Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Wicked Wicked Wicked

Hello everyone! If you are here for the first time, welcome! If you're a follower, then welcome back! :) Do you like my picture? I couldn't resist putting up a shot of the creepy spiders that are all over my house and garden. I just wanted to set the mood for this wicked day! :)

I'd like to thank Wendy and Mdm Samm for hosting and cheering on this hop. I have the privilege of sharing my day with these lovely ladies:

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Please stop by and visit these ladies today too. We hope you enjoy the hop!

Last year I created a couple table toppers for the Wicked hop, so this year I wanted to make something to adorn my wall. My husband and I moved to Portland this year and so I have new walls to decorate this Halloween season. I decided to put this together for you all today:


It's a spooky graveyard scene on a night with a blazing full moon. I would not want to be stuck there at night!

This wall hanging was a lot more work than I had originally anticipated. Here's a look at my planning sheet:


Yikes! So many tiny pieces! Here's a close up of one of the spots with those little pieces (1" HSTs!):


I will confess it was murder trying to get all of my points to turn out, and I wasn't completely successful. But, that's just fine since this little quilt is staying with me! Here are a couple other "in progress" pictures that I took for you guys.

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So, I hope you liked my little project! Please remember to stop by the other blogs today for more Wicked projects and fun! I hope you come back to see me again soon! Happy Halloween!

91 comments:

  1. That is a spooktacular wall hanging! I love it. thank you for sharing.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  2. Wicked wall hanging! The tombstones look perfect under the hanging tree, LOL! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Super design! Love to see drafting on paper - it turned out wickedly wonderful

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  4. How very fun! I had a lovely time drafting my pattern for the hop, too, but have to wait until the 28th to share! I started my life in the PNW in Portland, also, but now we've been in Oregon City for nearly 20 years. (P.S. Remember, if anyone asks, it rains ALL THE TIME here...we don't want to encourage more transplants! lol)

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    1. Well I look forward to seeing your project too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Complete appreciation for those small HST. I am sure glad it was you and not me. Wicked work!

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  6. Oh its lovely - the planning to these projects sometimes takes a long time doesn't it! but so worth it. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. That is cool! So creepy. Well done!

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  8. Very, very spooky indeed. I just hope it isn't the view from your new window! That would have me keeping the lights on ALL NIGHT! I had a close encounter with a spider yesterday....it abseiled on me (while I was in my bed)......IEIEIEIEIEIEIEK! So thank you for posting that picture......trauma relived here!

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  9. love your graveyard - thanks for all the hard work - it looks great !

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  10. Your wall quilt is so wicked with the graves and the scary tree. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop

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  11. A wickedly wonderful project. Al those HST's were worth the effort. Sew creative.

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    1. Thanks Frances! I think I like torturing myself with all of those little HSTs. They are frustrating to work with, but the results usually turn out well! :)

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  12. Really neat!! Perfect for the holiday! Happy Halloween!!

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    1. Thanks so much! I made a spider and witch's hat last year, so I needed some tombstones for my Halloween decorations collection. :) Happy Halloween to you too!

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  13. How clever and creative! I just love your spooky tree and the headstones.....great job!

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  14. Very cute - I can't imagine even trying to design a wallhanging like this so I think you did a great job! blessings, marlene

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  15. Very creative and beautifully done! And spooky lol.

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  16. R U spooking me...this is very unique, and certainly Halloweenie..

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  17. Very creative, love the tombstones at the bottom. Great Halloween project!

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  18. Have not seen many tombstones on this hop, but I love yours.

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  19. Your project is great!!! Very cute and original!

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  20. Great job on your wall hanging.

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  21. Wow…I love it! I'm a moonie…love a nice full bright one!! Thank you for sharing!

    Nini~

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  22. Confess it was murder...haha great play on words ! Cute wall hanging !

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  23. I really enjoyed seeing your own pattern and it really is awesome! You are very creative and you did a fabulous job! Thanks so much for sharing your process with us.

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  24. You are very creative. I get out graph paper and sit there and stare at it. You inspire me to put my pencil down. Thanks

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  25. You are so creative! Great job on your quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Wow I just start grabbing fabric cutting, and sewing. Great way to show the process. So are you in the Portland, as in Grimm,rainy, Oregon, or another Portland?

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  27. That is so sweet. I love how you made it. Moving to a new place if hard but s lot of fun. Good luck on your new place.

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    1. Thanks Debbie! I really like these blog hops - so much fun!

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  29. I was reading over some of your other posts, and I think it's awesome that you design most everything for yourself! The creative freedom we have in crafts is wonderful, isn't it? I really enjoy your scary tree, I think you captured that moment very well, thank you for sharing it with us!

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    1. Yes, I do love designing. I think the only pattern I've used was for my Over the Rainbow quilt which I started when I was 12. :) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I hope to see you here again! Happy Halloween!

