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10/19/2017

Halloween Enter If You Dare Blog Hop

"It's not safe to venture out 
as goblins and witches are all about 
on Hallowe'en." (unknown)

 Although Halloween is still 13 days away,
I invite you to 
"Enter If You Dare" 
and see what treat I have in store 
for your quilting pleasure today. 

Marian from Seams To Be Sew had invited quilters to join her in a blog hop where we would share 
with you information about Halloween quilty item(s) we made. There are 19 bloggers participating in this blog hop.

Halloween is one of Marian's favorite holidays
so she is providing a free pattern each day on her blog.
The patterns she provides are free for only 24 hours!

Plus two wonderful sponsors have offered giveaways. 
Timeless Treasures has 5 lovely bundles of Fat Quarters (one for each day)
 and 
The Fat Quarter Shop has an amazing $75.00 gift certificate to give away during this event.

I also have a giveaway I am providing to one entrant
It is PDFs patterns for 3 of my own patterns. 

All the giveaway details are found at the end of my post. 


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MY  HALLOWEEN SHARE
is a scrappy table runner.

The backing is some fabric from my stash.
I had just enough for the back. 

AND THE FRONT

I wanted the Jack-O-Lantern faces to appear as if they are floating 
on the table runner in a ghostly manner. 

HOW I DID IT:

This project came about after I cut all my orange scraps 
into various quilt pieces using my Accuquilt dies. 
I sewed the leftover pieces together this way and that way,
forming 4 (somewhat) square blocks of "new" fabric.
I trimmed these "new" fabric blocks to 12" squares and sewed them together.
The table runner is 12" x 48". 
I fused Steam-A-Seam Lite to the back of black fabric
and cut out shapes for Jack-O-Lantern eyes, noses, and mouths.
They were fused to the scrappy orange background. 
I layered the backing, batting and top and quilted a pumpkin shape 
around each of the Jack-O-Lantern faces, adding a stem as I came to the tops. 
I stippled the space around all the Jack-O-Lanterns. 
I added some ridges, like pumpkins have, to the inside of the Jack-O-Lantern outlines. 
The binding is black fabric.

I like using all the scraps of fabric I accumulate from quilting. 
This project has given me ideas for using 
those tiny leftovers from Accuquilt die cutting for 
green table runners with flowers flowing along it,
blue with stars, or sea shells and starfish, 
red with black polka dots,
and I am sure more will come to mind! 

Now for the giveaways! 
There are Giveaway Rules to read at the bottom of this post for all who enter.
Timeless Treasures October 19 a Rafflecopter giveaway

I have a giveaway of my own.
PDFs of 3 of my own pattern designs.
(Please remember to leave an email so I can
contact you if you are chosen to win the giveaway!) 


Click the Rafflecopter below,
Please leave a comment, telling me what color scraps you would sew together and what you would fuse onto that "new" fabric. Then click the button that says "I commented." 
I will announce the Rafflecopter winner at the end of the 
ENTER IF YOU DARE blog hop.

Please visit the others participating in this blog hop.

Here Is The Schedule
Blog Giveaway Guidelines
  • Please take the time to read it.
  • Giveaways offered by sponsors are assigned to the various bloggers for their featured day.
  • You'll have to visit the blog or the featured blog to enter the giveaways.
  • All winners will be announced on October 25, 2017.
  • You must give a valid email address when you enter the giveaways, any email returned to me, loses the ability to win automatically.
  • Winners are expected to pay shipping costs for the product they won.
  • You are given 3 days to answer the email, if you do not answer within 3 days a new winner will be drawn. Check those spam/junk mail folders, you may miss that winning email if you don't do so because there are no exceptions to this rule.
  • If you are notified that you are a winner, in most cases, you will need to provide your name, address, city, state, zip code, country, telephone number, and email address.
  • In some cases, you will be asked to comment on the blog to enter the giveaway... do the right thing and thank them for the time it took to create the pattern, thank them for the pattern and...
  • Thank the sponsor by buying their products for the giveaways. This helps them continue to offer great prizes for these types of events. You can also comment on their social media pages. Even if you don't win, letting them know you love their products is a huge incentive and they really do love hearing from you.
  • No purchase whatsoever is necessary.
  • You must be 18+ in order to win a gift.
  • You are responsible for claiming and paying any tax owed on the value of any gift that you win. Prizes valued at $500.00 should be claimed.
  • Odds of Winning a prize are based on a total number of rafflecopter entries during each week and in total for all giveaways.
  • This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.
  • Participating bloggers may enter any of the giveaways.
  • The word giveaways in the rules and guidelines are also known as sweepstakes.
  • Whether or not you read the above, the rules for giveaways are in place to protect everyone. I do not want to hear you didn't read them, they will be posted on my blog daily during each featured day. There is no excuse for not reading them.

