Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wicked Blog Hop

Welcome to the Wicked Blog Hop! 
Today is my day to share my wicked projects! 
I first want to send a howling thanks to Spookie Madame Samm, at Sew WE Quilt, for her encouragement and inspiration and to our wicked leader, Wendy, over at Why Knot Kwilt for her leadership and organizational skills. If you haven't been following along, you can hop over to Wendy's blog to find the complete list of Wicked participants.

For my first ghoulish project, I spun a spider web block using strings of orange and black. This paper pieced pattern is from The Confused Quilter. I tried my hand at a yo-yo spider and used a zig-zag stitch for its legs. 
(This is my first attempt at making a yo-yo AND without a yo-yo maker! YIKES!) 


'Come when the sky is
the color of soot,
but Beware! Beware!
There is mischief afoot.'
author unknown

What is wicked without a witch? Using the paper pieced pattern from Sewhooked, I made this witchy block. I wanted my witch to be a shadow flying across a full moon, so I changed the potion a tad.


Soon she landed at her haunted house. This 8" paper pieced pattern was found at The House of Wilson. I needed the block to be 12 1/2" so I added night sky borders and a full moon. If you look closely, there is the man in the moon.


Waiting in the eerie night was her black cat, Spooky and her witchy friend, Miss Helga Broomswell. Some of you may remember her from the Ghastlie Hop last year.


This block is another paper pieced block from Sewhooked.

A Halloween night without a Jack-o-lantern? Not!
In the darkness of the night, shines the frightful face of my Happy Jack-O.


This paper pieced pattern can be found at Peekabootoyou. It is from the Something Wicked This Way Comes Hop. I did change it up a little...making the nose a triangle rather than a circle.

Since I was having such a spooktacular time, I couldn't resist this enchanted block from TrilliunDesign ~ Witchy Toes. It also comes from the Something Wicked This Way Comes Hop.  Don't you just love those shoes! 


I added a tiny peek of her witchy dress (and larger borders) to make the block finish at 12" so it would fit on my table top stand. I'm loving how this mini turned out! 


Well, I had a Spooktacular time and hope you did too! 
Here are all the other Wicked Witches serving up their potions today. 

Woeful Wednesday,
October 24th

Quiltingbydawn ...that's me


Be sure to grab your broomstick and fly over to see what they brewed. I'm sure it will be a hair-raising, bone-chilling experience!

'Ghosts and Goblins
Spooks Galore
Scary Witches
At Your Door
Jack-o-lanterns
Smiling Bright
Wishing You A 
Haunting Night!'
author unknown

90 comments:

  1. Awesome job, love them all but the spider web block is great use of string blocks!

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  2. Oh my - all your blocks are 'spook-tacular'! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Love all your PPed blocks, they are so much fun. Witchy Toes is my favorite! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Such fun Halloween blocks, Dawn! They'd make into a really fun quilt.

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  5. I love the Wicked little black cats. They are all fabulous!

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  6. beautiful blocks! I like them all!
    The witchy Toes are soo cool! :)

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  7. Spooky blocks! Love them..Thanks for sharing. Judith, Texas

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  8. Great blocks. It would be hard to choose a favorite!

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  9. Really cute blocks, they look like lots of fun! thanks for sharing!

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  10. oh wow you had a wicked lot of fun, all of your blocks are wonderful but my favourite is the witchy legs. Thanks for all the links, I might brave myself to have a go at the witchy legs.

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  11. Oh wow they are all fabulous - I think those boots are my favourite though, wouldn't it be fabulous to have a pair of them! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. What a load of wickedness you produced! I love them all (YAY for your first yoyo!), but I fell for (or over) the witches boots! Amazing. Thank you for sharing your wickedness.

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  13. Fabulous blocks! I especially love the witch!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Wow! You have been busy!! Your blocks & mini are fantastic! Love the paper pieced web & the witch leg mini! Thanks for participating in the blog hop & inspiring us today! I'm following!

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  15. wow, each one of yours is better than the last!! Truly awesome job here.

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  16. Your blocks are sew aewsome. Love them all!! Thanks for sharing
    Britt-Inger in Sweden

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  17. I love them all! Can't wait to see what you do with them.

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  18. Great projects. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  19. What a lovely story and awesome blocks to feast my eyes on. I totally enjoyed! Thank you for sharing.

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  20. Love your blocks. Thanks for sharing the links too.

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  21. Great blocks one spookyer then the next. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  22. OH MY GOSH!! Each and every one are EXTREMELY cool! My mouth hung open as I viewed your work. WOW is all I can think to say.. WOW! REALLY!!

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  23. Dawn they're all so darling I don't think I could possible pick a favorite! But that jack-o-lantern face shining out of the dark is priceless for sure. :) blessings, marlene

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  24. What great blocks, I couldn't even choose a favorite! Love love love them all! :)

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  25. Love all your blocks, but especially the Jack-o-Lantern, he is wicked!

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  26. Well here you are Dawn, full of gorgeous blocks...your color sense always puts me over the top in AWE....love your witchy legs..I bet many will too...wicked...oh yes wicked..

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  27. What a wickedly good story this morning. Your blocks are really stellar. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  28. Thanks for sharing your wonderful blocks. Yes the Something wicked this way comes blog hop has everyday a beautiful design. I'm making all the 31 blocks to put together in a quilt.

