Monday, October 31, 2011

The Ghastlies are HERE!



OH Ghastlie....

If you have this thing for Ghastlies
and they have tied you in a knot
and you wish you could get them out of your mind
than this may be a thought.

We heard her plea for a cure
Mdm Samm was pos/it/ively sure
that we could stitch the nights away
in hopes that we MAY----
( all 54 of us)  

BUT....

The side effects are Ghastlie
there is no mistaking too.
if you don't run this very minute
YOU too will catch the FLU...

We suspected all along 
this was her master plan
she did not want to be alone,
 with all - YOU Ghastlie FANS...
I have been just DIEING to show you my Ghastlie project!  Now I feel a bit goulish after so many wonderful Ghastlie projects have been shown!   Mine shadows in comparison!
Behold, the Ghastlie quilt!
When I first saw this quilt pattern at Kim's Big Quilting Adventure, I knew I had to make one similar!  I changed it up a little bit, leaving out the pink stars (I'm not a pink kinda girl!) and doing mitered corners on the border print.  The print was really difficult to piece together, and I ended up leaving it off the top since it's a directional quilt and that would be under the pillows anyhow.








For the quilting, I used my walking foot to first lay out a grid for the spiderwebs.  Then, I did each block individually and FMQ'd the interlocking webs.  I went in a spiral so I could keep the stops and overlapping stitches to a minimum.  I did use Hobb's poly-down batting in black, which I'm not sure if I like or not.  It did make it a bit more difficult to quilt compared to the usual Warm & White that I'm used to!  But, the quilt does feel really warm and fluffy because of it!  The backing is solid black, so I chose to do all the quilting in black.  Except the border - I was going to use green thread for the border with black in the binding, but I couldn't get my tension quite right - so ended up using clear in the top and black bobbin.  It worked out well, and I just did a random stipple in the border.  I have added this one to my Etsy shop.

I also got a great idea for using up my scraps from this quilt into another Halloween quilt when I saw this project on Moda Bake Shop.
I cut into all my purples and oranges in my stash, and some blacks and grays too.  I cut WAY too much and ended up with enough for 3 quilts!  One ''jelly roll'' I put in my Etsy shop, but one I saved for today!  One lucky winner will win this 'jelly roll' today.

Just leave a comment to be entered to win!  I will also be drawing a second name to give to Madame Samm Ghastlie at Sew I Quilt for the blog hop winner!
Good luck everybody!

And don't forget to visit the rest of the blogs in today's hop!
ON Monday October 31st
Day 6

Mrs Barb Ghastlie

EDITED TO ADD:
I had another Ghastlie finish - a quilt 'flimsy' finish.  I had so hoped to complete this quilt by today, but it was not to be.  I followed the Moda Bake Shop pattern, but made it bigger (it finished at 80x85).  I found the perfect mottled green that goes with the green print leftovers that I fussy cut for the equilateral triangles between the webs.





I am hoping that sometime this week I will get around to basting it so I can quilt it.  It can still be a Ghastlie November, right?  They are at the dinner table, maybe it's for Thanksgiving?! LOL :)


110 comments:

  1. Love your quilt - and I am impressed with Kim's Big Quilting Adventure patterns too!

    Shirley Albertson Owens (sao)
    drsaowens@gmail.com
    www.shirleyannesheart.com

    ps I had to post anonymously because your blog would NOT ALLOW me to post from my google account. :)

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  2. Your quilt looks ghastlie complicated!! You must have spent hooodles of time on it. I love that criss-cross blocking that makes things look 'on point'. The spider web quilting is a marvelous idea. Hope you are now feeling better and have fewer symptoms of the Ghastlie Flu!

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  3. Your quilt is divine in a ghastly way. Thanks.

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  4. I really like your version of Kim's quilt! It's so cute! Good job!!!

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  5. Awesome that you took inspiration from someone's quilt and made it your own ghastlie creation! It is marvelous. What a great idea to make your own jelly rolls. If I am not fortunate enough to win one, I will have to make one up myself. Happy Halloween!

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  6. I was ghastlie worried about you not being here this morning. I was afraid you got the ghastlie flu like the rest of us. So glad you have shown up and in fine form I might mention. I so love the quilt, so stinkin' awesome. I feel ghastlie that I don't have one of my own. Hmmm, there is a jelly roll just waiting for the picking. Trick or Treat!!!

