Tuesday, October 23, 2012

LOOK OUT...The Wicked Blog Hop & Giveaway

LOOK OUT.... The Wicked Blog Hop is off to a GREAT start!!  Today is only the second day and I know everyone is having a WONDERFUL time thanks to Wendy from Why Knot Kwilt and Madam Samm.

So, today is my day and I want to show you my block.   I drew three Ghosts stacking up Pumpkins.


After my previous paper pieced block...This was a piece of cake!   I once again dug into my scraps (one of my favorite things to do.  Course I have so much)  I was in high search for the right shades of orange for the pumpkin and wanted green to look like grass and blue to look like the dark sky. 

I used Lite Steam-a-Seam II and cut out all my pieces and sewed my grass and sky together.




Next I arranged them onto my block where I thought they looked good.  I pressed them in place then machine appliqued them on using the blanket stitch.  Then squared my block to a 10 1/2" square.  




Unfortunately I have so many things going at this time, I did not yet figure out what I am going to do with it.  I am leaning toward making a pillow.  Or add it to the one I made before, the paper pieced  ghost.  Or, make a small wall hanging with it.  What do you think?  

I do want to share my Wall hanging I made earlier.  I call it "Come On In".  This one is 22 " X 33 1/2" .  I have it hung on my entry door.





Here is another that I made last year.  Everyone who knows me, knows I like to be different and have fun.  "Trick Or Treat"  Total size is 36" X 17".  




Now that you seen my block, I want to ask you to continue on this Wicket Hop and check out all the others that posted today.  Here is the list:


 Sew Me Something Good


But don't stop there.  Check out Wendy's blog  and get the list for each day to visit everyone's post and see their blocks.  I heard there are some pretty Wicked ones coming.  Believe me, you will not want to miss a one!!

Oh, now I have something Wicked to GIVEAWAY.   Oh yeah, I have this pack of  26    -   5 inch charms.  There are  colored leaves, acorns, etc.  all in different cool fall colors.




Oh yeah, this is the assorted Fall Charm pack called "Maple Skies" from Connecting Threads.




All you have to do is be a follower and leave me a comment.  Tell me, what are YOU doing this Halloween?  Are you getting dressed up, if so, what is your costume going to be?  On October 31st, I will go to Random.com and pick a winner which I will immediately announce that day.  Have I got a great Halloween story to tell you........

Till then,
HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE 


To get special designed quilts or to see my gallery, check out my site at: http://janesquilting.com

109 comments:

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh I love your blocks - they are so lovely. I would make a table runner out of them. Thanks for sharing.

Nati said...

Great project, maybe it could be a hanging for the door? And thanks for the chance to win, I am a follower.

louzee said...

great block! I think i would make a little wallhanging.
The other projects are lovely, too! The "Trick or Treat" is my favourite.

Heleen Groot said...

Boo-tiful! Your blocks are amazing. I especially love the trick-or-treat block! Thanks for being (not so) wicked and sharing!

Britt-Inger said...

Your blocks are super cute, love them all
We don´t have Halloween in Sweden, but I am a follower to you. Thanks for the great give away and for sharing your blocks. You are a very creative woman
Britt-Inger in Sweden

Helen said...

And Boo To You Too! What fun blocks. I will be at the Houston Quilt Show this Halloween. And will be reading your posts when I get back since I am following you.

Nellie Duclos said...

Love your witches and pumpkins table runner, so cute. The "Trick or Treat" wall hanging is handsome. I love to make things and gift them to my family and friends as you can have just so many table runners, wall hangings, etc. I would love to win some great fabric. From California, thanks for sharing.

Rosa said...

Boo to you too..love your witches and runners, gorgeous.The last one is my favorite!.Thanks for sharing.Of course,I`m a follower.

Fiesta said...

Your project is wonderful and so creative. Thank you for sharing your wickedness today! I am a follower too looking forwardbto reading your blog. Our kids are grown so we give out treats for Halloween.

Gill said...

Great block! I'd make a wall hanging!
This halloween we're going to a friend's surprise birthday party!

Carin said...

