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31 October 2013

Double, double, toil and trouble ...


Hi there and welcome to my day on the wonderfully wicked blog hop !  thanks to Madame Samm and Wicked Wendy for hosting and organising this hop.
after joining in The Ghastlies blog hop a couple of years ago I had some fabulous ghastlies fabric left over and I always wanted to make a quilt so when Wicked Wendy started talking about this wicked blog hop I jumped on board with the idea of making a quilt.

while wondering what kind of quilt to make I discovered that alexander henry had produced some new gorgeous ghastlie fabric and when I saw the web fabric it was love at first sight !


so that put a halt on my plans to make a quilt for this hop as I just have to include this fabric ... but I have made a mock-up of the quilt I plan to make soon - maybe in time for next year's hop !

Inspired by the web fabric I've decided to make a spiderweb quilt and here it is with the web fabric in natural as the background


and here it is using the mauve web as the background...

of course loving pink as I do I'm leaning toward the mauve background.

Then again, I might just end up using black for the background and use the web fabric for the quilt backing !! but enough of my dream ghastly quilt and onto some wicked things I made for this hop ...

earlier this year I made this halloween house quilt block for a flickr swap


I loved how it turned out so I've made a mini quilt for me - its 12"x14" - just the right size for a table topper quilt holder!  its based on a quilt by Stephanie Sims for Clothworks


I also made a hexy mug rug ...


and I just had to do spiderweb stitching on it ... it shows up a little better on the back - especially with the special effects !


while I was searching for another little project to make for the hop I came across a tutorial by Elizabeth Hartman for a barn bats mini quilt - it seemed perfect so I had to make one ! I made it in yellows and oranges with grey and black.


I had such fun making it and I fell in love with those little bats ...that I just had to make a another one - this time in orange, green, purple, and black


they are both echo quilted around the bats and have black and white polka dot backings and bindings.

what do you think - aren't they just the cutest !!  so would you like to win one ??

I'm actually going to make another one in the purple, orange, and green colours to give away as the one in the photo isn't actually square - one side is 1/2 inch shorter than the other ! obviously I didn't square up the bottom properly and I only just discovered it when I went to take the photo !

the remake will be very similar but of course not identical and I might change the colour layout so that there is a green row in the middle rather than two orange rows !

so if you'd like to win one of the barn bat quilts then just leave a comment letting me know which one you'd choose, either yellow and orange or purple, green, and orange :)

if you follow my blog or on instagram you get an additional entry! Just let me know that you do by leaving a separate comment.

I'll get the random generator to pick a name next Tuesday 5 November - Melbourne Cup Day in Australia - at 6pm (Australian EST) and I'll announce the winner here and contact them by email too.

oh and be sure to leave an email address if you're a no-reply or an anonymous commenter so I can contact you !

its the last day for this hop so make sure you visit the other wicked witches bloggers ... I'm certainly in wonderfully wicked company !


and just before I go I want to wish my mum a happy birthday for tomorrow - love you and kisses from pippi too ♥♥♥

103 comments:

  1. Lots of wicked projects! The bat quilts are darling and if I should win, I will leave the color choice up to you!

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  2. Oh your projects are Spooktacular! I love the bats. I have not seen that pattern before also the houses are too cute.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm
    and Happy Birthday to your mom :)

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  3. You have a very cute blog - I am a new follower through Bloglovin. I would love either color. Those bats are cute!

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  4. All your projects are outstanding! I love the orange and yellow bat quilt!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. What fun your projects are!! always new tempting fabrics, aren't there? :) ... I really like your mini house quilt ... may have to try one of those for myself and as for your wonderful little bat quilts, what fun! I think they would both be lovely, but eh purple, green and orange would be truly wicked indeed! Thank you for sharing!!

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  6. i used that same ghastlie fabric....love the bats.....all great stuff
    rrregena@aol.com

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  7. I'd choose the one with purple... My favorite color!! Thanks for sharing all your projects!

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  8. Happy Birthday to your mom. Great projects, especially the little barn bats. Would love one with purple. That future quilt will be fun to see.

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  9. Love your bat quilts! Orange is my favorite color. Tuesday, the 5th is my birthday, so I'm hoping you draw my comment.

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  10. All of your projects are fabulous I particularly like your hexagon rug - love the way the colours all go together. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Happy birthday to your mum! Your projects are gorgeous and I can't wait to see how your dream quilt turns out (says the Ghastlies hoarder)! Those bats are so funny! Love all of them.

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  12. Great projects - especially the bats! I like the purple, green and orange!
    Happy birthday to your Mum!!

