I Dared To Enter on October 24, 2017…

Enter If You Dare Blog Hop

I dared to enter… LOL

and then I broke my wrist bone…

but I am able to show you a little of what I was doing

because I had already started my project.

So come on in, and see what I’ve been up to…

I wanted to do something that I hadn’t really tried before. I have done Free Motion manually on my sewing machine, but I’ve never done it in the hoop of an embroidery machine. I could easily have just purchased some designs but decided to give it a try doing my own. So here is my take on this technique.

I finished 8 of the 9 blocks before I broke my wrist, and 8 are what I have stitched out. I am planning to put them together to make a small tablecloth, but via the quilt in a hoop method.

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I am the kind of embroiderer who doesn’t like to put everything into the hoop. You could only do this technique with a quilt in the hoop technique because you are traditionally working with smaller blocks. These blocks will be 8-inches when they are cut to size.

First, my backing fabric is the only thing that goes into the hoop.

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Believe it or not, the batting (in this case I used fleece) went on top of the hoop. Sorry about the picture.

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and then you’d add your block on the top, this can be pieced, but in my case, I want to create a flat look so I am going for a spider web fabric.

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Then you just put your hoop in the machine and off you go stitching the design.

Clicking The Images will show you the various designs.

Can you see the scenes?

I’ve made one for you in a size every embroidery machine should have.

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Click To Download This 4×4 Scene.

Hope you enjoy your day.

Don’t Forget to stop in on the main post page where the last free pattern for the hop is.

Other Bloggers For Today Are:

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

Giveaways For Today Are


The Fat Quartershop is offering a $75.00 gift certificate
You can enter daily for this blog hop by visiting the various blogger’s social pages.
Runs the Whole Event, but Daily Requirements Change

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Each day, new blogs are added to this post, so be sure you enter again.

Timeless Treasures
has a bundle of fun fat quarters each day for you.
Each bundle is different in the range of fabrics and size.

Timeless Treasures

Today’s Fabrics Are this lovely bundle

TT-Bundle-Oct 24

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I love these prints, but I admit, I love the pickles…

There is a shipping cost for each bundle, they will all ship Priority mail at a cost of $7.19
Shipping Rate is for USA/Canada
International Rates will apply otherwise




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28 Responses to I Dared To Enter on October 24, 2017…

  1. Susan says:

    WOW 😮

  2. Susan says:

    Such a great idea … which you can finish later. That looks like lots of fun.

  3. Joan says:

    Well, I’m late to the party, but catching up today. I have to say, Ms Marian, this is just the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. What a fun way to play! Your amazing!!!!!

  4. Theresa says:

    Those are great designs Marian. Love them! Are your going to put them all together for a quilt? Thanks for hosting the hop. Hope you wrist heals fast.

  5. Anna says:

    Very nice and I so love your halloween blog hops. .happyness04431@yahoo.com

  6. Lynne Stucke says:

    Oops! Wrong comment (for different blog_) I blame it on age . . . .

    Thank you for this blog hop. I have thoroughly enjoyed it. And, I hope your wrist heals quickly!

  7. Lynne Stucke says:

    This is beautifully done!!! And, I love the way you have it displayed, with the ‘honey’ net beside it! Clever girl!

  8. Lori Morton says:

    Your designs are Super! Sorry bout your wrist! 🙁 Hope it heals quickly & you can finish it up..and on the other Fun things! 🙂

  9. Nancy says:

    Did you digitize the designs yourself? Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing the harvest moon one, and thanks for all your work with this hop! Heal quickly!!

  10. Sharon says:

    I love it! The background fabric makes the embroidery look so spooky. Hope that your wrist gets well soon.

  11. Mary Furber says:

    Nice blocks, and thanks for the gift one. Hope your wrist is healing well.

  12. Liz Horgan says:

    Those are very cool! And I like the spider web fabric!

  13. Melany says:

    Thank you Marian for the download. Looking forward to trying it out.

  14. Frances says:

    I love the look of the embroidery. Very creative.
    Thank you for organizing such a perfect hop full of loads of Halloween ideas.

  15. Angela J Short says:

    Hope your wrist feels better soon! I have enjoyed the blog hop!

  16. Cathy B. says:

    Thank you so much for coordinating this event! Hope you’re better soon!

  17. Beatrice says:

    Thank you so much for this fun event, Marian, and the spooky designs!

  18. Pam says:

    Ooo…continuous halloween quilting. I love it, thank you!! And thank you so much for doing this blog hop. I love them too!

  19. Shirley Clark says:

    You always do such neat things! Accidents happen! Just take care of yourself.

  20. Carol Nelms says:

    Sorry about your wrist!! Very pretty though, thanks for sharing and the giveaways!

  21. quiltshopgal says:

    Wonderful continuous line designs. Thank you. I am looking forward to stitching them out.


  22. Rosalind Gutierrez says:

    Great embroidery idea & the If You Dare blog was enjoyable with fresh Halloween ideas.

  23. jan altomare says:

    These are such great designs!

  24. Sue Nugent says:

    Thanks for all of your cool designs

  25. Margaret Handlin says:

    Thank you Marian, Love the patterns and the embroidery. This was so fun…

  26. Anna says:

    Thank you Marian, Do you plan on selling any of the embroidery quilt designs you designed for Halloween in the future! They are really cute.

  27. Elizabeth says:

    Very cool Marian, I love all the scenes! Thanks again for everything you do to bring us these great hops!

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