Monday, October 22, 2018

Peek-A-Who Blog Hop & Give Away

Welcome to the Peek-A-Who blog hop, hosted by Marian at Seams To Be Sew!  Details of the give away will be at the end of the post... along with a list of all the participants in the hop this week.  

Fall is in the air as the temps drop, the leaves change color and scatter across the yard, and pumpkin spice takes over everything!

The name of the hop inspired the wall hanging I am featuring...  As well as this picture!  Part of the fun of Halloween is trying to figure out who is "behind the mask" (ok, so masks are frowned upon now days, but I think you get the idea.)     

This Halloween photo is of my husband's family... circa mid to late 1960s.  Who IS behind the various masks???  Left to right - Dave, Pat, Michael, Linda, Sharon and Marcie. 

It is actually pretty funny to look at some of the other Halloween photos and realize that the same masks and costumes are there, but on different kiddos!  

No more waiting... Here is my project.


My wall hanging was sketched out on a piece of paper while in the car...


Not all of my ideas were used... because of practicality (how do you really make a spider face recognizable?) as well size restriction.  I used six inch blocks and raw edge applique to make the face parts... for a quick and fun project.  It finished at 21" x 24".  If you wanted to use 12" blocks and a few extra faces it could make a fun throw.





Though I love each block and the personality that shows through the placement of the eyes and nose, the mummy was a favorite to make.  I used bias tape as the wrappings... 
Frankenstein has a comical look on his face, while the cat looks concerned...  and the witch, well, she had a bad hair cut. Ooops!


Fall and Halloween have always been a fun season to decorate for.  Years ago there was a small tree in our front yard that would get decorations for various seasons... in the spring it would have plastic eggs dangling from the branches and in October it would hold ghosts and pumpkins.  I must admit that I do less seasonal decor changes since our girls are grown and on their own. 




In 2000 the youth of our church held a fundraiser.  Members could pay to have a "pumpkin patch" delivered to someone's front yard.  The pumpkin patch consisted of about 20 newspaper filled pumpkin bags.  The only way they would be removed was if that person paid $20 and selected another church family to receive them. 

It was all supposed to be done on the sly and be a surprise... but trying to keep a group of pre-teen and teenagers quiet as they unloaded the pumpkins from multiple vans was a little tricky!  Let's play the quiet game... yeah, right!

Over the years we have had definitely had some fun with costumes...  Check these out!


I love the boots on the wrong feet!  haha, yes, that is me...  


Halloween 1992 - Dave with our girls... 
and our family - a volley ball player, a couple football players and a yellow M&M in about 2004 (I spy a quilted hanky wall hanging in the background that I made for my Grandma T with all of her hankies!)


Our friends held a costume party in 2000... we borrowed the cave people costumes from some friends.  There was a lot of laughter and crazy antics that happened at that party. 

Don't we look great???

Below was a fundraiser at the local art museum... we were in "Pair-a-dice"... I know a little cheesy, but it was fun too!


Time for give away details!  I will be having a random drawing for a beginner friendly and fat quarter friendly row quilt.


Rules are simple... leave a comment before October 28th.  
Tell me which character of the quilt is your favorite... or let me know which costumes are prize winning!

Remember, if you are a no-reply blogger you will want to leave your email address along with your comment  (ie. - melloscraps(at)nolanqualitycustoms(dot)com) so that I can contact you if your name is selected as the winner.  

The hop give away features prizes from the Fat Quarter Shop and Timeless Treasures... use the raffle copter




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I have several social media platforms.  You can catch up with me on facebook at Melva Loves Scraps and on instagram @MelvaLovesScraps.  Or you can follow along via email (sign up on the sidebar) or on bloglovin' too.  



I think that covers all of the details... Be sure to visit all of the hop participants! Their links are listed below...

Piece Happy,

Melva


Melva Loves Scraps - Home of the Quilters Through The Generations series

118 comments:

  1. So tempting to pick the mummy as the favorite, but I just have to go with the black cat! That is a wonderful design! All the photos of family Halloweens took me back to when it really was fun. Trunk or Treat just isn't quite the same. =) Thanks for sharing your photos and stories, and I think the cave people would win my vote for best dressed. LOL Thanks for your special giveaway chance, too.

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  2. I love the costume pictures! I remember those plastic masks - the ones you really couldn't see out of the holes...LOL.

