Sunday, October 25, 2015

Halloween Haunts 2015 Blog Hop

Oct 16 - 28

First I want to thank Marian of Seams to be Sew for organizing this Hop and for the invitation to participate.  Also, to Fat Quarter Shop for offering a daily give away during the Hop (I can't get the RaffleCopter to load on my post, so be sure to visit Marian for that).

I share today with these lovely Bloggers:




When Marian approached me about this Hop, I had just bought a Halloween panel and some seasonal fabrics - now I don't usually buy such things, so it was fate.


This is the center of the panel -  "Jeepers, Creepers"  by Henry Glass.  I thought of my grandkids when I saw this, but to be inspired.........


I had to pull out scraps (I'm a scrap quilter) and possibilities.  Well, I got side tracked when I found this.  And it was also at a time that our sweet Moe went missing ( post of his tale HERE).  So it sent me off in another direction.


I had fun quilting this one, but where will it lead me to?


That quilting doesn't show as nice on this side, but the end result...........


a pillow for the chair.  My two lovely furkids - Bella and Moe - decor for the season.


But............... I still have to ponder on that panel.  These characters crack me up and just happen to be the costumes my grandsons are wearing this year.



I searched some more for inspiration and had that pile of scraps still on the table.  Did it lead me in the right direction?



Heck no!  I found this great pattern at McCall's Quick Quilts Bonus Patterns and made a wallhanging.  Some simple stitch in the ditch and a light spider web stitched thru the 'panes' .



And that panel?  Those cute characters - not spooky at all.



So I kept to my two projects - my furkids being my inspiration along with my scrap pile.



The 'Jeepers, Creepers" panel - well............................................



I'll bundle it with a yard of "Happy 'Howl'-O-Ween" by Deb Strain for Moda.  Maybe you can find some inspiration with it.  Just leave me a comment (and please visit and show your love for the others today) and be sure I have a way to contact you.  Will ship overseas.  Will pull winner Oct 28 10pm(est) 



Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

91 comments:

  1. Love your projects! The panel is great for the kids! Hope I win to put in our little library. I try to keep the wall hanger current! Thank you

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  2. That black cat windowpane quilt is amazing. I am just like you: I set out to use one fabric, and end up using something completely different and the original one sits waiting alone for days on end. You are so sweet to share your lonely panel with others.

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  3. Hehehe. I like both of your projects and think it is funny that although you had the panel, you kept getting sidetracked and created other things.

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  4. Sharon your projects are spooky! Love the cat quilt!

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  5. Even though your original plan didn't happen, your projects turned out just great! I can't resist making scrappy projects either -- I think they are always interesting to look at.

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  6. I love that pattern from McCall's I had really wanted to make it for Halloween this year, but unfortunately I have not made the time to do so. I am so glad I get to enjoy seeing yours. That is too funny about the panel, I am easily distracted, too.
    My email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com
    Thanks!

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  7. LOL Sharon, regardless of not using the panel, your projects turned out great. I'm sure someone will enjoy the panel.

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  8. Great pillow and wall hanging; I love cats!

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  9. I love the fur kids pillows. So cute and Halloween themed at the same time.

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  10. Was wonderful!!! You always come through...love the McCall cat

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  11. I was laughing as I read this, although being detoured by the Moe and Bella pillow panel is understandable, love the way that worked out. The second detour turned out perfect too. Good blog hop, thanks.

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  12. I was laughing as I read this, although being detoured by the Moe and Bella pillow panel is understandable, love the way that worked out. The second detour turned out perfect too. Good blog hop, thanks.

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  13. This is a great post. I really admire your quilting skill and creativity. I'm going to check to see if I have that issue of McCalls!! Thanks for being a blogger too.

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  14. Looks to me like you went in the right direction even if it wasn't the original plan. I just LOVE that cat fabric with both of your babies on it. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway! Happy Halloween!

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  15. I love your quilt with the black kitty. Lots of nice Halloween inspirations.