Oh my ... I love your block with the three ghost !! Your halloween quilts are also very beautiful.
I'm already a follower.

Halloween isn't something that is celebrate overhere, but we, as pagans, celebrate it because its the witch New Year !!

Madame Samm said...

Jane....I have to tell you..your first block...looked like someone was carrying on all the pieces to the yard....and then set them up in the second block..brilliant...lol but then I realized they were just there ready to be applique...well that is my story..loved all of your creative juices that flowed into wicked...brilliant.

tink's mom said...

You have a very creative mind. Love your ghosts also loved the Trick or Treat Banner. Thanks for Sharing.

charlotte said...

Jane, I love your ghosts. What a clever idea. Thanks so much for sharing.

MooseStash Quilting said...

I love fusible applique, and seeing these is why!! So much fun to be had. Unfortunately for Halloween this year I have to work, but I will be scaring everyone I possibly can!! hehehe, it's my evil revenge!! :-)

Mommarock said...

I am a follower, this Halloween we are setting up a spooky scene in our garage to hand out candy to the neighborhood kids. Pretty much we are the only ones in the area the really decorate to the max, but we have to make it really spooky fun for the kids. We have added smog for the kids this year, so I'm a bit excited. Our friends from next door come and sit with us and hand our their candy from our house, so I hope they will come and help me set everything up LOL.

MooseStash Quilting said...

I have to say, I am seeing a great stitchery with your 3 ghosts here... Wonder what I am doing today that could go on the back burner?

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for sharing your blocks. My husband & I are traveling to Tennessee on Nov. 1 (12 hour drive), so I'll be going to bed early on Halloween. Thanks for the giveaway.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Your blocks are fantastic Jane! love each one of them. I do follow and I am just anxiously awaiting the little goblins at my door this year

Sharon said...

Hey there how r u? I love it and would make a wallhanging out of it.....I love the fact that you create with your own drawings that is awesome.....

krislovesfabric said...

Halloween will be pizza night, I believe ;) love your ghosties...nice job! Thanks for sharing today!

Charlene S said...

The family theme this year is Red Riding Hood. DGD#2 is Red, her boyfriend is the woodsman, DGD#5 is the wolf, and I am the grandma, a part I know how to play!

Carla Bynum said...

Hi!!! Love your WICKED blocks!!! The haunted house is WICKED awesome!!!!!

pinsandneedles said...

Love your wickedly wonderful Halloween blocks and projects! Thanks for sharing!

Annette said...

With your great block and wall hangings you are ready for Halloween i see.... happy haunting
and thanks for hosting a give away
I am a follower, and I will be home to hand out goodies as soon as i am off work
in stitches

Gina said...

Your minis are awesome & fun! You did great designing them! Thanks for the generous giveaway, I'm a follower! I'm not sure what we're doing for Halloween this year, as my children are older and we haven't made plans yet.

Sheila said...

Wonderful display of wickedness , I think a wall hanging would be great with your great creation . I am a follower ! On Halloween I will likely just be passing out a few treats at our door , we get very few these past few years .

gpc said...

Wow, what cute hangings, ALL of them! I generally stay home and hand out candy. I've only dressed up once as an adult, when I helped at my son's preschool 35 years ago. I wish I knew people who had a little more Celebration in them so I could join in, lol!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved that boo block!! Your trick or treat is adorable also!!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

We decorate the yard play spooky music and pass out candy!!

Linda said...

What cute little ghosts! I love that the pumpkins spell "BOO"! It would make a darling pillow!
I'm a follower (and I would love to win that charm pack!)

StitchinByTheLake said...

Jane your ghosts and pumpkins are just darling - I think a pillow would be perfect! As for Halloween, well this year I'm going to do what any self-respecting working woman would do...go to bed early and pull the covers over my head. :) blessings, marlene

Kathy Gordon said...

I am a new follower. Your blocks are so fun and WICKED. What a "charm-ing" give away. Come see me tomorrow at Kwitly Pleasures!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Jane!! I love them, Especially the Haunted House! I have great idea, you can give the house to another blogger named Jane! LOL!!

Barb N said...