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    1. It is true that you could never really see out of the masks, making it dangerous for kids crossing the street... But still fun!

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  3. What a cute fun wall hanging....Love It !!!

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  4. I especially like the Mummy face and the bias tape was a great idea! I had to giggle at your last 2 costume photos because I have very similar photos! My husband and I did dice costumes years ago and in college my roommate and I did jungle outfits.

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  5. I love your masks project, Melva. Thank you for sharing all the pics with us.
    Ronelle

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    1. Thank you Ronelle for helping to make this hop a fun and successful event. :) Blessings, M

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  6. I love your quilt! All the characters are great but my favorite is the pumpkin. I've always been a sucker for pumpkins.

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  7. Very cute wall hanging! I think my favorite character is the cat in the lower right corner! And for costumes - Pebbles and Bam Bam win hands down! LOL Great job!

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  8. What a clever quilt! And all your Halloween memories and traditions look like a lot of fun.

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  9. What a neat quilt--very creative. I am partial to the kitty cat--like all those whiskers, I guess. That mummy is cool too, probably my 2nd choice. You sure get into costumes--those cave people are neat--reminds me of Fred and Wilma but your husband had more hair than Fred. Ha! Fun times! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Cute idea-I too like the mummy one the best.

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  11. Hi Melva! Ohhhh, I love all the photos you shared with us today. You wearing boots on the wrong feet just cracked me up, as well as the look on your father's face. I wonder if you just said something? So darn cute. I adore the Flintstone costumes. Your quilt is so cute as well! I love the mummy - hands down my favorite but they are all really nice. I design in a very similar fashion only I usually use post-it notes. They are usually too small but I get my ideas down in some fashion. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  12. super cute! what a great post!

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  13. The cat is my favorite, but I like how you made the mummy too!

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  14. Very cute quilt. I am kind of partial to the mummy too! Love the pics of you and your family from Halloween past.

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  15. My favorite is the cat! You did a great job on your quilt.

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  16. It looks like Frankenstein's hair blends in with Dracula's block. So it makes Dracula look like he has a beard. Awesome! You've done a great job with your blocks!

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    1. I did notice that Frankenstein should have been located in a different area AFTER it was complete. That is what I get for being in a rush to meet a deadline!

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  17. My children's favorite holiday was Halloween! I love your mummy- that was brilliant to use the bias tape for his bindings.

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  18. I love the Mummy, its a great scary movie too. Great pictures. Thanks for sharing. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  19. Love your quilt! I think Frankie is my favorite. Truly enjoyed seeing all your Halloween pictures from the past. Great memories. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  20. I like the pumpkin :) I remember wearing those costumes with the masks! I love the old pics - oneoldgoat1962@gmail.com

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  21. I love the dice costumes.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
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  22. The black cat on the quilt is intriguing and the clever pair of dice is prize worthy.

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  23. very cute wall hanging, love the cat and mummy.

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  24. THe mummy is my favorite. And your Pair a dice..

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  25. What a fun quilt. You have captured the Peek a Who moments with a flair! Loved looking thru your old photos too. It really is fun to go back and share a laugh or two along the way. As for my favorite...It's gotta be Dracula. There is just something about those pearly whites! :-)

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  26. This is a really fun quilt. I love the Pair a Dice costume

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  27. The black cat in the corner. What a great design for the season!!!

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  28. I do love the Cat!! thank you!

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  29. That is a fabulous quilt. Such a simple idea yet so effective and challenging to make sure the characters are recognizable. I am having a tough time picking a favourite face so will pick a favourite row - the bottom one with Franky, the Cyclops and the kitty. Thank you for sharing such a fun quilt.

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  30. What a fun quilt idea! Love the texture in the mummy. Looks like a lot of great times for Halloween.

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    1. Thanks! While we don't dress for Halloween every year, when we do dress up, we have fun.

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  31. I love your quilt especially the mummy block. Oh and all of your costumes are wonderful. Those dice are great and the cave men are so fun. We love to dress up also. And because there were five kids growing up we did the same with sharing costumes. And our two did the same. There were always little tweaks when sharing but that was cool.
    Thanks for sharing today. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  32. Love all the old photos with the costumes. They are all prize worthy as you just don’t see original costumes like that anymore. Thanks for sharing!

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  33. The Mummy is my favorite! He is cute!

