Friday, October 26, 2018

Peak a Who? Blog Hop


Welcome to my day of the Peak a Who? blog hop.  Hosted by Marian of Seams to Be Sew.  I have a few items to show today that I have worked on over the past few months.



First up, I wanted to tackle an old Halloween UFO.  I created one just like it several years ago in 2010 as part of the "La Petite - A Year of Small Projects" challenge. This pattern is called Paganini from Ms. Rosie's Quilt company and is designed for Charm Packs. When I first cut out the project I used several 5 inch strips from my yardage instead of a charm pack.  This method left me with way too much left over fabric for one quilt.  So I decided I would cut enough for two quilts, which I did.  I made the first quilt right away.  The  second one... well....

I played with it again in 2015 hoping to finish it as part of the 2015 Finish-A-Long.  I made some good progress on it and got the top done and even got the backing and batting picked out but that was it.   

  The next several months it got moved around and put on hold while other projects moved to the top of the to do list. It has been sitting and waiting its turn for quilting, until now.

I finally finished it as part of the third quarter of the 2018 Finish-A-Long and today am excited to show it off  to you all as part of the Peek A Who? blog hop. 



And check out who is peeking around on the back.



Another one of my Spooky creations was a Halloween tote bag.

 Look Who is peeking out on the front!  He was made for a Spooky Tote Swap I joined.  I actually made two identical bats. One for each side of the bag.

The paper pieced bat pattern is called midnight Bite and is from Lillyella.com. The tote pattern also comes from Lillyella.com and is a free tutorial here. The fun part of this swap was knowing who my spooky partner was.  Most the swaps I have joined are blind swaps and you don't know who your partner is till the package lands on your doorstep.   I like this way better because it allows me to get to know a new quilty friend.


This is the fantastic tote I got I got from my partner.  It is amazing what a few fabric changes can do to a pattern. And check out the fantastic embroidered witch on the back.  She even glows in the dark!


My final project is till a flimsy, mainly because of this.

My ruler foot broke on my quilting machine, I wasn't even using my quilt rulers at the time or going over any seams, just doing and all over filler in a solid piece of fabric.  Next thing I know the machine jumps and I'm out one presser foot.  So quilting on this next project will be delayed.  But not for too long, a new presser foot is already in the mail heading my way.

Not too long ago I fell in love with One Block Wonder quilts.  I have already made two and have two more cut out and I have already purchased fabric for 3 more.  What can I say, I'm hooked.


This summer I discovered One Block Wonders using panels and I had to have one of my own.
This hop was the perfect reason to buy a fabulous Halloween panel.
Seven panels to be exact.
One for the center and one to cut up.


After several different layouts options I ended up with this one. I love how the hexagons carry the distorted image away to the edges.  I can see myself making many more of these!  I think I may try it without the inner border on my next one and see how that comes out.

Make sure to visit all the other Sites today and visit any of the others you may have missed throughout the week, they have some great projects!  Scroll even further for giveaways from Fat Quarter Shop and Timeless Treasures.


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60 comments:

  1. What a cool lookin quilt. I love the colors.

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  2. Your projects are all gorgeous and the workmanship is so professional. I am glad that I came upon your site through the Peek a Who blog hop, your work has inspired me!!!!! Thank your for sharing!

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  3. WOW, I absolutely LOVE your project. I've never seen anything like it - amazing. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Wow, what a lot of gorgeous projects! I adore each and every one of them, but the one block quilt is going to be the most amazing of them all!

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  5. Your projects are all amazing! The Paganini is fabulous, as is the hexagon panel quilt. But I'd have to say my favorite is the bat tote bag!

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  6. Wow! What great Halloween projects! I especially love the totes!

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  7. A lot of Halloween goodness here! I've always wanted to make a One Block Wonder quilt, and now I think I need to use panels for it.

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  8. I love the contrast of those purple hexies against the black on your quilt. I've never had a presser foot break. I'm glad it was just a foot and not the machine.

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  9. I love your orange and black quilt. So stunning!

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  10. I love your one block wonder quilt!!! It is really awesome!! I like the black border it makes it just pop!

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  11. Leah, I love your panel quilt, I've never done a One Block Wonder, but you inspired me.. I also love your peacock.. magshandlin@verizon.net

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  12. Your projects are beautiful, especially the one block wonder. Thank you for sharing

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  13. Oh wow that one block wonder is astounding! I've done a few myself , love them. Your halloween project is super fun too.

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  14. Wow, Leah! Sorry for your broken ruler foot! But glad to see your projects. I love them. Very colorful. I really love the colors and the way you created the last one! I have lots of questions about that one! Did you hand stitch all those hexies or are they half-hexies? Are they appliqued on, stitched on?? Inquiring minds want to know!! I'd love to know your process! LOL Great job! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. wow your quilt is wonderful. i love the pattern. wow your bags are so fun. you have done a great job portraying halloween. thanks for sharing. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  16. I am speechless. Original quilt is lovely, the totes are so great, but the OBW I have seen Christmas ones, but your Halloween one is awesome. I have been wanting to make a OBW quilt and now maybe I need to move it up on my list.

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  17. Seriously, you blew me away with every one of these projects...wow! The quilts and the bags are amazing. That last one using the panel is totally awesome...love it! Thanks for sharing them all.

