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Halloween Hoppin’

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.

  • Wonky Halloween Sampler by Ms P Designs USA
  • Halloween Quilt 2019 "Something Spooky This Way Comes" by Ms P Designs USA
  • Halloween 2018 Quilt by Ms P Designs USA
  • Halloween 2017 Quilt pattern by Ms P Designs USA
  • October 2019 BOM by Ms P Designs USA

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!


Today’s Participating Bloggers

Samelia’s Mum
Just Because Quilts
Orange Blossom Quilt Design Studio
Ms P Designs USA
Morning Glory Designs

Full Blog Hop Schedule: Seams To Be Sew

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37 thoughts on “Halloween Hoppin’

  1. Love your wonky pumpkins, Susan! This is such a fun project with the film strip borders and words. I bet your daughter loves it. I wish mine loved all things quilted as much as I do!! Thanks for the chance to win! I like the words goblin, boo, spooky and candy!

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  2. The placemats are adorable!
    I would possibly suggest Ghoulish, Ghastly, Haunting, Chilling… I purposely didn’t read anyone else’s comments before posting my own, so I could come up with ideas on my own… so hopefully I haven’t duplicated any!

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  3. Oh such bright and cheery projects. They bring out the ghoulishness of us Ghastly gaggle of quilters! LOL!! We are a scary bunch of goblins some days! LOL!!

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  4. What fun table accessories. I think I like your daughter’s style. 🙂 I made placemats for a challenge a while back. I used Spooky, Boo, Witchy and Trick or treat. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  5. What great placemats. I enjoy paper piecing, but have to agree that the paper removal can be tedious. Next time I will try the paperless technique so thanks for the link! As for my words…creepy, scary, eerie and boo!

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  6. You really rock with those Halloween quilts and I love the paperless paper pieced pumpkins. Very wicked, spooky, creepy, and frightfully cool!

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  7. Thanks so much for the great ideas, and the chance to win the pattern. You two are so creative! I’d use boo, whoo-oo, eek and screee-ch!

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  8. I’m not really into the spooky kind of Halloween, so I’d go for some cutesy, silly words, like “Pie” “Harvest” “Autumn” “Smash”, lol

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  9. Love your pumpkin placemats and I like the four words you chose. Since I don’t applique but I love to paper piece, I would replace the words with an assortment of paper pieced candy treats.

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