Sunday, October 21, 2012

Wicked



Welcome one and all! This is my very first blog hop!

 I have been meaning to make things for Halloween or Octoberfest, as they now refer to it here in Florida. This is just the push I needed. It all started with the Bowls with Borders. I came to the party late on that blog hop. I really was intrigued with those bowls.  I wanted to play too, but could not.  So I did my own thing. I freehand cut a bowl and then had to figure out what I wanted in the bowl. I put white on the lip so it looked like a spillover and then thought about a cat. Why would a cat risk getting wet? To chase a mouse!! So a quilt was born. I added a spider web, a spider, some beads and buttons! I am not a hand sewer but it really did need those beads.  I donated this to Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative for September. Quilt #11864 The Mouser. I make a least one block a month for AAQI. I am hoping for a cure before I get there!

Since I got this done before “Wicked” started I felt like I was cheating. So I got busy. My oldest daughter has been after me for 4 years now to make a fabric replacement of a foam board pumpkin I had made her when she lived in FL. She is up in the Catskill Mountains of NY now. I took on the challenge to make one in fabric.

This pumpkin is 24 x 24 inches. All free hand. Click here for Tutorial. She received it in the mail yesterday and loves it! 
I made my middle daughter a mini wall hanging for her cubicle at work. She loves owls and rainbows. So I used one of the owls from a pattern by Lavender Rabbit called “Happy Owl O Ween! I will make the full pattern another time.  This one will knock her socks off for sure! I fused the leaves so that there is fabric on both sides and sewed them down the middle making them 3D. She received them and they are already hanging in her cubicle! First thing she did after saying Thank you, was request more for all the seasons and Holidays. Scoundrel! LOL!


After all this fun, I decided to finish a couple of UFO’s. I have many. I had to stop after 3. I will never get to my Christmas UFO’s at this rate!
The three stacked pumpkins were started by my middle daughter in 2000. I think it is a pattern from a magazine like Woman’s Day but I can’t remember. I found it among my UFO’s so decided to finish it and send it to her with the Owl and other wall hanging.

The Witchy wall hanging is a panel that I cut up and reassembled. It came out cute. I kept one for my grandson and sent this one to DD#2.

 Finally I finished this Pumpkin wall hanging that I made in 1999. I have hung it up several times without being quilted. I was determined to finish it at last. I hung it up but my 2 year old grandson kept asking what happened to the Witch!

He loves all the Halloween wall hangings. I think the Witchy one is his favorite!

GIVEAWAY!

 
I am giving away this cute children's quilt kit called "Fantasy Pony" by Ellen Edith. It includes 5 Fantasy Pony blocks, 3 coordinating 1/2 yards of fabric and a border print.
Drawing will be on  November 3, 2012. Just Leave a comment and Join my blog to enter!

A  great big thanks to Madame Samm and Wendy Witch for doing this terrific blog hop!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Would love to see what you think of my little quilts!
Please visit our other “Wicked” participants!

Monday, October 22nd
The Quilting Alleycat (that’s me!)

141 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE your pumpkin tutorial! Adding to bucket list....
    Thanks for the opportunity for the giveaway, and thanks for hosting the hop! Loved your post.
    mummyquilts@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment. It was fun to make. I was still in here checking the links. I am a first time Blog Hopper!

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  2. You are one busy lady! The black cat in the bowl is so cute, love it's eyes! You daughters are going to love the wall hangings. Thanks for joining the hop, I love finding blogs I never would have other wise. I'm a follower now.

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  3. HOly cow! That is the cutest mummy owl ever! thanks for sharing your many blocks and I'm glad you were persuaded to clean up the UFO pile!

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  4. Lots of creativity with that 'push' - wow! Yes, the mummy owl is so stinking cute! Thank you for sharing your 'wickedness' with us today.

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  5. Aileen! What wonders you've presented for us :) :) Great job!! Each is adorable in its own right ... wickedly so! So glad you hopped aboard the blog hop train! Wicked Wishes to you!

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  6. Thanks for sharing your "wickedness". And for giving me ideas for projects I would like to try. I am a new follower!

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  7. Love all your blocks, great job! The Mummy kitty is to cute. Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway. I am a follower.

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  8. Wow such a lot of blocks - they are all lovely. Glad you joined us for the blog hop - they are really quite addictive this is my fourth now!

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  9. Great blocks, love the variety. Love the mummy. hanks for the giveaway.

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  10. I love your ittle art quilts. I am a new follower and look forward to seeing your future projects.

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  11. WOW - you REALLY are into the season! Love all your quilts! So glad you are on this hop! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win your giveaway!

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  12. oh wow everything is wonderful, what a lot of fun you had with all these great quilts.

