Monday, October 7, 2019

Once Upon a Story Show and Tell Day AND Witch Stitchy Blog Hop

I'm participating in TWO blog hops today, so I decided to put them into one post. First up...

It's Show & Tell Day:
Just Let Me Quilt

I wanted to share two projects with you. If you haven't read the original post about my row, you can read it here.

For my first project, I started with my Aesop's Fable Row...
(Once again, here's the link to the free row PATTERN. )

...and turned it into a wall hanging by adding more stars to the top and bottom:
I did some very simple quilting in the ditch around the blocks, and some around each star. Then, instead of binding it, I finished it off using this very easy facing technique.

One other interesting note about my project, I sewed the entire piece by hand. I hand-appliqued each block, hand-pieced the blocks together, hand-quilted it, and then hand-sewed the facing. I really enjoy other forms of hand work, and found this whole process very enjoyable as well!
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For my second project, I took my Crow & Pitcher Block from the row pattern, and turned it into a WoolFelt pincushion. I thought the prim look of it would translate nicely into a pincushion...I hope you agree:

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Also...

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Next....


A big thanks to Carol of Just Let Me Quilt, for bringing us this great hop!

Here are today's participants:
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For my project, I designed a 16" WoolFelt table mat/penny rug simply titled "Skulls." It would be a perfect addition to any Halloween table or decor.


It only requires two colors of WoolFelt, and two colors of DMC embroidery floss, and sews up fairly quickly.


It's spooky enough for Halloween, but not too scary with some friendly flowers in the center!


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https://www.etsy.com/listing/738912091/skulls-penny-rug
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Please leave a comment. I will reply to all of them via email, unless you are a No Reply Blogger.
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Be sure to visit all the other participants in this hop. Here's the complete schedule:

53 comments:

  1. Your Once Upon A Story wall hanging is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your show and tell with us.

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  2. My granddaughter would love the Skulls penny rug. It is really perfect for Halloween.

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  3. Tytyty for sharing your talents with us.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  4. Enjoying the great Halloween ideas, love your skulls!!
    A perfect table topper!!

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  5. Thank you for your inspiration. I love the wall hanging.

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  6. Love the pincushion! It is a great size and one I would leave out for decoration too.
    Sandy A

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  7. 2 hops - 1 day very impressive. All of your hand work on the first piece is beautiful and I really love the pinnie, wow. The skulls need to make it to my to do list. Hopefully by this time next year. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  8. Your woolie skulls are really cute! You're right -- just enough spook with not a lot of scare. Perfect for some dried blooms, I'm thinking! I loved your prim wool piece with the crow, too (it translated into a pincushion very nicely). That's definitely suitable for the season, too! :)

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  9. I've just found your blog from the Witchy SewAlong. Love that crow pinnie!

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  10. We're both pulling double blog hop duty today. I really liked your row and now I like it even more. So cute! As for that circle of skulls, that is very, very spooky and cool! It was so fun to see your three pumpkins on Selina's post, too. You've really put me in a Witchy Stitchy Halloween mood! Thanks for hopping with us. xo

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  11. What a fun table mat. And the crow works well for Halloween as well.

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  12. Oh my...that penny rug is FREAKING cute!

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  13. Cute pincushion! You have some great projects to do!

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  14. I love your skull pattern - fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Love all your projects, especially your witchy stitchy wool mat. You are so creative ... :) Pat

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  16. I find handwork to be rather relaxing, but often am just in a hurry to get things done, lol. I think the pincushion came out beautifully. What a great idea.

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  17. You have been a busy sewist! Love the finish and cute pin cushion!

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  18. Love the skulls. Will show my daughter. She loves Dias de Los Muertos decor and could embroider flowers and such on them. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Both are great projects! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  20. Love seeing all the finished projects.

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  21. Love the penny rug skull project. Thanks for sharing!!

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  22. Wow awesome projects - love the skulls!! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  23. Those skulls are spooktacular! All your projects are great!

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  24. I think the crow pincushion is outstanding, and the skulls are precious! I enjoy handwork too, I have gotten away from it recently but it really is so soothing. I must get back to it. Time to find a handwork UFO!

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  25. I especially like your crow pincushion--Thanks for the pattern and the blog hop!!
    barbkaup(at)yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  26. Your quilt and pin cushion are lovely! Thanks for sharing. It's been a fun Blog hop.

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  27. Love the trim technic and your cute Halloween pin cushions 🎃

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  28. Your pinnie is so adorable!! You have been busy and I appreciate your creativity!

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  29. Your pincushion is so awesome!

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  30. it's been a long time since I did a handwork project. now days the only thing I hand sew is the binding on my quilts. I love your pincushion and penny rug!

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  31. Your wall hanging looks great and I love the pincushion. Thank you for your participation.

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  32. The Once Upon a Story is Great and so is Halloween. Lots of fun stuff. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  33. Lots of great projects. I like the skull penny rug.

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  34. Quite a delightful project.

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  35. Skulls are my favorite Halloween decor. Love yours!

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  36. I really like the wall hanging using your Once Upon a Story block. It is brilliant to use the crow element as a wool pincushion!

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  37. We had more crows than one can imagine in the trees across the road from us one year. Disturbed,they would almost totally blacken the sky in front of our windows. The rest of the time the casing was not always welcome. However. They inspired me to make a couple of table toppers featuring them. Thank you for sharing your talents with crows as well. I can hardly wait to make it.

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  38. I adore your crow and the pitcher pin cushion! I have a book from my childhood that belonged to my father during his childhood with this story in, so great memories, thank you.

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  39. Your pin cushion is wonderful. I haven't tried wool yet, but just might have to start.

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  40. Love this wool felt table toppers. The skulls are cool!

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  41. I love your skull mat - it is so much fun.

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  42. That border sets your row off perfectly!

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  43. What a fun penny rug! colors would be great for dia de los muertos

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  44. Your row and your penny rug are both very cute and fun!

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  45. Great projects and the skull rug looks wonderful! Could be even used as a wall hanging.

    -Soma

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  46. Always enjoy seeing your work. Great projects as always.

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  47. Hey, that's adorable - great design, Elizabeth!

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  48. I love your pattern. Your pincushion is adorable!

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  49. I love all of the projects Elizabeth, from the finished wallhanging to the penny rug, and the pin cushion. Hugs!!

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  50. You've made some lovely projects! Thanks for sharing all this crafty goodness with us! xx

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