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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Wicked!

It's a Wicked day here on the lake and if you look closely you'll see a few ghosts and bats and black cats lurking about!  
Thanks to Wendy and to Madame Samm for this Wicked Blog Hop - it seems to me that whether or not you celebrate Halloween at your house the decorations for this holiday are lots of fun to see and to make.  You can always gift your creations to your Halloween-celebrating friends.  :)

Be sure you visit others who are posting on this Wicked Day!












First up for my venture into Wicked creations is this 12 1/2" ghost block.  Well, he started out at 12 1/2"; but then I found this great border print that I just knew would be perfect so I trimmed him up a bit to fit my stand.

And who could resist this spider web fabric for the back?  :)

Last summer when I was in south Louisiana on a mission trip I found this wonderful layer cake of Halloween fabrics by Deb Strain.  Bats and spiders and candy corn and witch's hats...I just couldn't resist!  So I used a little of it to make this quick table runner.  Doesn't that bat look like he's coming right toward you?



With the triangles I cut off when making the above table runner I made some half square triangles.  But they needed a little stitchery to set them off so watch out - here comes a black cat!



And now dear friends, as my goodbye enjoy this poem I found on The Holiday Spot:


Happy Halloween
It's late and we are sleepy,
The air is cold and still.
Our jack-o-lantern grins at us
Upon the window sill.
We're stuffed with cake and candy
And we've had a lot of fun,
But now it's time to go to bed
And dream of all we've done.
We'll dream of ghosts and goblins
And of witches that we've seen,
And we'll dream of trick-or-treating
On this happy Halloween.

73 comments:

Wendy said...

What fun :) :) I have the same set of fabric from Deb Strain and haven't decided what to cut it up for yet ... I really like your runner ... ideas, ideas :) :) Blessings to you, Marlene and thank you for your wicked good share!

Just Carol said...

Wickedly cool blocks and runner. Love the bat!

Grammasheri said...

Wonderfully wicked fabrics and projects! Its fun to make seasonal blocks for those table top stands, isn't it?

♥Duff said...

HI! Love your batty table runner--you're right, it does look like the bat is coming right at me; totally spooky!

Kelli said...

I love your block and runner! :) So cute and fun!

Lesley said...

Love your projects! Very wicked and creative use of fabrics! Especially love that stitchery...too cute!

Britt-Inger said...

You are a very creative women I love all your projects. Thanks for sharing your wicked awesome projects
Britt-Inger in Sweden

Heleen Groot said...

Before I say anything else: WATCH OUT FOR THAT BAT! Pfew, just missed me! You blocks look amazing. Beautiful work....not wicked at all!

Gill said...

Great blocks! and I love the spider web fabric!
Thank you for sharing!

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh I love all three - fabulous colours and images. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

Fabulous projects and lovely fabric but I think the bat takes first place.

Michele said...

They all are adorable and I love the simple but really great runner idea. Nicely done.

Thearica said...

You were busy busy! Love your projects!

Peggy Lee said...

Beautiful colors. Love all these finishes. Looks like your home is ready for Halloween.
Cute poem too...thanks for sharing.

:o)

Julie Fukuda said...

You really got into that holiday! One of these days ... read that years... I will have to make a runner too. Yours are all so inspiring.

charlotte said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love the cat jumping overt the pumpkin the best. The stitching is so great.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Fabulous block! Great runner and love how you used the left overs for another mini, very cute.

Val said...

Your giant pumpkin looks great with the spooky ghost. I love all your fabrics. The little scrap cat mini is so cute.

gpc said...

Love them! That web fabric is amazing, and I love the jumping cat!

Carin said...

Your block is wonderful and I love those table runners... they are great !!
Thanks for the wonderful poem.

Madame Samm said...

Hello sweet Marlene...can I tell you how much I am enjoying your blocks and photos..you are just moving on up there in this dept....each one perfect for our wicked theme...

Ellen said...

I love it all, but the table runner especially. Great design!

Cathy said...

Really great blocks! They are all so cute. Great table runner. Thank you for sharing the poem.

Ray and Jeanne said...

Love all of your projects! The table runner is my favorite! Thanks for sharing and some wonderful ideas! ~Jeanne

Rosa said...

Fantastic blocks,but the runner caught my eyes.Thanks for sharing!

Barb N said...

I love that block, and the table runner. You are ready for Halloween! Great work!

JanesQuilting said...