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    2. You're welcome! And sorry my blog was being irritating, I was so sure I had that "no-reply" thing taken care of weeks ago... Happy Halloween!

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  30. Great job Karen...if I remember correctly you rock small HST. I started following you when you made your flag for the Fourth of July. Love the spider pic! I didn't realize you live so close to me now. Great project!

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  31. Neat photo of the spider Karen!! What a neat wall hanging and it does look like a lot of work....but worth it!

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  32. Amazing job on the tiny HST's.

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  33. I can definitely relate to projects that turn out to be more work than anticipated--a LOT of mine turn out that way too! Your work is lovely; I really like this wall hanging. Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Wow! You did a great job of organizing and executing!!! That is absolutely awesome!
    Great Job!

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  35. Your planning took some planning!!! Great Job..

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  36. BOO-tiful tree and gravestones under the full moon. Wicked fun hop and thank you for participating...

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  37. your tree branches are really beautiful. love it!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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    1. Thanks so much Kelly! Happy Halloween!

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  38. Nice creepy wall hanging. Happy Halloween.

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    1. Thanks! That's what I was going for. ;) Happy Halloween!

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  39. Looks like your wall hanging took a wicked amount of work but well worth it. I love it. Thanks for coming to the hop and sharing.

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  40. Very neat how this was done, enjoyed your site

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    1. Thanks Rose. I hope you come back again some time! Happy Halloween!

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  41. Very cute wall hanging. I know those HSTs are tough, especially the small ones. You did a good job!

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  42. Wow, kudos to you for designing such an intricate wallhanging....so cute!! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  43. You did a wickedly fabulous job, girl :)

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  44. Wickedly creepy in a very good way:) Great job and I love your spider to set the mood. Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Great design, wonderful detail. The picture of the Spider was terrific.

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  46. Yikes, is right! At first, I thought you'd done a paper-pieced project - points look darn good to me. I may be even more impressed since you pieced the project. Great!

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  47. Karen - great job on your spooky graveyard!

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    1. Thank you! Even through difficulty it was fun to work on. :) Happy Halloween!

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  48. Great wall hanging. All the careful planning paid off! (And the butterfly block back a few posts is great as well!)

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  49. Great job...and I think your points look wonderful! :)

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  50. Wow, I love it. Wish I had the talent to plan anything out on paper like that. You did a spectacular job!

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  51. You did a great job on this quilt....planning on paper and sewing the final design....awesome

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  52. Wow I think you did a wickedly wonderful job on the points and the whole quilt was well done.

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  53. wonderful pattern Karen! Totally wicked hot! Love how you planned everything, very smart! Love it!

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  54. That's great! Nice work with such a wicked idea.

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  55. You have done a fantastic job both with the design and the piecing. There are certainly a lot of points. Well done. Thanks for sharing.

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  56. Spooktacular wall hanging...the full moon and the tomb stones are perfect for a spooky Halloween night. Great job Karen, thanks for sharing!! Happy Haunting, Pauline

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  57. Your wall hanging is wickedly wonderful!

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  58. Your graveyard wallhanging is wonderful...very creative!! Thank you for sharing!! anglanouette at gmail dot com

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  59. Great Halloween wall hanging. You did an awesome job.

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  60. What a great wall hanging! You did a fantastic job of designing and making it. Spookylicious!!

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  61. I love your wall hanging! I can see what complicated piecing you had undertaken but the results were well worth it. Well done!

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  62. You did a great job with it and I'm sure you will enjoy it for many years to come.

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  63. wow you are wickedly awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  64. Karen, that is a great project. Such little tiny squares and your design is fantastic. I love a good graveyard scene and yours is so perfect. You are a fantastic part of this hop.

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  65. Your little graveyard scene looks perfectly wicked to me...love it!

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  66. Love it! Thanks for sharing how you designed it with the graph paper. Great job!

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  67. What an adorable quilt! And the size of some of the blocks are more than challenging for all of us. You rock, girl! I'm impressed with your tenacity.
    Is that Portland, OR? My ex-husband of only 7 months was found dead at the end of July. We had his memorial service yesterday. His family of origin and his children are in Portland, OR. I thought I was going to have to go to court to even try to claim the body. They have done nothing. They are extremely dysfunctional. So, personally I hope you don't run into his sister who quilts. She might be quite lovely to you, though. They seem to blame me for something. I have some great support and it's still an emotional roller coaster. He always loved to see me quilt and I hope to do more of that again. I saw you butterfly baby quilt and it is amazing and I can hardly wait to see you double Irish chain. You do beautiful work. I love to see all the eye candy from the hops. I hope to see you in more hops soon. Thanks for participating and being a great inspiration.

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  68. WOW!!! You did a great job!! I love it!!

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  69. Great little quilt. Thought it turned out wonderful and not too scary either.

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  70. Love it! And very impressive points

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