Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Black Cat Crossing

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First I would like to thank Mdm Samm for being the spooky inspiration behind this Hop and head cheerleader Wendy of  Why Knot Kwilt who has done a fantastic job in lining us all up.

Please be sure to visit these ladies who share my day:

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'Black Cat Crossing' by  Maywood Studios was the fabric line to inspire us and as great as this fabric is, my year has been using up stash on the shelf. I went another route with a fabric that just screams Halloween and black cats to me.


I just love Sebastian the Cat and all the ghoulish characters in Alexander Henry's 'Ghastlie' line and 3 years of fabrics on the shelf and the new line 'The Last of the Ghastlies' - well, I just had to use this.  A farewell of sorts to a spook-tacular line of fabric.


The family album, Sebastian, webs, tombstones, family crypt, the demise of a cast of characters all together for the back (yes, back) of my final Ghastlie quilt.


I wanted to make this quilt from 'Pick Four'  by Sue Abrey - a book that has been on my shelf for some time.


It gave the purrfect twist to this fun and twisted fabric.


I wanted to use up all my scraps - this is the end of the Ghastlies after all.


A zip pouch for a bit of fun to go with the divided basket - pattern by Noodlehead.


I had a few strings of Spooky fun left and pulled out my zip baggy of black strings to play with them.


A black cat walking a crooked stile and log - a fun mini to hang for the Holiday.  And we say farewell to the Ghastlies.

And since they are all gone, I had to find something else for a give away....


A jelly roll of Moonlight Manor by Deb Strain for Moda.  I will ship international and comments will be open until Oct 31st,10pm(EST) - you can get a head start on next year's Halloween project.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

144 comments:

Amy said...

Sharon, they are all sew lovely. You were busy getting all ready for a spooktacular Halloween. Really loving the Pick Four quilt.

Judy B said...

Love your tribute to the Ghastlies, I will sew miss them. Your projects are wonderful and the pattern you chose for your quilt, perfect. Thank you for sharing.

AJ said...

I love what you have done. The rick rack pattern is awesome and I love your back and how you can utilize those favorites while still showing them off.

Farm Quilter said...

The Ghastlies were so much fun but I'm loving the Moonlight Manor this year!!

Soma @ inkTorrents.com said...

The Ghastlies are fantastic and your finishes look amazing!! You are now all set for a fantastic Halloween!

-Soma

Sewgirl said...

Love the black kitty walling hanging the best, But great use of the fabrics in all the projects. Thanks for sharing!

Lovelli Quilts said...

I like your tribute to the Ghastlies. It has certainly been a fun fabric line to watch. Your black cat is perfect for this hop!

Christine M said...

What wonderful projects you have made, Sharon. I love your quilt. Your Ghastlies have gone a long way with all the projects you have made.

Anita said...

Great projects! I have not been familiar with the Ghastlies, maybe I have missed something?! Your black cat wall hanging is adorable!

Rina Mason said...

Love the Ghastlies and you used them in a way to showcase them. Love the black cat,perfect for the hop.

Jane's Quilting said...

Oh,soo "Gastly" good! Your projects are all great, I especially liked your BFF ag.

Shannon Meyer said...

What a spook-tacular way to work through your stash!! I especially love the mini cat wall hanging!!

Needled Mom said...

Very nice, Sharon. I love that Pick Fiur with the black and the cat is wonderful too.

Karen M said...

What terrific projects you made for this blog hop. Such fun fabrics. Thanks for sharing.

Britt-Inger said...

I love my Ghastlies too. You have made so awesome and stunning projects. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this blog hop.

Nana B said...

Great quilt pattern for this hop or anytime. Boo hoo about the Ghastlies.

Flávia e Cristiana said...

Olá! Adorei a perfeição de seu trabalho e a escolha dos tecidos. Feliz Halloween!

Kathy S. said...

Beautiful as always, Sharon! I especially love your black cat and Rickrack quilts.

Thearica said...

