This is such a Wicked fun Hop. Halloween is my most favorite holiday. We live in a townhouse and we get somewhere between 350 and 400 Trick or Treaters. I generally take the afternoon off from work just to enjoy the kids and their outfits. This is what treats for 400 looks like. It's 375 little bags of pretzels and 1 bag of chocolates. MJ likes chocolate and he would prefer that if we have left overs they would be chocolate.
Tink likes to great the kids at the door. She is really short but stands on the coffee table and a box to see out.
Before we get into my Wicked contribution to this hop I want to do my Thank You’s to Madam Samm and Wendy for all of their support and time cheering us on and their organizational skills..
Last year I got caught up in the Ghastlies for Halloween. Very cool but rather dark. This year I thought I’d go for a slightly lighter note, with Pumpkins. This is a fun go to block. Over the years I have used it for the base for pumpkins, Christmas balls (grey or gold rectangle where the stem is) and apples (skinny stem and leaf) and of course there is always the traditional snow ball.
I started with this basic block which is 12 ½ inches unfinished. I then proceeded to make a couple more and then I found that my personal pumpkin patch was boring.
Next up I needed to give a couple of the blocks some personality. That’s much better.
And then when I wasn’t looking a visitor found its way into my patch. Scary little critter.
As anyone who follows my blog will know I couldn’t just stop with blocks, I needed to have my pumpkins and their little buddy in a patch of their own.
This was a fun and quick quilt to put together. I did some machine in the ditch quilting along the sashing and then did some detail in the pumpkins by hand. Oh yeah, and a little home for the visitor was also done by hand. All in all a very Wickedly fun quilt.
Please stop in and see all of the Wicked quilters contributing to today’s segment of the hop and you can click on the Wicked button for a list of ALL of the Wicked Hop contributors.
23rd of October
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