Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Peek-A-Who Blog Hop & Give Away



Welcome to the Peek-A-Who blog hop, hosted by Marian at Seams To Be Sew!

And we have great giveaways! See the rafflecopter at the end of the post to see what you need to do in order to enter, as well as a list of the shops participating.

Well, my birthday is October 30, the day before Halloween.  Actually, I was born at midnight and the midwife asked my mother whether she wanted it midnight or 12:01 am and my mother said midnight.  So, I am as close to a Halloween baby as a person can be without actually being one!  You would think this would make me love Halloween, but I think it has done the opposite.  But I do love autumn with the gorgeous leaves against the clear blue sky (yes there are a few glorious days like this in the fall in Minnesota), so I guess I wanted to focus on that.

Sooo... I made a really cute table topper from a pattern I got a year or so on a blog hop.  It was very cute and it featured wool pumpkins on a pieced 36 patch of various orange squares.  

Such a fun 36 patch!  Modern fabrics made it more fun... 







 

It is such fun to work with the wool and add a few little bits of embroidery to make it extra special.  There is one thing I am disappointed about it though, I didn't think about the directional fabrics and I messed up the outside part of the block.  But I still like the table topper even though it is a bit wonky.


And if you look carefully at the quilt on the quilt rack, you can see a nose of my dog Chloe peeking out.  Perfect timing for the Peek A Who Blog Hop, I guess on this blog Chloe is the Peeker.

96 comments:

  1. The table topper is beautiful! I like that it would work for both Halloween and Thanksgiving. Our Halloween tradition was to make some kind of crazy costume each year for my son and sometimes for his friends who trick-or-treated with him. It was all about costumes that were unique. One year he was a hammer and his friend was a nail. Another year he was a toothbrush and had friends who were a tube of toothpaste and a tooth.

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  2. Beautiful table topper! And I love seeing Chloe's adorable nose peeking out from underneath the rack.

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  3. What a beautiful table topper! Thank you for sharing with us.
    Ronelle

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  4. Adding embroidery is a really great idea. I may have to do that for the next quilt

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  5. Love the little wool pumpkins on your table topper

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  6. Lovely table runner. Peek-a-who? Chloe being adorable.

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  7. I love your checkerboard center. The autumn colors are perfect for this time of year. Thanks for sharing your beautiful project. Happy Birthday (a week early) grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  8. Good Morning! I just love the look of the wool pumpkins on point! This is so very cute! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  9. I have yet to do any work with wool! Love your project. Very cute!! Thanks for sharing. And, happy birthday, next week!!

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    1. Try it, you will love it, but there will be an addiction...

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  10. Very clever Halloween/Fall table topper featuring eye catching wool pumpkins.

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  11. I enjoyed trick-or-treating as a kid, and it was fun to take my own children out. They're grown now, but I still enjoy decorating the house for Halloween. I wouldn't say your topper is messed up! Most times when I make a mistake, no one knows unless I point it out.

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    1. Thanks, and yes, I think I enjoyed Halloween more when my kids were little.

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  12. your table topper is wonderful. i too love fall. but i do like fun and whimsy halloween quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  13. such a cute block, I love the wool pumpkins.. Thanks for sharing
    magshandlin@Verizon.net

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  14. I have only worked with wool a few times. Your table topper seems like a good project to try.

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  15. How cute is that! I love adding wool into projects. There is just something that soothes the soul with the combination. Oh my I'm just a little jealous of your birthday. Halloween is my favorite time of the year and I would be having blowout parties to celebrate. LOL!!

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  16. Great topper for the holidays! Thank you for sharing.

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  17. Wouldn't your topper be just too cute as a checkers game cloth? love it!

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  18. Love those wool appliques you have added. And Chloe looks so cute peeking out!

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  19. we get together with our good friends and make a fire in a fire pit and roast hot dogs and make s'mores and hand out candy to the kids.

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  20. Halloween is one of my favorite times of year and hanging out with family makes it even more fun. Your beautiful table topper makes a great accessory for decorating a room for the holiday!

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  21. Such a cute table topper. Directional fabrics mess me up too. Although, I didn't notice yours until you pointed it out.

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  22. Adorable table topper...I've never tried wool...maybe this time? Thanks so much!

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  23. Love your pumpkins and table topper. We’re pretty low key around here at Halloween. I have a couple yard and window decorations. My grandson has birthday on the 30th also.

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  24. I really don't have any Halloween traditions. I think the only thing that comes close is making a trick-or-treat bag for each of my new grands, as they come along.

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  25. Love your table topper! No halloween traditions here.

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  26. I really adore your wallhanging.
    Elizabeth, Silverdale, WA

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  27. Great quilt and love your "peeker". Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  28. I love your table topper. It looks like it could be used as a checkerboard also.

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  29. Cute tabletopper! Great for using the whole fall season. I don't have any Halloween traditions. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. I don't really have any Halloween traditions now that my son is all grown up. Might hand out a little candy though. Love those wooly pumpkins.

