Wednesday, October 1, 2014

September NewFO Linky Party and Giveaway 2014 NewFO Challenge

September NewFO Linky Party and Giveaway

2014 NewFO Challenge
It is time to Join the fun at Cat Patches with my new projects for September.  It is not necessary to finish a project, just start.
I  feel like September slipped past me.  I looked around and can not fins a single quilt that I worked on.   I did get all of the Sun Bonnet Sue quilts bound labeled and gifted and a couple of Block of the month  blocks completed.  So, what did I do.  

A lot of Embroidery.  Free standing lace for Halloween.  They stitch out tiny little 'buttons' and button holes to assemble them.  I used two layers of Decor bond on the fabric pieces and wash away stabilize.  The stabilize turns into starch when it is placed under warm running water.

First I made a Coffin.  It took about five hours to stitch out and another to put it together. 

 It is six inches long

 The skeleton was a left over from a doll house project.

 It holds a 12 Oz. package of M&M's.

The tombstone only took 30 minutes.  I could not get a good photo of the lace base.

Then I made Jack-O-Lantern.  It took 12 hours to stitch and another to put it together. 

Then I made a Fall Pumpkin.

 It also took 12 hours.

 The pumpkins have a hole in the bottom for lighting.  

I used these flickering lights I found at Michaels

 Halloween and fall  decorations ready to display. 

I also made another Sun Bonnet Sue for my friend.  

This is Trick or Treat Sue.  It was a free pattern on Craftsy and is paper pieced.

Last of all, I made a Pickle Pie  Trendy Over the Shoulder bag. This is also made in the embroidery hoop.   A friend was having problems with the design and wanted me to try it.  I did not have any issues.  She made another one and it came out right.

I spent a lot of time at the machine, over many days.  I only worked six hours or less a day.

And to wrap up the month, here is my sewing buddy Kirby in the case for my embroidery unit!

 And Angel setting on the witch quilt. 


  1. What is it with cats and suitcases? One of our cats hopped into the suitcase when it was barely out of the closet every time we got it out. I'm loving all these Halloween projects. I think I'm going to get it together and make my Grim Ripper project this month...Sunbonnet Sue dressed as the grim reaper holding a seam ripper. Pretty cute.

  2. They are all very impressive, but my favorites are the autumn pumpkin and the witchy Sue Bonnet. They are just amazing:)

  3. These are great. I too am inspired by your sweet witchy Sue, and am totally intrigued by the Grim Reaper Sue wielding a seam ripper that Barbara mentioned (would that make her the 'Grim Ripper'?). 😊