Friday, 23 October 2015

Day #6 Halloween Haunts

Halloween Haunts 2015

After a long week of waiting...
IT's MY TURN!!

This is the block I designed for my day - 18" (46 cm) Easy Intermediate Level
Block is paper pieced - but of course!! and will be FREE for this week-end - after that into the shop it goes....








The pieces are pretty big so assembly of the block is really easy and quick.

The fun part was to find colours that were bright and vibrant to add to the block while keeping it looking a little Halloween - ish....





The block stayed on the desktop for who knows how long and eventually I decided I'm making a quick reversible tote bag - only because I just don't want another pillow...













I looked for an easy pattern for a reversible tote and found one I liked on the Spoonflower blog.
Great tutorial and photos to help you make yours quickly and easily too...

Link for the Tote Bag:  HERE








 This is the reverse - inside of the bag - I used the same colour as in some of the letters.
I stuffed the bag with a rolled up small quilt - so it holds quite a bit too.

The finished bag is around 16.5" (42 cm)







Before I made my tote bag I was designing a small quilt around this block BUT unfortunately if I want to get to that stage it might take a few Halloweens....

The quilt size is 30" without any strips between the blocks.

You could make it cute with the owl and moon or just plain scary with the monster breaking through....

All blocks are in my Craftsy Shop

I hope you enjoy making the Halloween Hop block and Tote!!



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Other Featured Haunts On Friday October 23

—> Free Motion By The River <—
—> Joan E <—
—> It Seams To Be Sew <—
—> From This To That <—


 Be sure you visit our Host at Seams To Be Sew and pick up your free pattern, enter the drawing for a free pattern, and to Vote for your picks of the day.

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For the duration of the Halloween Hop
I'm also giving a 15% voucher to all
for discount on the Halloween EBook
in my Payhip Shop...


 ----> Voucher Code: H2T6TEG2VK

INFO HERE..









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We won't have a Link Up Party today - but make sure you're all back for next week's excitement!




 


96 comments:

Anita said...

What a great Halloween tote! Thanks for the pattern.

Vanda Chittenden said...

Thanks so much for the pattern Janeen, I do love all your patterns.

Lisa Marie said...

Thanks for the great pattern!

Vicki in MN said...

Very clever and very useful!

Lana said...

I LOVE PAPER PIECING! I just can't seem to master it! BUT YOU ROCKED THIS!!!!!
Great JOB!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your blocks are all amazing, and this one is no different! Thanks for making it available to us during the hop!

Patty D from NC said...

Great block! Love the eyeball peeking through.

Emily C said...

Love your block. The skele hand is scarey.

AlidaP said...

Amazing designs as usual! And thanks for the link to the simple tote tutorial... always good to know how to put blocks to good use!

Dorian said...

Thats a fun one! LOL. It looks great on the bag.

allthingzsewn said...

Made a nice tote and the quilts are adorable. thanks for the pattern.

Renea said...

Really cute tote bag. Thanks for sharing.

Julie said...

Love this bag :)

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

You're words look good on the bag and the hangings.

Jill said...

Your tote and patterns are adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Lori said...

this is a fun block, thanks for sharing the pattern

Carin said...

Great bag and thanks for the pattern

Bobbie said...

Such a fun block - nice size too. Love the colors - reminded me of candy corn

Amanda Best said...

Very imaginative! Thanks for the pattern!
My email is: Bestbelle2010@aol.com

Carol said...

What a fun paper piece pattern and your cute bag shows it off perfectly! Thanks for sharing it!

MaryBeth Little said...

Cute designs. Happy Halloween

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

This block made a great bag! Cute quilt pattern.

sewlost said...

Love your pattern. I've never paper pieced but I'm going to try with this. Thank you so much

Debbie At The Quilt Journal said...

Love your Treat Bag!! Happy Halloween!

Shelley E said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful design and the idea for using it on a tote bag.

Beth Brown said...

That is so cute! Would be cute for a Halloween treat bag!

Beth

Marian said...

Janeen, I love the block and thank you for the pattern. I'm so happy you joined us for Halloween Haunts, I can't believe you've only been paper piecing for about two years, that's amazing. You know I love your patterns, so it's like a wow to me that your so good in such a short time.

quilter said...

Very cute, thanks for sharing!
cork@pa.rr.com

frstborn said...

no link up? NO LINK UP? No link up!!!! :(

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a cute pattern and using it for a tote bag is a great idea Janeen! Thanks for sharing.

Maureen said...

Great idea to use pattern for A tote.

Calicojoan said...

Now just how cute is that. I have to make this Trick or Treat! Thanks for the pattern. I'm off to see what else you have on Craftsy!

Needled Mom said...

Thank you so much for the great pattern. I love how you used it in a tote. What a nice bag that makes.

Melody Lutz said...

Wow...just wow!

Lorie Bugaiski said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing!

Scrapatches said...

Fabulous Fall Bag! :) Pat

Jane's Quilting said...

