Thursday, October 24, 2013

WICKED

WICKED

 MR OCTOBER

Welcome to the world of Wicked. If this is truly a Wicked hop we must start with a pin-up and Mr October fills the bill.   A truly ghoulish hop where stitchers languish with witches and bats in a sewing room controlled by Mdm. Samm and cheerleader Wendy . 

And they are all singing the Song of the Witches:

Double, double toil and trouble; 

Fire burn and caldron bubble. 
Fillet of a fenny snake, 
In the caldron boil and bake; 
Eye of newt and toe of frog, 
Wool of bat and tongue of dog, 
Adder's fork and bling-worms sting, 
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing, 
For a charm of powerful trouble, 
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. 
Double, double toil and trouble; 
Fire burn and caldron bubble. 
Cool it with a baboon's blood, 
Then the charm is firm and good.




 Every witch needs to be properly prepared to serve brew. These tea towels are sweet hostess gifts.  Easily stitched with fabric and a bit of lace. I love words on fabric.

Could not resist this cheerful crossbones and skulls fabric. 


Layered it and quilted it using painters tape to keep the stitching straight.  I find that the tape removes easily without leaving any residue.

The latest edition of Quilter's World had a pattern for an e-Reader Tech Bag. Perfect gift for a young friend.


 Trick or Treat bags for all the Halloween night loot.


Mr October began his journey last fall but just left the UFO pile last week. Could be the reason he is down to bones.

 Perfect buttons for Mr October.


Very simple ghostly pillow.




 With all those spooky fabrics I could not avoid a Halloween quilt. It reached the flimsy stage so might be cozy by next Halloween.

Unfortunately the Grim Ripper does not restrict her visits to only Halloween and haunts my home too much during the year. The Grim Ripper is a free pattern from Love of Quilting.


Sew while the witch prepares a magic brew grab your broom and fly over to visit the other hoppers.


 And remember there will always be room for a stitching witch.

Frances

Three Little Witches

One little, two little, three little witches. 
Fly over haystacks, fly over ditches. 
Fly over moonbeams without any hitches. 
Hey, Ho, Halloween Night! 

One little, two little, three little witches. 
Fly over barb wire and tore their britches. 
Had to go home and get some stitches. 
Hey, Ho, Halloween Night!

-- Coolest Halloween Songs --



83 comments:

  1. What a fantastic supply of wicked projects! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Wow, that skull fabric is way cool!! Thanks for sharing your very cute skeleton project.

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  3. Love it! I busted up laughing as soon as I saw Mr. October. And I really like your pillow, it reminds me of a mummy and is too cool. Also, now I have the witches song stuck in my head, thanks... :P One little two little three little witches!

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  4. LOL, you had me with the Mr. October ! Perfect pumpkin placement ! Great job !

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  5. Poor Mr October looks chilled to the bones! - tee hee~ You had a wickedly good time with all your projects and thank you for the song.

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  6. Oooh lots of Halloween stuff going on there! Its all lovely - looks like you had a fabulous time putting it all together! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Your mr October is sew awesome and all your Halloween stuffs are great. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop

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  8. Something wicked this way comes....Well, loads of wicked! I don't know where to start.... They all look so vibrant and beautiful! I do have a question for you....did Mr. October drink some of that tea perhaps? It might have something to do with his drastic weight loss....... I must save that recipe.... Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Mr. October is fantastic. He looks like a centerfold! He had me laughing and laughing! Maybe that's just my warped sense of humor. I love the array of seasonal projects. Your creativity is amazing. I hadn't even thought about making towels. When I see printed fabric, I'm always reminded of our guild president who adores printed word fabric, too. She will love the towels. Thanks for participating, all the eye candy, and the amazing inspiration. Happy, Happy Halloween!

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  10. Oh wow, what a wickedly cool projects! Well done!

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  11. What great projects!! I don't think I could pick just one favorite - they are all just so fun :)

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  12. What great projects. All of them are wonderful. Mr. October made me laugh! Love the pillow ant the quilt and, well all of them. Thanks for being so wicked!!!!

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  13. Wow! Great projects! Mr October sounds super cool!
    Those witches, skeleton and log cabin quilt are just awesome!

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  14. Oh my, Fran, this is spooktacular! Love the ghost pillow - what a simple but effective project. Glad to see Mr. October has appropriately placed his pumpkin to avoid any embarrassments! Great work!

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  15. Beautiful projects. Thanks for hoping and sharing your creativity.

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  16. All your creations are beautiful, but I love Mr October!

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  17. Wow, so many great projects! My favorite was your little ghost pillow, but they are all great. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  18. I think Mr. October is very funny. I don't usually like skeletons, but then again - we all are skeletons underneath it all! You've done a fantastic job of variety and color and creativity! Loved it all.

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  19. OK... I have officially began my day with a chuckle.. GO!! Mr. October!

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  20. Ohhhhh Mr October has my vote and apparently many others too...your wicked projects undeniably filled with wickedness..

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  21. all your projects are great but I especially love the quilt. Mr. October looks like a must have. What a fun project he must have been. Just makes you smile. Happy Halloween.

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  22. Wonderful projects...loved your ghostly post

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  23. fabulous show and tell ! thanks for sharing :)

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  24. Great collection of projects, but the Mr. October is wickedly clever and wonderful!

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  25. I almost choked on my coffee this morning when I saw Mr. October. I laught so hard, and I am at work. I really woke me up. All your projects are great and I love that Holloween song at the end. Good Work.

