Enter If You Dare – Stack O’ Jacks

It is my turn today to show my project for the Enter If You Dare Blog Hop. A big thank you goes to Marian of Seams To Be Sew for organizing it and for inviting me to participate. This is my first blog hop but definitely not my last, I had a lot of fun coming up with a project for today. We had our quilt show here in town on Friday and Saturday, and I was busy both days as a vendor selling patterns and also as a guild member helping with the set up, so I didn’t want to do a big project and considered a mug rug. But inspiration doesn’t work that way… When I thought of doing something with shadow pumpkins on an orange background I realized that I wouldn’t be able to include a lot of detail in a mug rug. Okay, it would have to be a wall hanging instead. The pumpkins are based on actual pumpkins that my husband carved a few years ago, so the project is a family effort. I played around with the layout, and then the name “Stack O’ Jacks” suddenly popped into my head. I thought it was funny, so I stacked the pumpkins on top of each other and decided to keep them that way.

Stack O' Jacks

Stack O’ Jacks


Heute bin ich an der Reihe, mein Projekt für den Enter If You Dare Blog Hop zu zeigen. Ein großes Dankeschön geht an Marian von Seams To Be Sew für die Organisation und die Einladung, daran teilzunehmen. Dies ist mein erster Blog Hop, aber ganz sicher nicht mein letzter, ich hatte viel Spaß daran, mir ein Projekt hierfür auszudenken. Wir hatten ja am Freitag und Sonnabend unsere Quiltshow hier im Ort, und ich hatte dort einen Stand, um Patterns zu verkaufen, und gleichzeitig bin ich auch Gildemitglied und habe beim Auf- und Abbau geholfen. Daher wollte ich kein großes Projekt planen und dachte erst an einen Mug Rug. Aber wie das so ist mit der Inspiration, sie geht ihre eigenen Wege. Ich hatte dann die Idee, Schattenkürbisse auf einen orangen Hintergrund zu legen, und mir wurde schnell klar, dass ein Mug Rug zu klein ist, um dort ins Detail zu gehen. Also mutierte der Entwurf zu einem Wandbehang. Die Kürbisse basieren übrigens auf echten Halloween-Kürbissen, die mein Mann vor ein paar Jahren geschnitzt hat. Während ich mit verschiedenen Entwürfen herumspielte, fiel mir plötzlich der Name “Stack O’ Jacks” für das Muster ein, und das fand ich lustig, also stapelte ich die Kürbisse aufeinander. (“Stack” bedeutet Stapel, und Jack ist hier die Abkürzung für Jack-O’-Lantern, so heißen die geschnitzten Kürbislaternen auf Englisch).


A closer look at the pumpkins and their real-life ancestors:

 

Zur Feier meines ersten Blog Hops ist die Anleitung für “Stack O’ Jacks” bis Halloween als kostenloser Download verfügbar. Im November verschiebe ich das Muster dann in den Shop, bei Interesse also bitte gleich herunterladen. In meinem Kürbisstapel sieht man die Stiele der Kürbisse zwar nicht mehr, die Schablonen in der Anleitung sind aber für die vollständigen Kürbisse. Wer sie also nicht stapeln möchte, kann leicht einzelne Blöcke daraus nähen und anders anordnen, es sind viele Variationen möglich. EDIT 1. November: Die Anleitung ist jetzt als Kaufmuster im Shop verfügbar.

To celebrate my first blog hop I will have the pattern for “Stack O’ Jacks” available for free download until Halloween. In November I will move it over to the shop, so be sure to download it right away. Although the stems of the pumpkins are not visible in my stacked version of the design, the templates are for the whole pumpkins, you can easily make them as individual blocks and even turn them into a table runner. Or just pick one and turn it into a pillow. The possibilities are endless, and I hope you will enjoy this project as much as I do. EDIT Nov 1: The pattern is now available for purchase, either here or on Craftsy.


Design variations:






And now it’s time for the giveaway! This is organized by Marian and she makes the rules, you can find them at the bottom of this post. Our sponsors are Fat Quarter Shop with a $75 gift certificate and Timeless Treasures, they donated five lovely fabric bundles. A big thank you to both companies for their generosity.

Es gibt auch Preise zu gewinnen! Die Verlosung hat Marian organisiert, und sie stellt auch die Regeln auf, sie sind am Ende dieses Posts zu finden. Sponsoren des Blog Hops sind Fat Quarter Shop mit einem $75-Einkaufsgutschein und Timeless Treasures, die gleich fünf Stoffpakete gespendet haben. Herzlichen Dank an beide Firmen für ihre Großzügigkeit. Hinweis: Die Portokosten für den Versand der Stoffe müssen vom Empfänger getragen werden.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Today’s giveaway bundle

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Und zum Abschluss kommt hier noch die Übersicht über die teilnehmenden Blogs, es lohnt sich, dort vorbeizuschauen.

And last but not least, here is the full schedule, be sure to visit all the participating bloggers to see their fun Halloween projects.


 Wednesday, Oct 18
Just Let Me Quilt
Quilt Doodles
Tea Time Creations
 Thursday, Oct 19
Tweety Loves Quilting
Patchwork Breeze
Quilt In Piece
Ms P. Designs USA

 

 Friday Oct 20
Creatin’ in the Sticks
Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Just Because Quilts

 

 Monday Oct 23
Bumbleberry Stitches
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Pumpkin Patch (that’s me)

 Tuesday Oct 24
Words & Stitches
Seams To Be Sew
Moose Stash
Quilted Delights


Marian’s Blog Giveaway Guidelines:

Please take the time to read it.

  • Giveaways offered by sponsors are assigned to the various bloggers for their featured day.
  • You’ll have to visit the blog or the featured blog to enter the giveaways.
  • All winners will be announced on October 25, 2017.
  • You must give a valid email address when you enter the giveaways, any email returned to me, loses the ability to win automatically.
  • Winners are expected to pay shipping costs for the product they won.
  • You are given 3 days to answer the email, if you do not answer within 3 days a new winner will be drawn. Check those spam/junk mail folders, you may miss that winning email if you don’t do so because there are no exceptions to this rule.
  • If you are notified that you are a winner, in most cases, you will need to provide your name, address, city, state, zip code, country, telephone number, and email address.
  • In some cases, you will be asked to comment on the blog to enter the giveaway… do the right thing and thank them for the time it took to create the pattern, thank them for the pattern and… Thank the sponsor by buying their products for the giveaways. This helps them continue to offer great prizes for these types of events. You can also comment on their social media pages. Even if you don’t win, letting them know you love their products is a huge incentive and they really do love hearing from you.
  • No purchase whatsoever is necessary.
  • You must be 18+ in order to win a gift.
  • You are responsible for claiming and paying any tax owed on the value of any gift that you win. Prizes valued at $500.00 should be claimed.
  • Odds of Winning a prize are based on a total number of rafflecopter entries during each week and in total for all giveaways.
  • This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.
  • Participating bloggers may enter any of the giveaways.
  • The word giveaways in the rules and guidelines are also known as sweepstakes.
  • Whether or not you read the above, the rules for giveaways are in place to protect everyone. I do not want to hear you didn’t read them, they will be posted on my blog daily during each featured day. There is no excuse for not reading them.

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