The Eerie Nights Blog Hop has been going on for a few days now and there have been lots of spook-tacular projects so far! There are also giveaways! Yes, giveaways!!! What's a Halloween themed blog hop without a few treats (no tricks) to give away? You can find the giveaway and links to all the hoppers at the end of this post!
When I heard that Marian from Seams to be Sew and Amy from Sew Incredibly Crazy were hosting a Halloween themed hop, I knew I had to join in on the fun. A huge thanks to those two ladies for all their hard work organizing the hop and to the sponsors!
Here is my quilt, The Witching Hour!
When Mr. 123 Quilt saw this quilt he thought it looked like a time portal and he suggested the name The Witching Hour. The witching hour is said to be the time of night when witches, goblins, and ghouls are at their most powerful. It's the time of night when ghosts can pass between worlds.
I don't know if I believe in ghosts... maybe they exist, maybe they don't. A few years ago, Mr. 123 Quilt and I were sightseeing and we came across an old cemetery. No one was around but the ornate iron gates were open and just inviting us to come in and look around. We spent 20 minutes or so wandering about. At one point, I stopped in the middle of the aisle to peer down at an old, faded headstone. I felt Mr. 123 Quilt come up behind me and put one hand on my back and the other on my arm and gently move me to the side, as if I was blocking the path and he wanted to get by. I said, "Oh, sorry, Honey," and looked up from the headstone only to discover that Mr. 123 Quilt was on the OTHER SIDE of the cemetery! We were the only two living people in that cemetery so I don't know who or what touched me and moved me aside. I've got chills just thinking about it.
Do you have a ghost story? I would love to hear it!
Anyway, back to my quilt. I knew that I wanted to make a Halloween quilt this year, so participating in the hop just seemed like a natural fit. I definitely wanted to make something simple and subtle; something that clearly had a Halloween theme but didn't scream werewolves and witches and vampires, oh my! (Not that there's anything wrong with that!) I found these great orange and black polka dot fabrics and I knew exactly how I wanted to use them.
I added some solid black to the bundle and used a white for the background.
I used the orange on black polka dot fabric for the binding. I think polka dot binding is great... in theory. In reality a striped binding or a solid would have been better. I think the dots were just a bit too large to really get a good polka dot effect. Also, my binding seemed incredibly narrow this time around. It's the same binding I always do so I'm sure I'm just imagining things. Next time though, I think I will try to use a wider binding.
As part of the hop, we were asked to not only show a new project, but to show some of our favorite holiday decorations. I've been just a bit sneaky and I've already shown mine! So there is a trick in this post! Scroll up a few photos. See that little white pumpkin? I love little ceramic pumpkins and I've started a small collection of them. I try to get a new one every year, but I haven't gotten one yet this year. I need to get on that! Unfortunately, most of my little pumpkins are in storage but I do have one more to show you.
This one is sitting on my pile of trimmings from my quilt!
I hope you enjoyed reading about The Witching Hour! I really had a lot of fun making this one.
Be sure to check out the all the other hoppers for some amazing projects! Here is the schedule:
123 Quilt -- That's Me!!!
And now for the giveaway!!! Trick-or-Treat!!!
Timeless Treasures is generously giving away a surprise bundle of fabric!
|Bundles shown may not be the same as the prize won.|
Use the Rafflecopter below and enter for your chance to win! Good luck and Happy Halloween!!!
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Linking up with:
Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication
Until next time!