That quilt is really fabulous! Love the way the fabrics are perfect for it!

and now I have that poem in my head... or is it a limerick... lol

There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile,
He found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile;
He bought a crooked cat which caught a crooked mouse,
And they all lived together in a little crooked house.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

The Ghasties are cool, but I have to admit that I love that black cat hanging even more. Don't you just love Halloween!

Nice Post.

Betsy said...

Sharon, it's unbelievable the amount of projects everyone on this hop worked on. Your projects are equally beautiful. Exactly how much time did you guys get to work on these?

Shari said...

Great projects...awesome use of that "ghastly" fabric lol. What a pretty kitty! Love them all.

Lisa Marie said...

Very nice! That Rickrack pattern is great.

Debby said...

The Black Cat is my favorite in all his spooky scrapiness (I don't think that is a word). But I think the Rickrack quilt is perfect with the Ghastlies. I will have to check out this pattern. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Marian said...

nice use of all the fabrics, I to love the cat wallhanging. neat design.

Lesley said...

Wow! You have some fantastic projects here! Especially love the quilt and that great cat hanging!

charlotte said...

This is my favorite spooky line of all times. I LOVE your pick four quilt. Just perfect and the divided basket is great in this line.

Dana Gaffney said...

That black cat wall hanging is really wonderful. I can't believe the Ghastlies are ending, I've loved them for years.

Dorian said...

Great projects Sharon. Your kitty is really cute!

Vickie said...

The back is just as interesting as the front of your quilt, I'm glad someone thought of that awesome idea and you carried it out to the fullest. Your little black cat is quite elegant walking along on the top of the board fence! Great showing today Miss Sharon.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

What a great collection of projects! That fabric is perfect for the theme, and I love all the ways you used it.

Carol S. said...

I love the Ghastlies and your quilt is a great tribute to them...it's beautiful! I'm going to miss them and I'm sorry to see them go! Your cat is very cool and looks perfect to bring on the Halloween spirit!

Jeanie said...

What a great farewell to the Ghastlies.....Sebastian would be proud! Love all of your projects, from the quilt to the mini hanging. And thank you so much for the great giveaway. Boo!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

just wonderful! your projects are always great

Linda said...

Wow! Your quilt is beautiful! I also love your divided basket, the zip pouch, and there black cat mini! Good for you for using fabric from your stash!

krislovesfabric said...

I really like your quilt pattern and the fabric really makes it shine :) We have that in common...I have hoarded a few yards of the Sebastian print too!

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

The Ghastlies are great, especially love the back. But my favorite is the Cat the walked the crooked mile. Isn't there a poem about that? Great job on all the projects.

Sandra said...

Your projects are lovely. The fabric you chose to give away looks so fun.

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tink's mom said...

I too will miss them when they are gone. They are who got me into this hopping things so many years ago. Love what you did with them in all of your projects. My favorite is the CAT. Wonderful job all around.

Vicki B said...

Love all of your projects. It seems everyone is trying to use up their scraps to get them gone. I am going to have to work on that since I have so many scraps and they never seem to get used up. Thanks for a chance of winning the bright halloween fabric.

Gill said...

Fabulous projects Sharon!
I love the Ghastlies too but they're not so easy to find here in the UK!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a perfect way to use up your Ghastlie fabrics and that little kitty wall hanging........is so cute! Thanks for sharing Sharon!

Ellsie320 said...

You're a girl after my own heart, using up every single little scrap!

Renea said...

I also love the Ghastlie fabric line. Good for you for trying to use up your stash this year. I have been trying to do the same thing. Thanks for sharing your cute projects and for the awesome giveaway.

Debbie said...

Your quilt with the twist is great! But love your black cat.....just perfect. Thanks for sharing your projects.

Lynette said...

Oh, wow - That fabric turned out great with the Ric Rac pattern! LOVE the black cat mini, too. :)

MdmSamm said...

your twisted quilt looks like barb wired...quite wicked looking...your stitching powers are quite authentic ....