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  34. The faces are all so cute, and a great idea! I love the cat face the most, and I think the pumpkin wins the dress up contest! LOL

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  35. hahaha. The REO Speedwagon caveman is the winner! The wig is great! And my favorite quilt block is the jackolantern!

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  36. Your quilt made me laugh, a really cute idea!

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  37. You are so creative. This is a wonderful piece. I would vote on the mummy as my favorite, but they are all terrific. Great photos of your past celebrations. Love the idea of that fund raiser.

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  38. I like the mummy block best. Cute quilt.

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  39. I like the jack o lantern block the best.

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  40. What a great wall-hanging! I like all the blocks equally. I'd have to say the best to me were the cave people costumes.

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  41. Very cute project, and I love the pictures! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  42. You are sew creative!!! I love your Halloween faces wall hanging. My favorite is the mummy. But I've changed that answer twice already so I guess I like many of them. And I love the costume of you and Dave as the Fred and Wilma. I bet you sewed them, too.

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  43. I love the mummy face in your quilt with one eye only partially visible. You have also had some good costumes. I guess the pair of dice is my favorite. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  44. Melva, I love your quilt. I am having a hard time choosing between the Cat, the mummy, and the owl. If I have to pick one I guess it would be the cat. I have a black cat and I love her so much. Thank you for your wonderful quilt.

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  45. I enjoyed looking at all your Halloween photos. Very cute quilt idea! The mummy block is my favorite. Thank you for sharing in the blog hop ... :) Pat

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  46. I really like your caveman costumes - shows off your nice legs!!! Your mummy block was truly inspired!!! Great quilt! Thanks for participating in the blog hop and sharing your quilt with us!!

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  47. What fun family Halloween memories you shared. For your adorable quilt my choice has to be the evil eye. Though the mummy is wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway chances.

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    1. Thank you, Kay, for you favorite face pick and for helping to make this hop a fun and successful event. Belssings, M

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  48. Cute quilt! I like the mummy. Enjoyed the pictures, my favorite is your dice costume.

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  49. Using bias strips for the mummy is just brilliant! Those 60's Halloween costumes took me back - ha ha!
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  50. Hard to choose a favorite .. like choosing a favorite child! I liking the mummy, though. Probably because my daughter made a 30" plus mummy which is sitting in our living room holding a dead bouquet of flowers! They kind of match!!

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  51. I like the witch and mummy blocks.

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  52. Your quilt is so cute!! Love the mummy!!

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    1. thank you MaryBeth for helping to make the Peek A Who hop a fun and successful event. Blessings, M

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  53. The mummy block is awesome! So clever :)

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  54. I think the ghost face is my favorite. This is a fun quilt idea. I also like the Pair-a-dice costumes.

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  55. I was a (single) die/dice for Halloween once! Great minds obviously think alike. It was a particularly fun costume.

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  56. My favorite is the cat block.

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  57. I love the cat block. But then I love cats! Thanks for sharing your fabulous quilt.

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  58. I love all the eyes, especially that mummy...so cute! Those costumes and masks bring back a ton of memories of past Halloweens. Thanks for sharing!

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  59. Love the quilt! The cave costumes are great fun 1

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  60. The cat block is my favorite.

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    1. Thanks Susan for offering you choice for favorite face in my wall hanging. :)

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  61. What a Fun Time You all have at holloween. I love the pumpkin face quilt.
    Elizabeth, Silverdale, WA

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth for your kind comment. We don't dress for Halloween every year, but when we do we have lots of fun!

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  62. Your quilt is very creative! I'm a cat person so I have to say the cat but the mummy is very good. Thanks or sharing.

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  63. Love your quilt, my favorite is the bat. Thanks for sharing.