I liked your block but especially liked the table runner. Thank you for sharing. Happy Halloween

Patty said...

I have been waiting to see what you would come up with. You did a wonderful job on all your blocks and I really love your runner. Thanks for sharing.

Needled Mom said...

I love your Halloween projects. That bat does look like it is coming right at us. The cat with the stitching is darling too.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Marlene, I love your blocks. great fabrics and I just love the table runner. you were one busy gal!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great blocks....I love the spiderweb fabric myself....

Mommarock said...

Love the table topper, and how you did the stitching to outline it :)

Linda said...

What a great little ghost!! He's so cute!
Thank you, also, for the poem.

Kathy H said...

Great blocks and runner. I love it when the leftovers can be made into something else equally wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Cute projects. You are right, the bat looks like he is coming at you.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Great table runner. Love the fabrics. I like your other blocks too. Thanks for sharing

Charlene S said...

Great use of fabric! That is one spider web fabric I don't have and you used it perfectly!

Aurea said...

I sew like your runner. It is one of the must make on my agenda, maybe not for this year. Thanks for sharing.

Sallie said...

Great job! Thanks for participating in the Wicked hop!

krislovesfabric said...

Love that hand stitching! How wickedly gorgeous :)

BizyStitches said...

I like that you added the border to your block It really added to it. Thanks for sharing and for being in the hop.

Annie said...

Oh, Marlene, all your creative wickedness has been quite fun to scroll through this morning. I had to duck when I saw the bat coming at me!

Mrs.Pickles said...

great work oh so cute!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Frightfully wonderful blocks, I especially like the black cat jumping over the jack!

MooseStash Quilting said...

What fun fabrics you have use!!! And I do love making something with leftovers. What a great way to show off the stitchery!

Gmama Jane said...

I love it all and your little poem brought back so many memories. It happens to be a poem that was on an old Halloween cassette tape of mine and my students memorized it every year as well as illustrated it...back when we USED to teach penmanship. I can hear the words & the music right now. How is the *job* coming along? Will you be doing an entire school year?
Blessings
Jane

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
adorable blocks, really really wonderful... of course I love the kitty hopping over the pumpkin the best
adorable poem too
thanks for sharing

tink's mom said...

Great blocks and runner. Love that you used the left over HSTs for the border of the block. Thanks for sharing.

Judy B said...

Love your table runner! Thanks for sharing.

Leah said...

Spooktacular blocks! and love your table runner.

Sheila said...

Great block and projects , I really love the runner , that bat does look like it is about to fly right off there. Thanks for sharing!

Pauline said...

I love your blocks, especially the first with the great border! Your runner is supercute! thanks for sharing.

lefuntz said...

All of your blocks are wonderful but the tablerunner is by far my favorite. That bat is flying right off it and that is spooky! I have to pin it.

Nati said...

Very spooky projects, thanks for sharing

Carla Bynum said...

Hi!!! Very cute blocks!!! Love the fabrics too!!!

Ariane said...

Your projects are gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing them with us!!

pinsandneedles said...

Your blocks are wickedly adorable! I love the stitching you did around the figures. the table runner is awesome!

Denise :) said...

Very, very fun ... your projects always look so wonderful! And a cute poem, too!!! :)

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Love your projects...especially the table runner!!! TFS

LJ said...

Whoa! The lake does look creepy with the mist coming off it. Loved your blocks and it's neat to see that you used those scraps to make another project. I hope kitty's jumping high enough - looks like Jack's throwing off some extra light!

Belinda said...

Those are really cute! I'm not into Halloween, but the decorations are always really cool.

thepiececorps said...

Love the bat and cute kitty jumping the jack!

Anna said...

the projects are so adorable and could be done in wool!

Janarama said...

Love the blocks and the fabric choices.

Annette said...

love your runner with the bat .... sew fun for Halloween.
in stitches

Rebeckah Austin said...

Grest blocks!

Abbigail said...

I enjoyed seeing your blocks. Don't you love it when you get to use the left overs from one project to make another?
hulseybg@gmail.com

Maria Kievit said...

Nice projects! Really like the table runner. Thanks for sharing.

MoeWest said...

I love all of your wicked projects! The fabrics you used are great.

Vesuviusmama said...

That bat does look like it is coming straight at you. How cool!

mary mahoo said...

I love your table runner! All your projects are wicked cool! Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

I love your Wickedly Awesome bat table runner!

Carrie said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing.