Saturday, June 30, 2012

Spooky Hallows pattern giveaway begins!!!

I've completed the first step on all the patterns and created this faux quilt via EQ7.  Now I can begin the pattern giveaway.  First on the list is "Spooky Boot with Frog", the top left block.  I have also posted the Supply List.   Just click the red words and the picture below.  I will be posting a new block pattern every two weeks so I should be back on by July 11th and then July 25th.   I will be following the quilt along the top row first.  So next will be "Spooky Skull with Spider".
Please note that the patterns are only 63% of desired pattern size.  It was necessary to reduce them to fit onto standard 11 x 8.5 paper for PDF files.  Just make a copy of the pattern and take it to a copy company and have it increased by 159% and printed.  This message is included on all block patterns.

I will not be sharing how to's on applique as there is a number of great online sources for tutorials on applique.  Here is one of the best  http://erinrussek.typepad.com/one-piece-at-a-time/applique-lessons/ .  Erin's methods are very, very close to mine.  I don't use plastic template sheets for my templates.  I use plain old freezer paper tripled for a nice solid template. They are much easier to cut.  I also pre-shrink the freezer paper to reduce shrinkage during the applique process.  Just lay sticky side down on your ironing board and lightly spritz with water, press after a minute. It will crinkle a little but this should not be a problem.  If you are using this method of making templates be sure to make the templates reversed.  Simply lay your paper layout on your light source upside down then trace you pattern pieces.  That way you can iron the templates to the back of the fabric being used and it doesn't move.  Just cut around template using a scant 1/4" seam allowance.  

Another thing to notice is that the Cat's eyes are done in reverse applique.  That means that the cat is appliqued to the eye fabric.  This method is actually more accurate and helps the eyes to recede as they should.  I have not done the embroidery work and any of the blocks.  Actually this is the only block sewn done.  The rest are only glued down.  I will be sewing them before posting (I hope).

I think I have covered everything.  If you have any questions just leave a post on this blog and I will try and reply promptly.  

Spooky Halloween begins!!!
Marjory

26 comments:

  1. Thank you so much. I love the quilt and can't wait to get started!

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  2. To enlarge the patterns, you can also upload jpgs of the pictures and tile them using PosteRazor (no, I'm not affiliated with the company, just a happy user) http://posterazor.sourceforge.net/ and then you can print them out and tape them together... Posterazor is free :)
    Very cute Halloween quilt :)

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  3. That is a super sweet pattern!! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  4. Really cute pattern! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Hi Marjory

    When I click on the supply list I get this:
    https://drive.google.com/start?authuser=0#home

    Help lease.
    Love
    Erika

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    1. I don't know what to tell you. When I click on it it goes start to the file. Maybe you need to email me and I can send it directly to you. My email is qltdwallflowers@msn.com M

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  6. A cute, cute pattern. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  7. Thank you SO much for this! I just saw it this morning and fell in love with it.

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  8. Marjory,
    This quilt is adorable and I thank you so very much for sharing. But,I did have a devil of a time getting it to print!
    Janet

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  9. Marjory wonderful quilt...I am thrilled to try and keep up...thank you!

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  10. Hi Marjory I was wondering if I missed the 2nd block somewhere. I have been looking for it but as am I suppose to join another part of like a flickr or something...thanks for any info..

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  11. No you haven't missed it. I thought I stated I'd be back on the 15th and now I see I stated the 11th. Bad me. Will get right on that.

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  12. I love the way you are sharing your patterns with others. Although I tend to make my own patterns, I like the way you explain the balance of color and reasons behind choices. I hope many quilters are enjoying your posts.

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  13. Thanks so much for these! I am a late starter and a new follower but hope to gather supplies and start this soon :)

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  14. Thank you so much for sharing this quilt pattern! I have only made one block so far. However, I was excited to be able to use some fabric my husband sent home from Afghanistan while he was deployed there. It is kind of a velvety, fuzzy fabric and I had no idea how I would use it when he sent it. I used it for the main body of the boot in this block. Thanks again!!

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  15. Hola a todas:
    me gustaria conseguir los patrones de spooky Halloween ¿como los puedo conseguir? mi correo es charonga883@gmail.com, mi sobrina es fan de los gatos y las calabazassssssssssssss
    Saludos desde Valencia (España)

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  16. Para obtener los patrones sólo tienes que hacer clic en las fotos y que le llevará a los patrones. A continuación, puede descargar a su ordenador. Estoy muy contento de que usted disfrute de mis patrones. Si tiene problemas para descargar los patrones, hágamelo saber y voy a enviarlas por correo electrónico a usted Marjory

    To get the patterns you just have to click on the pictures and it will take you to the patterns. You can then download them to your computer. I am very glad that you enjoy my patterns. If you have any trouble downloading the patterns let me know and I will email them to you. Marjory

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    1. I have just come across this. Is this the first block??
      Love love the cats.

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  17. Thank you for the cute patterns....is there any way I could be notified by email or facebook when a new pattern is uploded.....

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    1. The only way to get notices is to become a follower/member of this blog. Then you will be notified of each posting. Marjory

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  18. Thank you! Thank you!! I got everyone of them but for the one with the cat sitting on the book and candles in the background, would you please help me get that one?

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    1. Can you tell me what happens when you try to get that file? If we can't resolve the problem just email me at peckspieces@yahoo.com and I will email the file to you.

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  19. Amazing quilt!! Thank you so much for sharing, I love Halloween!
    Joyce

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  20. What a cute kitty quilt! I'm a new follower and look forward to the rest of the blocks. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Hi Marjory! I absolutely LOVE this tutorial. I am an editor for FaveQuilts and would love to feature your tutorial on my site with full credit to you. I know my readers would just love it and generate some nice traffic to your site. If you would like us to feature your project, our readers will simply click the link to your blog to get your full tutorial. Your project will look similar to this project already on my site:
    http://www.favequilts.com/Block-Patterns/3D-Stunning-Star-Block/

    My site is part of Prime Publishing and we publish 19 cooking and crafting web sites. We have over 3.5 million active e-mail subscribers and about 10 million page views per week. You can learn more about us at www.primecp.com.

    Please shoot me an email at mseeley@primecp.com to let me know if you would like to get started.

    Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!

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