I have lots of fall decorations–quilts, wall hangings, table runners and such, but hardly anything for Halloween. The Black Cat Crossing line of fabric by Maywood selected for this blog hop was perfect for a couple of fun Halloween projects. I love working with Maywood Fabrics—such great quality!
I LOVE curved piecing and have been wanting to make a quilt from the pattern Sweet Mint by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts.
There is an optional template set to cut the blades and outer quadrants of the square which I purchased with the pattern. Whenever I use templates like this for the first time I make a few sample blocks to test how it works. Sometimes there is a learning curve and I like to work out all the kinks before starting on a big project. Sometimes, too, I decide I don’t like the process and can save a lot of time and frustration by simply moving on to another project. This one worked out well, though and I was happy with the results. My three sample blocks became this table runner.
It turned out to be the perfect size for my coffee table.
The second project is the little wine glass lamp shades. My friend Gill showed these at our small sewing group last week and everyone loved them. They are just too cute and so simple to make with the Quiltsmart fusible interfacing panels. You can place e a little flameless tealight “candle” in the bottom and use this for a nightlight or soft accent lighting. If you want to some of these for yourself just check with your local quilt shop to see if they carry this interfacing.
Thanks so much to Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt for coordinating the hop and to Wicked Wendy at Why Knot Quilt for scheduling and cheerleading! To see other Wicked projects made from the Black Cat Crossing fabric, just click on the links below. Today is the first day of the hop and it runs through the 31st so be sure to visit each blog on the appropriate day for lots of Halloween inspiration!
Monday, October 20
Why Knot Kwilt?
Lixie Makes It
Miss Priss Quilts
The Slow Quilter
Patchwork Sampler-you are here
Tuesday, October 21
Sew Incredibly Crazy
Coeur d’Alene Gifts
It Seams To Be Sew…
A Geeky Crafty Place
Wednesday, October 22
Creatin’ in the Sticks
Living With Purpose
Moose Stash Quilting
The Quilted Cat
Caryn S. @ Why Knot Kwilt?
Thursday, October 23
Friday, October 24
Just Let Me Quilt
Buzzing and Bumbling
Thimblemouse & Spouse
Quilt Doodle Doodles
Monday, October 27
Ridge Top Quilts
Tuesday, October 28
Words & Stitches
Seams To Be Sew
Wednesday, October 29
That’s Sew Julie
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Quilting Queen Online
Sew Peace To Peace
A Stitch in Time
Thursday, October 30
On the Banks of Frog Creek
How Art You?
Cucki Stitching Cove
Dancing Moon Farmstead
Life in the Scrapatch
Friday, October 31
From My Carolina Home
Just Because Quilts
Sew We Quilt
Beautiful table runner! Love the design and your fabric choices are superb! Thank you for sharing!!
WOW your table runner sorta looks like spooky eyeballs…Yikes! Too cute
I love that quilt pattern and how delightful a runner you made with it. The lamp shades are very cute and what a perfect setting for the spooky holiday.
Judy B. says
Your table runner is sew cute, looks like spider webs! What a neat idea for the lamp shades, will have to check out the interfacing. I have some of those tea lites! Thank you for sharing.
Christine M says
Your table runner is very effective. I love the fabrics you have used.
Amy @ Sew Incredibly Crazy says
Sew Spooktacular! Love the table runner.
I love your table runner, and the lamp shades looks nice, too!
Oh, isn’t your tablerunner just the perfect Halloween spiderweb? Love how it turned out! I think I have a little Quiltsmart panel of tea lights – they’re adorable.
Heleen Groot says
That tablerunner is awesomely spooky! Very appropriate. The lampshades are a really fun idea! Thank you for sharing them.
I love your table runner, so moder, so stylish and your lamp covers are great, gloomy, boobooo!!!!
Susan the farm quilter says
Great idea to test new techniques by doing just a few blocks! Your runner turned out great and looks perfect on your coffee table!
Baa. xxx says
What a great idea with the shades. The table runner is very nice – great colours!
Wow it’s looking so beautiful my dear..
Big hugs from Africa xx
Oh your Table Runner is so awesome!! It looks so lovely on your coffee table with the Candles, perfect scape for Halloween!! The Lamp Shades are sew unique, looks like a great Project!! Thanks for sharing your Wicked Creations with us!!
Your table runner is adorable and the covered lampshades are great, especially since I want to recover one myself.
your runner is really nice…suits your setting perfectly… always nice to see what one can do with the fabric of the day….
ohhhh just noted the lampshades…now those are cool….lol
I have been so looking forward to this hop since it was announced. Your projects is awesome and you definitely inspired your readers.
