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
- Kathy’s Kwilts and More
- For The Love Of Geese
- Quilt Schmilt
- Words & Stitches
- Home Sewn By Us – that’s us!
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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