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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wicked Blog Hop Today

WELCOME Wicked Blog Hoppers!!!

A big Thank You! shout out to Wendy and Madame Samm for organizing the most Wicked Blog Hop of the year!  And be sure to visit the other fabulously wicked blogs...

Terrifying Tuesday, 23rd of October




I am a new blogger and this is my first blog hop...I am so excited that you stopped by. 

Well...let's get started.  I used a layer cake from Moda's Happy H"owl"o-ween for my blocks.


For the first one, I machine embroidered a wickedly fabulous witch's dress form complete with a purple spider that is the focus of this adorable green eyed cat.


I used the backs from two of the fabrics as the background for the dress form. The back of the fabric is as wicked as the front.  Don't you agree?


My second block...satisfy your wicked sweet tooth with some candy corn.  Unfortunately, it is surrounded by scary spiders and owls.


Take a closer look at the candy corn. Wickedly little blocks....



Start with a 10" cut of the candy corn fabric from the layer cake. Fold up 1" inch of one side and press.


Stitch a quarter inch from the folded edge.


Trim off a small amount....basically the folded part of the fabric.


Press the seam open and then fold up another inch, stitch, trim and press...until


the entire 10" piece has been stitched, trimmed and pressed into strips.


Turn the block 90 degrees and repeat the process to create those wickedly awesome tiny blocks.  Trim as need to square up the block and then surround it with some wicked spiders and owls.



Thank you, Hoppers, for stopping by.  Please leave a comment.  I would love to hear what you have to say.

Hope to see you again soon for the Holiday Lane Pillow Blog Hop.

'Til then...

~~Quilt Much!

68 comments:

  1. I love your machine embroidered block, it's utterly wicked - can I ask where you got the embroidery design from please?

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    1. Thank you, Theresa, for your lovely comment. I purchased the dress form embroidery from Embroidery Library...here is a link. http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/Products.aspx?Catalog=Emblibrary&ProductID=F6045 Hayyp Hopping!

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  2. The little green eyed cat is "Wickedly" Cute!

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  3. What wonderful blocks and what a beautiful dress form that you embroidered! Great tutorial on the tiny blocks too!

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  4. Love your witchy dress form - how cute! And the method with the layer cake, have to try that - thank you for sharing.

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  5. I love candy corn! Your blocks are sew cute!

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  6. Your blocks are fabulous! The embroidery is fantastic and the green eyed cat is adorable! Thanks for sharing the technique on the candy corn block, I've not seen that before! I'm following!

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  7. Wow I love your blocks - will have to try one of those dress forms myself and also I loved your tutorial for making the squares - havent seen that before so will have to have a go at that too! thanks for sharing.

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  8. I am loving your embroidery, where could I acquire that design?

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    1. Thank you, Tiffany, for your comment. I purchased the design from Embroidery Library. Here is a link... http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/Products.aspx?Catalog=Emblibrary&ProductID=F6045

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  9. Oh I love your blocks ... and love your dress form one.. I wish I was able to do that one.. I collect the little dress forms for my sewing room.. that block would be so cute.

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  10. Love the wickedly cool candy corn piecing. I've never seen that before and its great! And I like using the "wrong" side of fabric sometimes, too, as you did in your first block. Very creative!

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  11. So beautiful dress.You`re very creative and your fabrics are prettiest.Thanks for sharing

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  12. Congratulations on your first hog. It is Wickedly Wonderful! My first one last month. Thanks for Sharing!

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

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  14. I love that little quilt with the witch ress... thats a wonderful design !!
    And the quilt with those tiny pieces is great !!!!

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  15. Great block! Thank you for sharing - I would never have guessed how you did it!!

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  16. Glad you decided to join in the Adventures of Blog Hops. What a great one to start with. Your witchy dress form is great and I love the little blocks. Great job.

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  17. Ohhh Pamela..you were certainly in our top choices..your embroidery is perfection...great block indeed

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  18. Give me candy!!! Whoop whoop... and my favorite to boot!! Love your stitchery too. A dress form for a witch!Perfect!