That's such a great project with those ghosts - I love it! What am I doing for Halloween? Unfortunately I will be traveling for business and will miss out on all the little ghosts and goblins running amok whilst they're trick or treating. My kids are grown, so I do enjoy seeing the little ones at our door. Maybe next year.

Kathy H said...

Very cute block and I think it would make a perfect pillow. thanks for the chance to win. I am a follower.

Pauline said...

LOL, I scrolled a bit to quick and saw the first picture with all the patterns on a pile.... I frowned to try to make out what it would be! Great show of very wicked cute blocks and projects! Can'n decide which I like the best - they are all great! Thanks for sharing!

Just Carol said...

Ooooo, spooky ghosts--very wicked! A pillow would be very nice with it.

Abbigail said...

hulseybg@gmail.com
I'm a follower. I don't usually dress for Halloween as I don't go anywhere or have any trick or treater on my rural country road.
I love your blocks, they are wonderful! You do such a great job of paper pieceing and appliqueing!

Quilt n Queen said...

Jane....your BOO block is wickedly wonderful. I can see a BOOtiful bag or an adorable mini quilt made with the block. Thanks for the inspiration!!

jmniffer said...

Your block is super! I love the stacked ghosts. I will be home for Halloween, handing out candy. Not exciting, but someone has to do it. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway. I am a follower.

Kathy said...

I love your block and your wall hanging is so cute. I'm a follower and love fall leaves and colors. The "boo" is very clever.

Jeanne Gwin said...

Wickedly love your blocks. Table Runner? Thanks for sharing and I would be pleased to win your giveaway. Come see me the 26th or now too if you want have a giveaway going on right now. http://jeannegwin.blogspot.com

HalfDozen said...

All three Halloween pieces are great looking.
We are headed to Great Wolf Lodge for Halloween, they are having a fun filled month- pumpkin painting, trick or treating, kid friendly costume dance.......
Thanks for the giveaway.

Susan said...

I don't plan on dressing up, I will stay home and pass out candy to the neighborhood trick or treaters.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

follower...We just stay home and watch scary (or funny) Halloween movies. There aren't any kids in our neighborhood so no trick or treaters. Our youngest will be going to a party the weekend before.

Bonnie58 said...

Love the block. You are really an innovative designer. Thanks for the opportunity on a great draw.
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am a follower. We don't do anything special for Halloween other than giving out candy to the trick or treaters. My husband usually wears a President Obama mask when he gives out the candy.

senstrings at yahoo dot com

Sallie said...

I'm a follower. Your blocks are cute! Thanks for the wicked giveaway and participating in the Wicked hop!

Mimi said...

I am a new follower!! Love your creations! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win those charms... wicked idea!! hehehe

Judy B said...

Love your Boo! A wall hanging would be perfect. Love your other quilts. No dressing up here, but lots of candy even though we don't have any trick or treaters. Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway. I am a follower. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Love your Boo block...I can definitely see it as a pillow. As for Halloween...I'll be dressing up as 'Me'...pretty scary LOL!!! Thanks for sharing and for your sweet giveaway!

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Thanks for sharing your process! Love your projects!
No Halloween party this year... traveling~whoohoo!
Lovely charm pack... thanks for the chance!
I'm a follower.

BizyStitches said...

Loved your block. If you have a small side table I think I would make a table topper out of your block. For Halloween we will be watching our favorite basketball NBA team on TV. We live in the country so we don't have ghost and gobblins come to our door. HAha. Oh by the way I am a happy follower already.

SpartanBabe said...

Your pumpkin-stackin ghosts are adoreable! Thanks for the quick little tut and for sharing the blocks with us :o)

Laura said...

I love your ghosts and I think a pillow would be so cute!!

aiah23 said...

For Halloween I'm taking my 17 mo. old son to a church Fall Festival. Seems like a safer environment for a toddler. I'm not dressing up but he'll be a 20th century golfer. And I'm already a follower.

Fawn

barbara woods said...

we will be here waiting for grandkids i am a follower

Rebeckah Austin said...

I follow you! I will not be ding anything this Halloween :( My Hubby works graveyard shifts and we only have 1 vehicle or else I would go up and visit my family. Our neighbors there always have a part and decorate like crazy. :)

nhlady said...

