Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Peek A Who? Blog Hop




Welcome to Day 3 of the Peek A Who? Blog Hop!
I want to thank Marian at Seams To Be Sew for hosting annual Halloween blog hops. 
It is always so much fun to see the craftiness shared by other bloggers.


I love Halloween fabrics, especially the ones that glow in the dark!
This year, I used a few scraps of Halloween and fall fabrics to create fabric postcards.

I also love embroidery and crazy quilting. Each postcard was hand embellished. A few of the threads even glow in the dark. You may click on any photo for a larger image.

The eye and spiderweb fabrics glow in the dark. The pumpkin was part of an earring. And the orange spider was created with glow in the dark Kreinik thread.

Here it is in the dark.

"Boo" was added this Timeless Treasures Glow Ghosts fabric.

It still shows up when the lights are out.

Creating embroidered spiders is always fun!


Especially on Timeless Treasures Glow Webs fabric.

These are even creepy when the lights are out.


This Peanuts fabric in my stash was screaming to be included. I embroidered a bit of a Charlie Brown tree in the upper-left corner and added a few leaves with beads.


Fabric postcards are fun, quick and a bit addictive to create! 

If you want to make your own, I found this tutorial at Patchwork Posse very helpful (there are a lot of ads though), and I generally follow the finishing instructions on this fun fall postcard tutorial at Quilted Delights.

I recently shared a 6-part tutorial to create treasure chest postcards. You may find that and a link to a PDF file for the postcard back on my Tutorials and Free Patterns page found HERE

If you make a fabric postcard, I would love to see it!


Do you have a favorite Halloween memory? 

My favorite Halloween memories include trips to the pumpkin patch, carving pumpkins with my boys and their grandparents, and the Halloween parties we hosted when the boys were small. Making Mummy Dogs, Spider Cake (filled with green Jell-o), and Graveyard Pudding was always a treat!

The full blog hop schedule and Rafflecopter giveaways are below.


Peek a Who? Blog Hop Schedule:
Monday, October 22, 2018
Just Let Me Quilt / Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Words & Stitches / Melva Loves Scraps 
Seams To Be Sew

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Songbird Designs / Quilt Doodle Doodles
Made By Marney / SewGoldenAChance
Ms. P Designs USA / Seams To Be Sew

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
MooseStashQuilting / Hand Stitched Treasure (you are here!)
DesertSky Quilting / Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Seams To Be Sew

Thursday, October 25, 2018
Just Because Quilts / Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Patchwork Breeze / Life in the Scrapatch
Seams To Be Sew

Friday, October 26, 2018
Kathys Kwilts and More / Quilted Delights
Seams To Be Sew / Bumbleberry Style

I would love to thank Timeless Treasures and the Fat Quarter Shop for their generosity. The giveaways below run all week long.

My dear friend at DesertSky Quilting did a great job sharing the
Giveaway Rules and Guidelines at the end of her post here.
Please read through them. Thank you!

There is a free pattern available at Seams To Be Sew each day of the hop - each one is available for only 24 hours, so you will want to check in daily to collect them all.


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Thank you for visiting.
I wish you a spooktacular day!
Renee


81 comments:

Christine B. said...

Loved your post Renee and so enjoyed seeing the fabulous Halloween postcards you made! Hugs Christine xx

Catherine - Hillview Embroidery said...

These are such wonderful postcards! Very creative and I love the glow in the dark!

FlashinScissors said...

I love your postcards, Renee!
I especially love your glos in the dark pieces ..... great threads and the ghost fabric!
Thanks for the link to your lovely tutorials too!
Hugs,
Barbara xx
PS So happy to find you have a Pop Up Window for comments ..... I’ve been having such problems recently trying to comment on most blogs! Tee hee, hope this comment works now! 😊

Gabriele said...

My coworkers are into Halloween and I was looking for something small. To make for them. This will be perfect!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Those postcards are so much fun! I love all the embroidered touches, and the glow in the dark fabrics are great.

Lisa Marie said...

Oh my goodness, those postcards are just adorable! You have included so many wonderful details in them. The best part of Halloween for our family was all the crazy costumes my son dreamed up and I made each year.

Dorian said...

Those are cute! I did a fabulous job.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Oh your post cards are too cute. Your stitching is always fabulous.

Allison said...

Your postcards are great! Particularly with the glow in the dark thread. I never thought of using it but my grandchildren would love it!

Renea said...

Love your postcards. that Peanuts fabric is sew cute.

Katie said...

How cool! How creative and fun to make. I have always loved Halloween. I always dress up and act goofy. I love watching scary movies so it's a perfect time for me.

Susan L. said...