Sheila said...

You have done it again , just wonderful Sharon , really love the mini cat with the log cabin blocks , so clever !!

BarbCarol said...

I love. The Ghasties, also. The oranges of Halloween are hard on my senses. Since I am a bag and box enthusiast, I really like your bags. You could use the Rick Rack quilt for Book It.

sewlost said...

Great job. I love Halloween fabrics

Mary said...

Great job on your Ghastlies fabric. I love that rickrack pattern. You did a lot of fun things. Wonderful.

paulette said...

Wow!! Your projects are wonderful! Thanks SEW much for throwing my name into your hat!! Spooktacular!
Paulette

Kathy H said...

Love your projects. The strings and black cat are my favorite. I have found a little bit of Ghastlies fabric and am waiting for the perfect project for them. Yours are very inspiring.

Anonymous said...

I love all of your projects - the Rick Rack quilt is spectacular and your cat wall hanging is so sweet. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

sew.darn.quilt said...

You have Halloween all sewn up and covered! Your projects are spooktacular
and loads of F.U.N.!
Thank you for sharing :D

Lana said...

What a terrific post! I loved your projects! Sew Creative!!!! I just loved your wall hanging!

Robin said...

Love your cat wall hanging it's too cute.

Robin in Washington State
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Lana said...

Did I mention HOW MUCH I LOVED YOUR WALL HANGING?!!! hahaha! Just had to come back and let you know I thought you ROCKED this!!!!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

So many goolishly great ghastlie projects!! kthurn@bektel.com

Barbara said...

Sew scary! I love your black cat!

cucki said...

What wonderful projects you have made... I love your quilt. Your Ghastlies have gone a long way with all the projects you have made....super sweetttttttttttt xxx

Mary Ann said...

My daughter loves the Ghastlies. So sad they are leaving. :( We'll have to see about finding a bit of it. Love your projects and how you used it all up. The crooked kitty is cute too. Thanks for sharing.

Createology said...

I am sad to hear the Ghastlies are retiring. They are sew fabulous and sew is your tribute quilt to them. Love all things bag that hold goodies. However I must say I am enchanted with your Black Cat Wall Hanging made from stringy scraps. Thank you sew very much for participating and hopping. Creative Black Cat Crossing Bliss...

Patricia said...

The quilts are all so pretty. Really like the cat!

Anonymous said...

A great send off to the Ghastlies fabric! Love the little black cat.

geekwife said...

Great projects!!

Unknown said...

Ghastlies gone? No Way!! yessewingisfun@yahoo.com

Vicki H said...

Great projects. Love the Rickrack quilt.

Beth said...

WOW you really know how to make very creative use of your scraps. Thank you for sharing. I love your projects.

GranChris said...

I love all of it. Great basket, I need to make one of these.

Joanna said...

Just plain super! Love the Rick Rack quilt and what you did with the scraps; the cat quilt is perfect. I can't imagine the Ghastlies being gone for long; they'll have to come back to haunt us again.

Calicojoan said...

I just love the Ghastlies! What a fun pattern you found for them. The basket, and pouch are just too cute.
Now for that little quiltie. I am just drooling! Just how adorable is that!

Calicojoan said...

I just love the Ghastlies! What a fun pattern you found for them. The basket, and pouch are just too cute.
Now for that little quiltie. I am just drooling! Just how adorable is that!

Bonnie said...

Can't believe the Ghastlies are going away. Love them. Love all of your projects. The cat on the fence is so cute. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Nancy said...

Oh Sharon I Love the Ghastlies Line too!! Just sew much fun going on there. I Love the Pick four Quilt and your divided Bucket is sew cool!! That will be handy! Your Wall Hanging screams Black Cat, and so appropriate too~ Thanks for sharing your wonderful projects with us. It's always such a delight to come to your Blog!!
Huggs, Nancy

Anonymous said...

Cute projects and I especially like how you made the cat.

Jinger said...

