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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ghastly Blog Hop

So sorry everyone, here I am, a little late but I made it finally. Here it is, the best thing in blogging this month The Ghastly Blog Hop. I see that several of you are waiting to see my creation. It isn't much but here we go...
A lovely orange quilt for PugsLee and I to cuddle under on cool nights.
When I saw this orange Ghastly print from Quilt Taffy, I knew I had to have it. I just didn't know how much I needed and so I made a miscalculation and I'll now show how I fixed that.
Here you go, an embroidered middle block. Keep that in mind when you run out of fabric. Or just do like some of my friends. If they see a fabric they like, they but three yards and end up with scraps.
I just didn't realize how much was going on in this fabric and didn't know where to cut it to get the full story. But now I know one yard is never enough!

The coven of witches is still my favorite. Maybe because I feel a kindred spirit from them?
And that tree fabric, you can't have enough of that, it's amazing!

Go check out the others who are posting today (as if you hadn't been there already).

There you have it, a Ghastly Day. Go and enjoy and be inspired!

Take care, Brandie

106 comments:

LynCC said...

Ghastlies on orange! Love your quilt. :D

Jennifer M. said...

Your quilt looks wonderful! I'm glad you made it to the hop. :) You are right about the fabric. If you find one you really like, buy more than you think you will need. I do that purposely just in case I make a mistake.

Ms. Jen Ghastlie

JCnNC said...

This is so cute and I love the stitchery block - rhymes with witchery. You is creative! JudyC Ghastlie

Melinda said...

The orange looks great. The stitchery block makes the quilt extra special.

Ella said...

Love the witches and the embroidery block is amazing!

Mimi said...

I think that's a 'creepy' quilt to cuddle under when watching a horror flick! hehehe

MoeWest said...

Good save - your embroidered block is a great addition. I like the tree fabric as a border for the blocks too. Thanks for the inspiration.

paulette said...

A VERY good save!! I think your stitchery block gives this gorgeous quilt an extra pop!! Good thinking!
Paulette

debbie said...

There you are! Was a little worried the Ghastlies had put you under a spell and you couldn't get loose!
Reallly like your save. It deserves a center spotlight!
I have some of the fabric, but the local shop didn't buy the trees, just the scribble looking stuff.

Heather said...

Sew cute and your stitchery was a great idea. I tend to be of the buy too much group but my current budget is forcing me to rethink this so I might be needing this idea in the future!

WoolenSails said...

Love it in that shade, really wonderful quilt, love it.

Debbie

Lisa said...

I looove the embroidery on the middle block!

Pam said...

This is the first I saw it in orange. Love what you did with it and how you handled that middle block.

Debra said...

oh this is so wonderful! i love the orange and black! it does add such a "spook-tacular" feel....but, it is amazingly ghastlie!

thank you so much for sharing!

Staci said...

LOVE your quilt! And the embroidered block was an inspired addition!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Good tip on filling in with the middle block - great stitchery. Very bright, lively, ghastlie quilt. So glad you made it, this quilt needed to be shared.

Linda V said...

I would LOVE a quilt like that! found you through Stash Manicure. Very nice!

Kathy said...

The embroidery makes the quilt great!

Amy said...

Your embroidered block is beautiful! Fits the Ghastly theme.

daisy said...

gorgeous quilt - love the orange

Carolyn said...

Love it and I love the embroidery on the orange block. Great job!

Cherise said...

Beautiful quilt! Great job! Thanks for sharing! :)

matate10 said...

Love the orange, and your embroidered block is brilliant!!

pinsandneedles said...

Love how you used the embroidered block in your quilt. Great idea!

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

That's a great snuggle quilt, Brandie! Love it - and the embroidery is just perfect!

VickiT said...

Your quilt is boooooooootiful. Don't worry about being late considering I'm just now making my way to the wonderful blogs.

CJ in NC said...

So glad you were able to post. I love what you have done with the orange. Thanks for sharing.
CJ in NC

evelyn said...

