October 23, 2012

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Witch!


hehehehehehehehehehehe Come here my pretties......


Today is day #2 on the Wicked Blog Hop dreamed up by Madame Samm and  hosted by Wicked Wendy !  This is going to be an awesome blog hop for all of you Halloween lovers!!  There are going to be witches and goblins and black cats a' plenty!!  So come on in with your costumes on and enjoy the party!  I have my witches cauldron brewing and will be serving up some spider cider tonight! yum yum! 



I just got word that there are some other quilters handing out Halloween candy today so when you are full of spider cider, take off to the other parties to see what they have for you!!

Terrifying Tuesday
23rd of October


My first initial idea was to do a witches hat in the crazy quilt design but then I heard there might be some other crazy quilting going on and I wanted to do something different.  I love working with batiks and black fabric.  I googled free witch patterns online and found Sonja's blog with this wicked witch all done up in paper piecing! arrgghhh
I DO NOT DO PAPER PIECING! IT HATES ME!!
As much as I hate spiders!!
So, I improvised! ha!!!
A little Steam A Seam lite does the trick!!  I traced around the paper pieced pattern shape and ironed me some fusible to the black fabric and in no time I had me some witches flying on their brooms! ha!
I wanted to do a table runner but 4 turned out to be too long but 3 was just perfect!
I will have to make a candle mat with the 4th block!
I wanted to show you a little quilt that my friend Donna sent to me last year.  I think I blogged it but don't remember if I did so I am showing it anyway.  I just love it and it has Halloween written all over it!  
It plays so nicely with the witches. :)
And I must show you a beautiful witch dotee doll that my friend Lois made for me!  Art of this caliber should be shared and it doesn't matter how many times! :)
   
The backside of her dress is so pretty!

Spider and all!
And look... She is holding a pig charm in her hand!
She better not put him in her cauldron!!!
I hope you have enjoyed my Halloween Wicked Party!!
I have something to give away to one lucky reader!!
CANDY!!!!
These 2 Halloween towels and a bag of Tootsie Roll Pops is going to come flying in on my witches broom to one lucky person!  Yes, you aren't seeing things... My hubby ate your candy!!  BUT, I will buy another bag!  I promise!
Please leave me a comment to get your name in my pot!!  
..... and make sure your email is available in your profile and if it isn't, leave it in your comment!  
Happy Halloween everyone!!  

117 comments:

Gina said...

Oh! Your witch block turned out so nice! And the table runner looks awesome! I love the background fabric! Also very lovely gifts, I love the silloutte of the cat in the pumpkin mini and the witch is amazing!

Thearica said...

Lois is a very talented lady and I am so proud to call her friend. :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

You came up with a lovely solution to your paper piecing whoas! I think your blocks and runner are fabulous.

Sunshine Girl said...

Oh great blocks - I have done mine in a similar way. Thanks for the opportunity to win the towels and candy - made me laugh thats it already been eaten as that would probably happen in my house too! Thanks for sharing.

Heleen Groot said...

Great cackle! I love the witches runner, it looks great! What better time to "cheat" than Halloween! I'll say no to the spider cider (but thanks for the offer....). Thank you for the chance to win.....just one question though...what are tootsy rolls?

shez said...

love your projects,well done.xx

Britt-Inger said...

I love the table runner with the witches. It is super cute. Thanks for sharing your story and your work
Britt-Inger in Sweden

Nellie Duclos said...

Your flying witches are dazzling-don't ya just love Steam-a-seam. I certainly would be lost without those neat products. Gee, I have to hide the candy from my husband, but he usually finds it so I now buy candy he hates-peanut butter. Yes, he ate too much as a child, got sick and has hated ever since. So that's my strategy. Thanks for sharing your handsome projects.

Gene Black said...

Cooolness, I need to remember that "cheat" for paper piecing. (don't put me in the drawing)

Fiesta said...

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

Julie said...

I love those witches -- what a great table runner.

