Good Morning, Quilters!
Just in time for Halloween- we have bats in our belfry!
Bats have been associated with Halloween ever since Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula could transform into a bat to get the girl or to get away…spooky!
But I don’t think that really happens?!
Bats are amazing mammals–
(It does not list anything about changing into Dracula..so I pretty confident that it’s not true.)
THE SPOOKY BAT MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL
Begin by drawing three parallel lines. In the sample below, the lines are 1-1/2 inch apart.
Begin stitching on the middle line. Stitch a wavy line, then add an oval along the drawn line. Stop on top.
Stitch several stitches on the left side of the oval, then add a shallow scallop.
Add three or four small scallops to create the bat’s wing.Stitch over the top of the bat’s “head”–stitching over the previous line of stitching.Add a shallow scallop toward the right guideline.Add three to four small scallops to complete the bat’s right wing.
Stitch on the oval to the bottom of the bat to complete the motif.
Add a wavy line to begin the next bat in the row.
Stitch offset rows of bats to fill a background, or add loops between the bats to create an all over motif (not shown).
Spooky, but easy!!!
Turn on a Halloween movie and start stitching!
What’s YOUR favorite Halloween movie?
(Mine is The Sandlot–in other words…I don’t have a favorite Halloween movie-I HATE to be scared!)
What about YOU?
Do YOU like scary movies?
What’s YOUR favorite movie in the fall?
We’d LOVE to hear!
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