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



REMINDERS

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

TRAVELING STASH

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

FINISHING ORNAMENTS

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.




CLOSING THOUGHT

Many people still believe that gargoyles were created by medieval architects and stone carvers to ward off evil spirits.

Knock Knock.
Who's There?
Gargoyle.
Gargoyle Who?
Gargoyle after every meal for fresh breath..


Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

4 comments:

  1. Glad that you still have electricity.
    our weather has been so unusually mild that I almost feel guilty!

    The ornament pattern is helpful. I still have to decide my final design.

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  2. Happy Halloween to you, too!!! And thanks for all the great info today! :)

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  3. Oh snow! perhaps you'll have a white halloween... :)
    Love the little ornaments.. will use that pattern for sure..
    so THANKS Ms Sharon... :)

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  4. Hoping you still have power, so you can be warm and keep sewing! Love the small project --- the ornaments are so cute, and the idea to keep the side seams straight is inspired! I always hate the little indentation (no matter how careful I am!).
    Stay warm!

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