What a great idea! My granddaughters would love to get these!

Quilting Tangent said...

Cute cards.

Needled Mom said...

Those are so cute. I love the idea of the glow in the dark!

quilter said...

Very cool fabric Thanks for the great giveaways!
Cork@pa.rr.com

Lori Smanski said...

oh your postcards are spootacular. LOL I love them. you were so creative in making them. thank you for sharing and inspiring.

Queeniepatch said...

The glowing fabric make these postcard very special. I must admit I have never seen such fabric before. Thank you for sharing. Yes, cq looks good at Halloween.

Tabatha said...

I think one of my favorite halloween memories was a party when I was very young. I remember my mom being dressed up in her wedding gown as the bride of frankenstein. She always loved halloween and passed away 15 yrs on halloween.

tink's mom said...

Halloween just screams for glow in the dark. Your post cards are a perfect example of that concept. Thanks also for your links.

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

I have some of the same Charlie Brown Fabrics, adorable! I like the post card idea! Thanks for sharing

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

Very creative fabric postcards. As a kid I recall going to someone's house and they gave me a decorated Halloween cake. I think they used it for a party and didn't want to eat it for some reason.

ShirleyC said...

So cute! What a great way to use Glow in the Dark thread!

Calicojoan said...

Your so right about those fabulous glow in the dark fabrics. These post cards were a blast to the past for me. I used to belong to a couple of online fabric postcard swap groups. It was always so fun to see what would arrive in my mail box. I had lost the file for the back with the address, so thanks for sharing that with us! Happy Halloween!!!

Scrapatches said...

Wonderful quilted postcards! Thank you for all the how-to links. I love your use of glow in the dark on your Halloween cards. My favorite memories of Halloween are very similar to yours and now that my own children have grown I enjoy seeing all the little princesses and super heroes and ghosts and robots trick or treat in my neighborhood. My favorite things about Halloween now are the quilts. Thank you for sharing yours in the blog hop ... :-) Pat

Carol S. said...

Very spooky and cute postcards! I love how they glow in the dark which would thrill the receiver of them for sure. Thanks for sharing!

JANET said...

Nice quilt. Don't you just love glow in the dark thread?? It is so fun. Thanks for sharing.

works4me said...

Those are wonderful postcards. I sure would love to see one in my mailbox. :)

tac73 said...

Your postcards are delightful! I don’t know if I would be able to actually mail one. My favorite Halloween memories are of walking around our neighborhood when the kids were little. My husband would dress up to go with them.

cjmont said...

i love seeing all the little kids in their costumes and so excited about trick or treat.

GranChris said...

I love the Peanuts postcard. Thank-you for the ideas.

Ronelle said...

Thank you very much for sharing your postcards with us. They are lovely.

LJ said...

I love fabric postcards but yours are truly 'over-the-top'. You used the glow fabrics and thread perfectly. Wonderful. My cousin had polio as a small child and we used to pull him in the wagon around town for trick or treating. At first, he would use his crutches or we'd help carry him to the front door but as the night wore on, we all just tuckered out and he called out "Trick or Treat" from his perch in the wagon.

Sue Raymond said...

Love the postcards! What a great idea! I'll have to put it on my list for next year. Thank you for sharing!

Pam McDonald said...

Wow, that is awesome. I like to do crazy quilting too. Love the Peanuts!

Moira said...

Great postcards!

Susan said...

The witches' brooms! Oh my gosh, what a great idea, Renee! Your postcards are fabulous, and spooky in the light or dark. Thanks for the inspiration.

Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

Your postcards are darling. Thanks for the link to the tutorial. I have never made a postcard.

Jollygirl said...

I love the post cards, especially your Charlie Brown one.

Jayne said...

I love the Glow in the Dark fabric. I must look out for that. Thank you for sharing your postcards

Farm Quilter said...

I love your postcards! I had never heard of glow in the dark fabric! Now I need to find some to go with my glow in the dark thread!!

Barb said...

I especially love your spiderwebs!! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and was fun to figure out costumes when our kids were small.
barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

Cathy B said...

Such sweet little touches you've added to your postcards - love the glow in the dark fabrics!

myzbarb said...

I haven't gotten on the postcard bandwagon, but I do like the idea of using glow in the dark thread. I remember taking my little brothers out treating when I got too old to go myself. Lots of fun!

Sandi1100 said...

Your postcards are so cute! I have wanted to try making some for a few years now so I'm saving your tutorial and the others you use and am going to try to make one soon. Thanks for sharing.

whistlebet57 said...

Renee, Thanks for sharing the glow in the dark fabric Especially Boo. Also Peanuts who I have always got a kick out of
Elizabeth, Silverdale, WA

BarefootThunder said...

