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October 31, 2014
Easy Bat Decoration for Halloween from Quilting on the Edge

Image I was so impressed with these bat cutouts made by my daughter-in-law Prachi that I decided to share them here. She told me she had an old black felt blanket from which she cut out these bat shapes and stuck them to the brick wall on their porch area. Don't they look great there? And it makes a nice contrast with the bright orange pumpkin. I know today is Halloween so maybe next year?

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The Merchant Mall at Festival from Melody Crust - Fiber Artist

 I started visiting the merchant mall yesterday. It's so large I wonder if I'll get to see it all. So far the most interesting booth was Country Stitchin. Dusty was sitting at his mid-arm just stitchin' away. Watching him use his tools was amazing.

Dusty Farrell

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31 october, 2014 – HASENBACH CHALLENGE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN from Patchwork Atelier

"Flower Power" Block für den Hasenbach Challenge und Herbst- Halloween- Dekos..

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On the Needles – October 31, 2014 from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Hay Cove, the test knit for Laura Aylor, is off the needles! Last night I got most of the tail weaving done but still have part of one sleeve left to do. The pattern is not yet available but I will let you know when Laura releases it.  My sweater has not been blocked yet. […]

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Happy Halloween! Random Railfence Halloween Style Quilt Finished! from The Q and the U (Quilt Blog)

 Finished just in time for Halloween, here is my latest Random Railfence quilt done with Halloween fabric scraps -- and a little spooktacular variation  (see the Jack O'Lantern square?)  A tutorial to make the blocks like these is here.
 I started this summer making the squares.  I only used orange, black and white Halloween fabrics even though I had other colours I could have used as well.  I liked sticking to the three traditional colours.
The Jack O'Lantern square was free-pieced and then trimmed back to 12.5 inches square, the same as the other blocks.
There is Halloween ...

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feira da estrela | workshops from Ritacor

este fim de semana, dias 1 e 2 de novembro, há mais uma edição da Crafts & Design no Jardim da Estrela. eu lá estarei e conto com a vossa visita! aproveito também para informar tod@s @s interessad@s que estão … Continuar a ler

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The Oakshott Autumn Blog Hop Day Seven from Lily's Quilts

Today is day seven in the Oakshott Autumn Blog Hop.  On each of the seven days of the schedule (see below) we have one of seven talented quilt-bloggers showcasing projects using the new Autumn fat eighth packs from Oakshott.  Grab the button below and follow along the seven stops along the blog hop to find lots of new ideas and inspiration for what to make with these beautiful fabrics.  Today it is the turn of Wynn Tan from so hop on over to her blog to see what she has made.  

The Oakshott Autumn Blog Hop

21 October     Sonia Spence               fabricandflowersuk.blogspot ...

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Halloween Mini from Swink Girl Quilts

I don't really do much holiday crafting. I'm not that girl on your IG feed who has made 6 pillows, 4 bags, a throw blanket, 2 baskets and some bunting out of her never ending supply of 'Boo Crew' fabric. I mean, it's one day, people. If you want to make and post something cool; make your kid a costume! Anyway, a few weeks ago Kimberly gave me this skeleton fabric scrap, so I gave in and decided to make one Halloween mini quilt. Especially after I realized the fabric glows in the dark!!

I drew the ...

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Quilt shop is not just for quilters. Boooo! from Little Quilts

Halloween will be here soon, and Shirley finished this spooktacular cross stitch just in time! She came in to find the perfect border fabric to finish the project.


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How to Whipstitch Embroidery Stitch from Patchwork Posse

This is the simplest embroidery stitch I know.  The Whipstitch.

whip stitch how to | patchworkposse #embroidery

This stitch is perfect for whipping something up quick.  The edges of the applique are taken care of…. because it doesn’t completely cover the raw edge there might be some raveling or fraying along the edges.

It doesn’t take a lot of concentration.  You can make it whimsy or not.

Start with a quilter’s knot.

I start with my thread coming out from the inside of the applique.

The needle goes down at the edge of the applique and then comes back up in the inside.

* if ...

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Kenzie in her Coat from Wilma's World

I finished the coat completely, and made a little purse to match. Kenzie loves it!

I have the tall tree all pieced and sewn together. Now to put on the borders and quilt it!! No pictures of the finished product though. I will post it when it's done.