Gill said...

What a great idea to use applique for the paper pieced witch! and the background is perfect!
Thank you for sharing!

Carin said...

WOW ... you did a realy good job on those witches, I love your tablerunner ! Thanks for giving the link to Sonja's file, I love it.
And thank you for the wonderful give away !

Laura VanVleet said...

Sweet projects! Thanks for sharing with us!

charlotte said...

Love your witches. Paper piecing and I don't get along much either. The background fabric is perfect!!

Mommarock said...

Dear Hubby, I so can understand. I keep having to buy more Halloween candy...I keep eating the stuff that I bought for the kids.. and so I go buy more. I need to learn to buy them yucky candy instead of candy bars!!

Thearica said...

Well.. I will have to say, I did sneak a lollypop or two but hubby did eat the larger majority of them. He is a piglet. lol

Thearica said...

I LOVE the way batiks make these type of quilts pop! I think I may do a series of quilts and call it a "Study in Batiks"

Thearica said...

Thank you for coming by!

Thearica said...

She has some more awesome freebies too!

Thearica said...

I am looking at paper piecing with a new eye now. lol

Thearica said...

Thanks Julie!

Thearica said...

Can you hear my witches laugh... lol

Thearica said...

And a cool cheat it is. :)

Thearica said...

oh my hubby loves those peanut butter kisses that only come out at Halloween... He ate 10 bags last year!!!

MooseStash Quilting said...

Now that's the idea. Why go thru all that trouble paper piecing when you can fusible applique it, and be done in half the time!!! Your witches proved it!! :-) Love the colors too!! I have stopped buying candy. We don't get trick or treaters anymore,(we live in the country) and I was the one eating it all up. I do miss seeing all those silly little faces in the night!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great job on your witchie piece....and the candle mat is fantastic!!

Ellen said...

Great minds do think alike! I love the background fabric you used, and they look great flying along your runner.

Thearica said...

Thanks so much Britt! I loved your block!!

Thearica said...

Thanks so much!

Thearica said...

You should hear it in person!

patchouli moon studio said...

Your witch quilt and doll are so cute. Please choose someone else if I win, because I really don't eat candy. It's a sweet though but I would rather let someone else win that wants it. Just wanted to comment.

Thearica said...

Can't wait to see!

Thearica said...

Gonna be looking at paper piecing with a new sense of interest. :)

krislovesfabric said...

Buahaha, love your idea to steam a seam applique a paper pieced pattern, I find the pp skill is one I admire but struggle to acquire...good idea to get the look without the struggle ;) Thanks for sharing!

Thearica said...

More than one way to skin a cat. lol

Thearica said...

Thanks Marjorie!

Thearica said...

Thanks for coming over to see my entry.. :)

Thearica said...

I am so glad that you did! Love seeing you!

Thearica said...

I have struggled and struggled and it beat me. lol

Rosa said...

Love your witches,awesome.Paperpiecing and I are friends.Thanks for sharing!!

pinsandneedles said...

Wickedly wonderful witchy blocks and table runner! Love the pumpkins with the black cat quilt. Thanks for sharing.

tink's mom said...

The witches you created are truely wicked. The witch your friend made is amazing and thank you for sharing bothe with us.

piece peace said...

Your witches are all wicked beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

Sheila said...

You were so clever to trace rather than PP , I am with you I really don't care for PP . I love your wicked witches , so wicked !

gpc said...

I love your witches!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved that witch table runner!! and spooky witch doll!!

Annette said...

now that's the way to get-r done and it's not cheating it's creative licence... and the pumpkin and cat quilt is cute too. thanks for sharing the eye candy with us
in stitches

Patricia said...

Cute table runner! I like that you had them facing in different directions.

Linda said...

How cute! You did such a great job on the table runner! The batik is perfect for the background, too!
Great job!

Barb N said...

Your little video put a smile on my face this morning - thanks! Sounds like you are enjoying Halloween. Very wicked little witches you've created there!

