Good Monday to you all! Thank you so much for your interest and playing along in this little Boos & Ghouls Quilt Along.
Last week we covered cutting. This week we will be making the eyes and all the parts of our ghosts that require HSTs (Half Square Triangles). These are the top corners of the ghosts, the “feet”, and the bow for our little Ghoul. Then next week we will be covering assembly, yah!
Set all the 2 1/2” squares aside, you won’t be needing them today. Let’s get started!
First, let’s make the eyes. Super easy. Pair up your 1 1/2” x 2 1/2” black and white rectangles right sides together. Piece them together using 1/4” seam allowance. Press seams open.
You should have 2 eyes for each ghost you are making. I’m making 2 ghosts, so I have 4 eyes.
Next, let’s make the HST blocks. These blocks will be used to make the top corners of each ghost and also the “feet”. The HSTs will also make the bow for the ghoul.
On all the 2 7/8” white squares and one 2 7/8” orange (or bow fabric) square draw a diagonal line from one corner to another using a pen.
Pair up the fabrics right sides together; pair the unmarked orange square with a marked white square; pair the marked orange square with a black square; then pair the rest of the white squares with the black squares.
Sew 1/4” away from either side of the marked line.
Once all the pieces are sewn on either side of the marked line, cut each piece apart along the line. Press the seams open or to the darker fabric.
Finally, trim all the HSTs to 2 1/2” square.
You will only need one orange and white HST and only one orange and black HST. You will need 8 black and white HSTs for each ghost.
Ok, now I will finish trimming all my HSTs and be back next week to show you the assembly.