Sew creative! Love them both.

Joyce Carter said...

Beautiful projects, Sharon. I love the Ghastlies and am sorry to see them gone. I especially like the little wall hanging with the black cat.That is so cool. You did a wonderful job. Thank you for the giveaway.

Joanne said...

You sure have been busy Sharon! I love the fabric line you used and think I may search my stash because I'm sure I have some of it. I especially like your black cat crossing mini. It is adorable!
Thanks for sharing your creations with us today.

Corrie H. @ Mountain Stitches said...

Your work is amazing, thanks for sharing!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Very cute projects! Thanks for the chance on your wonderful giveaway.

Quilter Kathy said...

A fabulous collection of scary projects! Love the black cat wallhanging the most!!! And a very generous giveaway to celebrate the season!

LJ said...

You were right - that was a perfect quilt pattern to use the Ghastlies with; it turned out so well. Sweet basket (I keep thinking about getting this pattern from Noodlehead.) The cat hanging was just adorable - I liked the little pop of color in the border.

Mary said...

That pick four is a great quilt pattern. It's nice you could use up your "ghastly fabrics. The scrappy Kitty will be a nice addition to your wall this holiday week. Thanks for a Giveaway. not everyone is doing that!

Michele T said...

Awesome projects that you made to share with us in this fabulous hop!! I am always looking for great ideas - thank you!!

OhioLori said...

Amazing Quilt & projects!! Gooood to the last Scrap! For sure!!!

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Wonderful projects! Love that kitty :)

allthingzsewn said...

My absolute favorite right off the top is the black cat walking mini quilt. The other projects are so well done, but still love that cat.

Kwilt Krazy said...

Everything is stupendous! I love the ghastlie quilt and your mini is adorable. Nice job on the bag too!

Unknown said...

I love your Ghastlies quilt! One of my favorite collections. Everything you made is awesome! I really adore that little black cat too!

Sherill said...

I am in awe of your projects! Great job! My granddaughter would love the black cat mini!
I am a follower and learn alot from you. Thank you!

Quilt Doodle Designs said...

I love the Gastlies, I have some fabric from this line and I have yet to do something with it. I love all of your projects, so much inspiration! Thank you for sharing today :)

StitchinByTheLake said...

Sharon I love your Pick Four quilt! I love the Ghastlies fabric too and hate to see it go. The bag is perfect but I think my favorite is your black cat - I love silhouettes and that one is adorable! blessings, marlene

Quilting Tangent said...

Cute projects, nice cat. Happy Halloween! 24Tangent@gmail.com

Brandy said...

Wow Sharon, you have some really great scrap busters going on here! I like your tribute to the line, and Sebastian was my favorite character as well.
~Brandy

Unknown said...

Love your projects. They are perfect for this time of year. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Katherine said...

Look how busy you've been stitching up some wicked delights! You've done the Ghastlies proud with this final quilt and those fun bags, Sharon. Thanks for sharing your fantastic projects!

Anonymous said...

What a great post, really neat projects and I applaud you using up your stash! Carole @ From My Carolina Home

Unknown said...

I love all of the projects I've seen so far! I'm definitely a convert on using Halloween fabrics now and this line is so cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

Marla's Crafts said...

Love the little wall hanging. Thanks for sharing and having such a great giveaway.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your Ghastlies Divided Basket is so cute that I want to make one now!

JuliaP said...

Great way to use up your stash! Lovely projects.

Unknown said...

This is such a cute line of fabric. I would be great for my a quilt for my grandson next year! sandybailey55@hotmail.com

evelyn said...

What a beautiful sendoff to the ghastly line. Love the quilt. I think your mini-kitty is awfully sweet. She could cross my path any day.

Janie said...

Love your purrfect twist quilt, and the black cat stile! Thanks for the chance.

margaret said...

Love the cat!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I love your quilt what a great way to use up your stash But then you made so many great projects it is hard to choose a favorite.

Patty said...

