Hi everyone welcome to the last day of Halloween Haunts. First I must apologise as I got confused and set the schedule time for my post to publish incorrectly. Last weekend here in the UK our clocks went back and instead of setting it to post earlier I added time. It's been great fun visiting the posts from the blog hop and I must thank Marian from Seams to be sew for all her hard work in organising the hop for us.
Halloween isn't such a big event in the UK as in America however over the last few years trick or treating has become more popular. A couple of years ago I had lots of children visit and I loved their costumes but last year no one rang our doorbell so I'm interested what will happen this year. I have lots of sweets ready and my son has offered to eat any that are left over! As we aren't meeting for guides this week we celebrated halloween last week by playing several traditional halloween games including bobbing for apples which left everyone very wet.
For this hop I wanted to make a square table topper. I had fabric in my stash from previous years and this was a good opportunity to use it up. Using up my stash is currently a priority as it has been expanding and taking over all available space and needs to be tamed.
I also wanted to include some embroidery and applique if possible.
Here is my my pumpkin table topper. I have started the quilting since taking this photo and it will be completely finished by Halloween.
I'm using this fabric for the backing. Then once halloween is over I can flip my table topper to enjoy the autumn colour backing. I love it when an item can cover for two events.
The leaves are made from a green wool fabric and the leaf veins on them are machine stitched.
Sewing the project hasn't been the easiest thing as the tension on my machine kept on playing up. I must book it in for a service as I have a couple of quilts I need to finish.
This table topper will be on my coffee table. I'm still using the runner I made in an earlier hop on my dining table.
There several other haunts you need to check out today.Featured Haunts On Wednesday October 28
There is also a giveaway for the event sponsored by Fat Quarter shop.
I hope you've enjoyed visiting and good luck in the give away. Have a great day.