Nana B says
Love the dresden plate table runner and your coffee table candles. The lamp shades are very cute.
Great projects! Those lamp shades are so unique, you did a lovely job.
What wonderful projects. I really like the table runner. What a great way to use your trial blocks! It is perfect on your coffee table. The lampshades are wonderful. I had never heard of fusible for that. Thanks for sharing and perking my interest in yet some more projects.
Love the table runner but REALLY love the lamp shades, they are awesome. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
Your table runner is wickedly lovely! Looks perfect on your coffee table with those candles. The shade for wine goblets–how clever–are really neat! Thanks for sharing!
charlotte m. says
What a wonderful runner that turned out to be. I love it! Your wineglass tea lights with shades are very clever. Thanks for sharing both with us today.
Thearica Burroughs says
Love your tablerunner! The blocks look so much like spiderwebs in that fabric! My Aunt Jimmie Lou would have loved this!
what a fantastic idea!!!! love this pattern. And your runner turned out wonderful
Love your spider-webby runner! I’ll bet you’ll be making more Halloween decorations to join it now. Thanks for sharing today.
Your runner is gorgeous, and the shades are so clever!
Great table runner but I must say that your lamp shades are terrific. Thanks for the idea.
I love your table runner! It looks sooo pretty on your table. I like that you used some to cover your lamp shades.
I absolutely love the stripped border! I enjoyed the skinny spider web effect on the runner.
Fabulous runner! Love the fabrics you chose…that stripe fabric is really the best. I’m finding myself more and more in love with stripes these days, and have no clue why LOL Great choice of pattern…thanks for sharing!
Michelle Harrison says
Love the runner and thank you for the lampshade idea. I even have flameless tealights that go on with a remote control–these will be GREAT!
Linda Winters says
Your projects are just beautiful! Wow!
The fabrics are perfect for the table runner – great job!
Danielle Marchewa says
If you could hear my reaction to your table runner you’d laugh. It’s friggen amazing!!!! I’m going to defeat it’ll attempt to make one. Curves aren’t my friend but this looks soooo pretty.
What a great quilt pattern and a perfect table runner! The lamp shades have given me an idea for something I can do – thanks! blessings, marlene
I love the design in your table runner and it looks fabulous in that fabric! The lamps shade idea looks great!
I love that sweet mint pattern too…..well I love anything Edyta Sitar! What a smart idea to test patterns in table runners ans such ! This turned out super cute !
How Halloweenie is that? I LOVE IT!!! and the lamp shades are the icing on the cake!!! GREAT JOB!
Vicki H says
Love the table runner. It’s perfect on your table.
Love your sweet and yet creepy mint tablerunner 🙂
Love your runner, it kind of reminds me of cute spider webs. The lampshades are the perfect touch to add a little Halloween ambiance.
Awww. THose little lamp shades are so sweet. Your table runner is so cool with the stripes. It almost makes me dizzy looking at it. Great for Halloween!!
What a fabulous table runner. It looks great with the candles on it….and those wine glass candle holders! Wow, wow, I have to find some of the interfacing. What a fun way to add some sparkle.
Charlene McCain says
What perfectly wicked decorations for Halloween! Your table runner looks great and the little lamp shades are adorable!
Love everything. The lampshades are lovely. Ever think about doing a tutorial on them. I think they would be fun for every holiday.
Spooktacular table runner!! Love the pattern, love pretty much everything Edyta designs. Sweet wine glass lamp shades…I had seen them before…great idea!! Thanks for sharing!! Happy stitching, Pauline
Gmama Jane says
Great Table runner for your coffee table. It’s in a perfect place to be seen and useful as well. Those lampshades are a nice idea.
Sandy K says
Your tablerunner is spooky and cute! Thanks for the idea for the little lights…have never seen that anywhere.
Your table runner is creepy…in a good way LOL. Love it..reminds me of a spider web too!
I like your table runner–the fabrics worked really well in it. I like the pattern. I also like the “lamp shade” idea. I haven’t seen that before.
Your table runner is very cute, but the shades on the wine glasses are marvelous.
Great little runner, love the fabrics that you used. Thanks for sharing!
Rhonda-Love your idea for using your sample blocks as a table runner. I’ll have to keep that in mind as I seldom do a quilt with repetitive blocks but have one planned soon. Thanks for the idea about the fusible interfacing panels for the lampshades. We are renovating soon and I have some lampshades that I was going to replace, but heck, I try your idea because I know I’m not going to be able to find something I like except the same, but newer and why not spice it up a little with fabic?
All of those curves, that is scary, but it looks great.
