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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Leafs Me Happy


Hello friends, old and new, and welcome to my stop on this awesome blog hop! It's been really cool seeing (and pinning) the creative fall projects. Joining me today are:


Wednesday 10
Mochawildchild (you're here)


When I think of fall, I can't help but to get excited about Halloween. In Pennsylvania, the changing leaves are particularly beautiful, but Halloween means CANDY and costumes and bonfires... ahh.  My 12" block features a silly old witch named Koko (coincidentally this is also one of my daughter's many nicknames.)

I used a charm pack that's been sitting in my drawer since last year - Haunted Mansion by Moda. I wanted to add all sorts of bells and whistles to Koko's boots, but my husband threw in his 2 cents and said that would be too elfish. I only ask him when I'm desperate ;-).




I still had the metallic Gutermann thread out and was able to get a better picture this time. What did I do differently? Heck if I know - I'm surprised they're better because the lighting is so muted on this dreary fall day.

How about a giveaway? I hope it's not too ghetto, but how would you like the rest of this charm pack? I only used about 10 charms. If you'd like to win it, just leave a comment and tell me what you'd make. I'll pick a random winner on Saturday.
Haunted Mansion by Moda


Francine


90 comments:

  1. ahhhh very cool....very scary in such a good way

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  2. OH!! I love this -- even though I'm not a big fan of real life spiders!! LOL! Very cute block! :)

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  3. Hi!!! Love the witch boots!!! Spider too!!! And the string block is too cute!!!! If I won I would probably put it in a table runner!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

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  4. I love the spider!! And the metallic thread is a nice touch. I too love fall, but the leaves just started turning here in the South. Mostly I love it because canned pumpkin has become readily available :-)
    Cheers!
    -k

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  5. I agree with Denise, I not a fan of spiders, but yours is too sweet. I would make Halloween pillows and add different blocks with the charms. I used to see kids with pillow cases trick or treating and thought, what a way to fill up on treat with a pillow case. I love the thread. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

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  6. Your block is so cute. I think Halloween quilts are sew much fun! Can you believe I don't have Halloween fabrics? The last time I made anything for Halloween was a couple of years ago for my DD. I would love to make some placemats or oh how about a fun clutch for Halloween???

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  7. I love your block! The spider is adorable, and the boots are perfect. I'd love to make some Halloween pot holders and I'm mighty tempted to copy your sweet little witch! :)

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  8. Very cute block! And don't get mad but...I think your husband was right on this one! It looks perfect the way it is! Love the thread that you quilted it with too! great job!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  9. What a cute, cute block! Love those boots! Thanks for a great giveaway, I would make a Halloween pouch out of them!

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  10. Awesome witches boots! Love the spider. I don't think it would be to elfish to add to the boots....Don't let him stop you! Besides, everyone knows. Elf's boots are green or red. That's how you know! Mind you, they look great without too! I think I would make potholders.....

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  11. EEEK!!! I would first pet all of the charms, then I would make a patchwork pillow cover. Love your blocks!

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  12. Cute blocks .I love them. I would make a runner using the 5 inch charms. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  13. I LOVE anything halloween! Your critter is amazing and I LOVE the metallic thread! I would love to use the rest of your charms!

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  14. Halloween is my favorite holiday too....it's all about fun and trading candy when you come home! No cleaning, no cooking, no family issues. Your blocks are awesome.....I love the witches feet, although I agree with you, I probably wouldn't have stopped and would have blinged them to the nines......I have a pattern for a lunch box that holds a paperback book in the back that is waiting for the perfect charm pack to come along.........

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  15. Halloween is a favorite time. I like your wichy feet. I would add to my halloween fabric and make me a purse for all year. Thanks for the neet give away.

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  16. I made a schnibbles quilt out of a halloween charm pack and then made a doll quilt out of some of it and still have some left over, I'm thinking that part of a charm pack is a great gift!

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  17. Fun fun fun block. I love Halloween and I like to decorate for Halloween. So if I'm the lucky one to win, I'm sure I would make a table runner or topper for my end table. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. hee hee... your fun block has me smiling, Francine! Her hemline and that wee spider are such fun details.

