Spooky Pillow Covers

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I love changing out my pillow covers for each season.  My living room is blacks and neutrals for Halloween so I wanted some pillows that didn’t scream cheesy Halloween (I put those in the family room!).  I found the plaid flannels at Joann Fabrics and the spooky tree print is from Cotton + Steel that I ordered from Fat Quarter Shop.  To learn more about sewing an invisible zipper in a pillow, read this.  It’s super easy and you can make a pillow cover in a matter of minutes!

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I love love love them!  They look great with my Hallow’s Eve quilt!!img_3614

October Stars Quilt Pattern

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It’s almost October and I can’t get enough Orange & Black sewing!  I love traditional Halloween colors!  Meet October Stars, my newest quilt pattern!  It’s available in my Etsy shop and I love everything about this quilt!  october-stars-cover

The quilt is made up of 9 large star blocks.  The center fabric of each of the small black stars has kitty faces on it!

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Mufasa totally approves!!

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The quilt measures 58″ square which is such a great throw size.

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This would also be fun to make in Christmas colors as well!

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I hope you love it!

Mini Kitty Halloween Quilt Pattern

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It’s a little SPOOKY around here!  Mini Kitty is getting a Halloween makeover!  I love this little pattern so much and wanted to give it a little pop for the fall.  Mini Kitty is now leaping over a pumpkin with bats and stars in the background.  If you’ve already purchased the pattern you can download the Halloween applique shapes for free HERE.  The Halloween PDF is also included with each Mini Kitty pattern purchase in my Etsy shop.

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The original Mini Kitty pattern was created as a gift for a friend after the loss of a sweet kitten.  You can read more about it HEREimg_3688

Instead of using only 2 colors for the checkerboard border, I used 8 different oranges and 8 different blacks.  I really love the polka dot pumpkin!

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Mufasa was very helpful on this project and choose the colors all by himself 🙂

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I love how it turned out and I have the purrrrfect place to hang it!  img_3714

All Hallow’s Eve Quilt

 halloweenIt’s feeling a little like fall and that means time to break out the fall decor!  I made this quilt last year and it’s one of my favorites!  I decorate my dining/living room with a more neutral pallet and I love using black and gray to decorate for Halloween.  The family room and kitchen are bright orange, black, and turquoise 🙂  I used a variety of neutrals and gray/blacks from Penny Rose Fabrics. You can download the details of the pattern HERE.

Quilt measures 42″ square.

spooky halloween quilt 30Most of the black/gray fabrics are from the Civil War Times fabric line. I love the variety! The rest of the fabrics are from Penny Rose Classics.Screen Shot 2015-10-21 at 9.03.17 PMIMG_3614I love black and metallic pumpkins on vintage candlesticks!

spooky halloween quilt 22I first made the background by sewing 5″ squares together in 7 rows of 7. Then the applique comes next. You could totally add ghosts and bats, I wanted to keep it simple.

spooky halloween quilt 26The moon is made by tracing a pie plate.

spooky halloween quilt 28Here is a little close up of the quilting, with Mufasa’s permission 🙂 spooky halloween quilt 6I love striped binding cut on the bias – it’s my absolute FAVORITE!!!! The backing is from Penny Rose’s mensware line – I love houndstooth!!!Ok, so this is totally my new favorite Halloween Quilt!

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Black and Orange Cat Quilt {Halloween Cats}

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I am so excited to share the finish of this quilt that has been in the works for the last year!

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I started it last summer, finished piecing the top this last spring, had it quilted in May and just finished the binding!  It is one of my all time FAVORITE quilts!!!!!

IMG_3444Each cat head is either black or orange print with the exception of the bottom right corner – it’s Mufasa!!!!

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I used Elizabeth Hartman’s cat head block pattern (here).  They are so much fun to sew!!

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Here you can see the fun geometric quilting that Nicole from Kwilt It quilted.  I LOVE it!  I also adore the gingham backing!!!

IMG_3434  Oh my gosh – it’s too cute!!!!!  100 cat heads!!!

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Spooky Delights Table Runner Finish

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Today is the final day of the Spooky Delights Table Runner from Fat Quarter Shop!  I love how mine turned out!  It was such a fun little quilt to put together.  My favorite part of the whole quilt is the patchy border.  I just love it!  You can download the final instructions from Fat Quarter Shop HERE. spooky delights table runner 2

I am so happy to have this finished!  I can tuck it away for a few months and when I get it out in October I will be like opening a present just for me!

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I quilted it with swirls – I wanted it to look spooky 🙂

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Mufasa the quilt model is thrilled with it 🙂IMG_7252 Now it’s your turn – get sewing!!!

Spooky Delights Quilt Along Part 2

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It’s week 2 of the Spooky Delights Quilt Along by Fat Quarter Shop!  This week it’s time to construct the center portion of the table runner!  You can find the pattern by clicking HERE.

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As soon as I got all my pieces cut out, Mufasa decided it was the purrrrrfect napping spot!

