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Spooky Steampunk lap quilt

I have been preparing for this hop for months - once the Eerie Nights hostess announced the theme, the criteria being to make something new and show your go-to Halloween décor hosted by Amy at
For my spooky steampunk lap quilt, I first bought some retail fabric since I had absolutely none in my stash. I also asked a quilting co-worker if she had any remnants from a Halloween quilt kit (and she did, some purple background Mr. Chillingsworth). I also found a quilt-along with some free patterns at, link to her Epic Halloween quilt. One of the patterns I snagged was the variable potion bottles, my first attempt at paper piecing. Potion bottle attempt number 1 is the one between the skeletons, with corrected the lotion bottle top in the final. Attempts 2 through 4 are in order, my technique improved by potion bottle number 4 in the lower right corner.

While the freezer paper seemed a good idea in theory, my little scraps kept slipping a…

Hanging with Mrs. Brimble

So glad I found an Instagram challenge during October through
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11-7-16 Post update - I have disconnected from Instagram, thank you to someone who decided I should not be posting during the Mr.'s recent hospital stay. Solved that problem, I am no longer on social media sites but have retained my blog.

The big reveal to my Spooky Steampunk lap quilt will be on October 20, Day 1 to the Eerie Night Halloween blog hop hosted by Amy at sewincrediblycrazy. A sneak peek of my creation will be on Mrs. Brimble's Day 5 prompt of "I Made This." While I usually highlight baby dolls from and their messed up mugshots, Bozo provides enough creepy for today's post.  He is an inmate at For my audience outside of the U.S., there have been reports of creepy clowns lurking around in cities across America. Not the time to re…