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  19. LOVE your adorable block!!!!! SOOOOO cute!!!!!! If I win, I would be a copycat-- I'd love to have a cute little witch block too!! :-) Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  20. So cute! Hmmm, if I won, I'd make a fun little Halloween quilt to hang on my front door! pbstrand@msn.com

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  21. You have some very snappy boots, I like 'em! I would put together some placemats for my boys, they'd get a real kick out of them!
    Thank you for the chance :)

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  22. I would make a wall hanging with your witches boots and 2 other similar ones. I've been too cheap to buy my own Halloween fabric because I don't have anything else to use it with, so your "left overs" would be perfect. Thanks. Vivian

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  23. such a cute little witch and her little pet spider too. This would make such a cute little pillow.

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  24. Oh wonderful giveaway!! I would make a table runner with this....thank u

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  25. Cute little quilt. My daughter's nickname is "Boo". I just wanted make a comment, but pick someone else if I win, because I really don't need Halloween fabric and would rather someone else have the chance.

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  26. I love your quilt. I have a similar pattern and I would use the charms for that. Thanks for the chance.

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  27. Great block and great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  28. great minis - thanks for sharing and happy halloween.

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  29. Darling little wall hanging! I would probably make a Halloween treat tote with those cute fabrics.

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  30. Great block! I'd make a tablerunner with the charms!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Like the oranges against the black! Nice combination and blocks! Thanks for sharing.

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  32. That is sooooo cute! I want to make one of my own now :)

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  33. Francine-I love your witch's toes block with the cute spider, very clever. Many people are afraid of spiders, but I have learned over the years that they are beneficial-they eat other yukky bugs. We have three felines that usually take care of any spiders that enter our domain. From California, thanks for sharing.

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  34. You could have used these for the wicked hop :) I would love to win. I would make a table runner or placemats I think. Thanks!

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  35. Since Halloween is my favorite holiday (it was even before my oldest daughter was born on it) I'm always working on Halloween projects. I have a whole shelf dedicated to Halloween patterns and projects.

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  36. I love Halloween fabric! I would use your giveaway for some Halloween placemats.

    Thanks for the giveaway and for your participation in this blog. Isn't fall the best?

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  37. Thank you for participating in the blog hop and sharing your creativity. The block is adorable. The spider is the crowing touch. I love the fabrics you did use.

    If I were fortunate to win the remainder of the charm pack, I would make bowtie blocks. Bonnie Hunter is suggested that folks made bowtie blocks with cheddar as one of the fabrics. I don't have my cheddar fabric yet and I plan to have it soon and get started making blocks. She suggests making the blocks as leaders. I think it would be a fun project - like I need another project.

    Again, thanks for participating and sharing your creativity. You are generous in your giveaway.

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  38. When I think of fall I also always think of halloween ... and my birthday which is right after halloween hihihi .... I think thats the reason I'm a halloween maniac :-)
    I just LOVE your little quilt with Koko's boots and that cute spider, it is so beautiful.

    And thanks for this amazing give away. If I should win I'm going to make a little quilt for my table, which also includes some stitcheries to match the fabrics. Can you tell I love the fabrics LOL ....

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  39. I would love to make a twister out of the rest! I just loved your block. Thanks for being parat of the hop!

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  40. I would love the rest of your charm pack. :) I would just have to make witch's boots. :)

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  41. Oh, I could so use those charms. I have a stack of Halloween prints and stripes that are just waiting for the finishing touch to make a cute little Halloween lap quilt.

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  42. Your blocks is so cute. If I were to win I think I would make a table topper. thanks for a chance.

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  43. Your blocks are adorable. I like the idea you had. Thank you for sharing.

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  44. Love your witch block, to cute! Halloween is also my favorite holiday. I would find a good use for the blocks! Thanks for sharing and the great giveaway.

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  45. I'd love to win! I'd give them to my DD because she loves Halloween fabric and would probably use them in a quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  46. Such a cute block..shoes and spider(I don't think I have ever said anything about a cute spider before so he must be cute 'cause I really don't like spiders!) I love the colors!

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  47. Love your Koko!! She, well, her feet are adorable and perfect! I really like the way you used metallic thread! If I won your "short" charm pack I would use the charms to make a trick-or-treat bag from my granddaughter. Thank you for the opportunity to win and for sharing your talents!

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  48. Rosemary B here:
    I love you witch. sooo adorable, cutie skirt and love the colors everything is sooo cute
    It is kind of funny when we ask our hubbies for advice and then we just do not really care what they said anyway hahaha LOL I do it all the time :-D
    What a cute charm pack of fabrics. I would probably make a little mat for my table in the kitchen! I love decorating for Fall

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity

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  49. Your witch is too cute! The fabrics are adorable and I would make something for the next hop Ü Thanks!

