Gremlins,Goblins and Ghouls!Oh My! Are Here on My Blog! It’s My Day!

Blog hops really do inspire, with our projects, posts, tutorials and patterns.

This month’s hop is being hosted by Joan from MooseStash Quilting who we all know is enamoured of all things Hallowe’en. 😉

My inspiration for the project for this hop came when I had the opportunity to test some block patterns for a designer I enjoy. Sandra Healy Designs had created more of her fun blocks and these are Hallowe’en themes.

I started with testing the Ghost block in both 6” and 12” sizes:

In our Queen of the Gadgets Blog Hop last month I had shared one of my favourite gadgets; my Accuquilt cutter and dies. My only issue with my cutter is the fact that the cutting mats wear out and I’m always trying to upcycle them. I did share in my post that I would show one of my favoured upcycle uses for the worn out mats.

This little basket is 6” cubed. It’s the perfect size to hold my charm packs and the Accuquilt cutting mat became the centre layer of the bottom of my basket to help it keep it’s shape while it’s filled or folded flat and put away. Little Casper sits on my shelf and makes me smile every time I see him. 😉

Then I tested the Cauldron pattern for Sandra Healy:

That meant I needed to make the Witch block to have enough blocks for my projects.;

Next step was to sew the Witch and Cauldron blocks together, then sandwich and quilt them. I had fun stitching in the ditch and echo quilting these blocks.

Then I took the Ghost block, added some pieced scrap fabrics to make the back panel, then sandwiched and quilted it as well.

My next step was to cut lining pieces and make my straps.

In the end I had two Trick or Treat bags, ready to gift to one of K and D’s neighbour’s two children. These two were such great sources of joy to K. They often visited or sent drawings to K before he passed away. The parents were so wonderful and always had time to take Cody out for a walk when we were tied up at the hospital or Hospice. It’s a small thank you for all of their help and will have a few treasures (colouring books, markers, stickers and perhaps a goodie or two 😉) inside when they are gifted to Maddie and Jimmy.

Sending a huge thank you to Sandra Healy for allowing me to test some of her blocks and for creating the perfect patterns for this Hop! 😁

This is the list for the blogs who are participating today. Don’t forget to check out their posts and be prepared to get your Spooky on! 🎃

Tuesday Oct 18

Creatin’ in the Sticks

Quilted Delights

Karrins Crazy World

Quilt Schmilt

Selina Quilts

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I enjoy taking part in these hops, and enjoy reading and replying to your wonderful comments. 😁 Carol

 

Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

25 thoughts on “Gremlins,Goblins and Ghouls!Oh My! Are Here on My Blog! It’s My Day!

  1. You have the luckiest friends to pass these sweet bags onto for the Halloween trick or treating. They are all just too cute. I love your recycle idea for your mats too. It got me to thinking about the fact that the longer ones would work great for tote bag bottoms as well. Brilliant!

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  2. The blocks were perfectly wicked for these spooky/cute bags! I’m sure they were treasured by the children, Carol. Thank you for sharing this Halloween project idea.

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    1. Thank you Carol. I get to give the bags to the kids tomorrow when I travel to the studio for K’s Memorial Service. I’m hoping they will like them and Dee and I will have a good chuckle filling them with treats. 😉

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  3. Those blocks are so cute and the bags will make great Trick or Treat holders for the helpful little neighbors. Good to know the AQ mats can be upcycled – Casper is adorable! I haven’t used mine enough yet, but I know that time is coming!

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