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  13. You have made cosmetica lovely quilts. I would love to have a chance in your giveaway

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  14. You did great! I especially love the pumpkin, but the mummy owl is amazing too! Fabulous!

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  15. Hi Aileen, Wow you have been busy and getting those UFO's finished too. Well done! Love the Blocks I think my favourite is the owl, he looks so sorry for himself. Thanks for sharing and the lovely Giveaway. I am now a follower. Susie x

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  16. My you have been a busy lady. I am a new follower. Love your owl. I have those stacked pumpkins hanging in my powder room. Thanks for hopping and sharing.

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  17. You really have got the hop going with all your wicked work. Now I have become a Follower

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  18. What a way to get the Wicked Hop going....Halloween abounds at your blog!!! Love all of the blocks, but I think the owl is my fave!!!

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  19. Hi Aileen,
    what a perfect start for this wicked-blog-hop, your block and mini quilts are adorable.
    Great tutorial too, thanks!
    So glad that I found your blog, I do follow ☺
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente - Germany
    my Blog: I like to QuiltBlog

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  20. Hi Aileen
    I have surely enjoyed myself reading your blog. Thank you very much for your stories. And the awesome projects you have shared. My favorite is the bandaged owl, but I love of course owls.
    Tomorrow is my wicked day
    Britt-Inger in Sweden

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  21. Aileen, you gave spoiled us with such wonderful creativity. All your projects are wicked!

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  22. Awesome, creative, fabulous blocks! You put the rest of us to shame (but we will try to outwit you!). Thanks for such fun eye candy so early in the morning. Debby

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  23. Wow! you have been busy!
    I especially like the owl!

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  24. All your work is wonderful! Beautiful blocks. Congrats on finishing your UFO`s!

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  25. I can't believe you got so many things finished and did a tutorial too - wow! I love that owl all dressed up for Halloween. :) blessings, marlene

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  26. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful blocks. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway too.

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  27. Just awesome blocks and a tut thanks so much..Happy Halloween!

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  28. alll of your projects were awespiring ....the witch is my fav too...you did a lovely show...

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  29. Lots of cute here. I love the stacked up pumpkins.

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  30. Love all the projects but the owl is the one that really makes me giggle. So cute!

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  31. Oh my goodness! That little bird that is a mummy is just the cutest thing! LOL. I am happy to have found your blog. I am a new follower.

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  33. Wow, you have been busy with all your projects and I suspect you really like Hallowe'en. Thanks for the give away. aurea.gillis@gmail.com

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  34. WOW, you have been so productive that it's SCARY! I love them all!

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  35. Great job on your first blog hop! All of your blocks are so cute, the cat and the mummy owl are precious. That's a wonderful thing to do for the AAQI. God bless you!

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  36. I just did my first Blog Hop--the last one Leafs Me Happy--and ended up winning! Go Figure! I am following. Your pieces are wonderful!

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  37. Thanks for sharing all of your "wickedly" projects. I love all things fall so of course your pumpkin projects are my favorite. Thanks for the great giveaway. I have never seen this cute fabric.

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  38. Thanks for sharing your wicked projects! I love the owl one the best.

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  39. Wow , you really started this hop off with a wicked bang , wonderful projects and I am anew follower .

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  40. Good morning Aileen...busy busy and what a beautiful parade of 'wicked' blocks...luv the mummy owl. Thanks for sharing in the hop...happy stitching, Pauline

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  41. Wonderful blocks, and really wicked too.....
    And it's marvelous to finish UFO's.....
    I'm a new follower.

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  42. Awesome blocks you have shown! happy Halloween!

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  43. You went wickedly crazy with all your blocks--love them! That little mummy owl is adorable.

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  44. You have gottne sew much done.... almost like you where spooked into getting it done ;)
    great job on all your quilts and sew happy to hear they made sew many smiles too.
    great give away ...please count me in on it
    thanks for sharing
    in stitches

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  45. I loved all your projects. You are one busy lady. Thanks for sharing. and I agree with your GS I like the witch too.

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  46. Your "wicked" creative sewing is great! Absolutely love your Halloween Blocks and my favorites are the Mummy Owl and the the Wicked flying witch.

    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful ideas, definitely making some for my grown daughters and grandchildren. They will be totally thrilled to receive Halloween blocks this year!

    I"m a new follower and can't wait to read more!

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  47. I am a new follower....found you through the hop,,,your pieces are fantastic!!!!! Thanks for the giveaway also. Please come visit me on the 29th.

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  48. Wow, quite a first hop! I love all your blocks but especially the owl,too,too, cute

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  49. All of your projects are just perfect for Halloween! What a cute little mouser in the bowl!
    I am a new follower!