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  18. As I went down each project, I kept changing which was my favorite, because they are all terrific! When you got to the last one, though, OH WOW! I've not done any one block wonders, but seeing this one could get me on that path. It's like looking out a window and seeing a focused spot that fades away so perfectly into the background. I would never imagine I would find that panel and those colors so appealing! Thank you for sharing each of your fabulous inspirations.

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  19. Very cute thanks for sharing and the great giveaway
    Cork@pa.rr.com

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  20. WOW! WOW! WOW! Absolutely amazing projects. With each one I thought it can't get better, and then I got to the witch panel project. Fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  21. I love the ghosties backing! and your one block wonder is truly awesome :)

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  22. Great projects! You have really been busy. I think the bat tote is my favorite. I'm sure your partner loved it. Thank you for the link.

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  23. Oh my gosh...I've never seen a hopping foot break. That had to scare the bejeebers out of you! What fun projects! Especially that last one. WOW, WOW, WOW! that's just incredible! I need to dig my book out and put it to use, I guess!

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  24. You should have lead off with the one block wonder panel quilt - it is simply amazing! The last image should have been the first. Love, love, love it - what a great way to bring up the finish on this fantastic hop.

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  25. You have been busy!!! Those totes are really cute and I really have to look into this one block idea, got my curiosity up. thanks for sharing.

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  26. Great quilt! I love the look of the hexagons around the center panel! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Wonderful fabrics, patterns and finishes! The one block wonder is a wonder! Great use of the panel and fabric. Thanks for sharing in the hop ... :) Pat

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  28. Oh WOW!! I love all of your projects! The Paganini quilt is great and I'm loving you OBW! The totes are fabulous too! (I've already looked it up on Lillyella!) Thank you so much for sharing! Happy Halloween!

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  29. I just saw the article for doing the cutup panels in the latest Quiltmaker magazine. I had never heard of the idea before, but your Halloween quilt is great! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  30. Wow. That one block wonder is amazing. I have tried to do hexies and they don't work well for me. I also love that tote bag, thanks for the link!

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  31. I loved your ufo and your bat was pretty cool.i seen your quilt the other day wow very nice...

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  32. I love your quilt and the OBW is fabulous! Thank you for sharing!

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  33. The last project was worth the wait - great job. Happy Halloween!

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  34. Both quilts were great! If I had to choose a favorite, I couldn't. I agree, I love the way the hexies carry the color/pattern out into the borders, and I'm going to remember that for future projects.

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  35. I love your quilt. I haven't tried a ONE BLOCK WONDER YET, BUT THIS IS GORGEOUS. Thanks for sharing

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  36. I love your projects! Very clever work with the hexies!

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  37. Wonderful projects here-especially your 2010 one, we shall have a moment of silence for your ruler foot.....................

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  38. Wow, your mind is brimming with fabulous ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. I love each of your projects. You picked a great fabric for your binding, and your panel project is amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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  40. What fun bags! The embroidered witch on the bag you received is absolutely stunning. The rest are pretty fun, too. I also really like your one block wonder layout with the panel. Great colors!

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  41. Your quilt is gorgeous!! Very unique way to use a panel. Wow!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  42. all your spooky creations are spooktacular, thanks for sharing

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  43. Your projects are just beautiful. I love the orange quilt and the bags, but that one block wonder is just fabulous. Sorry about the broken foot.

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  44. Wow what beautiful designs and colors. I love especially the quilt. Thanks For Sharing
    Elizabeth, Silverdale, WA

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  45. That One Block Wonder is amazing! Haven't made one yet, but going to the top of my list!
    basaran.family (at) rogers.com

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  46. Love your projects. The bat bag is sooo cute!

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  47. wow, you have so many wonderful ideas to share that I don't know where to begin. I love both of the totes, I'm rather partial to bats. And the one block wonder is fabulous. I never heard of this concept before I don't think.

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  48. You shared so many wonderful projects on this hop. I think they are all splendid. I just got interested in OBWs and have material for a Christmasy one. I joined a Facebook group for OBWs and the panels are definitely gorgeous. I'm loving yours. Aren't the panels just the best!?

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  49. I LOVE your quilt. It's so beautiful.

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  50. OH MY GOODNESS❗All fabulous. I just bought that bat pattern the other day, both versions are wonderful. And I have always wanted to try one block wonders. Did you take a class? Read a book? Any advice? I am stunned by the AWESOMEness.

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  51. The totes are both amazing!! But your one block wonder quilt...wow, wow, wow!!! I love it!! Now I'll have to figure out a way to make another one but using a panel!!!

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  52. Your quilts are Amazing!! Wowie!! Gorgeous job..& very creative!!

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  53. Your OBW is wonderful as is the other quilt.

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  54. All I can say is WOW!
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  55. great projects! Love the bat, the last quilt, and the ghost backing fabric.

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  56. Cool Witches Quilt. Love all of your creations! The colors are wonderful!

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  57. I enjoyed your Peek a boo post. We have been discussing one block wonder quilts and ideas for using panels to make them, and then "poof", like magic I see yours. I'm sharing your site with others so your great quilt can be shared. Thanks for participating in this event.

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  58. OMG! The witch panel is definitely a work of art. The paper pieced bat is quite unique and you even made two...wow!

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