Friday, October 28, 2016

Eerie Nights Blog Hop

Welcome to the Eerie Nights blog hop!
  
I love being part of the Halloween hop each year.  This year it was set up by Marian of Seams to be Sew  and is being co-hosted by Amy of  Sew Incredibly Crazy.

This year has been the year of making mini quilts for me and in following that theme I have made a mini quilt for Halloween.  This quilt was inspired by the Halloween Mini craft swap I joined on Instagram.  For my project I choose to create a mini wall hanging using the Midnight Bite pattern from Lilly Ella's World.


My partner posted the bat pattern in her idea mosaic on instagram.  I had seen the pattern floating around the web myself and had been dying to try it out, so I went ahead and got the pattern. It went together nicely.


I added a two inch gray border border and decided to add some iron on studs to the wing joints.



Close up of the wing with some dark gray studs.

 For the eyes I used some green iron on crystal  gems.  They shine eerily in the right lighting.
I added some purple piping in the binding and then sent it on its way. He is now spending his days hanging around in Texas.


In return my partner sent me this fancy witch hat decorated with sparkly purple spiders. And quilted with silver thread. It is hard to see the quilting in the photo but it is quilted spider webs!  It is fabulous! It is super cool and even though I didn't make it, I had to show it off!


  Make sure you check out the other swappers today as well:


October 28th




=^..^=

61 comments:

  1. Love the bat. I have been admiring it for awhile around the web. I might just have to make myself one. Very haunting!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your paper-pieced bat is awesome! I've tried paper piecing a few times, but I don't seem to have the knack. Your stitching is flawless. The fabrics you chose are perfect, and I love the metal studs you added. How lucky you are to have received such a great witch's hat. Very cute!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love your dark purple bat, the mini quilt is awesome! The hat you received in return is amazing!
    Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a wonderful bat and the hat is too cute! I just love Halloween!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh how cute! Love the bat, and the hat!! Great job.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Both mini quilts are fabulous! I think your bat is amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Both projects look wonderful. Like how you added some sparkle to the bat

    ReplyDelete
  8. Neat bat and the purple with the black makes him look spooky.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. The moment I saw the purple fabric in the first photo, I knew something great was happening with your project! Your bat is the best!! With the green eyes, the iron studs and the deep purple wings, it is perfectly spooky! Also, what a great swap partner to send you a crooked witch's hat...I love that too!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Your bat came out great and I love the witches hat too!
    Happy Halloween!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh! WOW! I love the bat (I am definitely not a bat lover) But this one is so cute. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Great fabric choices to give some movement in the wings.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I like the bat! It is so cute! The purple piping adds a great touch as well.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love both minis. Your bat turned out great and the crystals work really well. And the witch hat is way too much fun.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh my goodness! That bat and witch hat are amazing...love, love, love them!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wonderful bat and hat. 24Tangent@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. wow, love both the quilts! I love the little extras you added to the bat.

    ReplyDelete
  18. wow both mini quilts are gorgeous. i love the fabrics used on both.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I really love the studs you added to the wing joints. To me, they (along with the green crystal eyes) make the quilt! Awesome! (lynnstck[at]yahoo.com)

    ReplyDelete
  20. What an awesome bat! Love those purple wings. And that witch hat...I'm just drooling here! Halloween perfection!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I too saw that bat pattern but didn't buy it because I felt I was still a novice at my paper piecing. It would have looked fantastic in my Spooky quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  22. THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR NEAT HALLOWEEN PROJECTS! THANKS FOR YOUR BLOG+GIVEAWAY TOO ! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. Love your bat. The grey studs give him a very Steampunk feel that I like. And the hat you recieved is really colorful and fun. My kind of decoration! Thanks for sharing both of them.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Ohhhh--what cute Halloween decorations--love both of them--
    love and laughter, di

    ReplyDelete
  25. Beautiful bat. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  26. That bat is so cute!! Where did you find the pattern? This is the first time I've run across your blog. I'll have to do some snooping. Karen

    ReplyDelete
  27. Oh wow! That mini you made is amazing! I love everything from the fabrics you used to the green eyes to the flange on the binding. Your partner was super lucky to get that!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Your bat turned out great! The witches hat is pretty cool too!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Both the bat and the witch hat quilts are gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Thanks for sharing what you did with very precise paper piecing!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Love the bat and the hat is also quite nice! Thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  32. Leah, I think both the bat you made, and the witches hat you received are stellar! I'm not a paper piecing fan--at all, but I might be tempted by something so cute. I am a big fan of embellishments, though, and the little gems you added really do show well. I wouldn't have thought of using them so you've added a trick to my quilting bag.

    Your Rafflecopter doesn't seem to be working, and I've had the same issue with other blogs throughout the hop. Not all, but a few. Just letting you know.

    Julie, who is also in the hop as Pink Doxies

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, I am thinking you only get one entry per item. I have had the same issue. If I log out of rafflecopeter it shows that I can enter, but once I log in it sees I already have one entry.

      Delete
  33. Your mini bat quilt is awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  34. I love your bat, very nice paper piecing.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Nice bat but so loved the hat with all the cool colors..... happyness04431@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. I have not seen the bat pattern before. Love it!!!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Love the bat. What a fun paper piecing project!

    ReplyDelete
  38. I adore both the quilts - would be hard put to choose between them. I love that you added brads t the wings of the bat. That's a super wall 'hanging'. I also love the hat, the colors and the bendy parts and the bow. Just a wonderful swap!

    ReplyDelete
  39. That is the kind of bat I wouldn't mind having hanging around.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Great bat, great hat! The crystals for the eyes are perfect. Love the project and will remember the pattern for future use.

    ReplyDelete
  41. I just love the bat quilt! Happy Halloween.

    ReplyDelete
  42. That bat is phenomenal! Thanks so much for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  43. I absolutely LOVE your bat! It is fantastic. I would have had a really, really hard time parting with it. That being said, the quilt you received is fantastic. I love them both! How incredibly fun! (On an ironic note... I just shared a link to your fabric postcard tutorial on my blog. I follow the finishing instructions on every fabric postcard I make. Seeing you were participating in the blog hop today was all the more fun!)

    ReplyDelete
  44. Those bat wings--with their purple shades--are amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  45. The bat is so cool! The purple color gives it something extra. jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  46. That bat is awesome, especially with those crystal eyes.

    ReplyDelete
  47. I love bats but the hat is wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Love the bat and the colors you used!

    ReplyDelete
  49. Your bat quilt is great! I don't do much paper piecing but I'd certainly make this quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  50. This sounds like a really fun swap! Both projects are fantastic!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  51. Halloween has always been my kids favorite holiday. I plan to try and make him te bat quilt. I love it.
    gandn74@ymail.com

    ReplyDelete
  52. The bat and the hat (love how they rhyme) are wonderful! I love the little touches..the glittery spiders, the glowing eyes, the spiderweb quilting and the bat joints. Both are so cool!

    ReplyDelete
  53. Wow, both projects are amazing. Love the piecing on the bat.
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  54. Super job on the projects...the Hat is soooo fun!! tho...not sure I could deal with the spider..lol

    ReplyDelete