Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Hexed


Psst! Ready for some more Wicked fun? Come and sit for a spell...or two... 


Welcome to my stop on the Wicked Blog Hop! The tour started last week and runs until tomorrow. So much Wicked fun!

If you are new to my blog, welcome! I have an eclectic assortment of finished quilts and projects on the go at any given time and I love to try new techniques. I also co-organize TGIFF!, a fun, touring finish linky party with Laura of Quokka Quilts. We are celebrating our second anniversary this month with OctoberQuest 2, where participants get a chance to win one of five gift certificates to Mad About Patchwork, Sew Sisters and Christa Quilts -- only two days left to link up and be eligible for the prizes!

If you came by my blog last year during the Wicked Blog Hop, you may remember my Cheeky Pumpkin block. I hadn't done anything with my lonely little pumpkin so I decided to incorporate it into a Halloween wallhanging for our kitchen. I call it Hexed. :)

It feels like I incorporated just about everything I've learned over the last few years - design, machine appliqué, free motion quilting, thread sketching, collage, etc. So very happy with Hexed!




Getting up close and personal

Last week, when I shared the trouble I was having with this cauldron block, it was your spells suggestions that made me have another go at it. Bubbles? Steam? Overflow? You had more faith in me than I had in myself, but I gave your suggestions a try. It appears that the third time's the charm -- I'm very happy with the result! Thank you!


Isn't Hexy simply wicked? Oh, she's mischievous, she is. Be wary; a wink and a smirk may get you changed into a violin-playing frog!


Cheeky pumpkin finally gets some stitching to finish it off!


 Oh, and of course, any self-respecting witch needs her trusty broom...


Hexed is finished using a non-mitred facing. And the back - a fun little Halloween print. :)


Some other details:
Thread: About 20 different colours of mostly Aurifil, with a couple of Coats and Clark and Guttermann threads thrown in. Weights varied from 12 wt. to 50 wt.
Batting: Two layers of Warm and White
Size: 17" by 34"

Thanks Wendy and Madame Samm for organizing a great hop! Hope you had a Wicked time while you were here and do check out the other fabulous stops on the Wicked Blog Hop tour today for some Wicked inspiration:








83 comments:

  1. Wickedly delicious, M-R! I'm loving all the wonderful details on this piece - right down to the twinkle in your witch's eye. :o) Beautifully done and very inspiring!

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  2. Absolutely fantastic work! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. This is great - I love the cauldron with all the green boiling over. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. What a wickedly wonderful finished project! I LOVe the sassy little wink. I can't say enough about how skilled you are on fabric choices. I think the bubbles and flowing bit turned out perfect, very well done of you!

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  5. It is utterly gorgeous! I love the bubbling cauldron and the winking witch! How nice of the witch to include the recipe! Even if I NEVER use spiders in my brew, I'll try it out....Thanks!

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  6. How awesome. I have to say I love each element of your little quilt. The broom? amazing!!

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  7. Love the wicked winking witch and her broom! :)

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  8. This is a wicked work of art! I love everything about it!

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  9. I just love Hexed. So fun and so perfect.

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  10. This piece is Fantastic M-R!!!! you have a great imagination

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  11. Wicked! I would love to see a close up of the light reflecting on the hat! White-ish thread? It's fun to look at and workmanship is way up there. I mean workwomanship ;)

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  12. This is so delightful! I love it!!

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  13. I love Your quilt. So Nice the fabrics you used. Thanks for sharing

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  14. Gorgeous! I really love the hexi-bubbles.

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  15. This is fantastic! I really love everything about this quilt. I bet it is even lovelier in real life. Thanks for the close-ups of all those sensational details.

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  16. The shading you used to show the three dimensionality of the cauldron and the pumpkin is awe-inspiring. And the undulation in the cauldron is well done too. Actually, the whole quilt is special. (are you a classically trained artist?)

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  17. Fabulous - I love your wallhanging!

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  18. totally wicked and I so much admired your pumpkin from last year and still do..classic piece..

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  19. What a cute little witch, winking at us, and I really like you runner Thanks for sharing

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  20. What an excellent job, MR!

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  21. Truly amazing quilt - wow! blessings, marlene

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  22. Gorgeous. You have great skills. Thank you for sharing.

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  23. Wow, wow, wow!!!!! Love this and the quilting is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Your quilt is gorgeous!!! I really love it! Great job!

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  25. Hi Michelle....the caldron turned out great and the entire kwilt is incredible. The kwilting is perfect for the designs. My favorite today,

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  26. Your quiltie is just the best from the appliques to the quilting. It's just so wickedly fun!

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  27. This is just wickedly amazing! I love all the details and different methods. You are awesome!

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  28. I don't know about anyone else but that "Wicked" witch is the "Cutest" witch I ever seen"!

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  29. What a fun and wicked quilt! Such wonderful details in your applique.

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  30. This quilt is quite hexy! What great quilting and beautiful work. I love how colorful it is and the design is fun. Thanks for sharing a great project.

