Welcome Wicked hoppers!
Like so many of you I love Halloween. It is one of the few holidays that I love to use bright fabrics around the house. Guess I like the dress up part of Halloween more than the spooky part!
This year I finished this arrowhead quilt using Halloween novelty fabrics. My cat Goldie has claimed it but hopefully I can get it back so it can spend Halloween night by the front door. (It will be hanging so no little feet can trip on it!)
Novelty fabrics also are the focal point of this quick and easy (my favorite kind of project) table runner.
It is a disappearing 9-patch. Goes together in an afternoon! (in there is still time to make one for Halloween!) The novelty fabrics just go on the four outside corners, black in the center block and brights on the others. The toughest part is picking out the fabrics...if playing in fabric can ever be called tough! A quick project..
That is if you don't have a cat helping to make it!
Brownie loves all quilting but Halloween is best!
And my final quilt-y Halloween decoration is my Witch's hat from Crabapple designs...they used it as a pillow but I really wanted it as a hat. Gave me a chance to use lots of embroidery stitches that I hadn't tried since Girl Scouts plus use some of my bead stash...
(And yes I wear it when I give out candy at Halloween!
And from me to you...my favorite Halloween Pumpkin recipe...
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup quick oats
1 cup flour
Grease a 9x13 pan. Beat butter and 1/2 cup sugar together. Stir together the oats and flour then add to the butter mixture and combine. Press mixture into the pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes. Allow to cool.
2 (8 ounce) bars cream cheese, softened
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup light Karo syrup
1/4 cup maple syrup (optional)
1 (16 ounce) can pumpkin
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (or add a second tsp of cinnamon)
1 Tablespoon of grated lemon peel
Beat cream cheese and sugar in a medium size bowl. When well mixed, beat in eggs and remaining ingredients. Pour mixture onto cools crust. Bake at 250 degrees for 45 minutes. Serve at room temp or chilled. Great when topped with spiced whipped cream...
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