Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Another Wicked Day

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.
 
 
                                                     Terrifying Tuesday,
23rd of October
 
     
Thanks for stopping by.

91 comments:

  1. oh fabulous, I love your finished quilt - especially the block with the wicked little visitor on it.

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  2. Love the spider on the pumpkin! A very "Wicked" finish!

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  3. How fun! Now pumpkins are a must for Halloween and love all your 'Jacks' in such a cute quilt. Yeah, cute can go with Halloween. And love how you spider-web quilted.

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  4. Love the pumpkins & the spider too! And wow, that is a lot of trick or treaters at your house. Hope you & Tink have fun handing out the goodies!

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  5. Your pumpkins are great and Wow! So many possibilities with that one block! Thanks for participating in the blog hop & inspiring me!!

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  6. Love your pumpkin quilt!

    and WOW!! I wish we had that many trick or treaters!!

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  7. So nice and loved the quilt! I wish I could stop by for a treat!

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  8. Oh wow I love the quilt - sounds like you had my problem and couldnt stop at one block as I have a made a quilt too! Cant believe you get 350-400 trick or treaters, here in England we get about 10 and I think thats a lot! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. very nice quilt!!
    ...and i like the picture of Tink :) ... want to hug him.

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  10. You sewed your little pumpkin off by the looks of it! I love the pumpkin quilt, really wicked to put some scary ones in. Do you dress up your Tink? Or do you just let him bark loudly at all those trick-or-treaters? He simply looks adorable.

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  11. Love your little pumpkins and how you arranged them in a fabulous quilt. Gorgeous!

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  12. I love your pumpkin quilt. It is adorable. Thanks for sharing all your pumpkins
    Britt-Inger in Sweden

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  13. What a wonderful Pumpkin Patch! Love your blocks. Thanks For Sharing from another New Jersey Quilter down in Cape May County.

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  14. Love your pumpkin blocks, especially the one with the spider. Wow! 400 Trick or Treaters. In our neighborhood you can never tell how many you'll get. I try to buy candy that my husband dislikes (peanut butter) so they'll be some for the kids who come to the door as he usually gets into it unless I hide it. When my girls were living at home, they would help me hide it! From California, thanks for sharing.

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  15. I think the little spider is so cute, your quilt is devine
    Judy

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  16. Judy, Your project is wonderful and so creative. Thank you for sharing your wickedness today!

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  17. Good Morning Selina...your pumpkins and quilt...absolutely divine...could not forget your giant spider...excellent color choices of fabric...brilliant

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  18. Great quilt! I love all your pumpkins!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Ohhhhh..... That is so so cute! I love your blocks and quilt. That giant spider is just too much fun. What a great project for a little stash busting too!! Hummm... Now where did I put those oranges? :-)

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  20. Ohh I love your pumpkins blocks.... that quilt is beautiful !

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  21. Absolutely love it. The blocks alone were nice, but together, they are awesome. Great job!

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  22. They are all awesome, but my favorite would have to be the one with the spider on it. LOL.

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  23. That spider on the pumpkin is great. Cute quilt.

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  24. Beautiful finish! Love your quilt and so fun to see Tink looking for costumed visitors, thanks for sharing!

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  25. Your quilt is just wonderful.Love your pumpkins blocks!!

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  26. Wickedly wonderful blocks and quilt! Love the faces and the creepy spider! Thanks!

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  27. Your Pumpkin Patch is wicked cute! I might have to make one of those.

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  28. I love your pumpkin patch , your blocks are great and the quilt is perfect for fall!

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  29. Oh Great Pumpkins! just love the pumpkin patch you crated I think Linus and his blanket(from the Peanuts ) you be at home with it...
    in stitches

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  30. I love the way the blocks work together!

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  31. Love your quilt! Very "wicked". Thanks for sharing!

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  32. What a great little block! I especially love the one with the spider! It's adorable!!!

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  33. I can't believe it - 400 trick or treaters would be amazing! I only get a dozen or so on a good year. :( I love your pumpkin block and that spider - I've got to find me a spider pattern! blessings, marlene

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  34. How fun! Love the quilt all put together. We used to get lots of trick or treaters, but where we live now, we only get a couple of dozen. Leaves way too much candy for my husband and I eat up later!

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  35. That is a cute block and you can do so much with it. Turned out a great quilt.

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  36. Those pumpkins are so wicked--I love them! Your quilt turned out so amazing and the spider is a great creepy addition.

