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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Ten Minute Table Runner

JoAnn Fabrics sold Nightmare Before Christmas Fabric this year.  A nice variety and discounted to boot.  I fell in love with The Nightmare Before Christmas Movie years ago.  We made a trip to Disney World that December and Jack Skellington was all the rage.  I wanted to use the fabric right away, so I made a couple of 10 Minute Table Runners.

Love this combo.

Perfect fabric to complement NBFC fabric.

The 10 Minute Table Runner is 1/3 yard x WOF for front center and 1/2 yard x WOF for back and border. Here is a video that shows how easy it it to make.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZUe37VXABI

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Halloween Photo Booth

My Son was asked to come up with and bring to life a Halloween Carnival for children.  He and I came up with 8-10 game ideas.  They needed to be mentally and physically therapeutic. I will not bore you with all the detail, but my favorite was the Photo Booth.

David was on line and found a flag that he liked, but it was no longer available.  So, we decided to make it out of wood and paint.

4' x 8'

We got creative in our front yard with the skeleton crew.  At the carnival, the skeletons were sitting in lawn chairs and the children loved them.

You are probably thinking, what does this have to do with quilting.  The math was tricky, but my long quilting ruler (with multiple markings) and blue tape were the perfect solution for marking all those lines.  Bless the person that invented blue tape.  It marked my ruler and after David painted the board orange, it taped off the lines to paint the black stripes. 

 I, also, used my ruler and blue tape to mark a 4' x 4' Plinko board.  David had the fun of  hammering all those nails in.  This is before the top was painted different colors and the bottom tray was added.

This is a picture of one of our neighbor's yard.  Look closer in the pumpkin area.  There is a skeleton coming out of the lawn and two skeletons climbing the fence.  Too cute!