Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Halloween Bags - Check

The last 7 of the 14 Halloween bags, done.  Now, I need to make a few Christmas bags, not 14 though.  I don't think so anyway.

Saturday, September 21, 2013


Meanwhile, the Halloween bags are coming along.  9 of the original 13 are finished, and a couple have been given to the chosen recipients.  They both liked them so much that they decided to start using them now and not wait until October.  I decided to make one more from scraps, and it somehow grew to be larger than the others.  I decided to use 2 1/2" squares, so it had to be 1 inch bigger all around or 1 inch smaller all around than the others.  I opted for bigger.  Then, I decided that it needed a row of black on the top and purple on the bottom, so that added a bit more.  Oh well, I like big bags, I just wish that I had made the handles a little shorter. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Working With My Daughter

My daughter came over yesterday and we worked on the Halloween bags.  We got somewhat of a late start, but managed to finish 4 bags.  I had  2 finished already, and I finished one more this morning, so 7 down and five to go.   She had the ones we did yesterday gathered up ready to go (along with her keys) and I thought I'd get a quick last minute picture.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Halloween Trick or Treat Bags for Grandkid and Great-Grandkids

After I made my Halloween quilt I had some fabric left.  I was watching Youtube and saw the Missouri quilt company video about 3 tote bags from one charm pack, dangerous thing.  I thought, I can make some of those for the  great grandkids and it'll be fun, because they'll be here for Halloween when they come visit from Germany.   I can't make them for them, and not make one for the two local ones, and I need to make one for the one who lives a couple hours away, but who we almost never get to see.  Ok, still manageable, that'll be five.   I was a little short of fabric (isn't that always the way) so I got some of the sparkly owl fabric.  It was so cute that I decided to rearrange what I had already done, and that left a good sized piece of the owl fabric left over.   This is the first one, it'll be for my great-granddaughter who lives a couple hours away and it'll need to be mailed.  I wanted to get things going early so they can have them to tote things around in in October and not just for the one evening. 

The inside of the first totebag.  I've since added a bit of velcro to the top, hopefully it'll prevent accidental spillage.

I got to thinking again (oh no).  I thought I have enough of that cute sparkly owl fabric for maybe 4 more totebags.   I went to the store and got some polka dot Halloween fabric to go with it, and some fabric that I thought would look good for a lining (the red, white, gray, and black) and on the way home thought maybe I need five not four.  Ok, I'll see if I can make it stretch.  I did, and then I thought that I probably need 1 more.  It'll mean another trip to the store for a couple of small pieces, and that will be the absolute last.  So now, I have 10 more bags to make, good thing my daughter is going to help me.  The last 6 will have a pocket, so they'll be a little more time consuming, but I'm going to try to get a bunch of batting pieced (trying to use up some of my long skinny strips) and put together the outside layer and get them quilted, and then when my daughter comes we should be able to finish them up in a night or two.   It's not easy being a grandma, or a great-grandma, lol.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Halloween Quilt

My Halloween flimsy is a Halloween quilt now.  I've been wanting to make more holiday quilts, so this is a good start.  The panel made it quick and easy.  Five borders was a challenge though, lol.

The back is very plain, but 'very' scary.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

One Down, One to Go

I got the panel from Hobby Lobby and wanted it to be reversible, what the heck, it doesn't take any more fabric and after a month or two, I can flip it and go another month.  I used the trees from Deck-ade the Halls.  I promise, it's not straight, but it's not as crooked as it looks.  Hobby Lobby had the panel puffy and with the flower and crows glued on like floppy appliques, but I opted to just do it like a little quilt, and I will use the clips from Ikea to hang it on small nails. 

And the quilt is basted, so should be finished in a day or two, with any luck.   My husband's health hasn't been the best, so everything is on stand-by. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Halloween Flimsy

Here is my Halloween flimsy.  a panel, and lots of borders.  Hopefully, it will be cute, and not too scary.  As you can see, I'm design wall challenged.  I'm also making a wall hanging to hang on my front door, but it is just a panel that I'm going to finish.   This is pretty much a 1 monther, but the one for the door will make it through 2 months, as it it fall -harvest.

When my niece and her family were here we made a trip to Ikea.  I have the mail sorter and the pen holders to this and I couldn't resist the trash can for less than four dollars.  I'm weird I know, but I like trash cans (and clocks) all over the place.  I have at least 5 trash cans in my sewing room.  This one was sitting empty, and then after having my yarn rolling all over the floor I had a brainstorm.  It is perfect for my yarn and my partially completed afghan, and there is lots of room.  I can carry it easily from room to room and it 'feels' pretty.    

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Not Purple, Green and Orange

 Hey, it's not a masterpiece, but at least it's not purple, green and orange.   I joined the yahoo group for Hiddenwells and one of the ladies was kind enough to suggest making just 2 stripsets to make a baby quilt (or in my case table topper) and to try out the pattern.  I thought it sounded like a good idea and I need a Halloween topper, as I gave mine away.  I like to make them reversible, so I may do a wonky log cabin out of Christmas fabrics for the back.   A twofer, and if it's wonky it won't have to be straight. 
PS  After I took the picture I noticed that the blocks on the top right weren't turned correctly, so I fixed them.