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  50. You out did your self, its all so cute..........

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  51. Great job on finishing all those UFO's! I love them all!!!

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  52. Oh WOW!! I really like all the you've done but I especially am drawn to the AAQI
    Thank you for the chance :)

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  53. What a great start to Halloween, all your pieces are wonderful. I like your AAQI involvement good works.

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  54. All of your projects are so cute. I especially like the owl. Thank you for sharing your amazing talents.

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  55. Thanks so much for showing all your wonderful quilts. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  56. I absolutely love the mummy owl...so cute!
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  57. They are all so fun. Nice job!

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  58. You do such nice work. Love the pumpkin and that owl is outstanding.
    Mary

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  59. All your little quilts are great. I love the mummy owl and the witchy quilt. I am a new follower and look forward to seeing your other quilts.

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  60. ah very wicked indeed...i'm a new follower and love the giveaway

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  61. Gorgeous quilts. Love the owls. Thanks for the oportunity on the draw. I am a new follower.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  62. What fun designs! The owl is soooo cute!

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  63. What neat Halloween projects! I can see you love this holiday! Thanks for sharing.

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  64. Wicked projects! I just love the pumpkin and the owls.

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  65. Cute little quilts. Very wicked projects!

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  66. HI!!! These are all very Wicked!!!! I love the cat in the bowl!!!!

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  67. Wow, your sewing machine sure has been humming! Love your blocks and the Ellen Edith is a special treat. I have 3 feline helpers so I love anything with cats. From California, thanks for sharing.

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  68. love your quilts and thanks for the giveaway~too cute!

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  69. love your quilts and thanks for the giveaway~too cute!

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  70. Very cute Halloween projects!

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  71. Your blocks are just beautiful I wished I would of got into this but just started blogging. Next year.
    Thanks for having a give away.

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  72. I love all of your finished little quilts!! They are gorgeous and perfect for the season!!!

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  73. Awesome. I'd use this fabric for the children's hospital.

    Dona
    sewingmilesofsmiles.blogspot.com

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  74. Those are some fabulous blocks! Wow!

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  75. You really out-did yourself!!! Amazing little quilts! Thanks for the opportunity to win your darling fabric - perfect for my grandbaby due in May!!! Thank you for sharing all your amazing creativity with us today and I'm looking forward to seeing what you do in the future as a follower!!

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  76. Love the blocks, I agree with your grandson, I like the witchy witch, Thanks for the oportunity to win.

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  77. Wow! it sure is Halloween around your family! Love all the items! They are all winners!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  78. Rosemary B here: LOL gimmie that mummy bird now haha
    I love all of your creations, they are super adorable they make me nuts with envy :-D
    thank you for sharing your inspiration dear!

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  79. I'm in love, I'm in love... and so inspired. I have to make my own pumpkin. Thanks for sharing a great tutorial with us!!

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  80. Such wonderful little quilts... and I love the little mummy birdie!
    Thanks for joining in the hop and sharing... Karen

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  81. Wow! Great wicked mini quilts. The cat and mouse is terrific, but I think my favorite is the mummy owl...too cute.
    I'm a new follower. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.

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  82. I'm loving and laughing at the owl o ween mini quilt. Thanks for sharing your parade of pictures.

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  83. It looks like you've been having all kinds of fun -- I especially love the owl!

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  84. Wow! I am so impressed with your energy! The bowls with borders was my first blog hop, and it was so much fun! You do great work! I love all of your halloween projects!

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  85. So many nice blocks! The owl is my favourite but the cat is so cute, too!

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  86. Love your projects! Thanks for the cute giveaway!

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  87. LUV the Mr. Pumpkin and tutorial. :) Thanks so much for sharing that with us. You have done some really fun wallhangings. :)

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  88. What a great treat of Wicked projects show! Thanks for sharing these wonderful quilts.

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  89. What a fun post and fun quilts!!! I can tell you had a great time with all these entries!! A LOT of creativity and humor flows through you!! Really glad you decided to share it. The Happy Owl Oween, is hilarious, you are a WICKED quilter!!

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  90. Wow, so many quilts! Love the owl & bat hanging. Great work. :)

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  91. Good for you for finishing some UFOs. I like them all, especially the mouser and the owl. Thanks for a chance in your giveaway.

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  92. oh my how can I choose which one I like the best, I keep going back to the owl. I think it is precious and your daughter will love it. Oh and it wouldn't hurt my feelings in the least if I won some fabric too.

