Halloween Or Strings Winners Are…… Susan and Sheila


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Susan said:
October 4, 2012 at 1:57 am
Strings!!

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Sheila Belveal said:
October 5, 2012 at 8:12 pm
Halloween

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Congrats, ladies. Please send me your name and address so I can get your prize mailed. You have 48 hours to contact me, or sadly, I will pick another comment. Go check your e-mail.

Thanks so much to everyone for entering my giveaway. As you know, I love giveaways, so if you didn’t win this time, there is always the NEXT TIME!!

Pick One: Halloween or Strings… Giveaway


CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. All 24 comments are eligible to win. Thanks much for entering my giveaway. Winners TBA shortly.


OK… time for a new giveaway. (I just LOVE giveaways!!)

I have some Halloween Spiderweb fabric I bought last year that I love but since it isn’t 100% cotton, more of a knit, it won’t work with the project I had in mind. It is just over two yards, 54″ wide. I am thinking perfect for a table covering for your Trick-or-Treat candy. Or a couple of cute capes for kids. Soft and fun looking.

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Also, I have 20 String Blocks to giveaway. I made WAY TOO MANY of them during my string making marathon these last few weeks. All of these can be yours. Looks like there are enough blocks to make a little wall hanging or table topper. Each block measures between 6 1/2″- 7″ square. The strings (fabric strips) are sewn onto a square of white muslin.

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How do you win, you ask? Just leave a one word comment.

Halloween or Strings. (The word EITHER works too.)

That’s it!! One word. And if your comment is picked by Random Generator, I will know what to send you.

How’s that!! Cool, huh!!

I will leave the giveaway open until Sunday, 10-7 midnight EST, and announce the two winners on Monday, Oct 8.

And in my best Sophia Vergara voice… NOW GO. Enter my giveaway. Thanks!! 😀

Halloween Quilt Top Is Finished


Finished and ready to quilt.

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I sewed on the last black polka dot border around 1am this morning. Took a few photos (in the dark) and headed to get some shut eye.

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Though I didn’t exactly have a huge assortment of Halloween fabrics, I made do and worked with what I had.

This will be the back.

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And I will turn this Michael Miller Clown Stripes horizontal and use it for the binding.

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I used some of it for the sashing in the middle. I only bought one yard. I think I have enough to go all around for the binding.

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A Day Of Cutting, A Day of Sewing


Yesterday, I cut and cut and cut. Got all the rectangles and squares cut for the little mini quilt I am making for Halloween. My Halloween stash is really small so I am not doing anything elaborate or that takes a lot of time. Simple cut strips.

The layout has changed several times. I ended up needing to use most of the Moda Halloween charm pack to fill in the gaps. Left the black and grey ones in the pack. They stood out too much.

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As did the lime polka dot fabric. Too bright for the look I was going for. You can’t see it in these photos, but I already swapped them out with avocado. I wanted the orange and purple to “pop”. The green was to be filler only. A sleeper fabric.

I was going to add a white frame around the Halloween fabric but it looked awful. Now I have to figure out what to do with six white strips.

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Unless I change my mind, this will be the layout. With two outer borders. One orange, one black polka dot.

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And then two long strips of rectangles/squares on the left and right of a six inch strip of the Halloween print. The Halloween fabric will go in the center of these.

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I didn’t have much of it. About half a yard. So my hands got all shaky when I cut into it. For fear of messing it up. But I made it. No cutting errors. This project will be the first one to have so few leftover scrap pieces. Yay!! About time. My scrap bin already runneth over.

Today I sew.

Eight Is Enough and An Oven Mitt


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Eight it is… Tired. Don’t want to make anymore.

Isn’t it tough to keep making the same thing and trying to get them all to match up?

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Yep, it is. At some point you are ready to move on to the next project EVEN before you finish up what you have been working on for DAYS!! Now you see why there are so many Works In Progress out there in Crafty Land. WIP’s just sitting waiting for you to circle back to them. Pushed aside from Sheer Boredom. You are probably thinking about some cool new fabric you just bought and want to cut into.

Me? I have Halloween on the brain.

I want to get started working with these.

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And these.

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And these.

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But FIRST, I need to sew the tops and bottoms together for these eight placemats.

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Was going to stop at six but kept thinking that was odd. Odd number. Two sets of 3 each. If you look at the three connected together, looks like something is missing. I think it should be just two or at least four. (BTW, I changed my mind on the how to arrange the pie pieces. I like this arrangement better. The eyes can land on a spot and not get you all silly dizzy.)

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So, I made two more. To make two sets of four. Different arrangements.

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And I need to get them quilted. No binding. Just edge to edge, turn inside out and quilt.

With the leftover fabric, I am going to make a couple of oven mitts. I have been wanting to try my hand at oven mittens for some time. I have a pattern somewhere around here that I bought. Too lazy to go find it, so I searched on the net. Found lots and lots of patterns. Fabric, yarn, felt. Google “oven mitt” and you will find hundreds.

And after a while, they all start to look the same. Even the directions begin to blend together. BUT… you can make the traditional mitt that looks like you traced your hand or make the puppet style. There’s even one that looks like a “feminine product” (if you get what I mean). Oval shaped that you slip both hands into. Another one I saw was made up as an apron with attached mitts. Like those snow suits for little kids with gloves dangling. I kid you not. For real.

I’m going to go all traditional for my first one. Safe. Here’s what it looks like cut out. I hope I did this right.

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More photos in a day or two.

Waaaaaa.

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I WANT TO WORK ON MY HALLOWEEN STUFF!! 😀