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  29. Marvelous spooky and wicked blocks. Thanks for sharing them all.

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  30. I just loved all of your blocks! I wish I could paper piece! Loved the witch in front of the full moon!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  31. They are all wonderful & your fabric choices are gorgeous. The Witchy Toes block is adorable!

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  32. Excellent paper piecing. I love your blocks.

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  33. Love all your blocks, nice work thanks for sharing today!

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  34. A wickedly busy Dawn has inspired us again. Great job...luv the 'Witchy Toes' Thanks for sharing in the hop!! Have a wonderful and wicked Wednesday!!

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  35. Great blocks! I've never paper pieced. I need to give that a try sometime.

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  36. Those are so cute! Great job. You are definitely ready for Halloween this year.

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  37. Oh well done. Your paper piecing is great.

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  38. For some reason the text on your blog is not loading on my computer, but the photos did and your quilt blocks are gorgeous! I especially love the little witch legs! Perfect!

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  39. I just love your blocks. The pumpkin and witch legs are truly wicked!

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  40. I had a spooktacular time seeing all your wonderful wicked blocks , thanks for sharing!

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  41. Loved all your super cute blocks!! The witch boots and black cat are my favorite!!

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  42. I like the witches legs the best, it is sew darn cute. You sure had a lot of blocks to share, thanks.

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  43. Those quilt blocks are all so great! The best I've seen so far.

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  44. Great blocks, I especially liked the witch's legs.

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  45. Dawn, I love all your blocks. You are great at paper piecing! Thank you for all the links, it will be fun to check them out! Love the Jack-o-Lantern face!

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  46. Dawn, I'm lovin the fun blocks you are sharing with us today. Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures

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  47. Your blocks are precious and I enjoy paper piecing very much. Great job.

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  48. Six marvelous blocks!! Each of them was sooo cute but I loved the witch's shoes. Totally wicked!

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  49. Dawn-Your blocks are superb-I can't pick a favorite. I like them all! From California, thanks for sharing.

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  50. Oh gosh! How clever and talented you are! Loved all your blocks and the witches shoes at the end takes the cake. Great job and thanks for sharing with us.

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  51. Good job. Love all the blocks.

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  52. What fun Halloween blocks...all so cute!! TFS

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  53. Your blocks look like they were really fun to make.

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  54. Great wicked blocks.I love all your blocks,they are fabulous!!

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  55. Absolutely fabulous! Thanks for showing!

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  56. Hey!! That's my witch! haha! Except I went the easy road.. :) Or for me anyway.. Yours looks fantastic!

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  57. Rosemary B here:
    Oooohhh every thing you made is SO WICKED good, wow I am so impressed. I made the witch and the kitty for my hop project on the 31st. I knew this pattern was popular but your version is just marvelous!
    I love all of your projects

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  58. Hi!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!! Wonderful blocks!!! I love them!!!!

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  59. Oh Wow!! I love your wickedly fun blocks!! Thanks for sharing!

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  60. Lots of great blocks! Thanks

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  61. Fun! I like the poetry you included in your blog.

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  62. Cute projects. Love that paper pieced witch!

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  63. Wonderfully wicked blocks thanks .

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  64. My goodness those are simply adorable and amazing blocks!! The witches feet ... my favorite!

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  65. Your Halloween blocks are all great! I absolutely love the witchy toes!

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  66. Great blocks! Thanks for participating in the Wicked hop!

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  67. Wow!! Have you been busy or what. Love them all!!!

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  68. sew many wickedly wonderful blocks ... great job . thanks for sharing
    in stitches

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  69. Your blocks are great. I enjoyed reading your blog. Thank you for sharing with us all.

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  70. Wow! I knew I'd be inspired by your work, but you really out did yourself. Love the Witchy Toes, the skirt really adds to the design!
    Congrats on being one of the chosen!

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  71. What a wicked bundle of ghoulish goodies, a delight to the eye indeed! :)

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  72. Love all the blocks you made! Quite the eyeful! Thanks for sharing.

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  73. I love all your blocks!!! Great work!!!
    Greetings from Germany
    Nicole

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  74. I just love each and every one of your blocks and appreciate the creativity behind each photograph!

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  75. Wow! Great blocks and great "narration" !

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  76. Very cute blocks. I just love those witchy legs!

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  77. So many amazing blocks. The witches shoe block is fabulous.

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  78. That's a lot of really great projects! I love all the paper piecing! I'm always amazed at what you can make with that method. Thanks for sharing them!

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  79. your paper-piecing skills are extraordinary! HAve you made any tutorials? If not, maybe consider it. I've seen basic ones, but the more difficult patterns are just about nonexistent. Lovely array of Halloween goodies! thank you for sharing!

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  80. Wow. Great blocks. Thanks so much for sharing with us all.

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  81. Your blocks look amazing!!! I just love them!!!

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  82. Bewitching blocks, Dawn! You have sew up such gorgeous wicked fun. Inspiring!

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  83. Lots of goodies to look at here. Can't decide which one is my favorite! Thanks for sharing them all.

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  84. What fun, fun blocks you created!!! I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite out of them; you did a fabulous job! :)

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Sweet sentiments