I am dusting off my broom in the cellar and unpacking my black dress and pointy hat in the cedar chest. I plan on flying to many places this Halloween and just being plain WITCHY and WICKED!

Thanks for the giveaway.

JustPam said...

I love your ghosts and pumpkins and think another wall hanging would suit them. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway!

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here: I have already been following you for a million years so done and done for that.

I adore your pumpkins and ghosts, really really wicked cute and lovely too :-)
thank you for sharing your creativity and also for your give away chance!

Gwen said...

Can't wait to hear your Halloween story! :-) I wish that I had a Halloween party to go to, but, unfortunately don't... so I guess that it will just be a Horror Movie Night here... and maybe I'll dress in costume anyway! :-) Thanks for the chance to win the pretty Autumn charms--- and for sharing your wonderful projects! I love them all, but I think my favorite is the Haunted House!

Aurea said...

This is a wicked give away. Your blocks are wonderful especially since you create them yourself. Halloween, fun time. I don't dress up but my daughter decorates the house and we certainly like treating the ghouls. Thanks for sharing.

Lyn said...

Very nice. I am a follower and thanks for being part of the hop. We will be very quiet this year.

Myself said...

What a great givaway! I'm your follower and sewed a cute beatle custom for my little girl :)

Ariane said...

I love your block!! It's beautiful!! All you Halloween quilts are gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing with us!! I work a 12 hour shift on Halloween this year. But hopefully, I'll get to hand out a few candies to the kids when I get home!! I love this celebration!!!

wanda said...

I like your block, and I am a member of your blog. On Halloween I will be fighting to beat the dogs to the door for trick and treaters. Even though the town has a party for the kids I still get a lot of treaters. Thanks for the giveaway.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

I look forward to seeing your work. I'm always impressed.
My DH & I dress up in costumes(not definite as what yet) and hand out candy to the neighborhood kids

LJ said...

I do follow you with Google Friend Connect and Google Reader. You are wonderfully creative with your Halloween projects. Boo is adorable and would be fun no matter what you decide on. Looks like you have several wall hangings so perhaps a pillow would be in order.

♥Duff said...

I think a pillow would be a great idea!

Fignie said...

You've given me inspiration for next year's project - I want to make a Boo hanging for work now :) Soo sooo cute!!

MaryBeth said...

I really like your stacked pumpkins/ghosts block. Thanks for the chance to win the charm squares.

Pat V. said...

I think this block would be a fabulous small wall hanging! I have a choir rehearsal on Halloween, what were they thinking? So I won't get to see all the Trick or Treaters.

sandra said...

I loved all your blocks, I have been busy making a spider costume for my grandson and we are going to a special party.

LuAnn said...

Love your blocks; I'm a new follower. For Halloween I've decorated my house with orange lights, a lighted ghost, and I'm on the Wicked Blog Hop line up for Thursday.

maggie said...

I love your ghosts, so cute..
I think Halloween will be quiet here at home giving treats to little trick or treaters. Our little town has a cute Halloween parade which is so much fun.
I follow your blog and enjoy it.
cheers
maggie

MoeWest said...

Your block is bootiful! I think I would make pillows from this one and the other ghost block. There are hardly any kids in our neighborhood, so we will be joining some friends for a wicked brew. I won't be in costume but I do have my halloween jacket and candycorn earrings.

Patty said...

Love all your Halloween pretties. Thanks for the giveaway. I don't get Trick or Treaters, so I will just be watching the TV. Maybe the granddaughter will come by.

Thearica said...

Love your haunted house block!

Erin@Sew at Home Mummy said...

I'm following your blog!
On Halloween, we're going to take out my 8 month old for the first time! She's going as a Ladybug. I can't wait.
Your projects are fantastic - very motivating. I should get my butt in gear and do something for Halloween decorating!
Thanks for the opportunity!
mummyquilts@gmail.com

Donna Joy said...

I am a follower, I don't dress up for Halloween but I lve to make costumes

Sewgirl said...

