Skull at Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Gypsy Wagon Fortune Teller at Orange Blossom Quilt
Monster at Seams to be Sew
Patchwork Pumpkin at Quilted Diary
Stacked Pumpkins at Perkins Dry Goods
Spooky Star at Block of the Month.com
Leaf Ghost at Off the Wall Quilt
Leaf and Vine at Quilt Moments
Frankenstein at Around the Bobbin
Bat by Heidi Pridemore
Candy Corn by Quilt Fabrication
Dark night by Cotton Street Commons
Pumpkin by Sew on the Go
Pumpkin and Bat by ScrapDash
Pumpkin Chain by Stash Bandit
Happy Jack-o-lantern by Patti’s Patchwork
Foundation Pieced Eyes by Amarar Creacions
Spooky Trees by Aunt Em’s Quilts
Upside Down Witch by Appliques Quilts and More
Scaredy Kitty by Tacy Gray
Sun-Boo-Net Sue by Blue Bear Quilts
Spider by Oh Kay Quilting
Candy, Pumpkins, and Witch Hat by Utah Quilt Appraiser

Back to School- with a New Backpack!

There is nothing better than having a brand new backpack filled with freshly sharpened pencils and clean-paged notebooks to start school. I loved going to school so much that I became a teacher!

Back to School may look different this year but we need to encourage our youth to be excited about learning. Maybe they can even learn to sew their own backpack block!

For Quilt Block Mania I designed a paper-pieced backpack. Although it may seem difficult at first glance, it is totally doable. If you have never done any foundation paper piecing before, I encourage you to watch my video tutorial (at the end of the post) on the topic to get started. Although there are a couple of very small pieces- notably the zipper pulls, if you just take your time and go block by block, number by number, you will be surprised how easily this block comes together.

Getting Started. We were asked to use a certain colorway and this was the closest I could get from my “inventory”.
Sometimes, even when you are the designer, you cut off the wrong part and have to do a bit of picking.
Here are the blocks all sewed, trimmed and set out. I should have made the tag a different color from the background. Oh well- I got confused for a second!
HereI am with the completed block.

This quilt block pattern will be free until September 2, 2020 when the next block comes out. After that it will be $2.99.

Don’t forget to check out these other great blocks!

Crayons by Slice of Pi Quilts
Lockers by Powered by Quilting
Math Problem by Pretty Piney
Chalk Board by Inquiring Quilter
Stack of Books by Carolina Moore
Pointy Pencil Block by Sew Brainy
Geometry by Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Pencils by Quilting Room with Mel
School Bus by Orange Blossom Quilt
Book with Animal by Seams to be Sew
Stack of Textbooks by Quilted Diary
Shades of the Sun by Charisma Horton
Basketball by Devoted Quilter
Apples by Perkins Dry Goods
Box of Crayons by ScrapDash
Apple with leaf by Block of the Mo
Crayons by Off the Wall Quilt
School Time Schoolhouse by Quilt Moments
School House by Utah Quilt Appraiser
Pencil by True Blue Quilts
Owl by The Whimsical Workshop
Calculator by Quilt Fabrication
Crayons by Linda B Creative
Applique Computer by DooHikey Designs
Modern Apple by Cotton Street Commons
Glue by Quilting Mod
School Girls Puzzle by Sew on the Go
Snack by Quiltfox Design
Backpack by Oh Kaye Quilting
Math Signs by Patti’s Patchwork
Bookworm by Appliques Quilts and More
Backpack by Tacy Gray
Schoolhouse by From my Carolina Home
Girl’s Favorite by Blue Bear Quilts
Origami Paper Plane by Amara Creacions
Show up and Shine! by SewJoy Creations
School House with Children by Aunte Ms Quilts

Speaker’s Star- Now Available!

This is a special quilt with a story and part of the proceeds from pattern sales go to a great cause. Check out the videos- don’t watch the second one if you can’t stand to see me cry!

About the pattern:

The story of the quilt. . . grab your tissues!

Buy the Speaker’s Star

Speaker’s Star comes in a printed version and a downloadable PDF version

There are instructions for 5 different sized quilts:
Baby, Throw, Twin, Queen, and King


25% of the proceeds from the sales of this pattern will benefit the
Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease Foundation.

Foundation Paper Piecing Tutorial

This is a super simple explanation of FPP. . . just in case you haven’t ever done it before. I apologize for the brightness of the light on my sewing machine, I love it- but it isn’t so great for filming. I am also new to video tutorials, so be gentle!

Here is a link to my VIDEO TUTORIAL


Click on the page below and print on your home computer to give FPP a try. If you can do a simple pattern, you can do whatever you want!