That middle block looks like it was planned. Good save. Love the orange colourway. Thanks for sharing.

Madame Samm said...

Yes you late but YOU still made it and that is what counts and may I say worth the wait...very nice indeed..I am quite taken my your creative spirit...I too just ordered some orange....now I will know what to do with it....x

Bettina Groh said...

Glad you made it... your embroidered block is great. You matched the orange well and the final quilt is fantastic!!

Pippa Parsons said...
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Pippa Parsons said...

a great quilt and a good idea to embroider it, im a bit like you don't seem to buy enough and have to rethink...thanks for blogging and participating in the hop

Doris said...

Very cool, Brandie--love the embroidered block!

chicken mommy said...

I love the hint for when you don't buy enough fabric. I suspect I will have that problem with my daughters quilt as she has picked fabric from my pitiful stash.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Very cute and I love what you did for the middle block!!!!

Laura said...

Love the witches and the embroidery!

Kate B said...

I love the combination of the embroidery and blocks as well as the orange. Good Job

Mary said...

What a lovely quilt!!!

Mary
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Vivian said...

Love the orange and black and grays together. I'd have to have it out year round.

sandra said...

Wonderful quilt and I love the orange. Thanks Sandra

Connie said...

Beautiful quilt and your embroidery is awesome! What a great way to fill in a block!

Marcia W. said...

The quilt with orange is wonderful - stitchery witchery dock - like the haunted house stitchery. Hope you are less tired after all your work on the quilt show! Ghastly Awesome SISTAH!

MooseStash Quilting said...

Your so right, a yard is never enough. Great save though. Where did you find that embroidery?It's perfect. Great post on how to deal with the little quilting issues we all face from time to time!

Melinda said...

Glad you made it, Mrs. Brandie Ghastlie! I, too, did not buy enough (only 1/2 yard of two kinds of fabrics) but I still somehow ended up with leftovers. The embroidery is perfect!

annmarie said...

Love your quilt - the orange is great. Especially love your haunted house stitchery!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cute quilt. I love the embroidered center square. So 'Adams Family'. Must be an influence from Pugslie.

sandyandcosmo said...

The orange really pops and I love your embroidered middle block!

Penny Barnes said...

Brandie...it was worth the wait! It's beautiful! I know exactly what you mean about one yard just not being enough!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

What a great idea, love the embroidery. Better late than never. Thanks for sharing.

robin said...

Cute quilt!

Anita said...

What a great embroidered block! How funny that it is probably getting so many compliments and was the result of making do :) Thanks!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love your embroidered block - a great idea! blessings, marlene

Nancy B said...

Love the quilt. Great save!

karamino said...

The orange looks great! Thanks for sharing.

Wendy said...

You did an amazing job! & that embroidered block it gorgeous....awesome job and thank you for sharing :) take care of you!!

Julie said...

The orange is very eye catching! Love the quilt!

Donna Joy said...

Where did you find that great picture to embroider. That is such a great way
To add to a quilt. The orange and black a kinda fun to snuggle under.

alidiza said...

Glad you made it, definitely worth the wait! Your embroidery is adorable and a clever solution to an all too common problem: )

VikkiB said...

Fantastic! I love the quilting and how you put it all together. So much fun.

Leah said...

Love the orange. The quilt is wonderful!

Lorri said...

Orange is cute. Thanks.

Kelli Bear Haven said...

I love the witch coven too. My fav and your quilt is beautiful..

Hello said...

Very cute! Love the orange because it makes the Ghastlies stand out more! Very cool!! :)

Following you. ;)

Angie @ Summerfield Quilts said...

I love the orange and your quilt.

Ramona said...

I agree!! Trying to cut out exact individuals from the Ghastlies fabric was a challenge and ate up quite a bit of yardage. Love the embroidered house. Glad you arrived at this Ghastlie Gathering.

Pam in Texas said...

Awesome quilt...such a creative way to add a block...I always buy way too much fabric. Thank for sharing!

Juels said...

Very cute and I love the patterns in the fabric.

