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Spooky Steampunk lap quilt

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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 sewincrediblycrazy.blogspot.com.
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 flyingparrotquilts.com, 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

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So glad I found an Instagram challenge during October through mrsbrimbles.blogspot.com.
I am posting daily at https://www.instagram.com/tvonzalez/.
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 shopgoodwill.com and their messed up mugshots, Bozo provides enough creepy for today's post.  He is an inmate at shopgoodwill.com/auctions/Vintage-Mattel-Talking-Bozo-Doll. 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…