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I wanted to bring to your attention a contest that is going on over at “The Printed Bolt” website. They put out a call to anyone who was interested in designing fabric to enter their Repeat: A Design Competition.  I found out about this competition after they had already chosen their top ten competitors, but I think it will be a lot of fun to see what the challenges are, and see how all these aspiring fabric designers interpret the challenge. I find this fun because I think about designing my own fabric and with a graphic designer in my house we are really interested to see what designs come out of this AND how the judges look at each design.  All the designers come from different walks of life, some are artists, some are graphic designers, and one is a regular person like me, so I am very interested in watching how this whole challenge and competition plays out. Read the rest here -→

At the TRR Guild meeting for December, our program was a mug rug exchange and cookie exchange.  Each of us that participated drew a name and were asked to make two mug rugs for the person whom we drew.  I drew Judy J.’s name and made the following two mug rugs for Judy.. her only specifications on her card was “Surprise Me”.  My inspiration was a hand quilted circular earth quilt I saw in Quilting Arts magazine.. and away I went with my idea.






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A Ghastlie Sickness Mug Rug (click to enlarge)

I want to thank each and everyone of you who stopped by my site yesterday on the 1st day of this Ghastlie Blog Hop!  I had 190 comments left on my blog, which was so nice and so humbling.  This is the first blog hop I have been a part of and it was a lot of fun!  I had 1,000 visitors to my site yesterday, so a lot of people around the world viewed my ghastlie projects.

I read all the comments that were left yesterday, I wish I could respond to them all, and maybe I will in time!  I am super appreciative of your time to leave a comment.

I want to recognize Kirie, Wendy, Carol and Holly for their beautiful and Ghastlie works yesterday, I was certainly in fine company and look forward to all the wonderful Ghastlie projects I get to view for the next nine days.

I have set up a Blog Hop Schedule Page that is accessible in the Ghastlie section of my site.

Lastly, I would like to thank Madame Samm at Sew I Quilt for letting me be a part of this, for opening up my work to world, and for giving all of us Ghastlie ladies a place to share our sickness.  It was and still is truly an honor to be amongst such talented and creative people.

I encourage you to keep up with the blog hop everyday, you will be amazed, and when you leave a comment you may just win a wonderful prize!  You can check Madame Samm’s site everyday to see who was the winner!

You can subscribe to my blog with the subscribe to the right, and you can follow me on facebook!

I look forward to posting many things in the future, from my future work and some tutorials.  Please stay near and hopefully we can start a conversation!

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Welcome Ghastlie Fans Ghastlie Fabric Giveaway….Alexander Henry Winner- Grand Prize…. the Lady of the Cloth from Kirie Ghastlies Shape Winner of Canary Quilts Ghastlie Mug Rug is… Jacque from Thanks so much for visiting, and enjoy the rest of the Ghastlie Blog Hop!


Behind the scenes we (54) Ghastlie obsessed Stitchers have been rather busy, you could say.

I will be as surprised as all of YOU.  I cannot wait to see what my Sistahs have created.

 Thanks to all our sponsors for this wonderful, creative blog hop!

Alexander Henry Fabrics- lot’s and lot’s of Ghastlie Fabric Colonial Needle -sewing basket  Quilt Taffy $51.12 Gift Certificate. Janes Fabrics -Kona fabrics in PINK -fat quarter bundle Reliable Iron – orange Velocity 50 IHAN ( kelly )- .aurifil threads Coeurdalenegifts- 2 sets of Halloween lights Forth Worth Fabric Studio – gorgeous gift set of Ghasltie fabric Creative Grid -3 Rulers their top 3  Blue FIG-  wheeled bag in PINK Beam N Read and custom Ghastlie Buttons 

Please click on the GHASTLIE tree on the right to see all our bloggers and follow me on facebook, I will update who is blogging each day so you can check out all their GHASTLIE projects!

For the Ghastlie Blog Hop participants the following grand prize October 24 is!!! :

4 Yards of this GHASTLIE Collection from our sponsor  Alexander Henry Fabrics… They are sporting a BRAND NEW look too.! YOU can VIEW these from samples they have posted!  (shipping cost responsibility of winners, this will be mailed out of the US) ..And now for Ms. Carrie Ghastlies’ Sickness..

I am Ms. Carrie Ghastlie and my Ghastlie sickness started this summer when I saw this fabric at a quilt show.  Unfortunately they did not have any fabric to sell.. so I promptly came home and got on the internet and found the fabric.. and well the rest is a Ghastlie history as you will see.

