Sunday, October 2, 2016

Halloween Kickoff

I can't think of a better way to start October than kicking it off with a new Halloween project.


I've been talking about making a jar quilt for years now.
Even found a great border fabric for it last year.
But time got away from me.
Fast forward a year...
...after looking thru tons of fun jar quilt photos online,
I made a plan.
Being the poor pattern designer that I am, 
I turned to things I have around the house to help me.


Enter, a metal Christmas cookie tray.
(I knew it had to have a dual purpose)
LOL!!!

It worked great for the scallops on my jar cabinet!
Yep, I'm a pencil and paper kind of girl. 
I just play around,
 until I find something that seems like it might work. 

Filling those shelves is where the fun began.
I participated in a jar swap years ago, with 
While I don't see the patterns for the jars on Sindy's site anymore,
it's easy enough to draw up a few simple jar shapes.
For my lids, I used ironing board cover fabric.


Having collected so many fun Halloween prints, I wanted to 
use as many as I could, so I made my shelves tall enough
to stack jars.



I even managed to sneak in some Ghastlie's into my jars!
 I do love those Ghastlies...
They make you feel like your family is pretty darn normal, don't they?
hahahahaha


Different heights of jars and
laying some jars on their sides, really added some interest.


What could be more interesting than bats getting loose right?
;-)


Witches escaping...
Ghosts flying...
a search online for Halloween cutouts and clip art
proved to be very useful.
Thankfully we have endless access to ideas online.
It's a gold mine, for a girl who can't draw!


The skeleton I put on a stand, is a pattern that Marian
over at Seams to be Sew shared last year with us
during our Halloween Blog hop.
You can find that pattern right

Topping off my cabinet is a Mr. October from
from Fun Threads Designs.
Everyone needs a Calendar boy on their shelf!
tee hee....
You can find him right

What a fun time it was digging thru patterns, searching online,
and coming up with something all my own.


"SEW" what's on your shelves?????

If this has got you starting to think Halloween, you won't want to miss out
on a couple of fun things coming to you this month...

First off starting Tuesday...


A fun "linky" party, Bernie at Needle and Foot is hosting.
See what bloggers from all over the web are up to!

and

  Eerie Nights Blog Hop.

The fun begins Oct 20th and dares to scare!
Yes, I will, I'll see you there!
(Oh gheez, I'm such a poet, aren't I?)
;-)

Keep on Stitchin'

17 comments:

  1. What spooktacular fun ! I love the frog.

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  2. This is such a sweet Halloween quilt. I love it!!

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  3. That is absolutely adorable. Each element is so much fun.

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  4. Oh my gosh, you did it again! What a fabulous quilt. I, too, have thought about a jar quilt but you've taken your to the TOP. I can just see my grandkids having a hoot looking at all the things in those jars. You did an amazingly creative design and I loved that you stacked those jars - PERFECT!

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  5. I love it! How creative. Halloween fabric is so addictive...

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  6. Absolutely adorable! I love all the jars with their spooky cuteness.

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  7. Oh Gosh, this is SO Halloween!! I just love it. So very creative and inspiring. It's just too marvelouss!!
    xx, Carol

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  8. I so love Halloween! I have been wanting to make a jar quilt also-this is a great idea. I love how you did the fussy cut for the jars and then added other appliques to enhance the quilt.

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  9. What a wonderful collection of things that go bump in the night. Very creative. Love it.

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  10. How Inspiring! I have tons of Halloween fabric and scraps. I believe I have the same jars or at least very similar. I put fruits in mine for a kitchen table runner but love this idea. I can also see some test tubes popped in here and there for the smaller prints. I also have the paper pieced jars I made years ago and I bought wood fabric for the shelves and they are still laying around. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. This quilt is too cute for words. Thanks for sharing your artistic talent..

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  12. I am in awe of the amount of detail you included in your quIlt!! It is just wonderful and exudes Halloween. What a treasure!

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  13. I do enjoy your creativity! I can tell when you really enjoy a theme because your quilts go crazy. There is so much fun in all the jars on the shelves and all the extras you have added. It is an I Spy quilt for grown ups. I could look at it for ages and still see new things. Congratulations!!

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  14. THIS....IS....SO....FREAKING....CUTE!!!!!!!!!!EEEEEEEK!!!!! I love it. I can't wait to check out the linky party and the blog hop.

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  15. You did a wonderful job on your jar quilt. I wish I had thought of that. It is truly inspiring.

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  16. Another Halloween winner --- What a great concept for a jar quilt!

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