Monday, October 29, 2018

Hallo- weeeee!

New Halloween Quilts! 
 after teaching EPP for several years and making random blocks -
 My Runner is complete this year.  Yay!
Here are some of my favorite blocks.
 I quilted it with black, green and orange thread.  Some squiggly and some straight - my favorite combination.
 so fun to mix the prints on this one.  I love EPP and still love teaching it.
This is almost the end of my "dead people" toile' which I have enjoyed using on many projects.
My other new finish is my Trick or Sweet sample for my Lollipop Workshop.
 Thank you long time reader and swapper, Rondi, for the fun Halloween Socks!
 The backing fabric is so cute.
This reminds me of Little Shop of Horrors.
 I cut this out of a piece of fabric to make a label.   A lot of times I fuse a label on a small quilt like this.
 I'm hanging my Lollipop Mini on my back door with small magnets.  It looked neat in the late autumn sun.
This fall I listened to this classic - it was not what I expected having only known the Movie Classic.
I'm currently listening to this and it is also not exactly what I expected. 
It has been interesting to read the source material.  Have you read either of them?

For more fun click this link for a post of Halloween Past.

Have a Fun Halloween Week everyone!
xo

24 comments:

  1. You always have the best Halloween posts! Your quilts are fantastic! I especially love the "Trick or Sweet" lollipops! Happy Halloween!

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  2. Spooktacular! Both look great. The lollipops are so versatile...perfect for any season. Love how you quilted it too.
    The hex vex is perfect and I really need to finish mine. I think I purchased the pattern kit from you at least three years ago! I like the way you used the same fabric in the outer edges and the quilting is just right. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Your runner is so fun and that toile is the awesome finishing touch! I have both the Bram Stoker and Mary Shelly books but haven't read them all the way through--one of these days!

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  4. Your post definitely puts me in the Halloween spirit! Love the EPP blocks you featured. It's a very cool table runner. I was listening to H.G.Wells radio story "War of the Worlds" last night on public radio. While it's dated today, I can see why people panicked. Orson Welles really did it justice. And our family listened to Frankenstein on the way to a family beach reunion - required summer reading for our rising Senior. Both men in the car moaned horribly. "It's soooo boring! She says in 20 sentences what could be said in one!" I laughed, and reminded them that way back then, there was no radio, TV, internet, cars... and folks gathered around and told stories, or sang, or played an instrument to pass time. Of course Mary used more words than we would. And do you know, that boy was the only one in his class that aced the pop quiz on the book? I enjoyed that as well as the listen. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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  5. Oh, I just love it...u b so nice to make me smile with an awesome Halloween post!!!

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  6. The hexagon shapes are cute as can be in the Halloween prints. Good idea.

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  7. Cutest Halloween runner with all that fussy cutting and piecing. It must feel good to have it finished and out for display in time for Halloween.

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  8. These are Boo-tiful. I love how all those Halloween prints had fun playing together. That toile is perfect. You always have a great time at Halloween.

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  9. That table runner is so you! Very fun finish, Barb! And Trick or Sweet is adorable. :)
    I have not read or listened to either of those books. I don't do "scary" very well. My idea of a good Halloween movie is Don Knotts in The Ghost and Mr. Chicken--or Abbot and Costello Meet the Mummy. LOL

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  10. There is such cute Halloween decor at your home! I've read both books, though I don't usually "do" scary.
    Happy Halloween!
    -Jean💟

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  11. Fun post, Barb! Your hexie runner and lollipop quilt are perfect for Halloween! Love that 'dead people' toile on the back :) I've not read either of those books and probably never will, lol! Great idea for a label!

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  12. The runner looks so great on your table. What a fabulous selection of Halloween prints too.
    I have not read either book but will put them on the list. This is the perfect time of the year to see those great sun setting/end of day shadows. I saw some cool ones outside yesterday as the clouds were lifting. The trees looked magical!

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  13. Your posts are fun, like all your Halloween posts!

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  14. Oh so many Halloween fabrics in your great table runner! I love the Peanuts characters in costume! When you are next in Albuquerque, check out the Dia de los Muertos fabrics at Hip Stitch. Actually, you can see them online too—so cute! Really nice people and a fun vibe in the shop.

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  15. You do Halloween in style for sure! Your lollipops are cool for sure. I haven't read those books. I don't usually do scary. "Stranger Things" was too scary for me, for example! But I did just watch A Quiet Place on a plane, and loved it.

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  16. Love the Halloween quilts. I am only familiar with the movies too. I will have to give the audios a try. Thank you for sharing. Happy Halloween.

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  17. The table runner is absolutely delightful. I can't stop looking at it.

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  18. Fabuloso Halloween EPP sampler! Love the colors and the fun fussy cuts! Bram Stoker's Dracula is one of my favorites. Haven't read it in many years, might have to do a re-read.

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  19. What fun decor for Halloween!! I love the table runner!!

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  20. adorable halloween pieces....read dracula in college, interesting to approach it from an academic view...

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  21. Awesome finishes! Love the hexie one with so many fun details to study!
    Such fantastic backings too :)

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  22. squee! Another halloween quilt maker! I make one each year! Yours are fun with those precious fabrics placed just so! Details, Right? Love the whole post. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

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