Monday, October 28, 2013

A Spooky Halloween Blog Treat

Welcome, Blog Hoppers!

Today is my day to post some spooky Halloween offerings.  Thanks to Madame Samm from Sew We Quilt and Wendy of Why Not Kwilt for all their work in organizing this blog hop and keeping everybody in line.

I have for you two small wallhangings.  The patterns come from The Heart and Home Co.  I picked up kits for both the wallhangings when AQS was in Grand Rapids this year.  Unfortunately, I don't know who I purchased them from so I can't give credit to the shop who put together the kits.

First is Ghost.  My three-year-old grandson is being a ghost for Halloween.  My original intention was to make a trick-or-treat bag out of it for him to use but decided to do the wallhanging instead.


A funny story that I wish I had a picture to go with.....my grandson originally wanted to be a green ghost but in the last couple of weeks changed it to a purple ghost.  He went with me to purchase the fabric for his costume, and when I grabbed the white fabric, he told me, "No; purple."  So purple it was.  I ended up adding bits of cheesecloth over the purple floor-length costume.  As we went through the zoo-boo last night, he did in fact look very ghostly....just bits of white floating along.

The second wallhanging was made for my almost 17-month-old granddaughter.  The only kit that was available that wasn't scary was Candy Corn, so that's what I got for her.  It's quite colorful.  When she received it in the mail, she proceeded to carry it around the house with her.


The hangers for both of them were purchased from Ackfeld Manufacturing.  They have some wonderful hangers available, not just for the holidays but throughout the year.  They come in a variety of finishes and sizes.  One of my favorites that I plan to make a quilt to hang on can be found here.  Think I could get away with hanging it in my office at work?  

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to visit and leave comments for the other blog hoppers today!

I Piece 2-Mary




70 comments:

  1. You did a great job on the wallhangings. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Love both the wallhangings!!! So cute and perfect for the grands! Sure would have loved to see a picture of the purple ghost :)

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  3. Love your ghost and candy corn wall hangings! Ackfeld hangers are the best. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Great little wall hangings. Love the story about the"purple" ghost!

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  5. Lovely small quilts, I have to make the one with the ghost, just lovely!

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  6. Very cute projects. I especially love the candy corn! And that they are small - makes for a good size for little hands. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. LOVED them both with the purple and the great candy corn fabrics...yes ghastlie indeed..!

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  8. Your wallhangings are so cute. Thanks for sharing

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  9. Very cute wall hangings! I really like the ghost.

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  10. These are really sweet pieces. I like both, but love the little ghost

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  11. Both really cute. You did a great job. Love the candy corn!

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  12. These are faulous. What a great job you did on them.

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  13. I love these hangers. Your candy corn quilt is sew cute.

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  14. I know the children love these - they are darling! blessings, marlene

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  15. Love both of your little hangings.....just darling! And do take a hanging to work...it will inspire you!

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  16. Both of your Halloween hangings are sweet!

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  17. They are both adorable but I think I like the candy corn best. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. What cute designs. Love your purple ghost story and thanks for mentioning where to purchase the hangers.
    Take care.

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  19. Kids are sooooo darn funny! Sound like he was a hit with his new ghostly costume. Love your quilties. Nothing is more fun that lots of holiday quilties! :-)

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  20. Your quilts are "sew" cute Christa ! I bet your your grand-babies think you're the"bestest" in the world !

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  21. I love the purple ghost idea...kids can be pretty creative and I think it's great that you let him go with his idea and didn't force the traditional white ghost. Your two hangings are very cute, and I think the 5 o'clock somewhere hanger is very cool! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Those are very sweet, thank you for sharing them with us!

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  23. Great wall-hangings and your costume ghost sounds wonderful :)

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  24. Cute, cute, cute...perfect for the grandones. Love both minis...will have to make them for next year. Lucky grands...to have you as their grandma!! Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful day!! Happy Haunting, Pauline

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  25. The kids sound like they are thrilled with the results! Maybe another year you can use the patterns for the trick or treat bags as the motifs would work well as you first thought. Sew cute!

