Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Wicked Blog Hop

Its my day! Yay.


I joined in this blog hop a few weeks ago thinking it would spur me on to make something fabulous with some lovely Halloween fabric I have been coveting for a few months now but nothing happened!  I pondered and thought and surfed the net for inspiration for three weeks to come up with some ideas but I couldn't get any inspiration from anywhere.  So in a last minute panic last week (we have been on holiday these past four days) I decided to just use my lovely ghastlie fabrics and make some more simple placemats/coasters. 

I had never used mug rugs or coasters before joining in these hops but now have a lovely little collection dotted all around my house and they are so useful so here are my latest ones:


I hadn't got the heart to cut this one up any further and needed a large mat to cover a counter space in my new kitchen so this one is about A3 size.

The back is made up of some skull material:


and to quilt it I just did a random cobweb.

This got my mojo going a bit so did another four of various sizes:


all with the same backing and quilted cobweb.

Sorry they are not overly inspiring but I love them and they are already in use in my kitchen!

A big thanks to Mdm Samm and Wendy for hosting this hop - I have enjoyed it even though I didn't use the fabrics I intended too!

Please visit all the other wicked hoppers that are displaying their spooky creations today too:

Quilt To The Edge
Stitchduchess Crazy & Sane Quilting World
Pampered Pettit
Feltfree på Åsly
Quilt Matters
Life, Quilts and a Cat Too
Sunshine Girl  you are here
Secretly Stitching
Englating
Seams Like a Dream
AnnieOak Designs

Thanks so much for looking and joining in the spooky fun - Busy Creating from Solihull

64 comments:

Martha said...

I love your fabrics!!! I would not want to cut them up either, they are so awesome!!! Great idea using them as placemats and coasters!!!

Mrs.Pickles said...

Lovely work thanks for sharing

Judy B said...

Love your Ghastlie placemats and mug rugs! Thank you for sharing.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

You did a wonderful job! Your quilting is awesome, love the spider web. I love the Ghastlies as well, they are fun. I have not yet cut mine, one day, hehe. Thanks for sharing, super job!

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Regena said...

I feel the same way about the Ghastlies...I hate to break up the family

Heleen Groot said...

I actually have that fabric! It comes out to be petted now and then, but I have the same problem you have..... I simply cannot cut it! I love your solution to the problem! I might just do that! Thank you.

Missus Wookie said...

Oh what a fun set!

charlotte said...

Gotta love those Ghastlies. Great job.

Heather J said...

Love the fabric!

Michele said...

I love anything made with the Ghastlies fabric. I have quilt a stack myself and have been using some of it lately too. Enjoy your placemats.

Jeanie said...

So glad you were able to cut into your Ghastlie fabric...mine is still hiding away in a box! Love all of your mats!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Ahhhhhhhhh the Ghastlys are always wonderful!!

Thearica said...

There is always some fabric that we just cnnot cut... Your little quilties turned out cute.. and love the spiderweb quilting motif.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

That's a great idea to stitch the spider webs over panels of Ghastlie fabric; perfect for Halloween!

Mdm Samm said...

is it just me, or do I feel like something is crawling up my leg… ghastlie images….lol

Rose Best said...

Beautiful fabric...love the quilting on these Thanks for sharing

StitchinByTheLake said...

That Ghastlie fabric is perfect every time! blessings, marlene

Renea said...

They are very inspiring. Love the fabric and the projects that you made. Putting spiderwebs on the projects is sew cute.

Linda said...

You can never go wrong with Ghastlies fabric! Your mug rugs are so cute and I know you will really enjoy them!

Joan Kawano said...

Oh your speaking to my ghastly evil heart now! LOL! Love em!!

Carol said...

The Ghastlies are just so wickedly cool...love your projects and spider web stitching!

JanesQuilting said...

Wow, now that is "Wickedly" beautiful. I like the skeleton backing also! Thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

Thanks for sharing your wicked work. Now to find some of that fabric. I may be in the poor house after this hop!!!

Carla said...

Oh, but they are inspiring. I love the cobweb quilting. Nice work.

Cyndi @ The Nosy Pepper said...

