Welcome to my stop on the Halloween Haunts Hop! A big shout out to Marian for putting this together - it's a ton of work! GRAZIE MILLE
(all my pictures are at the end of the post - doing this on my phone is convenient but doesn't allow for rearranging or captioning pictures)
**Q: What is mummy’s favourite kind of coffee?
I've been fighting with a sprained wrist since August and am considerably haunted by the ghosts of deadlines past (for my poor waiting swappers: i AM getting caught up! I will let you know when to start haunting the post office)
I started this project at 5pm (procrastinate much?) and it only took an hour or so. So I started a pumpkin patch, however, I messed up on the quilting and I believe Reginald, my seam ripper, has run off with one of Jane's seam rippers.
**Q: What kind of underwear does a mummy wear?
A: Fruit of the Tomb**
My mummy mug rug started with just a piece of white fabric. I made his eyes and appliquéd them to green fabric and stitched it to the white. I wanted the frayed look so I ripped it in strips.
**Q: Why are ghosts scare of mummies?
A: They always tear up their sheets**
**Q: Why was the mummy so tense?
A: He was all wound up!**
Then I stitched and flipped and twisted (now I feel like a gymnast.) I sandwiched him with a scrap of Batting and a scrap of orange fabric. I used some leftover polka-dot binding (I knew I was saving that for a reason.)
**Q: Why don’t mummies take vacations?
A: They’re afraid they’ll relax and unwind!**
Previous to discovering this tutorial from Mommy's Naptime Crafters, I disliked binding anything but now actually enjoy it. I only had trouble with the ends - never could get it to come out right. One of the girls on Facebook shared this tutorial last week on a French binding and I love it! One of those "duh! Why didn't I think of that" moments. Check it out!
Q: What is the mummy’s favorite musical program?
A: Name that tomb
My other project isn't necessarily Halloween but it does have autumn colors. I received the "twiddling toes" blocks from my Flickr #webeewithit quilting bee and put them together with fabric I had on hand. I was hoping to get it finished before church last night but was still putting the binding on it at 6:47 (Church is at 7) so I will gift it on Sunday.
**Q: What is the mummy’s favorite flower?
Fat Quarter Shop is sponsoring our hop with a daily giveaway! Visit Marian for the link and to vote on your favorite project from today's hop.
**Q: Why do mummies make excellent spies?
A: They’re good at keeping things under wraps!**
Stop by all these other haunted houses to see their spooky projects!