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  93. What CUTE Halloween things you have made!! I love the mummy owl, the stack of jack-o-lanterns, and the harvest pumpkin, in particular! :-) Thanks so much for the chance to win the cute little pony panel and coordinating fabric! If I am your lucky winner, I know a sweet little girl who will be super excited! My granddaughter, Clarabel, is just learning her animals and the sounds they make, and she really loves horsies! Weee!! (That's her attempt at whinnying! :-)

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  94. I love all your blocks! The Owl is my favorite - such a cool Mom and lucky daughter :o) Thanks for hopping with us!!!

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  95. I loved all of your blocks, especially your fabric pumpkin which I printed out tutorial right away because I have been wanting to make one. Thanks for being so creative and sharing.

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  96. WOW, all your blocks are sew cute. I especially love the mummy owl. Thanks for the giveaway offer.

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  97. Wow! Great little quilts. You have "wicked" covered-cats, witches, owl, jack-o-lanterns. Thanks for sharing you creativity. Great giveaway too.

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  98. HI! THESE BLOCK ARE SO SO CUTE!
    THANKS FOR SHARING ON YOUR BLOG+IN A GIVEAWAY!
    HAPPY STITCHING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  99. OMG ... I love the halloween things you made. The Happy Owl O Ween is so beautiful and the one with the black cat is also great !!
    Thanks for the give away. I´m a follower.

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  100. I love your Halloween blocks, etc you made. I couldnt pick out one favorite. I am a follower. Thanks for the drawing.

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  101. love your Halloween quilts. I have a kit somewhere that I never think of until Haloween is here. One of these years....

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  102. I just love all of your quilts, the pumpkins are my favorites. The cat is pretty sweet too.

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  103. What wonderful work...I couldn't chose a favorite.

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  104. You've inspired me to work on UFOs. It's great to see someone get them done. Mummy owl is definitely the cutest small quilt.

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  105. I love all of your quilts....thanks for the giveaway...

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  106. I'm a new follower and I love your owl mummy! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  107. Thank you for the fun pumpkin tutorial. All of your Halloween projects are great, but my favorite is the mummy owl. It's adorable. Thanks for sharing all of your work.

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  108. I'm following! Awesome projects! I love The Mouser! Thanks for participating in the blog hop & inspiring us! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  109. I love all your creations!! You were super busy!!

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  110. Wow, great projects! Way to go!

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  111. Great work! Loved all your projects; it was definitely time for you to join a hop as a presenter. Loved the bowl with kitty inside. Also, love all your dots of color here on the blog.

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  112. Lots of great Halloween blocks! The mummy owl made me chuckle. :)

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  113. Congrats on your first hop! You did great!

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  114. Wow, these blocks are awesome! You are so talented.

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  115. Finishes are always good. Love all the creativity you have! Thanks for sharing.

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  116. I love your black "Wicked" cat in the bowl! It' s super cute!

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  117. You have been so busy I love all your pieces. It was fun sharing the day with you.

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  118. Wow. What a great collection of pieces. Not sure which is my favourite, the cat or the owl

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  119. I love your "Mouser" That is adorable with all the little things to check out and see. They are all great. You do beautiful work.

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  120. Your daughters are lucky to have you as a mother!

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  121. Now your things are so cute. You really worked hard on this. Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway. I am a follower

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  122. Love your wicked creations!!! Thanks for sharing in the hop! ps Thanks for the chance to win the sweet baby quilt!!

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  123. Wow, I love all your projects! But since I love cats, the at is my favorite. I have signed up to follower your blog, since it is new to me. I want to see what other great projects you make!

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  124. Such cute projects. Loved seeing them all.
    I am a new follower via GFC as VettekLisa

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  125. So many wonderful projects. I like the cat in the bowl. The mummy owl is very cute. You were very good getting inspired to finish some UFO's. I would love to go in the draw for your give away. I now follow your blog.

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  126. Just found your Blog. You have such neat stuff. Love the Owl wall hanging.

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  127. Wow! That's so many fun projects! I'm doing the hop too but this is my first ever project for Halloween. Some day I'd like a quilt but there are a lot of other things on my list first.

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  128. Thanks for the cute giveaway. This would make a cute quilt for one of my little grandnieces. Your projects are wickedly witchy and thanks for sharing them.

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  129. I have joined your blog as per instructions! :) I like finding smaller blogs like mine to follow. I love your last 'block' with the pumpkins. Very nice.

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  130. I love your blocks, the cat is my favourite. Thanks for sharing, and the chance to win!(I'm a new follower.)

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  131. I just love your pumpkin sitting in a pile of leaves wall hanging! Fantastic!

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  132. What creative things you make! I am a new follower, looking forward to seeing more.

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  133. Oh, what Wicked fun you have been sewing! Great blocks - the bird mini for your daughter has me smiling. Too cute!

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