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Spooky Eyeballs Trick or Treat Bag

Spooky Eyeballs Trick or Treat Bag

Back at the end of July, Afton over at Quilting Mod issued a challenge...

To the first few people who commented on her post, she would send 12 fat eighths of Art Gallery Fabrics Round Elements.

In return, those accepting the challenge were to create a finished work that included at least some of the fabric and write a post about it between Oct. 1st and 7th when she would have a link up for everyone to show off the items they’d made.

As I mentioned in my newsletter, I love a good challenge!

Are you ready to see what I’ve created?

First, let me show you a photo of the fabrics I received:

Art Gallery Round Elements fabric for Quilting Mod Challenge

You can read about the fun extras she sent along with the fabrics in my post Quilting Mod Challenge Accepted. As you can see, I had lots of pretty fabrics to inspire me.

The project I’m sharing today started with the fabric in the collection called Serene Tide. (There are more projects to come over the next week.)

Round Elements Serene Tide by Art Gallery Fabrics

What do see when you look at that fabric?

White circles on a dark blue background, right? (It may look black in the photo above.)

That’s what I saw at first too, but the longer I looked at the fabric, the more something spooky began to emerge!

Making what I was imagining come to life would mean a trip to the dollar store here in our little town but first I’d need to sew up a simple tote bag.

A quick rummage through my fabric dresser turned up two large scraps of dark blue with white pin dots.

This is the front of the tote:

Front of the tote made with Serene Tide Round Elements by Art Gallery Fabrics

I used the reverse print called Pebble Shadows for the back of the tote.

Back of tote featuring Pebble Shadows Round Elements by Art Gallery Fabrics

I love the way it turned out!

In fact, if I hadn’t already decided that those circles needed something extra, it would be a lovely library book tote or another take-a-long project bag.

To see how the addition of a dollar store craft item transformed the tote into a Spooky Trick or Treat bag click through to the next page!

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  • Susan
    October 2, 2016 11:28 pm

    That’s really cute! I love what you saw in the fabric. Thanks for sharing.

  • Rachel
    October 3, 2016 6:32 am

    My word, you did have fun, didn’t you!

  • Connie Kresin Campbell
    October 3, 2016 9:56 am

    What a great idea! Those little eyes are perfect for Halloween!

  • Jayne
    October 3, 2016 10:09 am

    This is so cute! Round Elements is the perfect fabric for those little googly eyes! Great bag too!

  • Verria
    October 3, 2016 1:47 pm

    I love this! I would use it all the time not just Halloween.

  • Renee
    October 3, 2016 1:57 pm

    What a clever idea for this fabric!

  • mary
    October 6, 2016 2:21 pm

    love it is there a tutorial?

    • Super Mom No Cape
      October 8, 2016 9:52 pm

      Hello Mary,

      I sent you an email but thought I’d reply here too. There isn’t a tutorial at the moment. I will get the measurements to you in the next couple of days and write up how I made it. If life co-operates over the next few days, I may even get a tutorial up. 🙂

  • Carie
    October 8, 2016 1:03 am

    Oh that’s brilliant, I love it! The eyes make the difference from something that’s perfectly pretty to something that’s awesome!!

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