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)
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?
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?
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!
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!
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'