84 comments:

tac73 said...

I have some purple and blue fabrics I could make as a background for spiders.

Needled Mom said...

That is really a great idea and it looks so cute too.

Beth said...

That's very generous of you--thanks for sharing your own patterns as part of the giveaway!

Beth said...

Whoops--I got carried away in appreciation and almost forgot to answer the question! I think I would piece together my purple fabrics and appliqué some bats on them. We've had a few bats living near here and I've grown fond of the little fellows.

Susan L. said...

I really like your runner, so I would like to make one the same.

Betsy said...

I love this runner! So unique and different. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Lisa Marie said...

What a clever idea for a runner! A blue runner with bird appliques would be just the thing for me.

AlidaP said...

Very clever use of scraps! My idea would have been green with flowers or dark blue with stars and planets! Thanks for sharing inspiring projects!

Janet said...

I really like your table runner idea! Hmm.. Purple with lime green bats or the pumpkin faces. This would be good for about any season! Thank you.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your table runner is very clever and it came out great!

Cindi Young said...

I absolutely love this idea.

Allison said...

I love your runner! So creative!

quilter said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing and the giveaways! Most of my scraps are cool colors, but I do have some black and orange, so I would try them first, oh and purple from my cool scraps.
cork@pa.rr.com

gpcrafty said...

Love the table runner. Sew cute.

Robin Klein said...

Thanks for sharing the tablerunner. It's a very clever idea. I have lots of blue & green so I may make a garden scene, using any other scrap colors for flowers, butterflies, etc.

GranChris said...

I have a lot of blue scraps so maybe blue with black face but yours is wonderful.

sam said...

What a neat idea. Thanks for sharing.

Joan said...

What a great table runner!

Monica said...

Love Love Love how you did the Jack-O-Lantern.

Calicojoan said...

That is just too cute. I too, love using up all those leftovers. I like to think of them as my freebie quilts.

Jackie said...

Love your table runner!

Danette Stankovich said...

For Fall, I guess I would piece green scraps and then fuse and Orange pumpkin on the green scraps. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

Kathy E. said...

Oh, how I love your tablerunner! It really does look like they are floating about! I would use my orange scraps like you have and use Heat n Bond Lite to fuse the faces. This is one I'd love to make! duchick at mchsi dot com

works4me said...

Your table runner is adorable. Thanks for sharing. I would likely do Halloween fabric scraps as I have over 500 different Halloween fabrics. Obsessed with the holiday? You bet. Then some kind of Halloween design on top, maybe a scene with graveyards, ghosts, bats, mummies. Gee, now that I have the idea, I have to make it a reality. Thanks. I think I have my Halloween BOM for 2018. :)

ACOlive said...

Wow! Love this idea! Let see ... Sew fall colored scraps and fuse leaf shapes.

Lori said...

your runner is gorgeous and so fun. right now I am sewing with with fall fabrics. I would do a happy scarecrow

Tami Von Zalez said...

A decidedly wonderful table runner!

Marian said...

I love this Nancy, what a really cool table runner. I love the technique you used to create the pumpkins and by adding the faces it just really brings it to life. I love how the pumpkins also have different shapes. Just beautiful.

Holly Daniels said...

I love your runner, a spooky new twist on a favorite theme.

tammy bulger said...

Love the floating pumpkins. Thanks for sharing!!!

Kathy said...

very cute runner

Beth Brown said...

I absolutely LOVE that pumpkin runner!

Beth oneoldgoat1962 @ gmail . com

Barb said...

I love, love, love the pumpkins on your table runner! I will definitely try this one. Thank you sew much!

apple blossom said...

cute pumpkin table runner

apple blossom said...

pink

Edie said...

I love your "floating" pumpkins. They are adorable. Thanks for sharing. raydeer@memlane.com

Edie said...

