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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Wicked!



I'm not sure why but I seem to have more Halloween decorations than any other holiday, maybe even Christmas!  I think it might be because there are just such cute things to make and they're so easy!  I'm pretty excited about this blog hop (a big thank you to Wendy and to Madame Samm for giving this one to us!) and can't wait to show you what I've made.  :)

I started out thinking I was only going to make one thing.  Just one.  Because I have lots of Halloween decorations and not much time...that's what I told myself.  I started out with a quilt - this strip quilt is similar to the sock monkey quilt pattern Carol from Just Let Me Quilt has on Craftsy.  I added borders to mine and I didn't do the quilt-as-you-go method (which I think she did).



 I used a strip from the front on the back because I just loved that fabric!
Well that was done and I had a few more days before the hop.  I was finishing up one of the Kathy Schmitz BOM embroderies so I decided he had to be added to the Wicked list too!


Tell the truth...you love that face, don't you?  :)


Okay then I just got carried away.  That happens to everyone, right?  I loved this pattern...I mean, it's wool so what's not to love?

And I was pretty sure one of my daughters needed a table runner so I made this one I call Black Cats on Parade.
It would look pretty cute as a seat cover on my redwood swing too, don't you think?
Now it was getting down to the wire but I felt sure I had time to do one more thing.  Just a small thing.
I'm not sure what he is.  Maybe a mug rug?  Or I could add ties and he could be an apron for the witches broom he's leaning against.  :)

Okay, I was done.  Over it.  Really, really, really done.  Except for this one problem.  I had so many leftover scraps from the quilt I started with.  And I felt like I needed to use up those scraps.  I mean wouldn't you need to use up those scraps?  So here's how they ended up...three pillows.  :)



Okay, I'm done.  Really.  Done.  But you're not!  You have more blogs to visit....and you're going to love what you see!

October 22nd
Stitchin By The Lake (you are here!)

112 comments:

Judy B said...

What a great group of projects! Halloween is my favorite also. Thank you for sharing.

Carla said...

Every project, just perfect. Love all of them. I'm like you, I want to just keep going...

Sunshine Girl said...

Love all of them - I know what you meaning about not being able to finish, I actually found it hard to get going with this hop and spent three weeks wondering what to do then when I started off with a simple idea I ended up with five! Thanks for sharing.

feltfree på Åsly said...

I love the quilt. So many projects you made. Thanks for sharing

Britt-Inger said...

Oh my dear. You have been sewing up a storm of wicked things and they are all sew awesome. Thanks for sharing your creativity

charlotte said...

Sew many great projects. Love them all, but especially the quilt and the pillows. The stitching is very cute also.

Heather J said...

Wow, what creativity. Love the quilt and how you used a strip from the front on the back.

KaHolly said...

You certainly used your time wisely and got the most from your boo-tiful fabrics!! Loving all of your creations!

Frances Campbell said...

Wickedly wonderful creations. My favorites are the embroidery witch and the cats on parade.

jjthor said...

I love your projects!! You helped me figure out what do make for the top of the window seat box my husband made this weekend for me!! I will make seasonal quilts to put on top!! Have a great Halloween!!

Thearica said...

You may finally be really really done but you my dear were really really busy! Love your projects!

Judy said...

Uffff, what energy! So many great things, I love the stitchery, well done!
But I will only do one project, still busy on that, and it will just be one, this for sure :-)

Gill said...

Gosh - you've been so productive!!
I love your projects - I think my favourite is the KS embroidery!

Dorian said...

Great projects! Looks like you've been keeping busy :) Enjoy your decorations.

Pam said...

The pillows are sooooo me, I have to use every last scrap of fabric and the teeny tiny ones go into a box for another ticker tape quilt.

Joan Kawano said...

A girl after my own heart!!! No one can ever have enough halloween decorations. It think I have more of them than Christmas too! LOL!
Love your projects, and YES, that little pumpkin face, is just too adorable!

Tammy said...

I love it all. But I all ways love everything you create. I love all the color in the quilt and pillows

Sandy D said...

Great projects and ideas love them. I like decorating for Halloween especially when the grandkids are coming for a visit.

Barbara said...

Wow! Well you are an overachiever, aren't you...lol! Your projects are all just fabulous! Great use of scraps on the pillows. I have far more fall/halloween projects than anything else as well. Those just happen to be my very favorite colors, and my very favorite season!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh Marlene....your quilt is just fantastic..and the pillows; love them!!
Well; everything is just adorable....I can see how you got carried away....lol

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Great bunch of projects! Thanks for sharing.

DebbieM said...

OMG! You went incredibly wicked on your projects. I love them all!! The black cat runner is one that I'd love to make my daughter-in-law, as she has two black cats. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful creations!!