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  16. The quilting is just perfect for the small quilt panal.....really like it. Of course, the furbabies pillow is divine. But the stopper is the feline wall hanging......just beautiful in your scraps. And the photos are fabulous against the fall leaves/branches. Great job for the hop!

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  17. Your projects are great! You always amaze me, not to mention, inspire me!

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  18. I don't know how you get so much done. Not one but two projects for the blog hop and then not the one you intended. I chuckle all the time seeing how much you accomplish because I remember that this is the year you were going to simplify! Great cartoon, too.

    Pat

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  19. Very very spooky and cute. Loved it
    Sandy

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  20. Sharon, I loved the story of Moe:) we once had a brown tabby who was quite the outdoor girl and loved to leave us searching for a day or two. Your pillow is a great tribute to our "tail" friends. THank you for sharing and it's wonderful to meet you via Blog.

    schimmel(dot)db(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Love that cat quilt! and your pillow is adorable. I have a panel I should be doing something with! You gave me some inspiration.

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  22. What precious wall hangings and projects Sharon!! I remember Moe and love that fabric with the two kitties! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Very cute, thanks for sharing!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  24. You always come up with such good ideas. I enjoy visting and seeing what you have come up with.

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  25. Such cute projects, Sharon. I love the tall black cat one. You do such a nice job with panel designs. I'd like to see a picture of the grandkids dressed like that.

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  26. I loved all your projects, but the spiderweb and cat quilt are definitely my favorite... of course I had to read the tell of the tale of Moe and I am sew happy it all worked out, glad he's home, and had a little adventure, one I'm sure he'll soon or hopefully will forget, but will remember the next he wants to wander.

    Thank you so much for participating in Halloween Haunts.

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  27. Your projects are very cute. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  28. Your projects are very cute. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  29. Ilije them all but especially what you did with your panel. Great idea!

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  30. Oh WOW! That quilting is FANTASTICALLY SCARY! it is SO GOOD! And that cat in the window...PURRRFECTION!!!!! Hey, I also want to say THANK YOU for always commenting so sweetly to everyone's projects...You are always such a great cheerleader...Hugs!

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  31. Your black is darling. And, love that colored polka dot fabric! thanks.....

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  32. Hi Sharon, its all darling! I am going to make the McCalls wallhanging today! Love it! Thanks for the link!

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  33. Awe I love your projects! I am kitty all the way : )

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  34. Fabulous use of all those fabrica. Very cute stuff. Of course, I love the cat.

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  35. Loved the black cat ty for sharing....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  36. Great projects Sharon! Love both pillow (awesome quilting) and cat quilt, and the panel too!

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  37. That cat on the grid of orange is PURRFECT! My wall needs one too!

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  38. A greatly entertaining post, with a surprise ending.
    Your pillow and quilt turn out well especially since
    the wasn't where your were expecting to go. My
    things like that don't usually end up looking like what
    I was wanting. Well I'm off to see what happened to
    Moe, and hoping for another great ending.

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  39. Love your post & projects, especially the cat in front of the orange window. The haunted mansion is very cute also. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  40. I love your projects especially the pillow. That little panel is purrrfect for you! great post.

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  41. You certainly do create amazing quilts with scraps. I love how you quilted around the kitties and then made a lovely pillow. Cat in the Window is fabulous and sew unique. Thank you sew very much for hopping and sharing your Halloween fun with us.

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  42. The black cat wallhanging is amazing! I love scrappy quilts, they're the most fun to make

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  43. I love all of your projects! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  44. I see a long, narrow wall hanging! Thanks a bunch!! Joann joannb1978@gmail.com

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  45. I love how your quilting came out. Now I am going through my stash of panels. crystalbluern at tds dot net

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  46. Oh I love your panels and how you used them. The quilt from the McCalls came out super cute too.

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  47. that comic, lol is good. your projects are so wonderful. And that panel, is so cute.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  48. I love the cat at the window, and the panel is cute. Thanks.

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  49. I want to make the kitty quilt too! And I love the pillow, so pretty. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. Happy Halloween.