We went to Hanging Rock, just north of Winston-Salem, NC last week and hiked our butts off. It was beautiful!!! While we were in the area, we went to My. Airy (Mayberry, for those of you familiar with Andy Griffith) and walked around. Quaint little town.

Dave in front of Floyd ...

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No Trick - All Treat! from Sew Karen-ly Created...

You are so awesome!  Welcome to all the new readers of this blog, and thank you to the regulars for your continued support.

I am excited to say that Rhythmic has been chosen as one of 4 finalists from THOUSANDS of nominations in the Craftsy Pattern Designer Awards. (There were 9, 774 patterns in the running!) Thank you SO MUCH for voting for my pattern. We are now down to the final round and I am asking for your support one last time.  Kindly follow this link  and click the radio button next to Rhythmic.  If you would like a ...

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Daffodils and tulips, oh my! from Art and Quilting in Camden

Well… the garden sure doesn’t LOOK like it has had work done.  As a matter of fact, it looks like we’ve done nothing.  But there are 86 tulip bulbs and 300 daffodil bulbs in the ground!

Planting daffodil bulbs on our "meadow" (i.e. a place we don't mow).  I told Eli, Paul, Joshua and Ashley they looked like a road crew:  standing around looking at a hole, holding tools, one maybe working....

Planting daffodil bulbs on our “meadow” (i.e. a place we don’t mow). I told Eli, Paul, Joshua and Ashley they looked like a road crew: standing around looking at a hole, holding tools, one maybe working….

On Saturday I started in on planting the tulip bulbs near the house.  All the bulbs in fact are fragrant.  I picked Angelique, Tacoma ...

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NewFO Challenge - Spooky Version from Life In Pieces

The scariest thing going on here is the prospect of 5 teenage girls watching horror movies into the wee hours.  Drama Teen and her friends are having a sleep over here tonight.  I'm sure it will be a chillin' time, though resting in peace is probably not a likely outcome.  

Another scream worthy happening is that I have a NewFO to report on, the first since last March.   The focus this year has been on getting UFOs off the list since it has grown to include twenty one projects.  But I couldn't resist this one.  Amanda over at ...

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The End is Near! from the confused quilter

When you see this -- 
Pattern matching the seam for  backing fabric. 

And again, more pattern matching, this one needs a final pressing!

And this--
1...2...3...4...5....bindings ready and waiting patiently. 

And this--
The 6th bundle of binding being hand stitched down. 

You know the END IS NEAR!
Feels great to be racing for the finish line on so many projects!

Happy Stitching!

PS.  I really love this part of the quilt making process.  
Hand stitching all that binding down will take time, but I just love doing it!

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HST Waves, and There's a Cat on my Quilt! from Kat & Cat Quilts

The HST waves quilt got done this morning. I'm so grateful for the Friday linkups that give me to push to get something done every week.  This one will be a gift for a coworker having a baby soon.

After I got it all washed and dried I took it out in the yard for a photo shoot. Wilson was feeling exceptionally frisky. Apparently "Cat Day" happened this week; someone must have told him!  I couldn't keep him off the quilt so I just shot around him. Of course he knows who the real star of the show ...

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Loesje..... from Quilts Van Kippetje en Meer

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Happy Halloween - 10/31/14 from A Left-Handed Quilter

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! - Once again - Along with Maxine™ - I’m going to celebrate this year - With some festive bobbing – I’m not wearing my bra today either - ;)) Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -

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Zombie from Hanging On by a Needle and Thread

I sure picked the right project for my recovery...I've been like a zombie working on this zombie blanket for two weeks!  Yes, it took me two weeks to finish a blanket that would normally take me about two hours.  I never thought that something as simple as a little throat surgery would take so much out of me, but thankfully the worst is over and I'm feeling much more like myself these days!

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Halloween Dresses! from Quilting with Calicos

I was shopping the other day with my Grandaughter Jayden 
and we came across some Halloween Eyeball fabric, she 
says to me "Granny, I want an Eyeball dress!". Well, the 
fabric was $12 a yard, so NO GO....

So, afterwards we went over to Joanns and 
she picked out this cute fabric with 
Green Bats!  So I made her this super quick
and easy pillowcase dress...she loves it!

This second one I made for a co-workers daughter, it has 
Halloween Taffys all over it and glitter...very cute!
She wore it to school and it fit perfect, so cute ...

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