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  26. You were one very busy little witch yourself. Mr October was such a terrific way to start the day, thanks for that. The detail on the quilt top is wonderful it will be a beauty when all is said and done.

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  27. Wow! You've been busy lately! All your projects are so perfect for Halloween, but Mr. October is hilarious! Thanks for putting a smile on our faces!

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  28. Oh! So Impressive! You have been wickedly busy! Great projects! I love Mr. October. He needs a woman to put some meat on his bones.

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  29. Mr October is one BONY guy, love him AND your other great projects. The large kwilt is a fav!!!!

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  30. Ohhh, what fun projects. Love the "centerfold" for October! Yes, that grim ripper spends way too much time in my house too! LOL! Great post. Love the little poem at the end!

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  31. Wow! Awesome projects! Love your pin up. Thanks for the grim reaper link. Congrats on being one of the chosen.

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  32. Love Mr October, very funny and creative.

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  33. you have so many cute projects! I love that skull fabric you used on your bag!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  34. Wonderfully wicked post. Love Mr. October and the grim reaper. Wow have you been busy with great seasonal projects. Congrats and thanks for sharing!

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  35. Mr October is pretty hot! Love all of these projects....you certainly put on a great show and tell today. Love that little ghost pillow.....so simple, yet so cute! Thanks for sharing your creativity today!

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  37. I'll try again! Love all your projects!!! You have been busy! Where did you find the quilt pattern? I have all this Halloween fabric and it would work great!

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  38. Great group of projects. I love the skeleton quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. What a great grouping of wickedly wonderful Halloween projects. Love the poems too!

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  40. Ha ha, That's a very wicked skeleton for sure. Neat projects.

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  41. Now is int he bashful.... great job on all your projects.
    I too am working on a ufo from last year to add to my post
    thanks for sharing
    in stitches

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  42. What fun!
    I love all your projects - especially the skeleton!

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  43. Awesome projects, love them all. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Like Mr. October and your other projects are nice. Happy Halloween! 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  45. Wow...I adrore ALL your projects. Thank you for sharing and your poems. So frightfully sweet!

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  46. Wonderful post Frances , you prepared lots of goulish things for this hop , just wonderful!!

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  47. Love Mr. October! so many great projects how bootiful!

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  48. So many wonderful projects! Love the fabrics you used on Mr. October and the pins, very cool

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  49. So many projects hard to choose which one I like best. Thanks for sharing

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  50. Oh you Wicked Mr. October! Your projects could easily be an entire Wicked Hop all of their own. BOO-tiful and thank you very much for participating.

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  51. Love, Love, Mr. October!! Congratulations on being in the top today!! Super great job.

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  52. I really don't know which project I like most, you are sooooo creative! I like Mr. October, but also your doll and and and.... Congrats!

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  53. What wickedly great projects you have made. Very nice!!

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  54. Mr. October rocks, and there's an awesome display of creativity here! Well done! :-)

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  55. Lots of wonderful Halloween eye candy but I tell you, Mr. October had me cracking up! Love it.

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  56. Cute, cute projects but Mr. October really take the "pumpkin"!!

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  57. All of your projects are spooktacular! I have a serious crush on Mr October!
    xo jan

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  58. Wow incredible and more than a bit funny. love love love Mr. October and the ghost pillow is so cute. The bags are great and thanks for the tape idea. Maybe that would help me with straight lines since straight and i are not friends

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  59. Oh my...I am so in love with Mr. October!! All of your projects are absolutely wonderful!! Thank you for sharing! anglanouette at gmail dot com

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  60. Your love of Halloween shines brightly. Love the poetry as well as your fantastic projects. Mr. October has captured me heart and soul. I am sure he is very, very wicked. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  61. You are the queen of wickedness with all of your terrific projects. Mr October is the bomb.

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  62. Such cute projects....thanks for sharing.

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  63. Too too cute and Mr October made me giggle. All of your projects were wonderful and show how much you enjoy Halloween.

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  64. Mr. October is hilarious! All of your projects are terrific.

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  65. Wickedly cool Halloween at your house!!!

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  66. A spooktacular parade of Halloween fun. Mr October is hilarious...thanks for sharing!! Happy Haunting, Pauline

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  67. I enjoyed seeing all your wonderfully wicked projects!

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  68. Spookiness has invaded your sewing this month. Thank you for sharing your scarey creations with us.

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  69. All your projects are fantastic! Mr October is so funny!!

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  70. What great projects! I don't think I can pick a favorite although Mr October does remind me of a few guys I dated once upon a time. :). Blessings, Marlene

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  71. What a hoot! Mr. October is quie the looker - great placement of the pumpkin, BTW! You made so many fabulous projects and I loved all the fabrics you used in the quilt; your fussy-cut centers were excellent. Loved the ghost pillow though he was a bit 'square'!!!

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  72. That skeleton is laugh out loud funny. Great projects!!

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  73. Ohh, Mr. October is one sexy skeleton!

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  74. Awsume work it is all so beautiful

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  75. So many wickedly wonderful projects! I love Mr. October and your quilt!

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  76. Such wonderful eye candy! I love that word fabric for the tea towels. And you skeleton quilt is WICKED!

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  77. He is perfect!!! He cracks me up. Your bags are so cute.

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  78. Wonderful projects. I got quite the laugh out of Mr. October.

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