Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wicked!

Today is my day for the Wicked blog hop!  Welcome to my blog!





Little Miss Muffet, sat on a tuffet.....

Along came a spider......

Spider mini quilt (finished)


Spider eyes (detailed)

Spider web (detailed)
This was a totally original block.  I used yo-yo's to make the spider, and rick rack for her legs.  I found the eyes for the spider while on a trip last week.  This block is a finished mini quilt.

I learned to paper piece in September.  I found some great paper piece patterns on Sewhooked.  Jennifer Ofenstein gave her permission for me to use them, and even 'shrank' them for me.  You can find her 'shrunken' patterns here.

paper pieced block #1
Witch Hat

Broomstick

Crystal Ball

Cauldron - I wonder what is brewing in there?

Carol Doak cat in pumpkin pattern
 The Cat in the Pumpkin is a Carol Doak pattern and can be found here.

paper pieced block #2
bat

witch

ghost

jack-o-lantern
 These patterns came from this book.
501 Quilt Blocks from Better Homes & Gardens
These patterns were much harder to paper piece.


paper pieced block #3
Since I was going a bit 'batty' trying to narrow down ideas for the project, I figured a cute little bat would make a great block.


'batty'
This cute little bat came from this pattern.  I 'shrank' him down just a bit, so that he'd fit the 12.5" block better.  I had fun adding the bells on his hat and toes.

Bat Magic by Linderella's Quilt Design Studio
My last block is larger than 12.5" because I want to make it into a wall hanging.

This is what the block looks like at 12.5"
12.5" size
This pumpkin is paper pieced.  He is a free pattern from Artisania.  I used her jack-o-lantern pattern, but, turned it into a pumpkin instead.

All of these blocks were pieced and all stitching (other than hand stitching) was done on my favorite hand crank sewing machine.  Even the stitching on the bat and the spider's legs.

1959 Singer Spartan (192K) hand crank


Now, you need to head over to the other Wicked bloggers.


90 comments:

  1. Wicked indeed! You did loads of great stuff. I love the spiderweb (with spider eeeeek)! But I really like all the other blocks too. When did you start with your wickedness? I'm estimating january?

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  2. Wow you have been busy! I love them all particularly your spider with his wobbly legs and those fabulous eyes! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Great blocks! I especially love the spider!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Wow! Your yo-yo spider is fantastic as is your paper pieced blocks! I love the kitty peeking over the pumpkin, too cute! Thanks for participating in the blog hop & inspiring me!! Thanks also for showing us your Singer hand crank!

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  5. I am sew impressed with your blocks...all of them. And your machine is amazing!!!

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  6. You have made so many lovely blocks. And I love your sewing machine.
    Thanks for sharing
    Britt-Inger in Sweden

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  7. What talent! Your Halloween blocks are a such a joy to look at,it is amazing what beautiful "artwork" you can achieve through paper piecing.

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  8. All of your blocks are wonderfully wicked. I especially like the yo yo spider. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Oh my goodness you have some cute stuff today! I love the yo-yo spider and that darling bat. I'm very interested in your hand crank sewing machine. I'd love to have one but have no idea what's good and what's not. You love yours? blessings, marlene

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  10. Love that block that says Wicked the best. I think I have that first book you showed, so I may have to go pull it out and take a peek. Great work. Hard to believe you did all that on a hand crank. I imagine that leaves you one handed which perplexes me. I have trouble two hands free. LOL.

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  11. What great blocks -- your dimensional spider is downright creepy, lol. Love your sewing machine, too! We had one like that 'til my brothers ex walked away with it. I hope she's still using it!

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  12. Wow! You have been paper-piecing up a storm, great projects. Love the ric-rac for the spider's legs too!

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  13. Those blocks turned out really nice. I have that same boook. I have never used it because I haven't done paper piecing before. I finally learned this summer and ready to give some of those blocks a try.

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  14. OMG you made beautiful blocks, I love them.

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  15. Wow Cheryl....each one was better than the last....you were one busy lady on a hand cranked machine...I am sewwww impressed...loved the bat..

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  16. Fabulous blocks! What a treat to see your vintage machine, too. Thank you for sharing!

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  17. Some wildly wicked paper pieced blocks! What a special treat to see your vintage hand cranked machine. Beautiful!

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  18. Looks like you had lots of fun making these great looking blocks! They are all wonderful!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  19. What a lot of wickedly good work you've done! I love the yo yo spider, and the witch with the candy corn nose especially.

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  20. Loving all of your wicked blocks. Very cute! Your paper piecing is excellent.

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  21. Cheryl...your parade of wicked blocks is simply superb. Great job, luv the spider and your machine, what a treasure!!

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  22. All these blocks are super! And love that machine, how fun that that is what you sew on :)

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  23. Love you yo-yo spider! Great bat pattern, I have to get it!

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  24. Wonderful creative blocks , the bat is my favorite , that is so darn cute. You deserve a medal for making this all by a crank machine !

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  25. Wow - you sure did a lot of work. I had a lot of fun with my granddaughter looking at your squares. Brilliant use of yo-yos and rick rack.

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  26. wickedly wonderful thanks sew much for sharing...
    in stitches

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  27. Such fun blocks! Definitely in the Halloween spirit. And you used that hand crank Singer - awesome.

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  28. I like your blocks. I would go batty trying to do those.

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  29. Wicked paper piecing! I have a hand crank but never got the hang of it.

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  30. Your blocks are all just wonderful! Great job!
    I love that you did your sewing on the old Singer!!! What a gorgeous little machine!

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  31. Loved all your super cute blocks!! Love your beautiful sewing machine!!

