Friday, October 21, 2016

My Time to Get Eerie ~ Eerie Nights Blog Hop

Here is my new  "Happy Halloween" Banner!

It is a SNAP!

I have been wanting to make a banner for the archway in my living/dining area 
to add to my seasonal quilty decorations.

I knew now was the time, when this fun blog hop was announced  ...

My fabrics are mostly 

and some other coordinating fabrics from my stash.

Here are the pieces to the puzzle.

I used Heat n Bond to fuse my applique letters.

The letters were enlarged from a free pattern 

blogged Here.

I appliqued the banner letters to the cute candy corn fabrics,
alternating light and black backgrounds.

Then I sandwiched and sewed together.
leaving an opening to turn right side out.

Then I topstitched around the edges with orange thread,
taking care to stitch the opening closed.
Then I pressed my pennant flags flat.

I cut long 2.5" strips of Kona snow, folded in half and made a tube,
turned it right side out and pressed
and topstitched 1/4" from either side to keep it flat.

I chose the white strap and white snaps to attach the triangular pennants
 so that I could use the strap again for
other holidays and special occasions.
The white blends in well with the trim paint on my arch. 

I used my Babyville Boutique Snap Plier to attach the snaps.  

This snap plier is very easy to use and there are good instructions for use.

Here is the banner on my archway ...

The plan is to snap off the Halloween letters and snap on 
other holiday greetings,
or even a cheery happy birthday for a special day.

Here is the back of my banner.

I am already thinking of my "Merry Christmas" banner
with a few hanging ornaments.

For another fun quilty project made with my snap pliers

As always, Katniss was my helper and she carefully inspected my work along the way ... 

This banner is quilty kitty approved!

Visit all the stops today ... 
Quilting Affection Blog
Life in the Scrapatch (you are here) 
Feather Your Nest

for some more eerie creations.

Giveaway Time!

For your chance to win a beautiful

"Surprise Holiday Bundle" 


Click below ...

Best of luck!

Thank you for visiting me today.

Have a safe, spooky and Happy Halloween!


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Fabulous Fall Fabric ~ and Freebies!

These fabulous fall fabrics are

Although these are an older fabric line,
I saw these beauties only recently and had to have some.

The colors are gorgeous!

I love the browns and the text prints!

There are several free patterns for this fabric line 


This is my favorite free design ... 

... which is one of the inspirations for my current project.

You will see my own  Cheeky Wee Pumpkins  project soon!

Time to sew!

Have a happy quilty day!


Sunday, October 2, 2016

Have you been following The Road Home?

There have been so many amazing designs.

If you have not been following,

check out the past links.

Looking forward to the next stops along the way.