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  7. Great quilt!!! I would love to win your jelly roll and give the Ghastlie's a try!

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  8. What a beautiful quilt! I love the spider web quilting! And a jelly roll! Awesome giveaway!

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  9. Great quilt! Would love to have your jelly roll to make another halloweeny quilt. I LOVE Halloween! Thanks, Sandy

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  10. A Ghastlie morning to you - oh, think it is afternoon. Just love the quilt in the green - I couldn't get that line and I think it is just so perfectly ghastlie. And the spider web quilting is just the catch. Great Jelly Roll surprise and thank you for sharing with us today.

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  11. I love the quilting on your quilt - so fitting. And a ghastlies jelly roll? That is awesome!

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  12. LOVE IT. And I can't believe you didn't stay up until midnight with your Ghastlies to post them - just kidding - your quilt was definately worth the wait. Thanks for sharing - it is awesome!

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  13. Great quilt! I love, love, love the spider web quilting!

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  14. Ooo! You did a wonderful job on your quilt! It's very stunning, and love the spider web quilting you did. Very nice!! :)

    Please enter me in both giveaways, I'd really like to try and win the Jelly roll. Thanks!! :D

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  15. Your quilt is awesome! I absolutely love the spiderweb quilting. You did such a great job.

    Good idea about making your own jelly roll!

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  16. AWESOME quilt, Karin! I love the way you quilted it, too. Very clever and a great job! Thank you for sharing. I'd love to be entered in your jelly roll giveaway. Too cool!

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  17. I'm a follower of your blog, too. :)

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  18. Beautiful, and the quilting is the perfect fit, it just makes it ultra special!

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  19. Your quilt is absolutely ghastlie!! I love it!
    I would love to win the leftover jelly roll!

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  20. Your quilt is so cute. I was wondering how the black batting would work up in a quilt and hadn't tried it yet so now I think I will just stick to the regular batting that I use. Another wonderful ghastlie day.

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  21. I knew it was kim's pattern as soon as I saw it! Love the quilt!! Thank you for joining the blog hop and thank you for the opportunity to win!!

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  22. Wonderful quilt! I especially love the spiderweb quilting...very clever indeed! Thanks for sharing your ghastlie creation with us!

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  23. Wow, you did a wonderful job, I love both of the quilts. I think the Ghastlies could be for Thanksgiving, or anytime. Thanks.

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  24. It looks sooooo ghastlie good Karin! I love the way you quilted it too! The second Ghastlies quilt looks great too. Boo!

    dlwharp@yahoo.com

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  25. Are you kidding!! I think your quilt is beautiful! LOVE the quilting!! Now the quilt top, I am in love with it! I love bright colors and this has it all! Great job, thanks for sharing!!

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  26. Oh my goodness - two quilts! Girl you did an amazing thing - nothing I did was that big an undertaking. What a great quilting job - love both of them! blessings, marlene

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  27. Just Ghastlie wonderfuls - I love all the quilting and so appropriate. The second one is so colorful and full of surprises. Judy C

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  28. I love your quilt. I also love how you fussy cut the triangles in the second quilt. Very nice work.

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  29. I love how the ghastlies are hiding in the center of all those triangles. Ghastly gorgeous creations.

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  30. ghastlie! the green colorway is marvelous and your quilting is beautiful. the spider block quilt is fun! would love to win your jelly roll!

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  31. I Love your spider block quilt!

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  32. Your spiderweb FMQ is awesome. I LOVE it!!!

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  33. I love your spider block quilt. It´s awesome

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  34. I love the green of this colorway and how you fussy cut one print and then used Ghastlie Night as the border.

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  35. Your spider block was great.....I have not seen many things made out of the green colorway..love it..Thanks for a chance to win the jelly roll

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  36. What a Ghastlie Quilt or should i say quilts! I think you did a great job and you shouldn't feel goulish at all. Its just a great as everything else i have seen in the past 6 days!

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  37. I love your quilt! Actually, both quilts, but the first one I am just drawn to. That pattern is great, and I love the spider web quilting you did on it... perfect for the theme! Thank you for sharing with us and also for giving away a jelly roll. It would be fantastic to win some of this wonderful fabric!

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  38. I can't believe how all of you have taken this fabric and made it your own. Your quilt is wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing.

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  39. I don't see your Ghastlie project shadowing in comparison to others--these quilts are perfectly Ghastlie! I love them!

