Sunday, October 30, 2011
Ghastlie Blog Hop Day 6
Are you ready for some more Ghastlie? Todays Ghastlie Sisters are:
Mrs Tonya Ghastlie
Mrs Tiramisue Ghastlie
Mrs Angela Ghastlie
Mrs Pauline Ghastlie
Mrs Karin Ghastlie
Mrs Barb Ghastlie
Todays Grand Prize Give Away is 2 sets of these candi lovely lights
( not edible, they do light up) from one of our very own Mrs Nancy Ghastlie
Courdalenegifts to light your way....OK, for next year, because it will take awhile to get to you ...
Winners of Day 5's Grand Prize were Manda and Danelle
4 Yards EACH of the GHASTLIE Collection from our sponsor Alenxander Henry
Bloggers Quilt Festival - Fall 2011 - see side button - 400 quilts
12 Days of Christmas Sampler - see side button
Thanksgiving Dinner Challenge - see side button (just found this)
Crumb Along - wrapping up
Clover & Violet Stich and Quilt - wrapping up
Block Party - November - Sew We Quilt - see side button
Christmas Quilt Show - start planning - see side button
My Ghastlie Give Away - here - until last day of blog hop
Box #1 - Sarah just announce the winner - Shannon of NuNus QuiltWorld - so watch her blog for when she is ready to pass it on.
Box #2 - Linda of Stray Stitches is currently holding give away - open until Nov 4
I thought I would show you how I finish those small ornaments - perfect project these couple of days with our 'early' snow storm. Yes that was snow on the pumpkin, not frost!
Supplies: ornament - 3.5" square, 2 pieces of scrap batt 3.5" square (mine are a medium loft left from quilt trims), 2 pieces of backing fabric 2.5" x 3.5" folding one long side in 1/2" (I finger pressed, but you can iron), and one piece of thin ribbon cut 6"
First step: stack 2 batt pieces, ornament face up, fold ribbon in half and pin to center (leave 1/4" overhang from edge to be sure to catch secure in seam)
Second Step: place backging piece that has folded edge face down, lining up edges with ornament.
Third Step: place other backing piece face down, lining up edges with ornament and pin all in place.
Fourth Step: start on bottom edge and sew completely across, turn and start again from edge to edge - repeat all sides. Clip corners.
Fifth Step: turn and push out corners - I use an old chop stick. Sew your back seam with whip stitch or hem stitch or you can even use fabric glue if you don't like hand work.
Some of the finished ornaments. By doing this method, I don't have to stuff (evenly stuff) a tiny item - I use up my scraps - and my side seams are nice and straight (side hole turns make indentations) - and my back is nice and smooth.
I am working on some other Christmas projects, but can't share as they are for swaps and I know receivers are followers - gotta' keep a secret.
Many people still believe that gargoyles were created by medieval architects and stone carvers to ward off evil spirits.
Gargoyle after every meal for fresh breath..