I started a new project last night. I'm almost finished with my current thready and needed something I could do without the machine, so I decided to do a Halloween applique project. My first thought was to do something similar to "Liberty Blooms" (see July archive) only in oranges, purples, limes and blacks. I did not want to do finicky applique around pre-printed motifs (you know, like broderie perse). Knew I needed a moon and a bat for sure, a vase, and some flowers.
So here's my start at it. Somewhere along the way I decided I needed some of those damn Halloween Faces stuck in here, for no reason other than they are cool. After I cut these shapes out (wasting loads of fabric) and decided on the purple background, I realized I loved how they looked with the orange background. Really makes them pop and otherwise they'll be lost in the purple. So I can either recut the shapes - wasting even more fabric - or I can finicky applique them onto bigger shapes and make them into the centers of flowers like I did with the devil. (I did needle-turn applique and those horns were NOT fun.)
The skeletons are going to be tulips and those are spiders inside each of the grapey things (lilacs?). I'm afraid they are going to get really small. I think the rat is going to have to stay in the picture. Not in white paper tho - will pick some kind of fabric for him. And don't worry, it's not going to look this bare - many more flowers to come.