Your tote is adorable! Very good terrific for Halloween! 🎃

Allison CB said...

Gorgeous paper piecing!!! Love the tote!

Julianne said...

I love it, man oh man it looks hard though! Thank you!

Kwilt Krazy said...

Awesome! Love the designs. Thanks for sharing!

MoeWest said...

Thanks for the pattern! It makes a great Halloween bag that's big enough for the serious candy collectors!

Quilting Tangent said...

Cute bag, Happy Halloween! 24Tangent@gmail.com

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Cute project! Such a fun trick or treat bag.

Lisa said...

Thank you for the pattern it is great! Love your designs!

Mary Ann said...

Love how your bag turned out. Thanks for the pattern and sharing all your great designs.

Vicki H said...

I love the tote. Thanks for sharing your pattern.

Cecilia said...

Great tote! Thank you for the patterns.

apple blossom said...

love your tote bag nice work

delaineelliott said...

I love the bag - can be used for trick or treating and after Halloween, can be used as a tote! Very clever! Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Crickets Corner said...

Wonderful bag. Love the single eye peeking out as it's just scary enough.

dcargill said...

Love that the cute bag could be used for trick or treating & then used the rest of the year when reversed.

Sarah@123quilt said...

I love the idea of the reversible tote bag!

Walter said...

The cutest Trick or Treat bag I've seen Thanks! pjrquilter(at)msn(dot)com

Sally said...

Great tote and wonderful design!

Angelia Lanouette said...

Thank you so much for the awesome pattern! Love the idea of the reversible tote! Trick or Treat!

teachpany said...

Cute! I like the letters, and love the owl dressed as a witch.

DebraKay Neiman said...

WOW!! Your mummy is so cute. crystalbluern at tds dot net

Teatime Creations said...

Such a sweet pattern. Happy Halloween.

Joanne said...

This is fabulous and thanks for the pattern!

Ariane said...

I love your block. It looks amazing!

Dale said...

Fun idea - turning the "trick or treat" block into a trick or treat bag :)

Sewgirl said...

Thanks for sharing your pattern. That's very generous of you. Sweet block!

wendy said...

Wonderful tote, thanks!

Audrey said...

Wonderful wall hangings using your trick or treat block. Thanks for sharing.

Rhonda Best said...

You really put a lot of thought and work into your project.
mtmom57@gmail.com

anna brown said...

Nice bag but paper piecing looks hard.....But so want to try it.....happyness04431@yahoo.com

Kathy E. said...

What a great Halloween project! I'd love to make this and use it as a wall hanging. thank you bundles for the free pattern!

Charlene McCain said...

Great bag! Your paper piecing patterns are awesome! Thank you for the free download.

Beth said...

I think your fabric choices really enhance your pattern. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I am not a paper piecing fan, but Love your block and bag.

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

That's a really cute bag. Not too excited about paper piecing it but that's pretty cute to pass up! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy Dahlgren said...

Absolutely love your paper pieced bag! I plan to make it for my granddaughter. Cdahlgren at live dot com

GranChris said...

I like the tote. The paper piecing was great.

Sandy said...

I LOVE Your Trick or Treat Bag! Thanks for this Pattern! I Love Your Halloween Patterns Too!

Claire Sutherland said...

What a fab bag x

Heide said...

What a great finish. Love how the letters just pop and the placement of the eye in the "O" very clever. So cute!

PK Sews said...

I love your fabric combination. The black print is perfect for this delightful bag!

Betsy said...

Janeen, I love your paper piecing. You are very talented.

free indeed said...

Very nice use of those 'free form' letters! Thanks for the inspiration!

Joni S said...

Love this!

Michele T said...

OMG!!!! I looooove your bag!!! I must make one!! So cool!

Linda said...

REALLY LIKE THIS TOTE!
THANKS FOR SHARING!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Baker_ia said...

What a neat idea for Halloween thanks for the pattern

Quilty said...

Cute patterns!!

Vera said...

Really great tote! I love the color play!

Pauline Perry said...

Great quilts! One day I will get around to finding the courage for paper piecing - your work is great.
Pauline
perry94022 at hotmail dot com

Pauline Perry said...

Great quilts! One day I will get around to finding the courage for paper piecing - your work is great.
Pauline
perry94022 at hotmail dot com

Anne D said...

Your blocks are always amazing.The tote is great.

Anne D said...

Your blocks are always amazing.The tote is great.

Christa Dunn said...

I love your patterns- thanks!!

Farm Quilter said...

Thank you so much for the great pattern!!! Your tote is adorable!!!

Lyndsey said...

Love the finished tote.

Annette Schultz said...

my hats off to you, all that piecing .... awesome job and great Halloween tote.
institchesandseams@hotmail.ca

Leah said...

Love the tote. It also looks spooktacular in the quilt layout. Very cool.

Rhonda said...

Wow! This is a fantastic project. I love it!! Thank you for sharing your design.

Theresa said...

That Trick or Treat block makes a really great bag. Fabulous!