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  40. Great job sistah Karin.....your quilts are wonderful....just wish I could master the FMQ....luv your jelly roll! Pauline Ghastlie

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  41. I love your quilts. The one from Moda is also on my bucket list. Making your own jelly roll is inspiring-keeping my fingers crossed that I may win it!

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  42. Great quilt ,it looks like a great deal of work!

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  43. I just LOVE your spiderweb quilt... purple and orange together - yummy!

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  44. I love the purple and orange mixed in with the Ghastlies! You did a great job! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

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  45. ohh beautiful, thanks for the opportunity of a giveaway, would love a ghastlie roll :)

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  46. Love your quilts. The spider webs are great. Would love to win the jelly roll. Thanks for sharing your quilts.

    I couldn't leave this comment with my google account either.
    Bonnie In Iowa
    browne426@hotmail.com

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  47. AWESOME!!! I love it!

    Hey, if Sistaaahhhs can join in on the fun, I'd love to be included...lol!

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  48. I really love the fabric you used as a background with the blocks, perfect with the prints. The spider web is another great idea for this fabric.

    Debbie

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  49. Very nicely done! I always say it is my quilt, my rules! So yes, you can do your Ghastlie quilt in November. :)
    I liked the 'Play Quilt' you made in the posting before this one too. Thanks for the Ghastlie ideas for using the fabric!!!

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  50. Wonderful Ghastlie finishes. Great job.

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  51. Your 2 quilts are very interesting to look at, the second one is even more intringuing with all the pictures to find, I guess you could be playing I spy with it. I'd love to win your jelly roll and play with the wonderful Ghastlie fabric after I have admired so many beauties! Thanks

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  52. Both of these were fun, fun, and more Ghastlie fun! Loved the spiderweb quilting!!! :)

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  53. Cute projects - love the spiderweb quilting! The jelly rolls would be wonderful! Thanks for the give away!

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  54. I love your quilt it is beautiful and a wonderful job on the quilting. I would love the jelly roll because my quilt shop in Stratford doesn't carry the ghastlies. I know I can get it on line but it takes so long to get to Canada. Thanks for all of your hard work and wonderful quilts. Blessings Sandra

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  55. I would be happy to be GHASTLEY year round! I love both of your wonderful quilts and I would like to try to make one! Thank you so much for this sweet giveaway! ♥

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  56. Both quilts are so lovely and it looks like you've had SEW much fun! Love the quilting...

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  57. What great quilts! They both look amazing! Thanks for sharing your ideas and I really appreciate the lots of pictures. Thanks.

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  58. Your projects are just ghastlie wonderful!!

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  59. Helllllllllllllllllllo Mrs Ghastlie....busy girl....hope the others come back to see your goods..well worth the wait....egads the details in spider webs...eek....but good

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  60. wonderful. I am a new follower and can't wait to see all the wonderful things you will make.

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  61. Love your quilts. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

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  62. They are so ghastly cute. The Ghastly family has Thanksgivings and Christmas. I would love that jelly roll to use in my granddaughter's graduation quilt.

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  63. Ghastlies to cover you with!!!!! Wonderful quilts! Thank you for being our inspiration

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  64. I love both of the quilts that you made! Thanks for the chance to win your jellyroll.

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  65. I was sew impressed with the first quilt and then I saw the extra one and that one blew me away. Sew good!! Thanks for the chance.

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  66. I would love to make the bakeshop quilt! It is AWESOME!

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  67. You did such a great job both of your quilts are amazing! I can't begin to pick what I want to do for my first Ghastlie project.

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  68. Both of your quilts are beautiful! Your jellyroll looks cute too! Thanks for sharing!'Quilting by the River

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  69. Your Ghastlie quilt is spooktacular. Thank you for participating in this Super Ghastlie Party. It has really opened my eyes to many fabulous creations and talented people. Happy Haunting...

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  70. It really is a wonderful quilt. That fabric is just so darn cute in whatever it is made into.

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  71. This is such a fun blog hop! Love both of your Ghastlie quilts :D

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  72. I love the spider webs on your finished quilt. You did an amazing job. The unfinished quilt is wonderful, love the colors and the pattern.

    Please enter me to win the ghastlie jelly roll.

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  73. You did a great job spider web quilting. You did a fantastic job cutting extra jelly roll fabric to giveaway. Thanks so much.

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  74. I think your quilt would be perfect for Thanksgiving! Thanks for the jelly roll giveaway.