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  13. Wonderful projects. Love the bats and the spiderwebs.

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  14. That is an awesome bat pattern! I love tessellating patterns. Your spiderweb quilting is very nice. I'm going to have to try that. And the front of the spiderweb mug rug is fantastic, too!

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  15. I hope your mum has a wonderfully delightful birthday! I love those bat quilts and echo quilting them was THE perfect idea! If I were to be lucky enough to win one I would choose purple, green and orange. :)

    The spiderweb quilt is fantastic too as is the little scary house quilt! Great showing today!

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  16. Leann your projects are awesome. Thank you for hoping. I like the purple green and orange.

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  17. These are really fun, thank you for sharing. I love them both but prefer the yellow and orange.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  18. Wow i love your batman. Thanks for sharing. I like the fabrics and colors you used. Turned out great

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  19. I would pick purple, green and orange.....favorite for Halloween. I absolutely LOVE your Ghastlies quilt.

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  20. Oh it has to have purple in it, everything is better with some purple. Think berry muffins.

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  21. Gorgeous projects! If I were lucky enough to win a bat quilt, I'd choose yellow and orange. Thanks so much for the generous giveaway.

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  22. Cute, cute projects - love those barn bats! blessings, marlene

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  23. Awesome projects. Love the bat quilt.

    suebennett1975@gmail.com

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  24. What great projects -- you've been busy! LOVE the bats. I would choose them in purple, green and orange. What a great pattern! :)

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  25. Nice, nice. I like them all. If I'm lucky today I would pick the purple, green and orange. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  26. Great pattern for the bats, and all the other projects too. Can't wait to see you ghastlie quilt. Purple green and orange is wonderful, but then the orange, yellow and gray is spooktacular too!

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  27. I like purple green and orange!! great projects!! thanks for the opportunity!!

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  28. Good morning ...lovely pieces!! I was admiring the bats; and who would have known...I could win one.....love it. I would choose one with purple, please.

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  29. Oh what cute projects! I like the new ghastlies fabrics too! I love the yellows and oranges with grey and black. My granddaughter loves bats.

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  30. All your Wicked projects are sew cute. I really like both the color ways of the little bat quilt.Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  31. Lovely prints, the material is so beautiful

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  32. Absolutely adorable. I would be proud to display any of them.
    Happy Halloween.

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  33. I love the Ghastlie and your kwilt has me thrilled.

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  34. Because I am a Ghastlies Groupie I am now stalking you!

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  35. I love that new ghastlie fabric! It will be great, no matter which way you make it. Also, that ghost house is spook-tacular, and the mug rug is to die for. The bats are great--I favor green so prefer that one, although they are both really cute.

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  36. I'm a new follower! Thanks for having a give-away!

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  37. Oh, how I love that Alexander Henry and the delicious designs. What great projects!

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  38. Love the spooky houses, great spider web quilting on the mug rug. The bats are the type I wouldn't mind seeing in my home.

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  39. You have made so awesome projects and I love them all. Thanks for sharing and for a great give away. If I get the chance o win is purple and green my choice.

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  40. I have been a follower on Bloglovin since long

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  41. Purple green and orange! I am going to make one too!

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  42. Ooooo, so many wickedly wonderful projects...love those bats!

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  43. Oh you have so many fantastic projects. love the barn bats so much!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  44. Barn Bats "sew" cute ! All your projects are, as well as what your dreaming up for next year !

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  45. Love the quilts. they are great. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. oh Leanne! it doesn't matter which one I would pick! I would take either one! I love that quilt!!!! you did a wonderful job and it's a totally awesome give away!!! I sooooo would love to win!

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  47. I like the purple, green, and orange bats the best, probably because they have the solid black bats and they really pop! I enjoy your haunted house and the web quilting turned out super cool! Thank you for sharing!

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  48. I love those fabrics, how come I couldn't find those. Guess I just wasn't looking at the right place. Your projects are great. I just love the web quilting you did.

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  49. Your projects just kept getting better and better! I feel so inspired right now. They are all wonderful!!
    If I won I would choose the yellow and orange!

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  50. I may be weird but I think that your little bat quilt that is off by 1/2" is great...I would like to win that one! yessewingisfun@yahoo.com

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  51. Love your mini spider web quilt and your ghastlie layout is perfect! I love those bat mini quilts, particularly the one with purple. I love adding purple to my Halloween decorations!

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  52. I love all your projects you made!!! My husbands call me, my sisters and mom bats so the bats will be right at home here. I love either color way and also the one that is off a little. Thanks for the chance to win one.

