Create experiences that leave you in awe, for these will be the highlights of your life. ~Ryan Blair

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Getting Ready for Halloween

Throughout the years, 
we share in this celebration in many different ways. 
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Some go all out and decorate
Make costumes
Buy candy
Go to parties
Love seeing those little people dressed up, 
And responding to the words: "Trick or Treat".

Or perhaps:
Quilting may be at the top of your list!

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When it comes to quilting, we like to try all manner of projects; and Halloween projects are really fun to make with those delightfully bright and colorful orange fabrics, that reflect this season. And when does a quilter not LOVE collecting seasonal fabrics! These fall colors are so inspiring.


My first and only Halloween quilt is this wall-hanging:

Since seasonal quilting fabrics are so fun to work with, I really wanted to make a quilt with these oranges from my stash, even though I had not purchased any Halloween fabrics.




The quilt is from this book: "Easy Does It For Autumn" by Art To Heart.

To see more on this project, visit this link: Halloween Candy Quilt, made in 2010.







Two things that I did differently were: 
(1) Not adding the fancy buttons because I didn't want to spend the money; 
(2) Binding the quilt rather than sewing right sides together and turning it. 

I enjoy doing the binding stage; and liked this look much better. It was a fun and easy project!





Shown: Quilt in progress. 

Perhaps, one day I'll still add some fancy buttons. And get to hang it!

View the finished project here.


The other project for Halloween is a sewing project:

One year, I made my grandchildren these delightful bags for when they went trick-or-treating. They were really fun to make. This time I went out and purchased these Halloween fabrics to make them extra special.

TREAT BAGS

This FREE project I found online; and can be downloaded from: fishsticksdesigns/blog

Now, this reminds me... that I still haven't used those little boys patterns that I purchased from her site. Maybe it is time to start my 2015 Hope-to-Make list before I forget again.  ;)


Have a safe and happy day!!



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