27 October 2014

Halloween Quiilting

Wow, can't believe I've slacked on blogging for the last 7 months. Badd Biird, badd. :) Well, it's starting to get cooler so I'm sure there will be more quilting blogging (and quilting, of course) in my future.

I got a little Halloween crazy the last few weeks. I guess it's about time, right? :)

First thing I did was a wall hanging that is now gracing the wall between my office and my boss's office. Much as I dislike applique, I really like how she came out. The pattern for her is from Eat Cake Graphics. Here she is in her current habitat (not sure it's natural, but it works!):

I LOVE their stuff - in fact, I have 11 or 12 of their 17 quilt patterns. :)

This past weekend I got a little more nutty and made a table topper for the Halloween candy bowl at the office. I mean, the little black table was just too plain. :) :

Also decided that I needed a new purse. And then determined that it needed to be Halloween themed. I went with the Mini Miranda Bag by Lazy Girl Designs. Came out CUTE!!

I made a modification on the straps - I really like the cotton webbing for my purse straps. I jazzed them up a bit with some of the fabric in the purse and then made a key fob / wristlet the same way to go with it. The fabric on the webbing in the key chain matches the green skulls but the picture totally sucks.

I made bunch of little pouches (and a couple not so little pouches).

The larger two I used the A Little Duffle Do It by Karen West. Tres adorable! (And spacious!) The other two that look similar, I just used scraps I had left over and left out the Peltex.

For the zipper pouches, I used a tutorial that I found online but don't have the site info with me. (I'll find it and update it.) One was done right albeit a bit bigger than the tutorial calls for, while the other was totally screwed up but still works for my iPods. :)

I also made a wallet (designer and pattern info at home - will update this info later). Very cute and comfortable in my pocket. I think that as long as I don't try to stuff it with cards and/or change it'll be okay. Only problem I have with it is that it could be about 1/4 to 1/2 inch longer (you're supposed to be able to fit 2 credit cards side by side - I can only fit one and have empty space on the other side). When folded with credit cards in it, it doesn't fold in the middle and you can see some of the cards. Still cute. I'll make a few adjustments if I decide to make it again.

Now to figure out what to dress as for Halloween ....


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