Leah said...

Great projects! I loved seeing them all. I too have more Halloween/fall decorations than Christmas ones. There is just something about pumpkins and all the fall colors that I love.

Mdm Samm said...

Yes so many wicked projects how can I pick one over the other without risking a spell....lol love them, the quilt the pillows post totally wicked

legato1958 said...

Wonderful Halloween projects! My faves are ones with the black cats in them!!

Fischtown Lady said...

Wonderful projects,
Great pillows, I love them!!
Marita

Jeanie said...

Oh my.... so many projects and each one just wonderful! I love the text fabric that you used in the quilt and pillows....and I love the cat projects..of course. Wonderfully wicked!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Sweet projects but I think the embroidery piece is my favorite, and the wool mat that says boo and....so many great projects.

tink's mom said...

Love your quilt with the matching pillows.And the cats on the swing and the pumpkin broom skirt and if I missed saying so I loved all of it.

The Slow Quilter said...

You seem to have a lot of time on your hand to go all out for Wicked, it is a geat display of fun quilts and wall hangins and pillows. You have Wicked it out.

Kelly Young said...

What cute projects! love the quilt and the pillows. I love simple patterns that really make an impact!


:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Connie said...

Wow Marlene!! You have so many neat Halloween projects, how fun!!

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

So much inspiration! They are each wonderful!

patchouli moon studio said...

Marlene you do like Halloween! What wonderful projects. I like them all, but I really think those pillows all scrappy are my fave.

JanesQuilting said...

Wow, what beautiful projects... I love them all!!!

Linda said...

Wow! You've been so busy! Each project is just precious!! Great job!

Nadine said...

An awesomely Wicked display of creativity! I love that black cat table runner--and all the rest too! :-)

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Amazing collection of wicked-good projects! They're all beautiful.

Kristen King said...

WOW! I'm thinking I need to make that embroidery! :) Thanks for sharing all of your creativity!

paulette said...

WOW!! YOU have been busy!! Have a spooktacular Halloween!!
P

krislovesfabric said...

So many beauties to choose from wicked good fun here!!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Oh my! You have been busy! All are terrific. Love the quilt.

Fignie said...

My goodness!!! That's a lot of beautiful projects!! LOVE the pillows!!!

Heleen Groot said...

You made me giggle! I love all your projects. The quilt is amazing, the pillows are a gorgeous addition! I would however, not give the table runner to the daughter right away. Why not wait till after Halloween (so you can use it on your swing). It is the time to be a bit wicked after all! The little kitty is adorable! Thank you!

Cyndi @ The Nosy Pepper said...

So many awesome projects!!! I love them all! Wonderful job on them :)

Debbie Rhodes said...

What cuteness!!!!

Quilt n Queen said...

Marlene...WOW, that is one spooktacular parade of wicked projects. It is hard to pick a favorite. Way to use up all the scrapes to make the pillows...great job!! Thanks for sharing!!

Wendy said...

Wonderful job Marlene!! Love each and every project :) Thank you for sharing :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love it all !!! I love when creative juices just keep flowing and flowing and flowing..... But the quilt - it's the top of the list for me.

Jacqueline said...

WOW. one is cuter than the other. Thanks for sharing.

Lou said...

Great projects!!!! One always leads to another:)

Needled Mom said...

Ha! Isn't that how it always is? I love your projects. It's tough to choose a favorite.

Carol said...

You definitely caught the Wicked bug...I love your projects! I've added borders to my strip quilts and love the look. Yours is just beautiful! Yes, I love the face on your embroidered pumpkin. Too cute!

Beth Strand said...

Oh my goodness, what a wonderful overflowing of projects! I never really decorate for Halloween because my daughter's birthday is five days before. I never decorate before her birthday and after it just seems like too much trouble for five days. I make it up at Christmas, though!

Karen said...

Wow, you really outdid yourself! I think your pumpkin would make a very cute apron for the broom.

Brandy Pettit said...

Hahaha, love it! I really like the Black Cats on Parade, the border is fantastic.

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work!! had to pin the pumpkin..gotta make one for myself for sure!

thequiltedcat said...

Wow - great projects! I particularly love the wool cat and pumpkin. Great job!

Sharon Dawn said...

Spookily fantastic work! I do adore that wool cat, too!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

I love them girlfriend! The first project is gorgeous. I know several friends who would try and steal that! hee,hee,hee.
Of course you know I do love some wool projects. Fun!
xx

Mary said...

You've been buy sewing wicked and cute things. Love the extras on the backing.

Mary said...

should be You've been Busy!

Rose Best said...

