Wednesday, October 19, 2022

My Turn for Gremlins, Goblins, and Ghouls


Today is my turn for Joan's Gremlins, Goblins, and Ghouls hop. Maybe I have a few creepy things to share, but some are just fun.
First off, with a little help from Crafter's Edge, I cut out and appliqued these shapes on 2 towels.

The circle die is from Crafter's Edge circle die set.
And then I used an Accuquilt die for the bat and cat. Did you know you can use Accuquilt dies on the Crossover II machine? There are directions for doing so.

I used my trusty machine blanket stitch to applique around each figure. Worked like a charm.

Next up is a wool hand project. This is a small piece, about 8 x 16, I think. I hand-appliqued all the wool shapes onto the background and hand stitched the embroidery on the borders, which was also the quilting. I don't remember the name of the pattern...

I also made Scrabble Jack. I gave the pattern away, so I don't know the designer.
This guy uses the interfacing that has the squares marked on it, but if I were doing it over again, I would forget about using that and just cut 2" squares instead of the 1 7/8" ones that were in the directions.
The raffia, buttons, and scrabble pieces are hot-glued onto Jack.
I see that I should have cropped this photo a little, but it works.

Not spooky but fun is the Riley Blake pumpkin pillow cover kit. I love these Riley Blake kits. Behind this pillow is my Hagatha's House quilt from last year. I love this quilt!

Lastly is my little ghost. I read the book The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt by Riel Nason to my quilt group (Cerro Gordo Quilters) and had them make a ghost wall hanging (thanks to Sharon, head of an Arkansas quilt group for the idea). Ahead of time, I asked them to make a patchwork about 8 x 10". I brought backgrounds (12 x 15") and borders for them to choose from. They didn't know what they were making until I read them the book. Below is my quilt ghost. This is a wonderful story about being different.

Ok, I can't resist one more. Here is our youngest little pumpkin (i.e., grandchild). Sydney is 9 1/2 months old and a real joy, full of smiles, and happy most of the time. She has 3 big sisters to keep up with. 

Thanks, Joan, for hosting this hop!
Everyone, enjoy visiting all the others this week!

Monday Oct 17