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  50. Sweet witch. Great job.
    I'd use the fabrics to make a cute tabletopper for Halloween.....or maybe a tablerunner....hmmmmmmm

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  51. What an adorable little witch block!!! I'd use your 'leftover' charms (LOL) to make a wall hanging...thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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  52. Koko the witch is adorable , she doesn't look a bit elfish . If I were lucky enough to win I would make a runner for the season,thanks for ths chance.

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  53. Very sweet... I love the spider!!! Can you believe that I don't have any Hallowe'en fabric? I think that this would make a great tablerunner - my family would be shocked!!! Keep 'em guessing!! hehehe

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  54. Looks like a charm quilt to me; I do charity quilts and wouldn't a kid like it.
    Thanks

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  55. How cute and I especially love the spider which is what my grandson wants to be this year. I would make a table runner because that is something I have been wanting to do this year.

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  56. That is AWESOME! If I won, I would perform the best form of flattery and imitate your block!

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  57. I think the block is darling. What does he mean "too elfish"? I would use the scraps for pieced Halloween bags for the grandchildren.

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  58. If I won the fabric I'd use it to add to my I Spy quilt. Love your spider!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  59. Cute block. Love that handchief hemline on the witch!! If I won, I'd use the fabrics for a table runner/topper that I've been designing - in my head.

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  60. Such a fun block! I have a few Halloween blocks to put together, so I'd use the charm pack to finally make myself a quilt!

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  61. I think of Halloween, too, when I think of Fall. Your block is just so fun!

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  62. Your block is adorable! Love the chance!

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  63. Your block is so cute I love it! The metallic Guttermen thread is a very nich touch! I might make a banner or table topper with the remaining charms! Thanks for participating in the blog tour and inspiring us today, and for the chance to win! I'm following!

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  64. I have not ever sewed with metallic thread, do you use a different needle or change your tension on the machine? Love the chance to win your leftovers. I would make a mug rug or two. Thanks for sharing.
    My giveaway is still going on over @ The Learning Curve, http://jeannegwin.blogspot.com/2012/10/leafs-me-happy-day-3.html Come one - Come all and enter to win 6 FQ's of fall-ish fabric, you have until midnight Wed, October 10 CST to enter.

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  65. The spider really makes the block special.
    Your offer isn't ghetto-it's called sharing. Quilters are good at that!

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  66. I would love to make a Halloween table runner, love the colours! awolk at rogers dot com

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  67. Love the block and the quilting on it! BTW, no giveaway is ghetto!!! I'd make a scrappy table runner and some matching coasters for my Halloween Party.

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  68. cute block and with Halloween just around the corner. I would try something like the block you just showed us or a couple other Halloween blocks.
    thanks for sharing '
    in stitches

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  69. i would make a table topper with it. thanks

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  70. The block is darling!! A less than evil looking witch.

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  71. the block is cute. I love the spider. I would make a wall hanging for my classroom.

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  72. Tengo varios bloques en mente y jugar para crear algo único.

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  73. Love your block & your quilting. Thanks for sharing.

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  74. I'd have to make a wall hanging just like yours! It's just the right amount of cute and spooky halloween! Thanks for the chance :)

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  75. Ohhhh Koko is pretty! I love Her. If I was lucky to win your wonderful charms I would use them in the one thing that my 10 yr. son wants for Christmas. He wants a Halloween themed couch quilt & a small pillow. Things are really tight and he knows this, so that was all he asked for this year. I'm hoping with that I can win these for him. Thank you for sharing Koko with us and the chance to win those yummy charms.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  76. I'd make mug rugs!

    susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  77. I would like to make a block like your witch's feet. But I would probably make a new trick or treat bag.

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  78. I love the witch's boots block! If I won the charm squares I may just copy this block or make a table runner. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  79. Hiya Francine! I love Koko---she's so cool. And her pet is cute, even though I really hate spiders too. I'd use the charms to make a table runner, I could use some Halloween decor. Thank you for sharing your lovely work and for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

    playamom57 at yahoo dot com

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  80. what lovely work! thank you for the inspiration!

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  81. What a cute block this is! I like it very much, thanks for sharing!

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  82. Would it be too ghetto for me to try to make a wall hanging like yours from the rest of the charm pack? Your project is so CUTE!!!

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  83. Cute little witches. Hmm maybe a table topper :)

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  84. What a great block!!! I love it!! I would make a wallhanging if I won!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  85. I would love to use them as hexagon blocks for a pillow or table-topper. Are you going to be selling the pattern for the project you did? Would love to do that as well.

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