Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wicked Wendy's Wicked 3 Post


Yes ... this sign hangs at my front door ...
{grin}

Most of you know its truth  ...
{wicked grin}

I have always been a kid at heart … 
I have always gone for the humor in most all situations … 
I strive to find reasons to laugh ...  and 
I truly believe in the good of all things and people.

I am aware there are a lot of people who view Halloween as a
representation of evilness, things that are ugly, and not of this world.

I tend to put a different spin on this view … 
thus my joy in being Wicked Wendy

As a child growing up, I remember Halloween being about dressing up, 
parties at school, and getting candy .... 
lots and lots of sweet treats! 
… the true gift of seeing things through a child’s eyes.

Yes, looking back now, I can see there were bad things mixed in … 
but I was fortunate, those bad things often never touched me, 
whether in actual deed or by choice of memory.

Therein lies the reason for my joy in the Wicked Hop …

What fun it is to put a bit of magic back into a darkly-tinted season and share a bit of wicked joy by being able to help show the creativity that exists among us!

I give my sincere thanks to Madame Samm for her continued ingenuity in keeping us involved and active with these glorious hops!  She keeps me on my toes!

I also give my sincere thanks to each of you who participate in these hops, whether by sharing your creativity, or sharing your kindness through comments … you all are the reason I so enjoy these hops!!

Without further ado I share with you the Wicked deeds I created for this Wicked Hop and I hope you enjoy them and find a reason to smile for a while …


Would you believe way back in April, 2013, 
when Riley Blake announced the release of the line Too Cute To Spook ... 
I instantly knew I wanted
to use it for wicked Halloween creations ...
Sandy Gervais' pattern "All Smiles"..
Riley Blakes' Too Cute To Spook Fabric
Using this All Smiles pattern by Sandy Gervais,
I framed all the adorable little Spooks in each flying goose ...
they are just Too Cute!

Close up of quilting and Too Cute to Spook creatures...
I also did the free motion quilting on my small machine ...
and took the opportunity to ad-lib some fun words into the stitching ...
you may note the "Wicked" I stitched in above ....
{grin}

When I saw this table runner ... I just knew it had to be made for
a special person who happens to love Birds .... in particular
crows .... what's up with that???
What better time to create this menacing creature of wings
than for the Wicked hop??

Disa Designs Pattern ,,, Four and Twenty Blackbirds
from her marvelous book  More of my Runners
Oh my ... could that be Ghastlie fabric on the back???
{cackle, cackle}

Here's a close up of the Wicked Birds ...
I like the Wicked looking trees in the border, myself 
{wink}

And ... lastly I share with you an item
I designed for our first Wicked Hop,
for which I recreated for this hop,
again using Riley Blake's Too Cute to Spook fabric.
I did say I liked the material ... didn't I ????
"Why Knot? ... A Door Stop"
Pattern by Wendy of Why Knot Kwilt

Fabric is also Riley Blake's
Too Cute to Spook
And if I have all my spooks in a row by time of publishing this post ...
The pattern for this door stop should be available 
to all of you who so desire it on Craftsy here ... 

I thank you again for visiting with me today ... 
and encourage you to go check out what our other Wicked creatures .... 
um, I mean creators .... have to share with you today!!



Wicked Wishes ~


71 comments:

  1. I remember this fabric with such an early coming out and I passed it up - SHAME! Oh that is so cute and the fussy 'geese' are cute. Now I like crows - this is awesome. And your little doorstop house - oh, you clever girl!! Thank you so much for being our head cheerleader on such a wicked hop.

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  2. What fantastic projects! The doorstop is just 2 cute! Thank you for being the wicked leader for the hop.

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  3. I love your litle quilt. The fussy cut flying geese are spooktacular! And I love that fabric too. The doorstep is ADORABLE!
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  4. Thank you for organizing this wicked hop. You are amazing. Love all of your projects and they would all look great in my house. *wicked laugh inserted here* I'm pretty sure someone is going to love that crow quilt. Your door stop is wonderful and I have the perfect door for it. *wicked laugh, again*
    Thank you for all this spooky creativity.

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  5. Oh I adore the doorstop - not seen that before - might have to make myself one of those! Love all of your projects and thanks for putting together such a wonderful hop - I always enjoy this one and am already thinking of what to make next year as inspiration has finally struck me! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Thank you for making this hop incredibly wicked! I have enjoyed it with loads of wicked cackles (in private, you know....). I love that fabric. That doorstop is just too cute not to make. Love the other projects too....that bird runner is really creepy! See you next year!