Nice quilt. Great objective to use up your stash.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

I luv me some Ghastlies. Just held my first on line Ghastlies swap. Thanks for sharing your fabulous creations.

Sandy said...

Great, spooky projects. Thanks for sharing with us!

Jacklynn Grimm said...

I'm a big Ghastlie fan also, love your quilt! Thanks for the chance to win the Halloween jelly roll! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

apple blossom said...

beautiful projects

Cloud 9 said...

love all your projects, great use of scraps.

Carla said...

Oh, Sharon, how you always wow me. You really went all out for this hop. How do you do it? Congrats on using up all that fabric. That kitty is so purfect, well everything is.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Fun spooky projects!

barbara woods said...

Love that bag, thanks

Marcy said...

The cat quilt is so neat. The borders make it extra special.

Lydsfire said...

I love this fabric! (i have some of my own... hehehe) Your projects turned out great! lydsfire.blogspot.com

Vickie said...

I just love your black cat mini quilt. You've done some really great projects.

Theresa said...

Your projects are wonderful.

Cindy said...

So sad to see the Ghastlie's go! Wonderful projects though. Thanks for the lovely giveaway too. cdahlgren at live dot com

Julie said...

I LOVE your rickrack quilt from the Gastlie fabric!!!!!

Sheila said...

I've thoroughly enjoyed watching you sew your way through this funny collection of Halloween prints! Love this spooky family.

legato1958 said...

Such beautiful projects! My favorite is your Black Cat mini wallhanging! LOVE it!!
Susie

gpc said...

What great projects! Love the gastlie bag! :)

Karen Rowland said...

Your projects are great!! I love any thing to do with the Ghastlies.

Lee said...

Fabulous projects! Especially love the black cat mini! thank you!

Leah said...

I really like the design of this quilt! And it looks fabulous done in ghastlies. Great projects!

carla said...

Hi!!!! Wow!!! I love your kitty!!!! Too sweet!!!! Purfect for Halloween!!!!

Anita said...

Great projects! Especially like the Cat quilt. Love the Ghastlies fabric lines!

Michele said...

Oh wow! You knew that I would just love your Ghastlie projects and I definitely do but your cat piece is really fabulous too. Your giveaway is very generous and thank you for the chance to win.

Kate said...

Love your final Ghastlies quilts. The Rickrack quilt was an inspired choice, those fabrics work really well in that pattern. Your Spooky Cat turned out beautifully. What a great ending.

Mary Ann said...

The cat silhouette mini is awesome. I Iove the simplicity and detail.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

All very cute projects. I love the kitty at the end the best. Don't enter me for the Halloween fabric. I already have way too much Halloween fabric.

QuiltSue said...

I love the Black Cat on a Crooked Stile quilt, and of course the quilt from my book looks great too.

Cheryll said...

Perhaps being LuCKy last will help me to win this FaNTaSTiC prize. Thanks for always being sooo very generous Sharon. Love HaLLowEEn! :)

Angelia Lanouette said...

I love love your black cat mini! The flip and sew method you used is wonderful...love the scrappy look. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

It was good to wait some years to use your fabrics, your quilts are just spectacular! I love the black cat, can see him jumping out of the quilt and playing around! Great!

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Super projects! You certainly made great use of your stash!!!

Cindy said...

I enjoyed seeing both of your projects. It always feels good to use what we have, my scraps are piling up.

Anonymous said...

I love that you worked collections together in a piece. How clever! Great giveaway!

Teatime Creations said...

What a great project. I love your black cat and he is more wonderful because he came from stash. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

Quilt n Queen said...

Sorry I'm late, I love the mini black cat wall hanging and your Ghastlie quilt is awesome!! I do want to try making one of the divided basket. Sooo sorry to see the end of the Ghastlies!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Rhonda R said...

The quilt from Pick Four was perfect for the Ghastlies fabric. I really like how you used the scraps in the border of the cat quilt--very clever! Thanks so much for the inspiration.