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  19. Loving your embroidery block! I would so love to have an embroidery machine. I can think of so many things that I would do. I think I would do some beautiful Holiday towels for each holiday for in my kitchen..and then move on to a baby blanket with squares done up darling..ah the dreams. Yours is a delight though!

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  20. great looking piece....isn't this hopping fun....

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  21. Wickedly fun blocks, so glad you shared them with us today!

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  22. Love the block with the dress form. Your tutorial is great.

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  23. Wow, I can't imagine working with such tiny blocks -- with my lack of skills, I'd end up in a tangled mess, lol! And your machine embroidery is adorable!

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  24. your dress form block is wickedly wonderful and the candy corn hits the sweet tooth thanks for sharing with us today
    in stitches

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  25. Oh you wicked little girl! Love the dress form block and now I want some candy corn. I too, am a new blogger...come see me tomorrow!

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  26. I've seen that method for making tiny squares before, but haven't tried it. You make it look so easy!
    The dress form is my favorite. It's really cute!!!
    Great job!

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  27. Wow! I love the dress form and the hat and broom! So cute...very Wicked. :) And thanks for the tutorial with the candy corn; I've not seen that done before. blessings, marlene

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  28. Pamela...wow luv your wickedly wonderful blocks...adorable dress form block...and yummy candy corn block. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing in the Wicked fun blog hop!

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  29. That dress form is a wonderful block and I love the candy corn one too. Good idea for making the little blocks. Much faster that way. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Your first block is super, I like it very much, and thanks for the tutorial on your second block, it's cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Wicked Wicked Wicked. Love it all. 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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  32. Your dress form is really great! Love that block! I enjoyed your tutorial on the other block too! I've never seen that done before!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  33. Love the witch's dress form block. Thanks for participating in the Wicked hop!

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  34. Your wicked dress form is darling! Thank you for the tutorial on the candy corn, neat idea.

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  35. What great blocks...I absolutely love the 'wickedly fabulous witch's dress form' block!!! Thanks for sharing..I'm now a follower and look forward to seeing more of your work :o)

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  36. Fantastic blocks - I love the kitty :o) Thanks for sharing how to grid up the fabric like that, I love that there is no pieceing required!

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  37. Wicked blocks , thanks for sharing !

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  38. Thanks for being part of the hop. Very nice.

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  39. Congrats Mom. They look awesome! Love you!

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  40. Very clever to do that faux piecing on the candy corn. Who would have known? I loved the witch dress form block, too.

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  41. Your blocks are great....Thank you for sharing.

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  42. I love your blocks!! They are wickedly gorgeous!!!

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  43. What a clever idea. Nice block too.

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  44. Thanks for sharing your blocks. Wonderful seasonal fabric and you made good use of it.

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  45. I love the dressform mini quilt! Just perfect for decorating a sewing room. I like the clever way you made small blocks from the candy corn fabric too.

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  46. I just love that little kitty in your embroidered block. Great tutorial, too!

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  47. Nice idea to use the dressform in your block! THanks for sharing.

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  48. I love the witches dress form. Great idea!

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  49. Two great blocks. I love the candy corn one best. Great to see your work.

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  50. Wow the embroidery mini is awesome! Great tut for the candy corn square. Thanks for sharing!

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  51. You are so awesome at this Pam!! Thanks for sharing...I love them!

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  52. What cute blocks. I love the dress form. :)

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  53. Such an interesting technique for those tiny blocks, thank you for sharing:)
    I really like the dress form block and kitty's eyes are too cool.

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  54. Welcome to the world of blog hops (this is my second!LOL). Your blocks are gorgeous..love the dress form. Thanks for sharing with us all.

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  55. That's a really neat project and a fun idea. I really love the candy corn fabric.

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  56. Oh my that first block is just amazing!

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  57. Fun blocks and fabulous fabric choices make this Wicked wonderful!

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  58. Great blocks, love the witch's dress form.

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  59. wow! you may be new to blogging, but holy heck gf you are one heck of a quilter!! awesome job and I too love that first block of yours! And the technique on the candy corn ... way cool, never seen that before and that's neat. thank you!

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  60. Cute little block -- and I do adore candy corn!! The owl fabric you used on the border is fun, too!!! :)

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