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  31. Our traditions are put out the Halloween decorations and table runners, then hand put candy.
    Cork@pa.rr.com

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  32. I don't think it matters about those directional fabrics. I do that so often, it looks normal to me. LOL Thanks for sharing something so pumpkin-y! I like the wool pumpkin additions. We used to have Halloween traditions, but my children are grown and I have no grandchildren, so I'd say my tradition now is eating candy corn until my doctor yells at me for the sugar highs. =)

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  33. Thank you for sharing a lovely table topper

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  34. Very nice seasonal quilt ... good not only for Halloween but all of fall. My favorite Halloween tradition now that my children have grown is making my house warm and quilty with my fall and Halloween quilts. Thank you for sharing in the blog hop ... :-) Pat

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  35. I love your website. The patterns are great.

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  36. we don't get any trick or treaters, we usually watch a few fun, not too scary, halloween shows. my favorite is hocus pocus!! I love pumpkins, your topper is lovely.

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  37. Cute table topper. Love the wool pumpkins.

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  38. I love the colors of the table topper, particularly the pumpkins.

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  39. These days we live at the end of a long, dark driveway on a gravel road, so we don't get any trick or treaters. I miss seeing the kids in their cute costumes. When we lived in a neighborhood I loved it when the neighbors would bring their kids by for me to see them before they went out on Halloween--I could ooh and ahh over their costume choice and hand out extra candy to those sweet friends.

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  40. Beautiful table topper! The colors are gorgeous. The wool pumpkins really make this quilt.

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  41. I usually make something with pumpkin to eat--Pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting are a favorite!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  42. Great projects, thanks for sharing!

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  43. Love your projects...and the puppy nose!

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  44. I love your quilt. Thanks for sharing

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  45. As a kid, we always had hot dogs for supper and then went trick or treating.

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  46. Love fall - find sewing for Halloween fun - but pumpkins are dear to my heart

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  47. Your little quilt is totally adorable/ living in central Florida we have to make our own autumn so I decorate the house with lo my fall quilts.

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  48. Your table topper is perfect for fall as well as for Halloween. Love those sweet little pumpkins - perfect.

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  49. Thank you for sharing....I love pumpkins!

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  50. Our family likes to dress up and do a halloween bike ride.

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  51. Adorable table topper! Perfect for October and November...you are so clever! No more Halloween traditions since my grandchildren live way too far away from me and trick-or-treaters don't make it out to the farm!

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  52. Loooove your tabletopper!! Grrrreat for Fall! & love Chloe peeking out too! Adorable!! :D

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  53. I like that your table topper isn't "strictly" Halloween. Nice to have something like that to bridge the seasons! Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Hi Kay, Love the addition of the wool to your pumpkins.

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  55. Table topper is perfect fot all Fall!

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  56. Your table topper is great for fall! Thanks for sharing.

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  57. I always took my kids trick or treating in are nieghber hood.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  58. I haven't tried the woolies yet, but I am wanting too. Thank you for sharing the cute table topper.

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  59. I love your table topper. With no kids at home anymore, we sometimes go help with trunk or treat at church. I do love the fall decors.

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  60. Cute project. I would love to have a party and dress up, but just usually end up giving out candy. We live across from a school, so lots of kids drop by when walking home.

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  61. I love your table topper! And I love Chloe peeking out from under it! Thanks!

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  62. That looks so nice. Those little appliqued pumpkins are so sweet.

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  63. Sweet topper! We have a chutes & ladders type of game with Halloween themes that was a fabric panel from back in the day. My adult daughter still has to play it every year!

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  64. I loved to make costumes for my children. Now I enjoy seeing the children that come to the door trick or treating.

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  65. Cute table topper! Thanks for sharing!

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  66. That little wool applique is cute.

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  67. I love the addition of the wool pumpkins to the table topper. I hadn't noticed the directional issue until you mentioned it. Think of it as an evil spell cast on it by a passing witch. You know a Halloween gift.

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  68. I absolutely love your table topper!!

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  69. Great projects, thank you for sharing!

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  70. I love the pretty table topper.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
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  71. This is a great table topper for all of fall! It would also feel very appropriate on a Thanksgiving table.

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  72. I think your table topper is lovely. Looks to me in the top/first photo that the directional fabrics are just fine. The top half of the topper is horizontal and the bottom half is vertical. That still has order to it. Wonky is just another word for fun!

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  73. Halloween means taking the kids to Grandmas neighborhood for trick or treating and good food afterwards. Your table topper is beautiful .

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  74. Awww, I think I'd have loved being a Halloween baby, but my birthday is exactly 30 days from yours, being on the last day of November. As a child I disliked it because many my presents ended up being a combo of Christmas/birthday gifts. That never happened to my sister. Either or I like your table mat, its a lovely rendition of Fall and I love the silhouettes in each of the blocks. Thanks so much for participating today and my sincerest apologies for not getting around to the blogs sooner this week. It's really been I think my busiest week of the year thus far.

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  75. Your table topper looks great! I like mixing wool applique and cotton. Happy Birthday!

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  76. What a wonderful table topper!

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  77. Great fall/Halloween table topper! Happy Birthday!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  78. Oooh, adding that bit of wool for the pumpkins really is special! I will remember that tip for sure. Whenever something I make turns out wonky (happens more often than I'd like), I think of the Amish makers who always purposely add something wonky to show they are not perfect....just my style!

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Hi, it's Kay, I really want to read and respond to your message... I will do my best to get to it as soon as I can.

Peek-A-Who Blog Hop & Give Away

Welcome to the Peek-A-Who blog hop, hosted by Marian at Seams To Be Sew ! And we have great giveaways! See the rafflecopter at the end o...