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Gremlins, Goblins & Ghouls - Oh My!
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Joan at MooseStashQuilting.com
Today is my day to show you what I have been brewing in my craft room. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and I love to decorate the house with fun and ghastly items. But, alas, I have young grandchildren who are easily spooked, so I can't get too creepy.
This year I discovered the art of making a Notan. Talk about fun! Notan is a Japanese design concept involving the play and placement of light and dark elements, or positive and negative. The process is very simple but the result is striking.
For my project I chose to make a table runner (because October is way too hot in Southern California for a quilt). To make this project even easier, I decided to make my runner out of felt.
To begin, I bought 2 yards of black felt and cut a rectangle of 17" x 60". For each Notan I bought a 9" x 12" felt rectangle, each one a different color.
I chose 5 simple Halloween designs -- bat, pumpkin, ghost, cauldron, and candelabra.
I also made this cute little guy. I haven't decided whether to make him into a Halloween bag, a pillow, or just leave him as is, a little open bag. I could store all kinds of evil, wicked, mean, and nasty things inside -- like my own stash of chocolate. What do you think?
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Thank you, Joan, for hosting this haunting Blog Hop! As always, it's been wicked fun!