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  53. Looking at the barn bats and wondering how they go together but hey, there is a link to help out with that! Love how they turned out and the spider web too. Anyone you wish, should I be lucky enough to win your generous gift. Happy Halloween.

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  54. PURPLE GREEN and ORANGE!!! Love your spider web! Tahnks for sharing!!

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  55. These are so cute! And I love the Ghastlie fabric too.... I've yet to cut mine....it's just packed away. Thanks for the giveaway...Either is great, but I'd go with purple and green. Happy Halloween and thanks so much!

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  56. Really enjoyed your projects. I think I like the mauve for the quilt the best. Love the spider web stitching. I need to make one of those. And the bats are too cute. Both are cute but I lean toward the orange and yellow. Thanks for sharing!

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  57. your quilts are cute ....love the hexie mug rug but my choice would be the purple and green bats...Happy Halloween and thanks for the giveaway...

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  58. Purple, green and orange for me. I would hang it on my quilt holder. Thanks for the chance to win

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  59. Nice spooky projects. Bats - purple, green and orange.
    Happy Halloween! 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  60. you have some really great projects. I really like the bats! So cute.

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  61. I love all those projects, the string mat is something I have wanted to make for awhile now. and those bats! Love the fabric for the quilt to make for next year too. My favorite is the purple, green and orange, Those houses are super cute too!

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  62. I follow you through google friends.

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  63. You really did an amazing job creating so many wicked projects. I love them all and I now need to get some of the wicked ghastlie fabric to add to my ever growing collection. Mr. Random should have my number so those batty barn kitties could come my way. Thanks for sharing!

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  64. Loved your projects, even the "dream" one. I would have to pick the purple, green and orange bats, but both are really cute. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  65. I love your Halloween Hexies!! I would have to pick the green, purple and orange bats. They are all really awesome though. Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing your creations with all of us. Happy Halloween!

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  66. Wow, you have made some ghastly great projects! That scarey house mini is so awesome!

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  67. That's a super cute house and I love your hexie mug rug and bat quilts! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work, Leanne!

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  68. Happy Halloween. Your haunted house mini quilt is spooktacular and those bat quilts, well, just adorable. Thanks for sharing your creations. I would lean towards the mauve background for next year's spider quilt as well. Thanks for offering a giveaway. If I am so fortunate, any colour of bats would do.

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  69. HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Love the bats too. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  70. thanks to the Wicked Hop you have a new follower.....me! All of your projects are so cute and I can't wait to see more from you. I just saw the Barn Bats pattern the other day and have to admit that they make me smile. I really like the red/orange bats.

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  71. Looks like you had a fun time making some bats, love that Ghastlie web fabric also and I think it just pops with the mauve.

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  72. Those bats are cool!! I think purple and black bats would look kinda neat!!

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  73. I like all of the combinations so I wouldnt be choosey Thanks for sharing. Your projects are wickedly cute.

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  74. How very Wickedly clever of you to create such BOO-tiful projects. I am now following as I adore your Wicked pieces. I would have to choose the purple, green and orange bats in honor of my recent experience with a bat in my house! Thank you for joining this Wicked Fun Hop.

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  75. Your projects are spooktacular, thank you for sharing with us.

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  76. You are very clever with your projects, thanks for showing them

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  77. Really cute quilts. I like the tesselating bats...very clever! My favorite would be the purple, green, and orange, if I was so lucky to win!

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  78. Great projects. I really love how your wacky Halloween house turned out - super great fabrics - love that moon. The hexie spider web mug rug is really cute but so are all the bat mini quilts. It's neat to see the changes in the quilts with the use of different fabrics.

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  79. The bats are really neat. But, then, they are all great projects. Good colors.

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  80. Great projects! Thanks for the link for the bats! Love the yellow/orange but would be happy with any color. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  81. so pleased to get your note and that we had access to see your blog now…sooo worth it…delightful ghastlie projects…it would have been wonderful to have them posted to our pinterest board too…so the sponsors could seek new project designers…but I could not pin any…but oh so worth the view..thanks for letting me know you are up

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  82. I really like the barn bats quilt and would love to win one in purple, green, and orange one. Thanks for the chance.

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  83. Yes definitely a bit batty in your corner of the world! Love both!

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  84. I love your quilts and the ghastlies. I know my little boy would love to have a bat quilt for his room and his favourite colour is green. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations.

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  85. I am a follower of your blog. I love reading your posts and seeing what you have been creating. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  86. I love the mauve as the back ground too. I love those ghastly prints. Your quilts and blocks are wonderful.

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  87. Oh boy. They are all so cool. I love the spiderweb stitching. If I were to win I think I would like the yellow and orange one. Thank you for sharing!

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