Wonderful postcards, with some great fabrics. Thanks for sharing the info / links.

Tu-Na Quilts said...

My favorite Halloween memory is making Ghost pie when the kids were home. I've made it several times even when they were not. I've never made fabric postcards yet. Sew many ideas, sew little time.

Marti Morgan said...

Fabric postcards are always so tempting, but have never made one. As for Halloween, my favorite memory, my mom and my best friends mom, made matching outfits for us to wear. BUT we didn't know it - we were told not to tell anyone what we were going to be, so I didn't tell her and she didn't tell me. When we each came out of our houses (we lived next door to each other) we were the same except I was blue and she was pink.

Sewgirl said...

Fun postcards, lucky recipients! Our guild makes postcards for sale to earn $ for the guild, so I have made a few. I made some last year for my family for Thanksgiving, and I was tickled to see the one I had sent to my niece on her cork board when I visited in Feb this year. Thanks for sharing!

Sharon Aurora said...

I love anything glow in the dark. I especially love your glow in the dark spiderweb.

Melody Lutz said...

Such a fun idea! I would certainly be able to crank out a few for the young ones!

Beth said...

Your cards are so cute. My favorite Halloween memory is when my aunt dressed up as a witch, complete with green face and warty nose.

Margaret Handlin said...

Love glow in the dark fabric and thread.. Just too much fun.. magshandlin@verizon.net

Myrtle said...

Never tried post cards. Yours may change my mind.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Renee, these are great postcards! I love making them also. Thanks so much for sharing!

Laura said...

Guess my favorite memory is making costumes for the kids. I made a dragon, a bee and many others.

Bonnie Thiem said...

Great patterns

OhioLori said...

Love your postcards! Especially the Glow in the Dark ideas.. soooo fun!! Guess fave Memories of Halloween were when the Kiddo's were little...the costumes & all :)

Karrin Hurd said...

Cute postcards.! I love embroidery and crazy quilting too!

Cecilia said...

Cute postcards! I love the Peanuts fabric!

Nina said...

Love your postcards and the glow in the dark fabric!!

anna brown said...

Ohhh I agree the glow in the dark fabrics are cool...lol unless you forgot you bought them and they jump you one nite in your sewing room...lol...happyness04431@yahoo.com

Diane Cloyd said...

I love the idea of Halloween postcards. I think I am going to try to make some. Thanks for the idea.

Bobbie said...

What a wonderful idea, I think I will whip up a few of these and hand them out to my friends at our guild meeting next week. Thanks for the inspiration!

Vicki H said...

I love your postcards. Great idea for the glow in the dark.

teachpany said...

What a fun idea! I wish I had seen this a few weeks ago, and could have sent them to my great nephew and nieces. Next year, I hope. Thanks.

Charlene McCain said...

Your quilted postcards are great! Love all the embellishments you did. Thank you for the tutorial, too.

Delaine said...

Halloween postcards! What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing it.

Bonnie58 said...

Super quilt. Thanks for sharing

Sabrina van Ginkel said...

I love the Halloween stuff!

VA said...

Such cute postcards! I think I need to buy some glow-in-the-dark fabric! My favorite Halloween memory is taking my boys trick-or-treating when they were small and seeing how much fun they were having!

wendy said...

Your postcards are wonderful! Do they really go through the mail OK? Love the glow in the dark fabric and thread! Thanks!

Renee said...

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments! I have tried to reply to everyone. If you have not received an email from me, it is because your settings are for a no-reply blogger and I do not have your email address. I wish you all a Spook-tacular Halloween!

MaryBeth Little said...

Very cute.

Peggy said...

The post cards are so cute.
Thanks,
Peggy
Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Emily said...

These postcards are great! I made a fabric postcard for the first time this year and enjoyed the process. I like the idea of making them for holidays!

Theresa said...

Your post cards are wonderful. Love the glow in the dark fabric, so much fun!

Leah said...

Cute, I used to make these years ago, you have made me think about breaking out my peltex and Halloween scraps and making a few more to send out to friends this season.

nicolesender said...

What a great idea; fabric postcards! I'll have to make some for next Halloween!
nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Really fun postcard creations Renee! I like the one with glow-in-the-dark eyes & spider web - and the fun smiling pumpkins. (Sorry I've been MIA on the comment front - I've managed to get behind and keep trying to catch up - finally have resorted to just jumping in)

Createology said...

Renee I always love your fabric postcards and especially these in Halloween theme. I am missing being creative. Moving from one state to another is not very easy...especially on this old lady. Happy Halloween Treats Dear...<3