Donna said...

that's a super fun quilt!!!

mean sarah jean said...

i have to say, i wasn't too fond of the orange colorway when i saw it at the shop. but you sure do make it look good! the haunted house looks great too!

Jennifer Gail said...

I love the orange:)

Kd said...

Nice save on your quilt and great job! Kd ~ www.KdQuilts.com

sheri said...

love the orange!

Grammasheri said...

Very clever, creating the embroidered block. I really like the quilt in orange and you did a great job putting it all together. Like you, I found it difficult to choose the best way to "fussy cut" the fabric. On the other hand, it adds to the quirkiness to have random bits of feet, hands, eyes, houses, etc floating through our creations. Love it!

mahoo said...

Wow. You ladies are all uber talented. I've looked at the Halloween fabrics, and wondered what I would do with them. What ideas I have now! I'm still a wantobe (with a 4wk old grandson--busy sewing for him right now), but just wait till next year!

Carolyn said...

Amazing love the fussy cut motifs now I know I need to get more ghastlies. Awesome!!!!!

Bev said...

I love this fabric and what all of you have done with it.

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

It comes in orange too! Awesome!

Maxine said...

I love the orange also and I never seem to buy enough...Loved how you fixed that problem...So glad you made it...

KatieQ said...

Adding the stitchery was a very clever solution. Thanks for sharing.

Annie said...

Great quilt! The special stitching looks simply awesome! Glad you made it to the hop!

Michelle said...

I love it!!! Very GHASTLIE...LOL!!!

Janet said...

The first time I have seen it in orange! Lovely.

Michelle said...

I LOVED the orange!!!!! And the embroidered house was perfect for the center.

Crafty Newbie said...

I know I cannot participate in the drawing for you blog, but I wanted to tell you how lovely your quilt is. I love the embroider scary house ;) Good job!

Shawna said...

The orange is great in your quilt. I love the scary house. I could not tell there was a "problem" if you hadn't of said anything. What problem? lol Thanks for sharing.

Jodi said...

Boy that orange is sure striking in your quilt. Sometimes great things are discovered by accident. hehe. I'd love to get some of this fabric!! Thanks for sharing your projects. Wonderful!!

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Britt-Inger said...

I love orange and I love the stitchery block with the scary house.
O I looooove that quilt. Such inspiring lady you are

LJ said...

Glad to see your creation - it is ghastlie!! lol What a great idea with doing that embroidery to solve your fabric shortage. I like it - it gives it character.

WandaFish said...

Cute quilt and I love the embroidered block :)

Jean said...

LOVE it! PugsLee will just adore it!!!!

krislovesfabric said...

Love this quilt, good work! Thanks for sharing!!

Carrie said...

Nice Job! I haven't seen the orange background used much, but I love what you did with it! Ms. Carrie Ghastlie

Carol C said...

Love the quilt and the embroidery you did on it. Wonderful job.

Mommarock said...

A fantastic idea to embroider the block!! SEW smart!

Marilee said...

Love the embroidery. I agree, always buy more when the print is big.

gill said...

This is the first time I have seen the orange colourway used - I love it!

Chiska said...

I love the witches too!

Jessica said...

I didn't buy the orange fabric when I made my Ghastlie purchase (8 yards total!) But your quilt makes me wish that I had. I love it! Great problem solving!

Createology said...

Your Ghastlie quilt is gorgeous. Love your Haunted Mansion thread work. Happy Haunting...

Busy As Can Be said...

I love the orange, very clever, I think thats the first time I have seen orange added. Great job!

Sallie said...

I'm not an orange person, but I do love what you've done! Great job!

Quilt n Queen said...

Luv luv luv the embroideried haunted house, very creative. Great job sistah!!

Carrie P. said...

I missed your blog yesterday on the hop. What a great quilt you made. Neat embroidery.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Fantastic quilt!

Shannon said...

Really great!! I love it. I love the way your sashing is.

Colleen said...

So great to see your quilt! Love it!