StitchinByTheLake said...

You are a girl after my own heart! I would so have appliqued that witch instead of paper piecing. :) She is a doll and I love the batiks! blessings, marlene

Unknown said...

Very cute, Thearica. You started my day with a big ol' smile. Happy Halloween to you.

Kathy H said...

Your blocks are great. I do love paper piecing but it takes a REALLY long time to do. That doll is beautiful. WHat detail in it. Thanks for sharing all your Halloween goodies.

Just Carol said...

Your witches are perfectly wicked! Love the runner, too!

Pauline said...

WOW, what a great show of wicked witches! I love the runner you made of the blocks. You have very special friends making these great gifts for you!
Thanks for sharing!

Abbigail said...

hulseybg@gmail.com
Oh!!!! You have opened up a new world to me! I love the ideal of tracing the paper pieced patterns and doing an iron on! Paper piecing does not agree with me either. I love the little mini quilt your friend gave you and the doll is amazing! You must be very special to have friends like this!

Carla Bynum said...

Hi!!! Love Love your WICKED Witches!!! Sew cute!!!

Kathy said...

Your witches in black with the beautiful batik fabric came out great! My husband would empty the bag also. Thanks for posting.

Quilt n Queen said...

Thearica.........luv your witch runner, super adorable. Luv how you eliminated the dreaded paperpiecing and appliqued the witch....really cool! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing in the WICKED fun blog hop!!

Jeanne Gwin said...

Thearica, may I come live in your blog. You always have such cool stuff going on. Thanks for sharing and fab giveaway, you wicked thing!!! I am wicked too! I have a giveaway going on now and will have another on the 26th when I post my "wicked things" http://jeannegwin.blogspot.com

Susan said...

I like all your witches!

bethstrand said...

Boo-ti-ful table runner! Thanks for hosting on the hop! pbstand@msn.com

Sallie said...

Thanks for participating in the Wicked hop!

barbara woods said...

love your witches i must try that soon

Judy B said...

Great witches, love the background. Thank you for sharing.

SpartanBabe said...

Boy that video was creepy! The witches are great - thanks for sharing :o)

Laura said...

Your runner is very cute. I love the black witches against the orange.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Love your table runner..the witches are great and the batik background fabric is perfect!!! Thanks for sharing and for your 'sweet' giveaway!!

Rebeckah Austin said...

Great improve!

Sharon Dawn said...

Lovely witchy ladies!

barbara woods said...

i love your table runner

BizyStitches said...

A lot of talent was shown in your Wicked blog. Loved them all. Husbands just don't understand some times. That was funny. Thanks for sharing and for being in the hop.

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
absolutely beautiful project! the back ground fabric is super lovely!
thanks for sharing

JustPam said...

I love all of your Halloween goodies!

Madame Samm said...

First your laugh...wicked...your blocks even more sew....what a great idea....just applique...you did it and it looks fabulous..sew fabulous you made it to our top well you know ...

nhlady said...

Thanks for sharing your efforts with us! WICKED, indeed.

Thanks also for the giveaway.

Charlene S said...

Great witches. Super wicked!

Gwen said...

Love your WICKED witches and the beautiful background fabric you used-- perfect!! :-) I also LOVE the pumpkin quilt that your friend made-- the black cat lounging is just adorable! :-)

Lyn said...

Love your witches. Very nice. Thanks for being part of the hop!

Wendy said...

Your witches blocks are so nice Thearica! Love the base block they are on....hubbies love to eat those goodies! What a great giveaway!

Crickets Corner said...

Love everything about your wicked good runner and your friends are also very talented! Thanks for joining the hop, would have hate to have missed such creativity. Just starting following via email.

Fignie said...

I'm laughing soo much ... Paper Piecing -- yeah, haven't even attempted that yet!! Your witches look amazing!!! REALLY Wicked!!! :)

LJ said...