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  37. Amazing! What great fun this quilt, the different blocks and the way you quilted it, super wicked cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Oh these blocks are very cute! I like how you use the same basic design for so many items and Holidays! very smart lady! This quilt is really cute! I love it!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  39. This is a great block! And, yes, I see the possibilities for Christmas ornaments and apples--very adaptive! Thank you so much for your ideas. Your work is great. I love the quilt.

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  40. Great job....luv your pumpkin parade....and that spider is freeeeeeeeking me out!! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing in the WICKED fun blog hop!!

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  41. Wow WICKED! Thanks for sharing. I have a giveaway going on now and will have another on the 26th when I post my "wicked things" http://jeannegwin.blogspot.com

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  42. We have a bull dog too! They are so sweet. Love your pumpkin quilt, so fun!

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  43. Love the pumpkin blocks and how you put them al together!

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  44. You are very creative. Thanks for participating in the Wicked hop!

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  45. Love your pumpkin quilt! We don't get any trick or treaters, so I only buy chocolate, LOL! Thank you for sharing.

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  46. The pumpkin quilt is wicked! Thanks for sharing and tell Tink to have a Happy Howl-oween!

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  47. What a great Halloween quilt..love your quilting details! TFS

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  48. Your Halloween quilt is so cute.

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  49. Wow, that's a lot of trick or treaters. You quilt is adorable or should I say "wicked". Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Rosemary B here: I love your blocks very very much!
    I love your finished project too.
    Wonderful fabric choices! thanks for sharing.
    the pic of you and your doggie is adorable

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  51. I love your pumpkins, especially the one with the spider!

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  52. Your pumpkins are great! Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  53. That is a huge amount of trick or treaters. I'm lucky if I get ten as our small town has a Halloween Trick or Treat on main street. I simply love your blocks. When I saw the second one with the face I just started smiling. I'm glad you made them into a quilt, it's just too cute for words!

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  54. That's so cool/wicked that you use that block for other holidays and shapes - neat! Loved your creativity and your quilt. The spider (though rather creepy) is the perfect touch!

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  55. How amazing! I love the quilt!! The pumpkins look awesome - LOVE the ones with the black face ... such beautiful work!

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  56. Your pumpkin quilt is gorgeous!!!! I love it!!!

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  57. Your pumpkin blocks are so cute...I love the spiders on them.

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  58. Your pumpkin quilt is so cute, especially the spiders.

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  59. Great quilt; I especially like the block with the big spider on it.

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  60. I love your compliment of pumpkins and the fabrics, well, I like them alot. Thanks for sharing

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  61. You went all out! Your pumpkin quilt looks wonderful!

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  62. I love your pumpkins,thanks for sharing your talent.

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  63. Love all the pumpkins! Very nicely done. thanks for sharing.

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  64. Such a simple block but so many possibilities. I love your quilt.

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  65. Love the variations of your pumpkins. Great fabric and fun faces. Makes a nice quilt. Thanks for sharing all the different ways to use the block for other things like apples. Great to think out of the box.

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  66. Just WICKEDLY cute! I love this block and the quilt is fabulous. Ditto Scrapbook above on sharing the ways you use this block. So very versatile---it will have to go into my block library. :)

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  67. Wicked and fun pumkinquilt.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  68. What a fun pumpkin patch! I love the spider web quilting. :)

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  69. Way wicked! Love the web you "wove" throughout.

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  70. What fabulous blocks. They look good and spooky. The quilt is great.

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  71. Very cute pumpkins, and I love that little spider!

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  72. It's great to see the versatility of a terrific go to block.
    Your pumpkins are such a patch of fun! :)

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  73. That is darling! I love the spider one.

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  74. Love your jack o lanterns, and all together,,,that quilt is awesome! Thanks for sharing with us all. (Love your dog!)

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  75. I love it especially with the variations. It's fun that you made a whole quilt out of it. Thanks for sharing!

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  76. Your blocks and quilt are really great. Just like reality, no 2 are the same.

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  77. Great blocks! I love all your pumpkins!
    Greetings from Germany
    Nicole

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  78. Great blocks! I love all your pumpkins!
    Greetings from Germany
    Nicole

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  79. What a versatile block, and I love the hand stitched spider web!

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  80. Beautiful blocks! I love all those pumpkins and the clever idea to piece them with strips (such pretty fabric choices), then to give some faces. Gorgeous finish. You're ready for Halloween!

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  81. Lots of great pumpkin blocks! They make a great quilt!!

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  82. How wonderful these are ... even the one with the huge spider on it!! :)

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