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  32. Wickedly Awesome you are!!! Loved your blocks. And I love love love your machine. I have several antique machines but I use a new one for quilting. Makes me want to pull some of the older ones out and give them a try. Hmmm...if I sew with a peddle machine, do you think that I could count that as exercise? Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Wow Cheryl! Above and beyond! I LOVE paper piecing and you did a beautiful job! Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!!

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  34. I agree with truffle queen. Wow. Your blocks are simply fantastic. Thanks for sharinf

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  35. Wow, what great blocks! I love the yoyo spider. I am using a very similar looking cat & pumpkin pp block for my project but from a different source I think. Your machine is beautiful. Just gorgeous.

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  36. Wow you out did yourself. They are all so darn cute. Thanks for sharing all your pictures and for being in the hop.

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  37. Great blocks. I love paper piecing so always enjoy seeing those blocks. I especially like your batty block with the bells.

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  38. Love, love, love your blog! And the HP block :)

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  39. Very nice blocks! I also have a 1959 Spartan 192K and I use it often. Mine has a foot pedal.

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  40. May I just say, Wow!! I am so impressed with your work. You just learned how to paper piece and you made those tiny blocks! Amazing!! Love the fact that your machine is older and she works just as hard as ever. thank you for the show!

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  41. Now...that's a bunch of paper piecing. Enjoyed them all...spidy was aweseome. KWILT ON! Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures

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  42. So fun to see all your blocks! I read further down and we are planning on the same Harry Potter quilt, I think, the one from Fandom in Stitches? I haven't used my handcrank much yet (I have a Davis) but I have pieced a quilt on my treadle and am planning to do more...so many sewing machines, so little time! Thanks for hosting.

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  43. Such tiny little pieces....WOW! I love your wicked paper piecing blocks. :O)

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  44. I'm in awe of anyone that can paper piece! I've tried it and it's not easy! I love your blocks, especially the pumpkin!

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  45. Wow, fantastic paper piecing! For just learning in September I'm doubly impressed. Your wicked spider block and the batty bat block are adorable.

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  46. Love all your PPed blocks! Thank you for sharing all your lovely work! I hand crank too.

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  47. I love the bat magic. It is Wickedly Cute!

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  48. I love the cat in the pumpkin! I am going to pin these patterns.

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  49. WoW! You have been busy and what super blocks you have. I'm a beginner at paper piecing but I'd love to give these a try. Thanks for sharing the books and where you got the patterns. Great job and thanks for sharing with us.

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  50. Wow, wow, wow...love your paper piecing!!! Thanks for the links...I'll definitely have to give pp a try!!

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  51. You made some WICKED projects. What cute blocks! Thanks for sharing

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  52. Love all your wonderful WICKED projects.Thanks for sharing!!

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  53. WOW, what a show of wicked blocks! Thanks for sharing.

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  54. What a wonderful collection of Wicked blocks.

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  55. Love your blocks AND that hand crank!!

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  56. Hi!! WOW WOW WOW!!!! WICKED WICKED!!! I love them all!! Love love them!!! This is a wonderful assortment!!! And on a hand crank machine!! Awesome!!!

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  57. You really cranked that handle! Thanks for an amazing selection!

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  58. Rosemary B here:
    Oh all of your blocks are super wonderful, I love them all, now I want to make them too.
    Thank you so much for sharing your massively wicked creativity

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  59. Thanks for the links. I love all your blocks and would love to try a couple on my own. NOT on a hand crank machine though. You are a much braver quilter than I.

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  60. You are one wicked paper piecer!!! Wow!

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  61. Very nice blocks. And wow on a hand crank. thanks for being part of the hop.

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  62. All great blocks, I love paper piecing. Would love to hear more information on your old sewing machine?

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  63. Wow! Not only are your super creative but super productive. I love the paper piecing but must say my favorite is the spider. Hope you don't mind if I whip up a little spider of my own.

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  64. I have never done paper piecing but yours are so cute and creative that I think I will have to try. Super good job on all of the blocks and details. Love your old machine.

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  65. Your blocks are wonderful and you did it all on a hand crank. Wow!!

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  66. I'm in awe of your squares ... amazing piecing!! wow

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

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  68. Your blocks are beautiful. You do great paper piecing. Thanks for sharing with us all.

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  69. Your blocks are wonderful!!! I love it!!
    Greetings from Germany
    Nicole

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  70. What amazing paper pieced blocks you made!
    And what a fabulous sewing machine you have!

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  71. Amazing. Your paper piecing is just awesome. I love your spider done from yo-yo's and rick rack. You were certainly on a roll!

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  72. Your blocks are just great. I have that book 501 blocks and I used it alot. Paper piecing is alot of fun and you made all your blocks with such great colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  73. Your blocks are all darling and that little machine is fabulous. How do you do such beautiful work on a hand cranked machine?

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  74. Love your spider block and the paper pieced ones are so cute. Paper piecing is a pain to do but it looks great. I like the pumpkin. I am off to download it. Thanks.

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  75. I love that spider and those paper pieced ones are awesome! I just love the crisp look you get when paper piecing! Thanks for sharing!

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  76. Very nice. Love all of your blocks and how you made them. Very nice patterns too. Thanks for posting everything.

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  77. On a hand crank? Seriously? HOly cow!

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  78. Wow!! Your blocks are wonderful!!! I love them!! It's amazing that you did them on a hand crank vintage machine!!

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  79. Great stuff, especially the spider and web block!

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  80. Wow! Sew much Wicked fun to admire. You made so many fantastic blocks, I'm in awe. I especially love the yo-yo spider... now if only real spiders could be this cute! lol

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  81. Lots of great blocks! Love that yo yo spider!

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  82. OMGosh!!! Your blocks are fabulous--your paper piecing is lovely! I *adore* your spider web block -- the spider is awesome!! :)

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  83. What neat blocks and that teeny tiny paper piecing is wonderful! Great photo of you and your husband.

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