Congratulations on a great runner. Loved the orange/white stripe for the binding and that background batik is awesome! You have some fabulous friends who are also creative. Your little video reminds me of a house that went all out for Halloween with decorations and noises and my children had a devil of a time walking up to the door on Halloween. They always took Daddy's hand as insurance. What a sweet memory.

JanesQuilting said...

I like your blocks but I like the pumpkins with the cat the best. Thank you for sharing the video. Very good.

Ariane said...

I love your table runner!! Gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing the gifts your friends gifts!! Love them!!!

maggie said...

Thearica,
Love your witches! Great work, very festive!
cheers
maggie

Patty said...

What a great idea! I don't paper piece(scares me) so I will certainly try your way. Thanks for the giveaway, and don't be too hard on hubby. He has good taste.(He married you, didn't he. HAHAHA)

Christine M said...

I love your table runner. It's just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Aurea said...

Love your presentation on this blog. The witch is great and thanks for the give away. I am standing in line to win.

thepiececorps said...

Simply fabulous delivery, cackling witch, promise of spider cider, and scarey threat of paper-piecing---that was horror-ific! Thank goodness the witches are better than that, and thanx for the chance, Barbie in NC

Melody said...

Love your witches!! love tootsie pops too!
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Melody

MoeWest said...

Your witches runner looks great! The batik background is a good choice. You have a wicked cackle too. You'll be scaring small children away with that cackle.

Anda W said...

You have wonderful talent, thanks for the chance to win! awolk at rogers dot com

LuAnn said...

Love the witches on that great batik! Great Halloween decorations.

Sherill said...

Great idea to applique the witches! Love your table runner!

Maria Kievit said...

Nice table runner. thanks for sharing.

lefuntz said...

That batik makes your witches stand out wickedly. And Donna's little quilt is purrrfect. I love the cat.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Very nice. Love the fabrics. I had my eye on that same witch.....
You have some talented friends. The Mini and the witch are terrific.
Congrats on being one of the chosen!

Denise :) said...

Thearica, you do the cutest things! I'm loving my vintage buttons!!! :)

InGa said...

Really wicked tabel runner....
Thanks for sharing.

Rebecca Porter said...

Great table runner!

Stitches said...

What a Wicked Witch!! Love it...thanks

Mrs.Pickles said...

Wicked work thanks for sharing!

Emily C said...

Hahahahaha sounds just like my hubby. Love the witches. Happy Halloween.

evelyn said...

Great runner. Love your storytelling. Your friends are very talented too.

Val said...

I love your witchy blocks and they make a great table runner. I would love to enter your give away.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your witches are spooktacular! Good for you smacking paper piecing in the eye and forging ahead :)
Thank you for the chance

Needled Mom said...

I love your witches!!!! What a terrific idea for a runner. What??? Someone ate your candy?

mary mahoo said...

I love your witches! I was surprised not to find a crazy quilt! (That was scary in itself!) Thanks for sharing with us all. (I have a package of Steam a Seam here, planned a project with it for the hop,,but it seems a ghost has hidden it on me!)

Julie said...

I love it! Applique is so much smarter than paper piecing I totally would have been tempted to go this route too even though I can paper piece well. I adore tootsie pops and love that your hubby snagged some. Thanks for sharing!

Michele said...

Love your idea to get the look you wanted without having to paper piece it. I may have to try that idea for a block that I want to make.

Nini said...

I love your table runner!!! Great job!!!
Greetings from Germany
Nicole

Vesuviusmama said...

I have to laugh at your hubby eating the candy! This summer, my hubby ate my pot luck picnic dish! Husbands!

Katherine said...

Ooooh, those witches are fabulously WICKED! Love them.

Leah said...

Your witches are perfect! They make a lovely runner.

Denise :) said...

Thearica, your witch blocks are marvelous! I love her silhouette on the batik -- very 'ride off into the sunset' ish!! Great job! :)