Hi Quilting Friends,
Welcome to the “Halloween Hoppin'” blog hop, hosted by our quilting friend Marian at “Seams To Be Sew“! We always look forward to seeing the amazing, yet spooky, projects from all of the participating bloggers. Come and join us!
For us, Halloween is all about “creepy, scary, spooky, eerie” fun, so we’ve tended toward the whimsical and wonky with our Halloween quilt designs for the past few years. Here’s a quick slideshow review with all of our Halloween designs, which are available for purchase from Ms P’s Halloween Shop if you see something that you love.
Susan, here today to share a fun Halloween project that I finished recently! Most of you don’t know this, but I haven’t been working on Ms P stuff since early March; I just needed to take a break and do my own projects. So when Sharon “guilted” me into making something for this blog hop, I agreed to make a couple of Halloween potholders to show. She suggested the wonky pumpkin block from this year’s “Wonky Halloween Sampler” quilt pattern.
I am REALLY not a fan of paper piecing, but since I discovered paperless paper piecing, I am ready to take on the challenge of making some foundation pieced pumpkins. Here are the two pumpkin hot pads that I made in a single weekend.
My daughter asked me what I was working on over the weekend and I sent her pictures of the wonky pumpkin potholders. Her response was “I’m all about the pumpkins, so are you making me some?”
Earlier in the year I made her a pumpkin, star, and black cat table runner, using another designer’s pattern. So I decided that my daughter needed placemats that would compliment her new table runner. I absolutely love the film strip borders that we have used on our Halloween quilts, so I wanted to incorporate it into the placemats.
It took me a couple of weekends to make this set of four place mats, complete with wonky pumpkins, film strip borders and spooky words.
Since the placemats were for my daughter, I let her choose the words that she wanted on them and she came up with “boo, eek, spooky and wicked”. They were really fun to make!
What words could you come up with that would work on similar Halloween place mats? Make a comment with your choice of four spooky words and you will be entered to win a free PDF pattern for the placemats! Entries close on October 23, so don’t delay!
Update: Congratulations to Pamela R, winner of the giveaway!
Happy Halloween and happy quilting!
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