Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Halloween Haunts Blog Hop

Halloween Haunts 2015


Welcome!   

It's my day to reveal my creation for the Halloween Haunts Blog Hop. I had so much fun participating in last year's hop, and when Marian invited me to join in the fun this year, I jumped at the chance.   Many thanks to Marian from Seams To Be Sew for organizing this fabulous hop and inviting me to participate!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and quilting is a passion of mine, so why not combine the two and have monsters do a quilting bee?

This was such a fun quilt to make. The hardest part was making the actual quilt background neutral enough to show off the busy hands.  After several attempts, I chose the black and orange fabrics and a very simple pattern.

For the monster participants I chose a witch, Frankenstein's monster, a ghost, and a skeleton.  Several family members and friends saw the quilt as it progressed and most of them liked the ghost best.  Because I'm nuts, I named them all -- Witch Hazel, Frankie, Gabby the Ghost, and Bony Bonnie.

Three of the monsters brought to the quilting bee their own special pincushions.  Gabby has her dead mouse, Frankie has a wacky bat, and Bonnie borrows pins from her voodoo doll.





Witch Hazel brought her own bottle.  And of course there had to a big fat hairy spider with black rick rack legs.





















 I used purple velvet to bind my quilt and I think it gives it the perfect creepy yet classy look.


So there you have it, my contribution to the Halloween Haunts Blog Hop.  I hope you are having a wonderful time visiting everybody's sites and seeing their fantastic creations. You can find the entire list of hoppers at Marian's site at Seams to be Sew.  The participants for today's revealing are listed below.


And don't forget to stop by Marian's at  Seams to be Sew and sign up for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop.
Fat Quarter Shop

Happy Haunting!!


80 comments:

  1. I love your quilt it is amazing!

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  2. Love your monster hand quilt!

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  3. OH what a great idea!!! You have a fun imagination...love it!!!!

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  4. Great quilt. I love that all the hands are appropriate to their monsters and you didn't shortcut and make them all the same, just in different colors.

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  5. What a clever concept...and a beautiful quilt!

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  6. What a fantastic quilt, so creative and entertaining!

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  7. Love, love, love it! Spoo-takular!

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  8. OMGosh I love this quilt!! It's fun to look at! I have got to try this concept..it's so me. Love it

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  9. What a imagination, I bet your a blast to be around. Great quilt.

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  10. That is a really cool unique quilt! Nice work!

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  11. Oh my, if this isn't just the cutest thing I have ever seen. It's "sew" perfect for the season. I love love love it!

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  12. I love this!!
    The hands and details are just incredible!

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  13. How very clever!! This is just too cute!!

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  14. What a great idea!! Very cool quilt.

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  15. Scariest quilt yet on this hop. senstrings at yahoo dot com

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  16. This is soooo creepy which is totally my kind of thing. Love the hands and the names you gave them!

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  17. wow this is so wonderful. I love all the little touches you added, like the mouse, etc

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  18. What a fun applique quilt! So many things for the eyes to see. Thanks for sharing. lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

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  19. That is darling. I love the great detail you added to it. Very clever.

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  20. What beautiful colours and the stitches...thanks for sharing

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  21. who knew ... that witches quilted too!
    great quilt.
    institchesandseams@hotmail.ca

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  22. Quilting Halloween witches. How original and wonderful. I love your fun project. Happy Halloween.

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  23. Wouldn't it be great if your Halloween friends would quilt all your quilts. Happy Halloween!

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  24. Spooky sweet! Looks sew 3-D ... :) Pat

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  25. WoW, I'm totally blown away, that is sew creative and fun... Tell me yer gonna sell the pattern, I'd definitely buy it. I love love love it.. The idea of the velvet for the binding is a really cool idea, it definitely fits in with the ghoulish halloween feel of things.

    Great Job, I'm so happy you participated with us.. Thank you sew much... A really creative idea.

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  26. Such a clever quilt, love all the thought that went into it!

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  27. How fun is this and quite creepy also!!

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  28. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netOctober 21, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    What a fun design!

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  29. What a great quilt. You really had some wonderful ideas.

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  30. You were so creative with your quilt. Such great details are fun.

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  31. Seeeeeew cute! I just love it. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

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  32. Your quilt is fantastic! What a clever idea! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  33. Love the stitching hands...great quilt. Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Such a CUTE idea! I really love it!!!

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  35. What a fun idea for a quilt. The use of purple velvet for binding is superb.

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  36. Such an unusual quilt, I have never seen anything like it before.

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  37. Perfect, perfect, perfect! From the sheer ghost to the voodoo pincushion to the velvet border. I love it!

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  38. A fabulous, clever quilt!
    fabricstasher24@gmail.com

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  39. Lots of cool Halloween fun in your quilt!!
    Susie

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  40. Getting quite handy with Halloween decor! Thx for sharing

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  41. Cute idea! At first glance I thought they were playing cards until I continued to read about your quilt. Thanks for sharing!

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  42. This is the best quilt I have seen yet and there have been some really nice ones, your imagination is wonderful as is your quilt, the details are great!!!

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  43. Very cool quilt ...My grandson loved it.....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  44. Seriously cool quilt! You rock!

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  45. I love it! Every detail is perfect! What a great idea you had, very creative!

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  46. Charlene, your quilt is spooktacular Halloween quilt...fun and creative!! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  47. Your creativity and quilt just make me smile! How clever to add the eerie hands and their objects. Truly one of a kind.

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  48. Wow, your quilt is spooktacular! Great job! Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Ooh- those hands and potion bottle are amazing! Thanks! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

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  50. Fabulous! Great project and post!

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  51. This is so neat!!! I just love it. I really think the special details add a lot to it like the see through ghost hands and little creatures, etc... I would totally love to make this. Thanks for the inspiration!
    My email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com
    Thanks!

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  52. Your applique is to die for! LOL

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  53. Love your idea of monsters doing a quilting bee! All the detail just makes it more fun and gives you a reason to just keep looking at it to find new things. Thanks for joining the hop and sharing. Rina

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  54. Nice quilt, great execution of a unique design.

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  55. Great quilt. Love what you came up with. I always love the Halloween hops everyone comes up with so many original ideas.

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  56. Love the spooky quilt! So nicely done for Halloween. Really love the 'pincushion-zombie' doll, so cute!

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  57. Quilts that bring a laugh are especially great--future generations will immediately feel as if they know you when they see this quilt. They'll know you were the relative they would have wanted to sit next to at family dinners. ;) Thanks for sharing with us.

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  58. What an awesome Halloween quilt!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. How fun! I really love the Gumby-like fella -- with his big heart and his scared face wondering what is going on and where Pokey is.

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  60. You definitely got the creepy (but fun) part! pjrquilter(at)msn(dot)com

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  61. I love your Monster Hand quilt...very clever!! Trick or Treat!

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  62. This is such a neat idea. It really looks great and the hands are an awesome focus.

    debbygrawn at yahoo dot com

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  63. You are so creative. It is such a fun quilt!

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  64. That's a great quilt. Creative and fun.

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  65. Love the quilt! So much to see - my grandkids would love it!

    Beth

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