Here are my GHASTLIE offerings, sew if you can’t find the cure here, then the undead will be welcoming your arrival… SEW enough with the formalities and on with the sickness!  Below are all my projects, the last one is my giveaway!

First up is my Twisted Block Ghastlie Lap Quilt.  I looked through EQ7 for a block I could use to highlight these GHASTLIE figures, and go figure it was the “Twisted” block that worked the best.  This was foundation pieced, the first time I used EQ7, and the first time I have done sashing.

Twisted Block Lap quilt featuring The Ghastlies (click to enlarge)

To even get more GHASTLIE.. This is an AMY Butler Chelsea Tote that I had a pattern for and thought I would check out how GHASTLIE my material looked on the tote.  I ended up making the tote taller than the pattern called for to frame my favorite characters.

A Ghastlie Tote in Mauve Reversible (click to enlarge)

A Ghastlie Tote in Mauve (click to enlarge)

A Ghastlie Tote in Mauve (click to enlarge)

Yes, I have to admit I do have a GHASTLIE sickness.. Next up is a slouch purse that I have made a few times, but since I love the purse and I love the GHASTLIES, it made a purrfect match.  There is a zipper pocket on the outside and pockets on the inside.

The Ghastlies Tote Bag Front with Zipper (click to enlarge)

The Ghastlies Tote Backside (click to enlarge)

Sew now that you all know that I have plenty of ways to Tote my stuff around, what about getting some much needed sleep or I may just look GHASTLIE in the morning.  Yep.. I made a pillowcase (actually two)… to lay my sleepy head down at a retreat when I have stayed up most of the night sewing!

A Ghastlie Pillow Case (click to enlarge)

On these last few project I get show off my GHASTLIE applique, where I get to pluck these GHASTLIE figures off the fabric and put them in their place. This little art quilt is 12″ x 12″, and puts these GHASTLIE knitters in their own little room to knit and gossip on all the GHASLTIE happenings.  I also added charms to the wall as wall pictures, and the wallpaper is also done with a decorative stitch on my machine.  The floor boards were done with free motion quilting.  All applique is raw edge (my favorite).

A Ghastlie Knitting Bee (click to enlarge)

Next in this GHASTLIE sickness is a Crayon Tote that I did for a 3 year old for her birthday.  I appliqued the GHASTLIES onto the pink background, put the pockets on the front for the crayons, and filled it with some crayon books for her birthday.  I added the feathers and fringe onto the bottom just for her(MOM) because they are very girly and love pink!

The Ghastlies Crayon Tote, holds crayons in the front, and coloring books on the inside. (click to enlarge)

Crayon Tote backside. (click to enlarge)

Finally, is a mug rug that I did in honor of The Ghastlie Blog Hop with the little Miss sickly GHASTLIE, and her pictures in the background, with her cat, and that lovely little girl.  I also added a charm as a wall picture to this GHASTLIE mug rug.  All applique is raw edge.

A Ghastlie Sickness Mug Rug (click to enlarge)

THIS IS MY GIVEAWAY!  A Canary Quilts Ghastlie Mug Rug! Please leave me a comment letting me know which project is the most GHASTLIE, and follow me on facebook to keep up with the blog hop and all my postings!  I will post here and on facebook tomorrow morning the randomly chosen winner from all my comments. Winner of Canary Quilts Ghastlie Mug Rug is… Jacque from

Thanks to Mdm Samm and all her helpers over at ‘Sew I Quilt‘ for recognizing this wonderful GHASTLIE problem we all seem to be suffering from, and giving us a forum to show off our sickness! Thank you soo much for visiting and don’t forget to visit all the other blogs in this blog hop over the next ten days!

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As a member of the Mid Michigan Quilters Guild in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, we were given the project to build a deck of cards in quilts.  We were asked to draw a card from a deck of cards, and the only instructions were to make the quilt, 18″ x 24″, round the corners, and put the number and suit in the upper left and bottom right corners.  Other than that, we were free to do whatever we wanted, and WOW did the creativity show through on this project.  It turned out to be a highlight of the quilt show. I drew the 8 of Diamonds, the 3 of Hearts, and the 8 of Spades, and following are the quilts that I did.

Alien 8 of Spades

Eight of Diamonds

Three of Hearts Playing Card

Following are the rest of the quilts that were at the show, please browse through these and take a good look because they are pretty awesome!  Would love to hear your comments about them. We are currently trying to get them into the AQS show in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and displayed at the Midland Center of the Arts. Please ENJOY!

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