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  7. Such fun projects! Love the fussy cut spooks and the crows!!

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  8. Love all your projects. I am smitten with your doorstop. I remember the last one and I loved it too. The runner is stunning and the spooks in the geese blocks are too cute. Great job and a great hop. Thanks Wendy.

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  9. What fabulous creations - I especially love the doorstop!!
    Thank you for such a wicked hop!

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  10. That doorstop is awesome! Love the roof! Someone is going to love their table runner and wouldn't that pumpkin quiltie look fabulous on a wall!

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  11. Those are all wonderful creations. Especially love those circles of birds - got to go find that fabric! You are very creative and I want to thank you for doing so much work behind the scenes for this hop. I have been so inspired!

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  12. Ponder fully wicked projects! Love the way you stitched words into your quilt, and that runner for the bird lover is fabulous! Congrats on a wonderful job of hosting, cheerleading and creating!

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  13. Your projects are all wonderfully made and really special to look at! The door stop is so clever!

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  14. Wendy your pumpkin quilt is darling but oh my I love, love, love the crows! blessings, marlene

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  15. That quilt is adorable. The door stop is a must.

    suebennett1975@gmail.com

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  16. Love your projects, the door stop is amazing, and love those birds! :)

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  17. Oh our dear Wicked Wendy....all of your projects are simply fabulous darling, just as I knew they would be. The quilt, the runner and the newest version of your great door stop pattern takes the cake today.

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  18. Oh wow!! I love the quilt and that fabric is wonderful....may have to get one of those doorstops too...just too cute.

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  19. Everything is so wickedly wonderful! I'm especially fond of the pumpkin quilt and all of those flying geese! Thanks so very, very much for this wonderful hop!

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  20. Love your spooky projects and that fabric is so beautiful. That doorstop is a must have.

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  21. Love your quilt the fabric is beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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  22. Wicked Wendy...you have done it again...cheered us thru hopping AND with your "too cute to spook" fabrics.

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  23. Ahhh Wendy...your so wickedly wonderful. The world is a better place for you being in it!

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  24. The pumpkin quilt is just super spook-tacular. I love the fussy-cut flying geese. Your other projects, of course, are also wickedly wonderful. Great job--well done--thanks for organizing this terrific hop for us!

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  25. Talk about talent, you have it. That door stop is so so adorable. My grand children love Halloween - they get so excited and their neighborhood does it big style in Texas. I love the flying geese idea.

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  26. I love, love your pumpkin quilt and the door stopper is awesome. Thank you Wendy for sharing your creativity and be so wickedly wonderful

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  27. Oh, my, Wicked Wendy...you have me spellbound with all your amazing creations. Ooooo, and a door stop, too? You are so wickedly talented!

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    1. Whoops! I forget to say what a wicked and creepy cheerleader you have been...thank you!

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  28. Wow, Wicked Wendy! Your projects are just amazing! I especially love that table runner with the birds. Thanks so much for cheerleading this hop. It has been great fun!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  29. Wicked Wendy....Thank you for organizing this hop...you did an E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T job !!! Your door stop is amazing, I must have the pattern....might come in handy in the future...wink !.

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  30. I have that same message but on a different design. Loved it from the moment I saw it. My "monsters" are 34 and 33 but I couldn't resist! Happy Halloween to you and your family.

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  31. Well wicked Wendy your pumpkin quilt is wonderful and what a great door stop!!!

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  32. First off Wicked Wendy ... THANK YOU for keeping us all on track and cheering us on.
    Great projects from you wacky pumpkin to your little spook house. such fun for us to see.
    Thanks sew much for sharing and cheering and such.
    in stitches

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  33. They are all so lovely! Thanks for sharing :)

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  34. Wendy your flying geese are very fun! And I love the words worked into the quilting. Thank you for cheerleading this hop for us, it's been a blast, and Happy Halloween!

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  35. Your projects are beautiful. I love how you made those houses and the fussy cutting in the flying Geese. Perfect. Thank you for sharing and thank you for helping us along this great hop. Happy Halloween to you and your family.

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  36. All of your projects are unbelievably cute, Wendy! What great fabric choices, too!

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  37. I agree that is spooktacular fabric! Love how you took the time to fussy cut all the little monsters. Lovely projects all around and great workmanship!!

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  38. Love your projects and the fabrics! Enjoyed the Blog hop and all the projects. Happy Halloween!

