A Quilted Doily for my Haunted Parlor

The doily in the parlor. I have been having a ball with my Slice Die Cutting Machine, and this little project was so much fun.  The Monster Ball design card has some of the cutest little creepy creatures, but I especially fell in love with this hand coming out of some graves.  I thought about what to make out of it, when I was walking through my parlor (also known as the living room) and thought about making a quilted doily.


Getting ready to quilt!

I have a bazillion crocheted doilies, but I wanted this to be different. So I made it like you would any other quilted item, but I cut it in an oval shape and overlock stitched the edges on my sewing machine.  (I’ll post a tutorial on my overlocked quilt bindings later this month)  Then I sewed on some black lace for it to have a real “doily” feel.  If you want to see something else I made with my Slice Machine, check out one of the little Monsters I made a while back.

img030The date is the year my husband and I were married.  Before you think this is the death of us, I’ll mention we were married on Halloween!  It’s the perfect addition to my living room, which is in “haunted mansion” decor year round.  This was a great easy project that I finished in about 2 hours, and it’s great for the upcoming Halloween season!

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Grüß vom Krampus!

Greetings from Krampus, the mythical creature that is one of jolly St. Nick’s companions.  Far be it from me to exclude the guy who punishes the children who have been naughty!  If you weren’t the best behaved this year, Krampus would not only lock you in his chains, but also beat you with his switches!  I’m sure that was the 1800’s version of “Scared straight”.  But needless to say, when I heard of the Krampus, I had to make him into one of my weekly quilts.  This theme set is “mythic monsters”.

I hope you and your families have a wonderful Holiday season!

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More Zombie Awesome-ness

Last night I drew and inked these cute zombies, even took the time to watercolor one of them.

Can’t wait to work on this quilt!

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Sneak Peek: Adorable Zombies sketches

I hinted at these elsewhere, and folks seemed interested, so here are my sketches for an upcoming quilt series of adorable cute zombies. Click the picture for a better view…

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On the mend

It’s rotten to be sick, and this cold really knocked me for a loop. I was so drained, I thought sewing this weekend would be impossible.

Luckily, I felt ok enough to sew a bit today, so I got a couple of things done.
I also found a few minutes to scan everything I have done lately for your viewing pleasure.
These monsters were so freaking cute to do. I can definitely see patterns for these in the future.

These ATCs are for trades I’m involved in over at ATCSforAll.com.

Lastly these are November’s theme, fall leaves. Anotehr topic suggested by the DH. Those perfect leaves are silk leaves bought from a craft store.

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