Enter If You Dare Blog Hop Day Two

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Enter If You Dare Blog Hop Day Two

Yesterday started the Enter If you Dare Blog Hop, a Halloween theme.

I had so much fun, making the mug rugs, and wall hanging for this event.

But first!  A big thank you to Marian at Seams to be Sew for planning and running another awesome event. Be sure to visit Marian blog every day to get the pretty awesome patterns she is giving away.

The Bonus Blocks

Ok! yes I am starting this post a little back to front.

Marian asked all the bloggers if they were interested in making some of her bonus patterns to show off during the hop. (The free patterns mentioned above). And I jumped at the chance.

Here is my two that I chose for my day.

This one looks just like a ghost emoji. I think it is so cute. Click on the photo to go to the page where all these patterns are shown.

I chose a black background, as you would see your ghost during the night, and bordered it with a green to match his eye. A super easy applique pattern, I chose to machine applique the pieces to the background at the same time quilting it through the quilt sandwich. I then back stitched the features in the face. You can just make them out in the photos, I do wish I had chosen a darker green.

This one above is a traditionally pieced pattern of Frankenstein. Mostly squares.

I chose to quilt this wall hanging (20 x 20″) in a criss cross pattern, and think it turned out very well.

Click on the photo to go to the pattern page.

My contribution

Alright, I need to confess something here.

Every single hop and quilt along I have taken part in, I have designed something new.

But circumstances in the last couple of months had been against me for this one.

The patterns I am showing today, is both free and new to me. Freshly made, quilted and bound, hot of the presses.

But not designed by me. Both these blocks below can be found free on Fandom in Stitches and is designed by my friend Jennifer Ofenstein, these patterns can also be found on her own website called Sewhooked.

A list of other bloggers during this event.

Wednesday, Oct 18
Just Let Me Quilt
Quilt Doodles
Tea Time Creations
Thursday, Oct 19
Tweety Loves Quilting
Patchwork Breeze
Quilt In Piece – this is me
Ms P. Designs USA
Friday, Oct 20
Creatin’ in the Sticks
Maria Magdalena Living Ideas
Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Just Because Quilts
Monday, Oct 23
Bumbleberry Stitches
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Books, Hooks, Sticks, etc.
Pumpkin Patch
Tuesday, Oct 24
Words & Stitches
Seams To Be Sew
Moose Stash
Quilted Delights

The best part – The Prizes

a $75.00 gift certificate,

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Timeless Treasures bundle of fabric.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Cost To Ship 7.19 USA / Canada/Europe rates will be given when address for winner is known.
All US Winners bundles are shipped via USPS Priority Mail. No Exceptions.

Blog Giveaway Guidelines

Please take the time to read it.

Giveaways offered by sponsors are assigned to the various bloggers for their featured day.

You’ll have to visit the blog or the featured blog to enter the giveaways.

All winners will be announced on October 25, 2017.

You must give a valid email address when you enter the giveaways, any email returned to me, loses the ability to win automatically.

Winners are expected to pay shipping costs for the product they won.

You are given 3 days to answer the email, if you do not answer within 3 days a new winner will be drawn. Check those spam/junk mail folders, you may miss that winning email if you don’t do so because there are no exceptions to this rule.

If you are notified that you are a winner, in most cases, you will need to provide your name, address, city, state, zip code, country, telephone number, and email address.

In some cases, you will be asked to comment on the blog to enter the giveaway… do the right thing and thank them for the time it took to create the pattern, thank them for the pattern and…

Thank the sponsor by buying their products for the giveaways. This helps them continue to offer great prizes for these types of events. You can also comment on their social media pages. Even if you don’t win, letting them know you love their products is a huge incentive and they really do love hearing from you.

No purchase whatsoever is necessary.

You must be 18+ in order to win a gift.

You are responsible for claiming and paying any tax owed on the value of any gift that you win. Prizes valued at $500.00 should be claimed.

Odds of Winning a prize are based on a total number of rafflecopter entries during each week and in total for all giveaways.

This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.

Participating bloggers may enter any of the giveaways.

The word giveaways in the rules and guidelines are also known as sweepstakes.

Whether or not you read the above, the rules for giveaways are in place to protect everyone. I do not want to hear you didn’t read them, they will be posted on my blog daily during each featured day. There is no excuse for not reading them.

 

Happy sewing!

Vanda

68 thoughts on “Enter If You Dare Blog Hop Day Two

  1. Kathy E.

    I see absolutely nothing wrong with using someone’s free tutorial or block to make a project! You are giving the creator the credit. It’s a great compliment to the creator to see how you interpreted the project. I love your Frankenstein the most! What would Halloween be without him?

  2. Beth T.

    Hey, Jennifer is great and you gave credit where credit is due. And your finished blocks look grand, so it’s all good!

  3. Beautiful projects! I love how you featured many possible techniques! There is something for everyone!! A big big hug. Thanks for sharing these great projects!!

  4. Allison Evrard

    Your blocks are great! Thanks for all the work you put into them. I think we can all relate to circumstances getting in our way. You chose some fun blocks and did a great job with them.

  5. Thank you for sharing these great blocks. Duh…never thought about using the magical and other parts of the Harry Potter collection she has. Great idea! 🙂

  6. Joan

    Backwards, forwards, no matter the way…these are just so stinkin cute. I love your eye’s too. What a fun way to celebrate the day!

  7. I so love what you did with the blocks, the emoji (you are right, I used emoji artwork to create the patterns) turned out adorable. I’m not sure why you think it needed a dark green unless the picture makes it look darker than it really is. The Frankenstein turned out cute… and because I will admit to not being a Harry Potter fan, I naturally think of all HP stuff as being Halloweenish. 🙂 I love these, and Jennifer is so talented just like I know you are to. So glad you ventured into this hop with some fun projects and thank you for showing off my patterns to.

  8. While it is always fun to design our own patterns, sometimes we need to make someone else’s pattern using our own fabrics, etc. You met the goal of sharing a Halloween project. I am happy you shared that the patterns you used are free. I would not have looked on my own, but will be visiting your friend’s site to find them and have some fun of my own. Thank you.

  9. Melody Lutz

    I saw the ghost eye and thought “Oh yes – that looks like it needs to be a pillow on my bed!” Thank you for sharing! lutzcats (at) yahoo (dot) com

  10. Kathleen McCormick

    I love this blog hop – what a fun idea. I love your little quilts and your interpretation. Very nice use and credit to the creator of the project.

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