Happy Tuesday!! I can’t believe this month is almost over! But before we dig out the turkey fryer, let’s share a little spooky-ooky fun on the Peek A Who Blog Hop hosted by Marian at Seams to be Sew!
Please visit Marian’s site for a ***FREE*** pattern she is giving away each day! Today is a cute little monster – so hop on over and grab it, and visit her each day for a new one! She is also sponsoring the giveaway for a 50% off coupon for Calibre Arts cutting mats. So enter that drawing as well! I have my eye on that 18 x 18 rotating mat!! I’ve done some research on these mats and the one thing that REALLY stood out to me was the fact that they don’t have that “new mat” odor!! I’m sure you know what I mean, but for those of you who don’t, I’ll borrow a phrase from an old song, “You got your dead skunk in the middle of the road…stinkin’ to high heaven!!” A bit of trivia about that song – I always thought Arlo Guthrie (who did one of my other fave’s Alice’s Restaurant!!) did this song – but it was actually Loudon Wainwright III! They do sound a bit alike – at least to me. OK – we’ll quit chasing those oldie goldie squirrels and get back to our fun topic at hand! Darn squirrels!!! Some of them can be fun though!! LOL So if you’d like a chance to win a 50% off coupon for one of these non stinky mats, please head over to Marian’s blog post for Monday and register after you visit today’s bloggers!
This hop started Monday, the 22nd and will end on Friday the 26th. There are great prizes for which you can register each day from The Fat Quarter Shop, Timeless Treasures, and Calibre Art Mats! Here is the schedule for the week!
Monday, October 22, 2018
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
Now … to my project for Peek A Who! I don’t like scary, spooky so I decided to do a whimsical! When I was growing up in the country, houses were a little farther apart than in subdivisions. If we wanted to go trick-or-treating, my mom or aunt would drive us into town. But the most fun was when the “neighborhood” kids would have a hay ride. We’d all pile on the back of a truck, or tractor and trailer and just ride around. We would stop at a few houses and get some candy too. Sometimes we would have a wiener roast or some of the parents would make us goodies! Lots of fun and good memories!! So with those happy childhood times in mind, I decided on my project! Meet The Boo Crew!!
This is my drawing in EQ8. I found some fab-u-lous spider web fabric that was all glittery and decided to use it as the background and along with some scraps from my stash and a little extra fabric that just screamed, “pick me, pick me!” and I put together my flimsy, which really LOVED sitting on the windshield of my ‘stang!! I think they are ready for a F-A-S-T road trip!! LOL
And the crew enjoyed resting beneath the trees, as well!
And here is my finished quilt! I’m not sure who was more afraid and surprised – the ghost, the owl, or the pumpkins!!! Meet Kasper the ghost, Batty, Frankie, Witchy and Twitchy, the pumpkins, and Spooky the owl!! They are enjoying a leisurely hayride on a Halloween night! And I am releasing this pattern today! It’s on sale until 10/29/18, and you can find it in my store here. Since the outer border was that beautiful purple spiderweb fabric, I just had to quilt it with hanging spiders!! This picture really doesn’t do it justice, but you get the idea! I quilted around the appliques so they would stand out more and quilted my favorite swirls and curls in the background fabric. The green “grass” was quilted with topsy turvy pumpkins!
If you are shopping for fabric for this project, Connecting Threads has their Spooky Night fabric collection on clearance right now! All their thread cones and sets, as well as sewing and quilting tools are 30% off!! Check them out! PLUS, there’s an additional 20% of EVERYTHING (except gift cards, downloadable items, previous orders, or back-ordered merchandise!) by using the code CHEERS at checkout! So hurry on over and do some shopping because this code turns into a ghost and disappears at 11:59 PM on 10/28/18!!
And now to the really fun part!! One of today’s giveaway is a fat quarter bundle from Timeless Treasures valued at $60.00. Thank you, Timeless Treasures!! The giveaway starts October 22, 2018 and ends October 29, 2018. Just click the pictures below to link to the rafflecopter form to be entered! Winner pays shipping cost for the fat quarter bundle, so everyone is eligible! Rules and guidelines can be found on the rafflecopter form! (Note: Please be patient – sometimes it takes a minute for the rafflecopter to show up!!)
And two lucky winners can receive a $50 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop!! Thank you, Fat Quarter Shop!
Thank you sew much for stopping by. Be sure to visit the rest of the bloggers and show some quilty love by leaving a comment to enter the giveaways! Have a great week! I’ll be linking up with my favorite linkies this week!!