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  39. Well done, Wendy! Thank you for sharing your talent and time with us in organizing the hop and cheering us on. Appreciate it! I hope that there is a Wicked 4 as I already have some ideas about that! I would make the stuff anyway but it is more fun to share it in the hop settings. Lovely pieces you have made. Happy Halloween!

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  40. Your projects are just wicked! I love them all. I have so enjoyed this hop and all the wonderful things you all shared. Of course I may go broke with all the ideas of what I want to do All of you are so creative and thanks for sharing!!!

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  41. That house door stop is so cute!

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  42. Great job, from the sign to Jack o lantern witch onto crows and wrap up with the little haunted house. Happy Spooky Halloween!
    24Tangent@gmail.com

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  43. That fabric is definitely worth using more than once. Very cute projects.

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  44. Happy Halloween. I too enjoy the "happy" in Happy Halloween. Your projects are great. I especially am taken with Happy Jack and the crow table runner. Thanks for sharing and your work organizing this hop. It has been a blast. Looking forward to next year's.

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  45. Fabulous projects Wendy! Happy Jack is too awesome--I love how you fussy cut the geese to highlight that awesome fabric and sneaking those words into the quilting is perfect. Someone is very lucky to be getting that lovely table runner with the crows too! Thanks for being our cheerleader for the hop--it's been great fun!

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  46. Oh wow, I love your All Smiles wall hanging. Crows and Ghastlies? Brilliant. Thanks for sharing and for cheering us all on for Wicked!

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  47. love your all smiles quilt - its darling so is the table runner and cute door stop - love your fabric choices :) thanks for being a fab wicked leader and sharing :)

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  48. Amazing. You did all this and hosted as well. What you did with those flying geese in the first project really makes it, So cute. Fuunier yet, I took the time to look at each one. Great projects--all of them.

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  49. Love your doorstop, I can see that in so many adorable fabrics and just love the "Too Cute to Spook", so fun.

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  50. I have some Nevermore fabric to make a tablerunner. Thanks for the great projects. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  51. Wishing you a wonderful day! It looks as if you had a great time with your projects. I love each and every one of them... Job well done!!!

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  52. I love the doorstop, so stinkin' cute. Thanks for sharing, off to get that pattern.

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  53. Thanks, dear Wicked Wendy, for all your work in getting and keeping the hop on track. Love your creations and I so agree that the Too Cute of Spook is adorable. Love all your fussy-cutting on the quilt and the door stop is totally awesome.

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  54. Ooh Wicked Wendy your projects are spooktacular I especially love the door stop and the fabric you used. As usual you have done a wonderful job with the hop you are so appreciated. I can't say I love crows but the work you did on that quilt was just wicked.
    I agree with you Halloween should be funny and not too ghoulish .

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  55. I love your projects, Wendy, especially that doorstop. Fantastic! Thanks for being such a great cheerleader!

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  56. Wicked Wendy you are very Wicked clever. I adore your Spooky fabric quilt and the black crow/Ghastlies table runner. Wicked Wonderful door stop. This Wicked hop has been true Wicked fun! Thank you sew much for all your Wicked work. BOO-tiful non-scary Halloween...

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  57. Love all of your wicked creations, especially the pumpkin quilt ... so darn cute! Thank you for all the work put in behind the scenes. This hop was really spooktacular.

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  58. Wicked Wendy you did it again...a boo-tiful parade of Halloween projects. Whooo doesn't love the Ghastlie family...Great job, thanks for keeping us all hopping for another year!! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  59. Love you projects, the crow runner, the doorstop...that grinning pumpkin...they all are wicked wonderful!

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  60. Wow Wendy, all your projects look fantastic! I love love love that smiling Jack!

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  61. No disappointment here, you created some pretty amazing wicked delights…you know I adore my doorstopper from years ago..still to be found in my water closet…holding the door not hiding ….my oh my Wendy, your quilting and runner and new door stopper…absolutely wicked wicked wicked/..

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  62. Love all your projects! You are a great cheerleader!!

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  63. Great projects. Love them all, especially the doorstop. Very creative. Thanks for being a wonderful cheerleader!

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  64. They are all awesome. Terrific fabric choices. Congrats on being one of the chosen. Thanks for sharing.
    (sorry for lateness, The International Quilt Show is in Houston and I've been busy enjoying it)

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  65. That fabric is a perfect non-scary treat. Those faces are so cute. I love all of the flying geese. The touches on the door stop on the roof is very cool! Thank YOU for helping keep everybody straight on the hop. Do you wonderful work!

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