    I love Ackfeld Mfg hangers and have 3 in use at all times in my home. A 4th is waiting for just the right project, LOL. Both of your choices are excellent for Halloween.

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  26. Cute mini quilts! Kids are so much fun at Halloween! I love the hangers and will have to visit their site.

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  27. Wonderful minis thanks for sharing

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  28. I like the mini quilts! Loved your story about the purple ghost. You cannot beat purple. For anything! Well done.

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  29. The ghost is cute but I am partial to the candy corn. Great job.

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  30. I love the Candy Corn......nice job

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  31. Great wall hangings, I'm not sure if you could put up your "favorite" hanger at work, unless you work for a alcohol company, which would be totally cool.

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  32. What cute little mini quilts! Great job!

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  33. What cute little wall hangings, I really like the candy corn!

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  34. Wicked cute quiltlets. I love the idea of your little purple ghost with the wispy cheesecloth draping. Thank you for joining this Wicked Fun Hop. BOO-tiful...

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  35. Very cute wall hangings. I especially love anything that looks like candy corn.

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  36. Your grandson is very creative! I love when kids have their own vision! The hangings are adorable. :)

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  37. Love both hangings! And the hangers are too cute. Purple ghost is spooky!

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  38. I really love both hangings. Kids can be so creative sometimes. Thanks for sharing

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  39. Both hangings are really cute. Thanks for the link for the hangers. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  40. Bootiful! Very cute quilts. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Cute projects. Happy Halloween! 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  42. Love your mini quilts. The candy corn is so colourful and I love seeing the seams in the ghost. It helps with the scariness of the spirit just as the cheesecloth must have for your grandson's costume. Thanks for sharing. Happy Halloween.

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  43. Great wallhangings, Christa! My oldest was a big purple fan too when he was very little. :)

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  44. Your mini quilts are just precious! I love your story about your grandson and his ghost costume, and even without a picture, I can imagine it! Thanks for sharing your work!

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  45. Your mini quilts are adorable and the story about your grandson was so adorable. My grandson is blind but he wanted to be Raggedy Andy because his Mom had read a story and he was very definite in what he wanted to wear. He has a little vision in one corner of left eye but he tells us he can see and he tends to be very critical. But they are very definite on what they want aren't they.

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  46. I love your mini quilts/wallhangings. Thank you for sharing the story about your grandson.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  47. I know your grandchildren have to be thrilled with their Halloween wall hangings. I love that your grandson wanted purple for his ghost costume. For quite sometime, one of my grandson's favorite color was pink. It's now blue. Who knows what it'll be tomorrow. You did an absolutely amazing job on your projects. Thank you for participating, sharing your creativity, and being a wonderful grandma.

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  48. cute minis and cute frames too ! thanks for sharing

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  49. Terrific mini quilts! Love the fabric choices. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. They are both lovely - thanks for sharing.

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  51. I'd have loved to see a picture of the purple ghost - sounds enchanting. Both of your wll hanging are really cute. Love the candy corn - yummy.

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  52. Those are spooky little quilts. Love the scrappy candy corn!

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  53. too cute! love the candy corn!!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  54. They are both so cue!!I love them!!

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  55. Your two wall hangings are darling! You mentioning your granddaughter carring her gift around reminds me of my two year old grandson. I bought him an Ironman shirt and he carried it around the house for a whole day, on the hanger before he decided to wear it, hehe. Little kids are wonderful! Thanks for sharing, awesome job. By the way, I love the quilt hangers you linked, it's true, it is 5pm somewhere, hehe.

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  56. I love the mini quilts on the stand. Yours turned out adorable.

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  57. Aw, both your minis are adorable!

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  58. I love your two mini quilts! A purple ghost sounds like fun!

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  59. Love your wallhangings! I bet your grandson looked adorable going through the zoo with his purple ghost costume.

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