Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Hello Fall - Welcome y'all

 I can't believe it's the end of September already. I was just kinda getting ready to do my August post.  Oh well.

In between making the items I was planning on posting in August I was working on my Hello Fall goodies.  Thank you Carla for coordinating yet another wonderful get together of so many long time quilty friends.

I worked on several small projects for fall for this post using some of my favorite quilting stuff.  I did a bit of embroidery, some piecing by machine, some quilting by hand and some use of my printer.  I'm even gonna have a give away.

Lets start with the embroidery.  Back in July I got  the Anita Good designs for a group of embroidered cards.  The design choices included 4 wonderful Fall goodies.  

I did start with this wonderful card.  


But we all know that I couldn't let that alone so I whipped out a terrific pin cushion 

The other 2 designs worked themselves into  a couple of small mug rugs.  All of the designs started at the same size but I needed to try going to max larger and max smaller.

Then I grouped  three of them  for a Halloween  table runner.



Again I maxed larger the haunted house and maxed smaller the 2 designs with the spiders.  I did the small designs on each side of the house, then I attached them to a piece of felt and added a simple binding.



I follow Kristi of ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/  where I find lovely watercolor designs. Lots and lots of them are free and some are for purchase. She covers all the seasons and lots of occasions and misc fun stuff. She posted several fall freebies and I ran with the idea of printing them out onto some white fabric.

The purple in the photo is tape that is holding the fabric to freezer paper for the ride through the printer.

I downloaded 4 designs.  This one just begged to be a pin cushion and wanted to be hand quilted.


And of course I had to come up with a mug rug.

And this one was so pretty I wanted to carry it around with me so I made an easy peasy back pack. I downsized it a wee bit from the original back pack pattern.


Yes there is one left to use. I'm thinking a post card.  Time will tell.

So now on to the give away.   If your name is picked from the list of lovely people who leave a comment, which pin cushion would you prefer, the haunted house or the apple? I'll pick a name on September 28 AM.

I hope you are following along with all of the wonderfully creative posts included on this hop.  I'm including a list of all of us for your convenience.  Take care and stay safe.


Monday, September 21st


Tuesday, September 22nd
Wednesday, September 23rd
Thursday, September 24th

40 comments:

  1. Wow you made so many cute things! I love the little haunted house best but all are wonderful. I will check out Kristi's blog now. Thanks!

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  2. You have been busy and all sooooooo cute. Well done.

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  3. So many wonderful projects! You have certainly been busy! Your embroidered designs are great and the prints are really beautiful. I follow her blog, too, and she has some lovely creations. My favorite pincushion is the apple.

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  4. Cute Fall projects! Love the haunted house. Are these embroidered on your embroidery machine or have you hand stitched them? Loads of whirly stitching in these. I don’t like spiders but that one is so cute with the whirly design as that is sometimes how they crawl when trying to get away from us giants and they don’t know which way to go. The printed designs are so cute. I love the backpack you made with the pumpkins.

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  5. Your projects are all wonderful, but that haunted house is really special!

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  6. I love all of your projects, but, the Haunted house pincushion is just so perfect!1 Thanks

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  7. Very creative use of your resources and talents. Thanks for sharing. It's a difficult choice to make but, I choose the apple pincushion.
    Connie

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  8. So much fun to see how one project led to another and another! If I win, I'd like the haunted house! I love it!

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  9. You've got such cute projects to show us again! I love the turkey best I think! xx

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  10. Wow you have a great collection, all so cute.

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  11. great projects. Thanks for sharing

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  12. a giveaway!!! I love pin cushions! I like all your host of pretties shown, but am partial to a halloween anything so the house for me! thanks for the opportunity! LeeAnna at leeannaquilts at gmail dot com

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  13. OH Selina, you know your killing me. Every time I look at your blog I find fun things to try. I never thought about turning those little embroideries into pin cushions. How cute are they. AND, I had never seen the website "I Should be Mopping the Floor". I just peeked in, and WOW! How fun is that site. I'm a follower now, thanks to you! Halloween/Fall, heck I just love them all!

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  14. You really went all out for the Hop, Selina! I love the variety of projects you chose to create. As for the prize? I am jumping up and down, calling out PICK ME, PICK ME!! Your haunted house pin cushion told me that it really wants to come live at my house. :o))

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  15. Great projects! I get I Should Be Mopping the Floor daily and save the designs. You have just given me some ideas on how to use them. Great work and thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  16. Great projects!Thanks for the link to the site 'I Should be Mopping the Floor'.

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  17. Wonderful projects. I was immediately drawn in by the haunted house. :) Love the haunted house pincushion, but I am in Canada so don't know if you can mail it to me if I win.

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  18. Such lovely and very creative projects! I think I would choose the Apple pincushion. They are both so cute! Plus, I love your little backpack.

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  19. Gosh, you've been burning through the thread, haven't you?! :-) Such cute things, and I can see you're having a great time making them. Please don't include me in your giveaway... I just wanted to say how much I enjoy seeing what you make.

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  20. Love that haunted house pin cushion!! Your fall embroidery are beautiful.

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  21. What a bunch of cute projects. I think I like the apple pincushion best though!

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  22. WOW, you are amazing. Look at all of this fall goodness and I love every one. Of course I am a little partial to Halloween... Thanks for inspiring us with new ideas and thanks for joining the Hello Fall Blog Hop.

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  23. Your backpack with those adorable pumpkins is outstanding. The embroidery designs are neat. I loved how you designed the table runner using those designs.

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  24. Love, love, love the haunted house!! Very nice!

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  25. Very nice runner. I love the haunted house. Love Halloween.

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  26. Your projects are beautiful! I didn't think I wanted an embroidery machine but now I'm having second thoughts. Thanks for sharing. Both pin cushions are cute and I think I would like the apple.

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  27. Oh my gosh, Selina, you totally went fall crazy with your projects. I love them all! That haunted pincushion is just the spookiest. The watercolor pincushion is a beauty...thanks for the idea of running it off in the printer. Cute, cute!

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  28. Your fall projects are so cute! I love both of your pincushions, you make it hard to pick the one I like the best. Since I was just gifted a halloween pincushion I am going to go with the welcome fall one.

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  29. You out did yourself girl!! I love the watercolors and may try that myself.

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  30. What great projects! I enjoyed seeing everything! I may have to try those watercolors--those look really neat. If I had to choose a pincushion, I believe it would be the haunted house since I have none that are Halloween themed. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Selina, your projects are awesome!! Thanks for the opportunity to win one of those cute pin cushions! I love them both and it's really hard to choose, but...I guess the apple, but would take either!!

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  32. So many projects! I love the fringy mug rugs. I love the spooky house pin cushion!

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  33. you're so crafty! i love all the things you've made with the combination of embroidery and quilting. nice work!

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  34. Great projects. I love the apple pincushion.

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  35. What an inspiring bunch of projects for fall fun! Love those pin cushions but the haunted house is my favourite!

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  36. Well that's a cute table runner. Love the house as a pincushion also.

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  37. I love all of the projects you made. I really like the apple pin cushion.

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  38. Very cute projects. I'd pick the haunted house pin cushion. However, I like both of them.

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