It’s a Mummy Ghastly Ghouls Blog Hop Day

Today is our day in the Ghastly Ghouls blog hop hosted by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt. The blog hop started on Monday with a fabulous lineup! If you have a moment or two, I’ve shared all of the participants at the end of the post. I shared our Thursday Like post yesterday!

Mummy or the Count

Sue’s sister, Janice, asked us to make some seasonal table toppers. Her most recent version fits in just perfectly for this blog hop. We decided to make two Halloween-inspired hexagon toppers: one featuring a mummy and the other the Count from Sesame Street. Ah, ah, ah! Both toppers also share a witch and a Frankenstein component.

We started out cutting the background hexagon shape from a low-volume speckled confetti fabric. Sue used a lightweight iron-on two-sided interfacing to attach the shapes and then I began the applique process. It wasn’t long before we had to select fabrics for the 1.5″ sashing strips, and the final border was added to the Mummy version.

Mummy Layered and Quilting Commenced

Here’s a peek at the mummy all layered – you can see that we carried the same fabric used in the center background to the final border. I choose to do a crosshatch in the middle section, marking where to stitch with the width of a small ruler. Then, using a walking foot, I would stitch-in-the-ditch until a hit the small blue mark, followed with a quick pivot to follow the previous line of stitching for straight lines.

The colorful narrow sashing was left unquilted, and a simple meander was done in the outside border. After a quick wash and dry to remove the quilting marks and to get it nice and squishy, it was time to go to its new home.

Ghastly Ghouls Blog Hop Participants

Monday, October 18th

Tuesday, October 19th

Wednesday, October 20th

Thursday, October 21st

Friday, October 22nd

What a great group of blogger friends to be paired with! I hope you have time to check out each one’s post – I am certain you will find inspiration and maybe a squirrel project or two.

Mummy or the Count – Where’s the Count?!

Are you wondering what happened to the Count?! Never fear – I would never leave him in the lurch. Ah, ah, ah!

Here they are together! The mummy version has been washed and dried, while the Count version has not yet been. It always amazes me on how much they shrink and get all squishy quilty.

The Count has the same quilting pattern and cute pumpkin backing as the mummy version. We wish you all a Ghastly Ghouls Happy Halloween!

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29 Responses

  1. Leah says:

    The toppers turned out fantastic!

  2. Chrisknits says:

    Those are just the sweetest toppers!!! You need to make patterns up for all these versions you make.

  3. Roseanne you hit this one out of the ballpark! I’m not sure if I love the Mummy more, or the Count! Such fun creations. Bet Janice loved it! 😉

  4. Susan says:

    Oh Roseanne! These are super cute – love them both!

  5. These are so very cute. I bet the kids liked them too. Happy Stitching you two.

  6. They are both so wonderful, hope I never have to choose between the mummy and count.

    -Soma

  7. Wonderful table toppers! (ha ah ah!) I really love the Count!

  8. Love these! Thanks so much for linking up with TGIFF today!! I hope you and Sue have an awesome weekend! We have the grandloves over tonight so I know we’ll have fun…and be exhausted tomorrow night! LOL

  9. Kathleen McCormick says:

    Those are adorable! Congrats on a terrific project for this blog hop!

  10. Carla says:

    Oh how cute! I love the characters, fabrics, and especially the shape of your table toppers. So perfect!

  11. Those are sew cute! I love them. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Danice says:

    Both toppers are really cute. That witch and Frankenstein are awesome. ‘Love the quilting design also.

  13. Joan says:

    I got a peek at these online earlier today and lets just say…they tickled my gnarly green toes! LOL!! I absolutely love both of them, and that quilting is over the top perfect! Did I mention, I may be a sister as well? I will just wait in line for my topper! hahahaha

  14. Selina says:

    These are wonderful or should I say very creepy. I think I love them both but the mummy is pulling at me from the great beyond. Happy Halloween

  15. They are darling. Great idea! They are also so versatile since they aren’t joined together.

  16. Colette says:

    Those are too cute. Love the applique and your quilting and they are a great size!

  17. Wendy Tuma says:

    You two have so much fun with those wedge table toppers! What fun, creative designs. I’m sure Janice will love them!

  18. Denise says:

    Great table toppers, you made me smile. The mummy, no the count , no Frank is my favorite. Oh what the heck, they are all my favorites.

  19. Karrin Hurd says:

    Love them both! Great work, and thanks for sharing!

  20. KJ says:

    Those are fa-boo-lous.

  21. Roseanne, those are cute as can be! I love the hexagon shape and the three fun characters on each. Your quilting is perfect for them, too. So fun, and not ghastly at all!

  22. Carol S. says:

    Oh my gosh, these are cute and spooky all in one…I love them! You really rocked the Ghastly Ghouls challenge on this one. Your fabric choices make these so fun and the colors just pop right out there. Thank you for sharing these spooktacular placemats!

  23. Daryl says:

    Those are great toppers.

  24. These are just adorable! I love them both and am not sure which I like better!! I really love the colorful sashing and think it adds just the right touch!! Great job!

  25. Your toppers are so much fun! Both the Count and the Mummy are wonderful.

  26. Super cute! Love the colored borders! 🙂

  27. Vicki in MN says:

    You gals are so imaginative, love the appliques and using all the solid colors for the border really adds some sparkle! These are so cute and Janice will adore them.

  28. Julia Schweri says:

    They are both fabulous! I also adore the squishy -ness of washed quilts. Thanks for sharing!

  29. Gail Sheppard says:

    Can I say cuteness abounds? I love both of them!
    Sew clever, you are!!
    Thanks for sharing!

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