I love how these little pumpkins have a pinwheel and a door!

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And then it was time for another nap!!!

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Instead of appliquéing the center portion, I added 2.5″ strips that are off-set, keeping the center measurements the same so the borders will fit.

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This is so much fun and I love getting holiday items sewn early!!!

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Spooky Delights Quilt Along from Fat Quarter Shop

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Whose ready for a super fun quilt-along!!!  I am!!!  I am totally excited for this FREE Spooky Delights Quilt Along from Fat Quarter Shop!  October is such a busy month that I never have time to sew anything fun for Halloween.  I love sewing holiday projects early so I can look forward to using them.  This Spooky Delights table runner is perfect for a dining table, a coffee table, a buffet, or even folded over the arm of a chair or a couch!

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Best of all this little project is divided up into 3 manageable tasks:

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You can download the Fabric Requirements right now by clicking HERE.

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The fabrics I choose are traditional black prints and orange prints with a touch of light teal tossed in for fun.  I can’t wait to get started!

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Of course I always consult Mufasa for all my fabric selections.  If he lays on them it means he approves!!

So join in the fun – all you have to do today is download the fabric requirements and choose your fabrics!  Super easy – you’ll be so happy you made this come October 1st!SpookyDelights-SM

Sizzix Quilted Deco Foil Pumpkin Pillow

sizzix pumpkin pillow deco foil 2I am in love with gold polka dot pumpkins!  I created a smaller version of this pillow on the Therm O Web blog.  This version is a 20″ pillow and it’s actually quilted!  Have you used Deco Foils before?  They are a great way to add a little pop and pizzaz to a project.  To get perfect polka dots I used my Sizzix Fabi and a circle die.  Of course I needed a little help from Mufasa who is totally obsessed with the Sizzix Fabi!

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Using the Fabi you can cut circles in a snap!  I used the Therm O Web Hot Melt Sheets and die cut them.IMG_1595

Draw a pumpkin on a white piece of fabric using a disappearing ink pen.  Position the circles all over the pumpkin including partially off the edge of the pumpkin.  You can use this pumpkin pattern, I enlarged it a bit so it fit the 20″ pillow.  Press using medium heat.  Let cool completely.  Peel off papers.IMG_1607Cut the Deco Foil into squares that are slightly larger than the circles.  Place on top of each hot melt circle.  Cover with a pressing paper and press for about 15-25 seconds using medium heat.  If I use the highest heat setting it singes the foil.

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sizzix pumpkin pillow deco foil 8Let cool completely.

sizzix pumpkin pillow deco foil 10Carefully peel off excess foil leaving gold circles!  Yes!  It’s magical!!!

sizzix pumpkin pillow deco foil 12Cut the pumpkin out.  Cut the stem out.

sizzix pumpkin pillow deco foil 13Cut (2) natural linen/cotton squares for the pillow.  Using Spray n Bond basting spray, adhere the pumpkin and stem to the square.

sizzix pumpkin pillow deco foil 14Using more basting spray, baste the square onto a piece of batting.

sizzix pumpkin pillow deco foil 15Sew around the stem and the pumpking 3 times in dark brown thread.  Add some swirly vines.  Then have some fun with the quilting!  I added detail to the pumpkin.  I also quilted wavy lines in the background.  I really like how it turned out.

sizzix pumpkin pillow deco foil 18To finish the pumpkin, add a zipper in the back 20″ square.  Baste in trim, and sew the pillow using 1/2″ seams.

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sizzix pumpkin pillow deco foil 3Mufasa needs to be a Sizzix model 🙂

 

All Hallow’s Eve Wall Quilt featuring Penny Rose Fabrics

halloweenIt’s finally feeling like fall here in Southern California!  Yippee!!!!!  I love decorating for Halloween and I totally needed a new spooky wall hanging in my living room.  I like to decorate with spooky neutrals in my living room/dining room.  The family room and kitchen get a brighter treatment 🙂  When I saw the huge variety of neutrals and gray/blacks from Penny Rose Fabrics I knew exactly what I wanted to make!  I love that this is more subtle Halloween and not so obvious.  I hope you love it too!  You can download the details of the pattern HERE.

Quilt measures 42″ square.

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spooky halloween quilt 10Here is the finished quilt hanging above the piano.  I’m a little giddy right now 🙂

spooky halloween quilt 22I first made the background by sewing 5″ squares together in 7 rows of 7.  Then the applique comes next.  You could totally add ghosts and bats, I wanted to keep it simple.

spooky halloween quilt 26The moon is made by tracing a pie plate.

spooky halloween quilt 28Here is a little close up of the quilting, with Mufasa’s permission 🙂  spooky halloween quilt 6I love striped binding cut on the bias – it’s my absolute FAVORITE!!!!  The backing is from Penny Rose’s mensware line – I love houndstooth!!!spooky halloween quilt 8Ok, so this is totally my new favorite Halloween Quilt!

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