Welcome to Monday on the Wicked Blog Hop! (We are having some computer issues here this weekend so I’m hitting publish a few hours early, just in case!) As always, all this fun wouldn’t be possible without the hard work and wonderful talents of Wendy and Madam Samm. I tip my witches’ hat to both of them! This year, I decided to do a small project for the hop. I had a picture in my head and decided it could come to life with the help of paper-piecing, a little applique and some embroidery. I started with an 8.5×11″ piece of paper and sketched out my idea. (If you had any idea how awful I am at drawing, you’d understand that this was the scary part for me!) Then I transferred it to newsprint, traced it again on the back side to make it come out right instead of a mirror image. Then, just in case, I labeled every piece with “STS” for “sew this side.” I finished up with border and binding fabrics from the basket of Halloween fabrics that I won at quilt guild. My younger daughter took it on a photo shoot to get an appropriately “fall-y” feel. It’s really much flatter than it looks, but leaves, grasses, and tree roots don’t exactly show that!
I love how the first two pumpkins appear oblivious to the scary noises coming from the tree but pumpkin #3 isn’t all that happy! Speaking of happy, I’d be happy to send two Halloween-ish fat quarters to one winner at the end of the hop. Mr. Random will draw and, yes, I’ll ship international. Just leave a comment to enter. Here’s a peak at the goodies
and, speaking of goodies, why not tell me in your comment what your favorite Halloween goody (or Fall treat) is? Mine are the Marshmallow Pumpkins that See’s Candies comes out with every Fall. However, my older daughter brought home some fresh-pressed cider last week and now I think the Marshmallow Pumpkins may have competition!
Here’s a list of the rest of today’s hop. Have a wonderful time and come back soon!
I Piece 2-Mary