I think I would fuse together blue fabrics and maybe add a few balloons and some clouds for a start. raydeer@memlane.com

ShirleyC said...

Your table runner is really cute and eye catching!

Maf29 said...

Great way to put pumpkin faces together!

Cathy B said...

Since I have so many harvest colors in my stash, think I would start there and applique pumpkins or squash. basaran.family@rogers.com

Sandi1100 said...

Love your table runner. Not really sure what I'd try but I really like your pumpkins so probably would try that.

JANET said...

Love your floatie faces! Thank you for sharing.

Margaret Handlin said...

love your table runner, cute yet so simple.. Thanks

Sharon Andersen said...

What fun! Thanks for sharing.

Tammy said...

Love...love ...love your runner. Les see maybe I could piece together a bunch of pink scraps them applique black bats a orange pumpkin and a very small pink breast cancer awareness ribbon....

Unknown said...

Love your runner. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Unknown said...

I love scrappy, so anything and everything are possibilities. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Marti Morgan said...

Unique - very inventive. Happy Halloween!

Linda said...

Your blog and your quilts are wonderful!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Sewgirl said...

Love the pumpkins...they are so cute. What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing!!

Sewgirl said...

Well thinking ahead I would fuse pastels together and then fuse designs for Easter eggs.

BarefootThunder said...

I am actually working with orange scraps at the moment, they are going to be one side of reversible place-mats. I have not yet decided on what I will fuse, the other side is winter, snowy sky with trees.

Seacoast Quilter said...

Very effective the way you did the pumpkin faces. Thanks for being part of the hop.

Bonnie58 said...

Love your runner. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Linda Fleming said...

Like your scary runner. I'd sew blue scraps together for the background and put some orange pumpkins on top!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Oh my gosh your table runner is very cute. Love your use of the little scraps. Siouxzq64@gmail.com

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I have lots of green and yellow scraps lately. Maybe some loopy flowers and vines for spring.

Melody Lutz said...

Purple, green and blue...with a black cat! lutzcats (at) yahoo (dot) com

anna brown said...
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anna brown said...

I think the orange ideas was too cool..but yess you could just about do but with anything..like bears or moose... happyness04431@yahoo.com

teachpany said...

What a fun idea. I'll have to think of other ideas. Maybe a baby size with blue at the top and green at the bottom, you can do planes, trains, cars, etc.

Sue Nugent said...

I love your pumpkin table runner, but you could do an ocean using blue and green scraps and applique on fish, sand dollars, jelly fish etc

WYO Di said...

I'd use purple and orange and Misty Fuse as my fusible.

Vicki H said...

Cute pumpkin faces.

Barb said...
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Barb said...

Forgot to say I would use orange and blue and wonder-under for fusing.I love your runner and the backing is just perfect!
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karamino said...

I think different shades of blue would be great together with the orange ) Thank you for sharing!

Patty said...

love those grinning pumpkins.

Carol S. said...

I love the way their faces float, Nancy, and the quilting makes it look amazing!

Jayne said...

Thank you for sharing your ideas

wendy said...

Love your runner, great idea with the floating faces! Thanks!

ytsmom said...

I have a lot of 30's scraps. They would look great with some flowers.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Nancy your pumpkin table runner is ingenious! I love it!

Laura said...

Love those jack o lantern faces. Reminds me of walking with my children when they were young admiring the jack o lanterns in our neighbourhood.

Charlene McCain said...

Love the table runner! You did such a beautiful job!

OhioLori said...

Love your Runner! Pumpkins are Great & your "New" fabric is Awesome!! I'd use my blues & greens, and fuse some fish & seaweed etc..for an Ocean scene :)

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

I would use red & green Christmas fabric and fuse white star shapes onto the blocks. rozz01 at cox dot net

Cecilia said...

I would use pink and red and fuse hearts on it.

MoeWest said...

I love the ghostly effect for the pumpkins in your runner!

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

I have Gobs of left overs! Piecing them together would make an array of rainbows! I would love to applique one with a big Pumpkin! Autumn is my favorite season!

Pumpkin Patch BC said...

I love the floating pumpkin faces, what a great idea!

Teatime Creations said...

I love the floating pumpkin faces. Sew creative.

Theresa said...

Your Jack-O-Lantern table is great! Love the ghostly floating faces.

Cindy Staub said...

Love your floating pumpkins table runner, just adorable!