Love your
creative idea

Angie said...

Ooooh I love every one of those wicked little things :)

Rebeckah Austin said...

Love the strip quilt and the runner!

Crickets Corner said...

Talk about busy! Love each and every one of your projects.

Quilting Tangent said...

Great collection of projects, so cute.
24Tangent@gmail.com

Lana said...

Such great colors! I really do love it!

Sheila said...

Great post , your projects are really lovely , I especially love the quilt and cushions !

sandra said...

Wow you are hilarious Marlene but I love everyone of your adorable projects. Thanks so much for sharing them all. Blessings Sandra

Shannon said...

Wow, so many fun projects. I love that you just kept going. I know that is what I do sometimes!!

Createology said...

Oh Goodness you are the entire wicked hop all by yourself with all these BOO-tiful projects. I adore them all! Thank you for hopping...

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love your Boo projects! Great job.

Sandy said...

Great projects....lots of Halloween cuteness! Thanks for sharing with us.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Halloween is in the air....cool projects!

Vera said...

Nice projects! I would probably get carried away too but I usually start only one day prior, ooops. Damn procrastination!

gpc said...

Love it all -- gotta make the quilt, and ADORE the pillows!

Annette Schultz said...

now you are sure ready for Halloween with all those projects done up.
I am working on a Halloween quilt myself.
thanks for sharing
in stitches

Amy said...

They are all just adorable projects. The pumpkin stitching is just perfect.

evelyn said...

OMG terrific. How could I pick a favorite. NO way. These are awesome.

Vicki H said...

WOW, I love the projects, especially the quilt and matching pillows.

Brenda said...

Love all of your Halloween projects.

Christa Hitchcock said...

All wonderful projects! I think my favorite is the pillows made from the leftover scraps. And I'm still struggling with the notion of eyeball soup....very interesting!

LJ said...

Wow! What a prolific quilter you are. Marvelous projects - loved the mug rug and also that Halloweeny quilt.

Vickie said...

I love your quilt and and pillows and table runners and wall quilts and your wool spooky cat ! Whew, I'm tired just naming it all, you're an energized bunny ! Does your quilt have a jagged edge ? I love that, super original !

Pamela said...

Wow at how busy you have been! Always a joy to visit here! Everything is spooktacular!

jan said...

All of your projects are beautiful. You worked so hard - great job!
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

Margaret said...

You did a wonderful job and displayed them very well. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful creations.

Suze said...

I am absolutely blown away by how profilic a quilter you are. WOW! They are all amazing and the epitome of wicked and the holiday. Thank you for participating in the hop and being a great inspiration.

DeAnna S said...

Great projects. Love the pumpkin and the pillows. You were really on a roll!

Janarama said...

Love your creations, especially the quilt and the pillows.

Just Quilt It said...

Oh, my! You have been really, really busy! I love all of your creepy projects!

Robin said...

Outstanding job, you busy girl! Those pillows will look so awesome with that quilt. Love it all!!

Lisa said...

Everything is awesome! Enjoyed looking at everything! Thank you!

Audrey said...

Great projects. Thank you for sharing. Are you sure you are really done? Halloween is over a week away you know.

Mara said...

Wow, so many and all beautiful, I love it when even the scraps get used.

Farm Quilter said...

Holy cow, woman, do you ever sleep, eat, converse with others? You have outdone yourself with all these projects! Love the quilt and matching pillows, table runners, jack-o-lanterns...and yes, his face is adorable!!!

lefuntz said...

My, you have been a little bit busy now haven't you? I love that embroidery. That;s my favorite but all of your projects are wickedly wonderful.

leanne said...

love your quilt and all your other projects - that mug rug is so adorable :)

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Love everything you made- What, no time to squeeze in a couple more projects?

Debi said...

Way cool! Of course I love the cat items:) Thanks for sharing.

Stitches said...

Really cute stuff that you've made...keep up the good work.

Althea Dene said...

Egads!!! So love them all!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Wow, you've been busy! I love all your projects -- those fabrics on the quilt and the pillows are awesome!

MoeWest said...

I'm beginning to see why you have so many Halloween decorations! Great projects!

Purple Pam said...

Love all your projects. Glad to know I am not the only one bit by the Halloween bug.

Linda J said...

What wonderful eye candy you have here! I believe that you have all bases covered as well---lap quilt, pillow, runners and just plain fun stuff. Well done!

Michele said...

Yes one great project usually leads to another. I love all of yours.

Jeanne Gwin said...

Each and every project is wonderful. You have a spooky amount of energy and inspiration.

Belinda said...

You've done some really cool things Marlene!!

Theresa said...

Lots of wonderful projects. I admire your energy. Great job!

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