John Hutchens says
I really like the table runner , and the lampshades are wonderful
Your table runner looks amazing and the lampshades are so clever! They are so perfect for Halloween 🙂
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Jennifer B says
Your table runner is perfect! I love it with the candles.
Such a beautiful Halloween Table Runner! Works so well with the fabrics!!
What a perfect pattern for a spooky table runner. Very nicely done!
Karen in Breezy Point says
Love the table runner and the use of the stripe is awesome!
Joanne H. says
What wonderful projects! The table runner is perfect for your table! Thanks for sharing your creations with us today!
Saucy Chick Sherry says
Your table runner is fabulous in the Maywood Halloween fabrics. As for the little lampshades…uber smart. What a great idea for so many little dark and spooky places. Thank you sew very much for participating and hopping. Creative Black Cat Crossing Bliss…
Kris B says
Love your runner, so striking! Happy Halloween.
Great table runner and adorable lamp shades! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Wow, great projects! The table running looks like spider webs, very cool. Love the idea using the wine glasses as a battery-operated tealight holder.
Lindo trabalho! Feliz Halloween.
Mary Ann says
Very cute table runner. I like that. And the tiny lampshades….cutest things ever. I want them for every season!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE your tablerunner! What an awesome way to use the Black Cat fabrics. It looks like a difficult pattern, but sure turned out wonderful!
I forgot to say how adorable the little lights are, too. Sooo creative you are!
Those are both so great. What a nice tablerunner & cute lampshades. Looks like your room is all set for the holiday.
You did a great job on the table runner. It really suits the fabric. I have never seen a candle shade. What a great idea. These look fabulous.
Wow! Striking table runner and darling lamp shades. What great decorations for the season! Beautifully done.
Love the runner. I really like the way you used the striped fabric in your Dresden. Perfect table runner and love those new shades too!
what a great idea that candle holder are! great runner.
Mary Pat Callihan says
Hi Rhonda! Are you going to post a tutorial on those wine glass shades? They are awesome! Just think…Valentines, Easter, birthdays, and on and on! Please do this! Your coffee table runner is so modern and fun. This was a super fun post, thank you!
I love your use of colors. This table runner is a delight!
That table runner is great. The fabric combined with the center blocks has my eyes still spinning. Love it!
Ruth Griffeth says
What a cute lil table runner, I love the blades!
I love those shades; they give a special glow to all things Halloween. The runner is perfect in the fabrics from Maywood – the pattern looks just like spider webs!
Corrie Hadaller says
What a great table runner! I just love the look of it with the candle holder on top. Way to go!
Doris Quilting Queen says
Wickedly great table runner. Perfect pattern for the fabric. Reminds me of cob webs. Cute lamp shades too!
Great pattern you used. The table runner turned out really great.
Mary C in WA says
The circles are perfect for Halloween. I don’t have many decorations for the spooky holiday either. Great practice for the curves!
The table runner is wonderful. I love how it turned out.
Cute uses of the fabrics.
Cute, cute, cute!
Mary W says
Love your table runner. You did a super spectacular job on your creation.
Annette J. says
I love your table runner! Looks like hypnotic eyeballs!
Like your table runner and lampshades.
Jenelle Boxberger says
So cute, table runner looks wonderful on your coffee table. I’m really liking the tea light idea. Thanks
Shannon Meyer says
That table runner is great!! Love the votive holder you put on top of it as well:)
Love your runner, and your candle shades are adorable! 🙂
Fabulous table runner, it’s gorgeous in the candle light.
Beth Strand says
Lovely work! Thanks for hopping along!
Joyce Carter says
Your table runner is gorgeous and the lamp shades are so adorable. Great job!
Curved piecing takes a patient person. You do it well.
Jennifer Willard says
I am always amazed at how talented others are & the ideas they come up with as to how to use a fabric. Love the runners.
Karen Thurn says
Very nice table runner. I’ve never seen the wine shade candle idea. I might have to see if I can get some made. Wouldn’t they be cute for wedding reception table decoration? Probably not made in Halloween fabric.
I love that pattern and your runner looks terrific.
Felicia Few says
I think your table runner is just the thing to have, I just love it along with the tea candle lap shades, what a why to bring in the ghouls.
lisa m says
The variety of things made with this fabric is so inspiring! Thank you.
carla bynum says
Hi!!!! I love your shades and your runner looks amazing on your table!!!!! Very fun!!!! Thank You
Your table runner looks amazing with the candles all set out! What fun! And those lamp shades are fantastic! I may have to add them to my list of projects to try out.
I am so charmed by your sweet runner and lightshades! Very well done!
Ruth Stark says
Love your choice of patterns to make such a spooky fun runner!