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  50. Love the quilting on your pillow. The Black Cat quilt is so cute.

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  51. your approach to quilting sounds like mine! I rarely can do only the thing I'm "supposed" to be working on. Your kitty projects are very cute!

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  52. I love kitty quilts (dog quilts too!) Thanks for sharing yours!

    Beth

    oneoldgoat1962 at gmail.com

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  53. I like your kitty wall hanging. Turned out really cute. Thanks for sharing!

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  54. great projects .... love the black cat on the second quilt. Thanks sew much for sharing and hosting your own give away too.
    institchesandseams@hotmail.ca

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  55. Wow, I love how your mind works. So many ideas. Thank you.

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  56. I Love the Jeepers Kreepers Panel and Your Halloween Kitty Wall Hanging! The Kitty Pillow is Sweet!

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  57. You are so creative & talented! I love the wall hanging with the black cat!

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  58. love all your halloween projects.

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  59. Cute projects and cartoon. Love the orange background with the black cat. Happy Halloween! 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  60. I started four different Halloween projects and never finished them. I got side tracked, too! I somehow missed the story of Moe, but it was good to see he made it home safe. Whew! I love the pillow and the black cat wall hanging. You never disappoint us with your creativity and humor!

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  61. I love all your projects especially the black cat on the quilt. Happy Halloween.

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  62. I'm enjoying this blog hop so much and am sewing along on my own Halloween projects as I read what others are making. The cat in the window panes is my favorite thus far. Perfect fabrics! Great projects, Sharon!

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  63. Your projects are very inspiring! I especially like the black cat!

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  64. I think you have come up with great projects , love the pillow and the wall hanging . Happy Halloween :-)

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  65. Wow, younger very creative! My favorite is your cat wallhanging. Great job!!!!

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  66. Sharon- Lovely hanging and the cat on it is purrrr..fect! I'm sure your helpers may get jealous when they see it. lol Jane

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  67. I usually don't use panels but some of them are just so cute and wind up making such cute little mats or wall hangings. Your projects are very cute.

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  68. Nice looking projects - the cat one is my favorite!

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  69. I would have so much fun with the Jeepers Creepers panel and the fabric! Something very spooky would be made to be enjoyed for years to come! duchick at gmail dot com

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  70. I love your pillow....gorgeous!! Furkids are great inspiration! The panel is so adorable! Trick or Treat!

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  71. I think the best part of the season is the pillow that celebrates/commemorates Moe's happy return. Those guys can really gives us gray hair, can't they? Wouldn't be true if we didn't love them so much. Happy Halloween to you and your crew!

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  72. I love your creations, especially the pillow.

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  73. What fun projects. I especially love the cat panel you quilted. The back looks awesome! Great panels to play with.

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  74. My favorite is the cat panel. Thanks for giveaway. pjrquilter(at)msn(dot)com

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  75. You always have such fun projects and this time is no different. After seeing your black cat from McCall's I think I'll have to pull some fabric and make one for displaying next year since I don't think I can get it done for this year. Rina

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  76. Great projects! So easy to get sidetracked when there is such great fabric and patterns out there. Thanks for sharing!

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  77. Sharon, I **LOVE** the cat in the window!! How fun is that??! And the panel piece is very cute, too . . . I love 'cat lover' projects!!! Thank you for sharing! :)

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  78. Your projects are wonderful. Love to get ideas. Love the cat. Thanks for the chance to win the panel. It is so cute too!!!

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  79. Love your finished projects, esp since both have cats! I'm always stymied by what to do with panels so I can understand the pull in other directions despite the cute panel.

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  80. OMG!!! Cuteness overload!!! You have some great ideas, thanks for sharing!!

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  81. You made some cute projects. Cats go with any holiday, lol.

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  82. Oh My! These are Great, Sharon! Love, love, LOVE the cat projects! You go girl!

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  83. Some fun Halloween Inspiration in those projects. Sometimes it's funny, other times it can be annoying how you can find inspiration in everything but what you really need to be inspired about?

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