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  64. I like the one eyed monster. ..Tytyty for sharing your old pictures. Back in the day when costumes looked real... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  65. Your wall hanging is fantastic! I don't think I could pick a favorite. Wonderful work! Love the Halloween photos with costumes from the past. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  66. Halloween never was one of my favorite events. I remember a neighbor trying to look under our costumes to try to figure out who we kids were. I thought that was the whole idea that folks didn't know who you were and even as a small child I thought it was wrong that these people I only knew to be a neighbor (we lived in the country) to be trying to look under my costume. I guess I got a bad feeling about those folks very early. Never did know much about them and the little I did always had my at alert. Anyhow, these are fun pictures and sure reflect what I feel were good times. I love the fun raiser idea. I can imagine trying to keep some young people quiet. I remember one of the "cheerleading moms" telling me about some twin girls who were the daughters in our neighborhood were the daughters of our very good friends. They were the only non-cheer girls at my daughter's birthday party one year. Anyhow, one day the neighborhood mom heard a racket out in her yard one day - she already had 5 kids of her own and taught school so she was used to noise. She opened the door and there in the middle of the day were the twins, dressed in black trying to TP their tree. She opened the door and explained to the girls that if you were going to do that - 1) You don't draw attention to yourself by wearing all black in the middle of the day; 2) you TP at night when you won't be seen AND 3) above all else you are quiet when you do such a thing. She suggested that the girls get their back sides down the block to their cul-de-sac where they belonged instead of the entry into the addition where everyone would see them trying to destruction little girls. LOL The twins were born 6 weeks after my daughter, our second child. We didn't do much with that couple after that. Having four children under 2 1/2 was just too much to try to do anything. I loved the older costumes with masks and I loved homemade costumes. One year I made matching bunny costumes for my children for Halloween. Our son was small for his age and our daughter was pretty small two and often they were mistaken for twins, so they looked like two little bunnies. I made them out of terry towel material. Another year, I made a Strawberry Shortcake dress and even a wig. The things I used to do and I had fun. I adore your talent and your Halloween quilt. Great job. I hope I'm about ready to get back to my quilting history form - it's the picture that's the hangup. I don't know where I put the quilt that I need for the picture. Praise God my kids' dad is healing. He's is rehab and standing on his "good" leg for 6 minutes at a time and still no weight on his broken pelvis side.

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  67. I love all the monsters! lol And fave costume is the Pair-a-Dice!! Very clever! :)

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  68. What a fun little quilt and post. I liked many of the faces. Good job!

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  69. I love the cat character on the quilt, and I also love the dice costumes! Both are winners. Thanks!

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  70. Raw applique would probably be best for the spider legs. Then they would look fuzzy

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  71. Love the pics of all the costumes. The texture on the mummy block is awesome.

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  72. What fun! I love the photos too. And I think that I see a mummy in my future. Thanks for sharing.

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  73. I love your website. The patterns are great.

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  74. Enjoyed your family pictures!
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  75. I especially like the Black cat (we have one!)
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  76. I love your quilt. Thanks for sharing. I love your cave people costumes.

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  77. I like the cat face the best! It's a fun quilt.

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  78. You should call your wall hanging "Halloween Eyes"

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    1. That is a great name. Thanks for the suggestion. :)

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  79. I like your cavemen costumes. Your quilt is cute. Thanks for sharing!

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  80. Love the quilt and the pictures. Jmikebalou(at) aol (dot) com

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  81. I loved the bags of newspaper idea! You used to be able to buy those bags in a party store, but I haven't seen them for a while.

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    1. You are right, I haven't seen them for some time... they probably became obsolete because of recycling or because people would weigh them down to prevent them from blowing away. :-/

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  82. I just LOVE the concept of your wall hanging. It is just so creative. I love Halloween. It truly is my favorite holiday.

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  83. That turned out so cute and looks like it would be fun to make. My favorite would still be the pumpkin. I love the idea of the pumpkin bags, but I can imagine teenagers joy (and noise) of doing the deed.

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  84. The bias tape was completely inspired! And I remember clearly the days of waiting for my girls outside band rehearsal, drawing on napkins and notepads with quilt ideas. :) fun memory, thanks

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  86. I love the cat character on the quilt! Thank you for sharing!

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  87. I love this post, the mask quilt... or Halloween Eyes as a another comment mentioned.. I love that you shared past years of your Halloweens and the fun costumes. Those dice are too cool tho but I also loved the Cavemen costumes. Thanks so much for participating today and my sincerest apologies for not getting around to the blogs sooner this week. It's really been I think my busiest week of the year thus far.

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  88. Cute quilt! Loved seeing your family photos, fun!

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  89. Love your quilt. It is fun to see the before drawing with the finished product. Great Halloween costumes as well. Love the old photos!

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  90. Hands down the mummy is my favorite block. So clever!
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  91. Your quilt is so much fun! And so is your whole post!

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