Ooh Ghastlies make me soo happy!! Love what you did with them, so wicked :) Happy Halloween!!!

patchouli moon studio said...

What a fun collection in the Ghastlie fabrics!

Gmama Jane said...

Oh I do love the Ghastlies!! I agree with you, it is impossible to cut into those great faces and scenes.
Nice job!
Gmama Jane

M-R Charbonneau said...

Great way to use that fabric. Love the spider embellishments for the quilting - perfect!

Lorene Holbrook said...

that ghastlie fabric is so awesome. I think you did a great job with it. thanks for sharing

Mary said...

Great job on all your mats! Happy Halloween!

sandi said...

Love the ghastlie fabric and what you did with it. I don't think I would have cut it up either. I also like your spiderweb quilting. You did an awesome job!

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

I love ghastlies, and love the spiderweb quilting- so awesome!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

feltfree på Åsly said...

A real spooky quilt. I love it. Thanks for sharing

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

The Gastlies always make terrific projects. Thanks for sharing.

Leah said...

What a perfect way to use the Ghastlies! They are great!!

Leah said...

What a perfect way to use the Ghastlies! They are great!!

Quilting Tangent said...

Nice spooky quilts. Happy Halloween! 24Tangent@gmail.com

Britt-Inger said...

I love how you have used the Ghastlies fabric. Your placemats and mug rugs are so awesome.
Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop

Wendy said...

These are great! Love the fabric that you used as well as that big ole, spider!

Linda J said...

I can see where it would be hard to want to cut into that fabric or at least cut it much smaller. It made up into some neat mats and as you said, you are able to use them in time for the holiday. Happy Halloween!

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

I love quilted spiderwebs... great job!

madebymeinred said...

I think you did a marvelous job of being wicked. Ohh those spider webs are scary!

Brandy Pettit said...

They are fun, thank you for sharing them!

Just Quilt It said...

I love the Ghastlie Fabric, and it is just too great to cut into smaller pieces. Your placemats turned out perfectly. You've just got to love those Ghastlies! Thanks for sharing!

Createology said...

These Wicked Ghastlie's are perfect for this Wicked Wonderful fun hop. Thank you for joining. BOO-tiful...

Brandy Pettit said...

Sorry if my email didn't show up on my first comment, here's another happy thought for you!

tink's mom said...

You just can't go wrong with the Ghastlie family visiting you at this time of the year. They are downright wicked.

Nadine said...

I'd have had trouble cutting up Ghastlies too! I love the spider web quilting--lovely work. Thanks for sharing!

Audrey said...

Love how you kept the Ghastlies fabric intact. It is much more effective that way. I also love your cobweb quilting. Thanks for sharing. Happy Halloween.

Vickie said...

Your spider web quilting was perfect for your creation !

jan said...

I LOVE your Ghastlie mug rugs! And the spiderweb quilting is perfect for them/

gpc said...

Great projets -- LOVE te spiderweb quilting! :)

Robin said...

Ooooo, so spooky and cool!!!

Rebeckah Austin said...

Isn't spider web quilting fun!

Debi said...

You did a great job using the Ghastlie fabric and I know your little rugs will be treasured. Sew cute using the spider web quilting for each one too. Thanks for sharing!

leanne said...

great idea for using the ghastly fabrics - thanks for sharing

LJ said...

They are all really cute - I, too, love the Ghastlies fabric. The spider web stitching is perfect on these Halloween projects.

sandra said...

Wonderfully cute, itis hard to decide what to do with this fabric because you hate to cut it up. I still have some from two years ago.

maggie said...

You did a great job on your projects, Love that fabric!
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Jeanne Gwin said...

Wickedly awesome, thanks for sharing

Margaret said...

Thanks for sharing. I love your projects

Shannon said...

I understand about not being able to cut up that fabric. It is so great. Your projects are so cool. I love all of them. Plus the spider web quilting!! Perfect!!

DeAnna S said...

You did an awesome job! I love all of your spider webs.

Quilt n Queen said...

Great Ghastlie mugrugs I've got quite a collection of Ghastlie projects I made for the blog hop 2 years ago...love that fabric!! Thanks for sharing!! Happy Haunting, Pauline

 
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