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  75. Thanks for the Giveaway and for posting on this Ghastlie Holiday!

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  76. Love you quilt with the ghastlie spiderweb quilting!. I really like the flimsie with the addition of the purple! Great idea and I would love a chance to win that jelly roll! thank your for a great post!

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  77. I love this Ghastlie Quilt! Wonderful and I love the quilting on it.
    I am a follower of your blog! Thanks & Happy halloween
    Cheers
    maggie

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  78. This is a great quilt! You must be very proud of it! Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway!

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  79. Your first quilt is amazing. LOVE the border with the 'family' encircling the entire quilt that way. LOVE IT! And your Spiderweb quilt is awesome as well. That will be so pretty when you finish it.

    I would LOVE to win the jelly roll. I'd be dancing around my sewing room for a week. Thank you

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  80. your quilt is ghastlie great and love that spiderweb quilt as well - wow - oh and what a great little jelly roll to win - thanks for the giveaway :)

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  81. Your quilt creations are awesome, glad you could just whip up one more to share! hehehe
    Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway too!

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  82. Your quilts are very cute! I would love to be considered for the Jelly Roll drawing! Thank you for your generosity in offering treats to the Hoppers!

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  83. I love your quilts. Please include me in the drawing!

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  84. Your spiderweb quilting is awesome! That jellyroll would be welcome here!

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  85. I also like the spiderweb quilting. That was very creative! I also liked your second quilt with the jelly roll cuts...neat triangle centers.

    Thank you for inspiring!

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  86. Great job on both quilts. The spiderwebs are terrific. Did I hear something about a jelly roll giveaway?

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  87. I'm surprised at how great the ghastlies look with the oranges and purples! Brilliant! I look forward to seeing it finished!

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  88. Love the Halloween quilt. I love anything Halloween.

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  89. They make jelly rolls too? Awesome!I love how you decided to quilt you blanket :)

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  90. Love your quilts, especially the spiderweb quilting. And I'd sure love to win your jelly roll!

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  91. Love both of your quilts. The black/white squares between on the first one just works perfectly and love the fussiness of the string one. Would LOVE the jelly roll...how exciting. Thanks for the opportunity and have a great day

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  92. WOW!! Your quilt is Ghastlie Gorgeous!! Love the spider web quilting. So perfect!!
    I like how you made the pattern your own. We're women, we can change our minds right? Hehe. I also like that you cut too much fabric. Hehe. I'd love to be in your giveaway. Oh I'm also a new follower. I love these hops as I always find creative and talented people. Looking forward to going back through your blog and see what I've been missing.

    Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  93. Great job on the quilts. And I love the spiderweb quilting. It sure adds to the feel of Halloween. Think I'll have to practice that so I can use it on a Ghastlie top one day. Thanks for the sharing and the chance to win.

    Ursula

    uschber at gmail dot com

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  94. oops. that should have been uschbear at gmail dot com

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  95. Your quilt is awesome! The spider web quilting I love. Hey I think that's pretty smart not putting a border on the top of your quilt. You're right, it's going to be under the pillows and less bulk. I love the colors in your second quilt. I just love the purple with the orange and black. I'd love to be included in your giveaway please. Thanks for your giveaway.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  96. The the quilts. The spider web quilting is perfect!

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  97. Both your quilts are very ghastlie! Please put my name in for the jelly roll.

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  98. I love jelly rolls and the ghastlies are great. So, I hope I win!

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  99. I love your take on that quilt. So cool!! Thank you for the chance to win some!!

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  100. Great quilt. I have bought the main ghastlie print and have watching all the projects to come up with a plan. The jelly roll would help those projects appear.

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  101. Fantastic quilt. I love that fabric!!

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  102. There is no shadowing here... Your quilts definitely fit in with all the rest! Your quilts are both creative and beautiful! You did an awesome job! Thannks for sharing! Have a Ghastlie Day! :)

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  103. I love your quilts and I would love the chance to win the jelly roll.
    Thanks for sharing

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  104. Very nice quilts! I really like the spider web quilting and your Moda quilt looks great. I have been wanting to make a quilt with a pattern similar to that. You are inspiring me to get to work on it!

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  105. Oh I love the spider web quilt. I would have never envisioned it myself... FABULOUS!

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  106. Nice work, thanks for sharing . I really like the string quilt.

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  107. Love both of your quilts. The quilting is wonderful for the first one. But I love the color and brightness of the spiderweb quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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