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  31. WOW! I am so amazed. I am loving this hop and all the beautiful work. Your talent is amazing!!!

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  32. What a gloriously wicked quilt! Wow you are a talented lady.

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  33. I do love your FMQ designs...very nicely done! The quilt is very creative, colorful and a project well done!
    Gmama Jane

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  34. This is just fantastic! My absolute favorite of the week. Thanks for sharing and thanks for sharing some of the process too.

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  35. amazing! Love it, she is such a mischievous little witch!

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  36. Beautiful! Your fabric combinations and wonderful quilting really make this project stand out. Love it!

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  37. That is way cool! You've created so much movement in that cauldron, it really looks like it's bubbling, and the whole thing is just great!

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  38. Oh wow! I'm impressed with all the details and shadows. Very wicked creation for sure!

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  39. oh my!!! love your banner. esp the quilting above the pot! it is fabulous!!! great job!

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  40. Your Hexed is great! Good Job, Happy Halloween!

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  41. Your hexed wallhanging is fantastic!!! What a wonderful design. Love, love, love, it!

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  42. What a Wickedly good wall hanging! I love everything about it from the playful wink to the bubbling cauldron to the shading and the quilting. Just about as close to perfection as you can get. Thanks for sharing!

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  43. I love your work. I would love to really see how you did the pumpking the colors look painted. You should do a You Tube video

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  44. Great work! I am amazed that people can do such fantastic things with thread. I agree with SIMPLESEW, you should do a You Tube video of your work.

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  45. What a fabulous quilt! your design is wonderful and the quilting is great. Love it!

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  46. Amazing! I loved your pumpkin last year, and now with all the rest...just awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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  47. This is just amazing! I love all of the different details. The broom has to be my favorite!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  48. Great projects! The detail is perfect.

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  49. Very nice workmanship! Love all the color sand the different appliques. Your witch is a cutie!!

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  50. Nice spooky quilt. Happy Halloween! 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  51. Very nice! That is a very fun looking vat of goo. :) How did you get the pumpkin and the cauldron looking so realistic?

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  52. Your Halloween quilt is spectacular. I love it and you have made a great job quilting all the details.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop

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  53. This turned out really well! The cauldron is fabulous! Great wickedly fun!

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  54. This is wonderful and what a cool way to use a previously made block. The thread work and quilting is fantastic! Well done you!

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  55. Oh my goodness, I love this!! That broom is fantastic!

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  56. WoW Wicked Hexie Wall Hanging. Your stitching and clever use of quilting designs and sew many thread colors really enhance this Wicked Wonder. Thank you for Wicked Hopping. BOO-tiful...

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  57. This is incredible, and I agree - your third cauldron is definitely the best!

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  58. Oh this turned out fantastic!!

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  59. What an awesome little quilt! The details are so great!

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  60. Oh my, this is truly wonderful--every bit of it! I do love the projects that test our limits and encourage us to use every bit of knowledge and creativity we've acquired over the years and really give it our best shot. These are the best kinds of projects and they seem to always turn out well for so many reasons. You do beautiful work M-R--thank you for sharing it!

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  61. Ha ha, How cute. But is she wicked? Your work is great.

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  62. What a fun decoration you will have, I love the saucy wink--so much better than spookiness.

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  63. Hexed is fabulous! Your cheeky pumpkin block fits in so well. Love the cauldron. I don't think I would be too afraid to meet this witch. She looks pretty friendly to me, like Samantha from Bewitched. Thanks for sharing. Happy Halloween.

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  64. Wickedly wonderful, M-R! There is no limit to your talent!

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  65. Totally fabulous!! I want one, too. Hexy is so cute and so are all your other sections. The quilting is delicious. Congrats on a wonderfully wicked project!

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  66. One word...A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E !!

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  67. Spooktacular wall hanging! I love your little witch's personality!

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  68. How cute! Love the details! The cauldron is fabulous. :)

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  69. Oh my, that is the best wall hanging I've seen!! You are an amazing creator!! Please please please offer up a pattern of this on Craftsy!!! Can you tell how much I liked it?!

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  70. Fantastic!! It is amazing how you have used all the fabrics and threads. I love all the shading. Love it!!

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  71. Wow, what a fabulous quilt--great detail. I really like each block. Thanks for sharing!

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  72. love your amazing quilt - thanks so much for sharing !

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  73. Your wallhanging is amazing - love every little bit of it!! Thanks for showing all the details... awesome!!

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  74. What great fabric choices and wickedly wonderful blocks. Thanks for sharing your quilt

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  75. Luv your kitchen wall haning!! The fabric choices and the quilting are awesome!! Thanks for sharing your "Hex"...job well done. Happy Haunting, Pauline

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  76. Love it. The brew pot turned out awesome. Love the bubbles. Love the quilting. Makes all the difference. Truly awesome finished piece.

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  77. I am a bit late seeing this, but I love it! The 3d effect created by your use of different colours is awesome, you are talented!

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