It's my day to share with you my spooky contribution to the Peek-A-Who Blog Hop created and hosted by Marian at Seams to be Sew . Halloween is my favorite holiday. There are so many fun activities associated with Halloween, and Marian's annual Blog Hop is one of them. Thank you, Marian, for hosting yet another fang-filled hop for us.
This year I am pleased to introduce you to my Ghastly Greeters, Frank and Dracula. Frank is snug on his laboratory slab awaiting a jolt of lightning, and Drac is just awakening from a long nap. They are both ready for a night of Trick-or-Treating with their little pumpkin bags.
These two were so much fun to make. I drew them first on gift wrap paper (my favorite pattern paper), then cut out and sewn onto their backgrounds.
Each greeter measures approximately 36" long by 18" wide. Using the raw-edge applique method made quick work of these guys. With black thread I sewed around their features at least twice to give them good definition.
Dracula makes a pretty creepy table topper, too.
Don't Drac and Frank look dashing with their welcoming smiles? I think my Halloween visitors will love my gracious greeters as much as I do.
Pumpkin carving in our family is serious business. You can tell by the intense expressions on my family's faces. We usually have a potluck eat-a-thon on pumpkin carving day as well. We don't always carve the pumpkins, sometimes we paint them, or just decorate them with all sorts of add-on embellishments. Whatever torture we choose for our pumpkins, you can bet we'll be laughing loud.
I hope you enjoyed my offering, now go see what my fellow fiends have in store for you. Make sure you visit Marian at Seams To Be Sew; she has a free pattern for you.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Just Because Quilts
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Those are huge greeters! You sure do go all out for this. I never thought of using gift wrap for pattern making. That's a great idea.ReplyDelete
omg I love them! What a clever idea, and I just love how you brought them to life. I'm a big Dracula fan, so he's my favorite. And I really love how you have Frankenstein still strapped down, and Dracula waking up in his coffin!ReplyDelete
These are great! They'd be great door decorations.ReplyDelete
Wonderful greeters! And that pumpkin face in the last picture is so creative. What an enjoyable time everyone must have had.ReplyDelete
Your greeters are adorable!! Great job! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Very clever and fun Greeters for the Halloween season.ReplyDelete
Frankenstein is always so creepily Adorable!ReplyDelete
Love Love your Frankenstein, he has always been my favorite! Pumpkin carving is my fav also, I love to toast the seeds.. firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
Franky and Drac are absolutely Fab-u-lous. I have a soft spot for creatures of the night, and these two especially.ReplyDelete
I love the Halloween stuff!ReplyDelete
you are very creative. i love your two guys. when our kiddos where home we did the same with pumpkins. each year we decorated a little differently. once we used cookie cutters and a hammer to make cut outs. that was fun. and the insides: well we roasted the seeds and had a great snack. and the pumpkin we would cook into deserts. thanks for sharing. quilting dash lady at comcast dot netReplyDelete
Hahaha, how can they be scary with pumpkin treat bags? Love it, thanks!ReplyDelete
Drac and Frank look wonderful.ReplyDelete
As always - outstanding!!ReplyDelete
I love your greeters. They are great.ReplyDelete
You are very talented!ReplyDelete
I love your greeters. So creative you are. I hope you are going to put out patterns for greeters they are just fabulous.ReplyDelete
Now that's eerily creative!! Great pics of pumpkin carving, too.ReplyDelete
You are just too smart! Those are incredible!ReplyDelete
Holy smokes...those are both just awesome! I'm in love here! LOL!! You rock!ReplyDelete
very scary, not! these are the happiest monsters i've ever seen.ReplyDelete
Those are just too cute. Great idea!ReplyDelete
Wonderful Halloween Greeter Quilts. Thanks for showing how you make your pattern designs. Love the pumpkin carving, too. I used to emjoy doing this with my kiddos. Now they are grown and carving pumpkins for their own homes. So the tradition lives on. Happy Halloween to you and yours ... :-) PatReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing your pics of the pumpkin carving family. That's wonderful. Your quilts are totally outstanding. I can easily see that you are an excellent quilter as well as an excellent artist. Fabulous.ReplyDelete
It's lovely to see you all working so hard on your pumpkins. Thank you for sharingReplyDelete
I love your Ghastly Greeters! Pumpkin carving with the family is so much fun! I do miss that.ReplyDelete
Oh boy are those adorable monsters!! I want a vampire, my 46 year old brother wants Frankenstein...there's still time!!!ReplyDelete
Wow I love Frankenstien and Dracula. Very well done. Fantastic Pumpkin carvingReplyDelete
Elizabeth, Silverdale, WA
Hmmm wrapping paper great idea...ty for sharing love Franky. ..email@example.comReplyDelete
Your greeters are fabulous and the idea of using wrapping paper is genius!!! After Christmas shopping will take on a whole new dimension!!!ReplyDelete
Love your greeters! Nancy A: firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
THESE WOULD LOOK SO FUN ON YOUR DOOR!!ReplyDelete
I love Frankie!! Using wrapping paper is an awesome idea.ReplyDelete
Wow, those giant decorations look great! And your pumpkin carving/decorating looks like a fun event.ReplyDelete
Wow, you are one talented drawer! Those are great. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Your quilts are amazing! You just drew them? Oh, I wish I could do that! Thanks for the tip about using wrapping paper--that I can do. :)ReplyDelete
Great halloween decor! Drac does look kinda scary as a table runner. I'm sure he will be the life of the party! Thanks!ReplyDelete
Those are just wonderful...so creative.ReplyDelete
Frank and Dracula are wonderful! Looks like a lot of fun with the family doing pumpkins. I miss that part of Halloween. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Love your greeters. What a wonderful idea.ReplyDelete
Don't know which one I like better - both are so cute! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Very cool Greeters! Love your idea of using gift wrap!! Thanks for sharing that info :) The pumpkin carving looks so fun too!ReplyDelete
Love all your Greeters and the pumpkins.ReplyDelete
Your Ghastly Greeters, Frank and Dracula are absolutely the best!!ReplyDelete
Love the Frankenstein and Dracula quilts. And what a great pumpkin in the last picture!ReplyDelete
So COOL! Bet you could sell a lot of patterns.ReplyDelete
Your Frankenstein quilt is my favorite, but they are both very cool. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Frank and Dracula came out so wonderful, every house needs one of the guys. Thank you for your contribution to the blog hop and for sharing your beautiful work.ReplyDelete
I love Drac and Frank! You are very talented. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Those are such fun projects. and i never considered using wrapping paper before! great ideaReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, Charlene, these are totally awesome! I love their expressions...you did a wonderful job on them. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
How fun your welcoming committee is - wish I had kids and grandkids to share them with!!! So perfect.ReplyDelete
Wow! Both your projects are awesome! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I would never have thought to use wrapping paper to create a big design like that. How clever!ReplyDelete
Your projects are awesome!ReplyDelete
Very cute thanks for sharing and the great giveawaysReplyDelete
Frank and Drac are adorable.ReplyDelete
Wow, these greeters are so fun! And I think Dracula makes a fabulous (if creepy) table topper! I bet your Halloween visitors will love them!ReplyDelete
It's nice that you Velcomed me to your blog, lol. Your Ghastly Greeters are awesome! I'm a fan of Frankie, so of course, he is my favorite!ReplyDelete
Great project! I love the faces, the have so much character!ReplyDelete
Absolutely awesome !! You are very talented. Thanks for sharing pumpkin carving. I miss those days.ReplyDelete
Your Ghastly Greeters are creepy cute. Love the pumpkin carving party.ReplyDelete
Great projects! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
You are the most awesomest Halloween quilter ever! (I can just hear your neighbor kids saying that to you!) I know you'll get tons of compliments on these two characters and just think of the smiles in the years to come when you pull them out from their "coffin" every October!ReplyDelete