So creative! Your block and little wall hangings are too cute! We enjoy handing out treats to all the little ones in our neighborhood. We get to see them twice, as our neighborhood association also throws a party on Sun night and everyone's invited!

Corrie said...

We'll be trunk or treating! Great projects. Really cute. A pillow would be fun out of your block.

Maria Kievit said...

Really liking your blocks! thanks for sharing.

giddy99 said...

Love your projects, especially the ghosts and "boo" pumpkins! I'll be working out of town on Halloween, and probably still working that night (from the hotel). Ah, well...

lefuntz said...

Cute ghosts. A placemat for the candy bowl? I won't be dressing up. Just passing out treats (and probably sneaking a few too).

The Amateur Quilter (Mike Pearson) said...

I am going as the tooth fairy :) I would make a pillow out of it. Fun to put out every year :)

Angie said...

ALL of these wallhangings and blocks are just too wickedly CUTE :D

Rebecca Porter said...

Looks great! I would do a pillow cover or hanging. :) I'm a new follower, the charm pack is so cute. I won't be dressing up but my children are going trick or treating as super heroes.

InGa said...

Hello Jane.I love all your Halloween quilts.. :-)
I,m a new follower..
regards from Sweden

Mrs.Pickles said...

Wicked work thanks for sharing!

Marcia W. said...

I am a follower of your blog.
On Halloween, first the little grandnieces' will stop and show us their costumes before going to their event. We are located in a rural area with dirt roads, so kids come by vehicle. It's like a local relay race from house-to-house. My brother calls and says that so-and-so is leaving his house and on their way to ours. So we are ready and waiting with nice big bags of candy.

evelyn said...

Well done. You are sew creative. Love all the projects you showed.
I am working in the grocery store on Hallowe'en. I will be going as a witch. ( yes-it's a costume!)

Marjory said...

I think I'm going to have to collect all these "Boo" blocks and do a whole quilt of Boo's. Great Job!!!

Val said...

I love your boo block but my favourite is the haunted house with the ghostly welcome. What a great give away. I am following your blog to enter.

sew.darn.quilt said...

I'll be trick or treating with my kiddos then home for a nice hot cuppa tea!
Thank you for sharing and for the chance:)
I'm already a follower

Karen O said...

I will be sewing hopefully! No kids stop at my house, and mine will be with friends.

mary mahoo said...

Love your blocks Jane. If I could only find my Steam a seam--a ghost seems to have taken mine & hidden it! I'm a follower, and I've got a witch hat waiting for me for Halloween. Thanks for sharing with us.

Julie said...

That's a bunch of fun projects! I love the boo block, so creative!

Shar said...

We are having a Halloween party for our kids and some friends. We will be dressing up. I would love to make a tablerunner.

Vicki said...

I'll be passing out candy from my great orange bowl!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great blocks. I've missed most of the blog hop (other than my own post) because my FIL had bypass surgery on Monday, and we went to TX to be with him. I'm headed back on Halloween, but, I'll get to spend Halloween evening with my oldest son at his college. He's wearing a purple leisure suit that day. He's so cute in it. Gotta find another leisure suit for the other son. He wants one, too.

Vesuviusmama said...

I'll be trick or treating with my sons in town. Not sure what I'll be yet. Last night we did Trunk or Treat at the Drive-in movies before watching Hotel Transylvania and I was quite a scary vampire. A couple kids were afraid to approach me. Hee hee hee!

Katherine said...

Oh, wonderful blocks, Jane. The stacked ghosts are so cute.

Leah said...

Love the stacked pumpkins! Perfect block for Halloween!!

Carla G said...

I love all your ghosts & pumpkins! I'll be taking my kids trick-or-treating. I don't dress-up, but I'm just about done sewing a tea bag costume for 1 boy and doing the loops on a belt for my other boy's police costume. :)

SIMPLESEW said...

I have a special witch hat.. Nov 1st is my Bday so, Oct 31 is an important day for me. thanks for stopping by my blog today.......

Denise :) said...

DARLING blocks!! Really fun stuff. I love that you drew your design -- it's very, very cute!! For Halloween this year, we'll be handing out treats for our church's Trunk or Treat event!! :)