Friday, October 25, 2013

Halloween "Wicked" Blog Hop


Welcome Wicked hoppers!

Like so many of you I love Halloween.  It is one of the few holidays that I love to use bright fabrics around the house.  Guess I like the dress up part of Halloween more than the spooky part!

This year I finished this arrowhead quilt using Halloween novelty fabrics.  My cat Goldie has claimed it but hopefully I can get it back so it can spend Halloween night by the front door. (It will be hanging so no little feet can trip on it!)

Novelty fabrics also are the focal point of this quick and easy (my favorite kind of project) table runner.

It is a disappearing 9-patch.  Goes together in an afternoon!  (in there is still time to make one for Halloween!)  The novelty fabrics just go on the four outside corners, black in the center block and brights on the others.  The toughest part is picking out the fabrics...if playing in fabric can ever be called tough!  A quick project..

That is if you don't have a cat helping to make it!

Brownie loves all quilting but Halloween is best!

And my final quilt-y Halloween decoration is my Witch's hat from Crabapple designs...they used it as a pillow but I really wanted it as a hat.  Gave me a chance to use lots of embroidery stitches that I hadn't tried since Girl Scouts plus use some of my bead stash...

  (And yes I wear it when I give out candy at Halloween!

And from me to you...my favorite Halloween Pumpkin recipe...

 Pumpkin Squares
crust:
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup quick oats
1 cup flour

Grease a 9x13 pan.  Beat butter and 1/2 cup sugar together.  Stir together the oats and flour then add to the butter mixture and combine.  Press mixture into the pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes.  Allow to cool.

Topping:
2 (8 ounce) bars cream cheese, softened
1 cup of sugar
4 eggs
1/2 cup light Karo syrup
1/4 cup maple syrup (optional)
1 (16 ounce) can pumpkin
1  tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (or add a second tsp of cinnamon)
1 Tablespoon of grated lemon peel

Beat cream cheese and sugar in a medium size bowl.  When well mixed, beat in eggs and remaining ingredients.  Pour mixture onto cools crust.  Bake at 250 degrees for 45 minutes.  Serve at room temp or chilled.  Great when topped with spiced whipped cream...



Other blogs on today's hop...enjoy!
October 25th



82 comments:

Judy B said...

Love all your wicked projects, but the hat is fantastic! Thank you for sharing.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Wonderful projects but the Hat is just superb!

Sunshine Girl said...

Great runner and I love your hat! Have never thought about making a hat (have made a cape in the past) might just have to give it a go for next year! Thanks for sharing.

Heleen Groot said...

Love the quilt, really bright and colourful. Beautiful. That witches hat is just gorgeous! I absolutely need that....and not just for Halloween (insert cackle here). Thanks for the recipe, I'll give that a try!

Britt-Inger said...

All your projects are wonderful but the hat is amazing.Thanks for sharing your creativity

Michele said...

Love your wicked projects especially the hat.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

The hat is really special, great job! And thanks for the recipe.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great pieces.....but I want that hat!! lol. It is just the neatest thing!

Mdm Samm said...

Fillled with all the wickedness you could stitch...and I sooooo agree, your wicked HAT is welll wicked.... sooooo pleased you swept in

Tamara Hampton said...

your hat is awesome!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm in love with the hat! I haven't seen that pattern...must check it out! Blessings, Marlene

Linda said...

LOVE that hat! How adorable!!! I want one now! Your quilts are also really pretty!

Jeanne Gwin said...

Love the hat you made, as I do all your projects. Thanks for the recipe

Fignie said...

Looove all that you made! A hat pillow?? I might have to try that! I can think of some people who'd love it! Beautifully done!

Margaret said...

So bright and colorful. Love your projects. thanks for sharing and thanks for the recipe

Nadine said...

I love your fun quilt and table runner, but the hat--WOW! Definitely my favorite witch hat ever! Recipe sounds yummy too. Thank you for sharing your lovely work!

Vicki H said...

Love the bright fabrics in the quilt and runner. The hat is wickedly wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

gpc said...

Beautiful projects. I agree, I'm more into the fun and play of Halloween than the spooky - although my grands LOVE the creepy side! Your spiderweb is fabulous!

Just Quilt It said...

I love these bright Halloween quilt projects--adorable. The fact that the quilt goes together so quickly is a big plus, too!

Brandy Pettit said...

Wow, I really admire your arrowhead quilt, and that hat is AWESOME!

Malini said...

Great projects. And so colorful, love it!

The table runner is my favorite. The details on the witch hat are awesome!

Createology said...

Wow and Wicked Wow! Your projects are Wicked Wonderful. Very cute kitties. I adore your Wicked Witch Hat! Thank you for joining this Wicked hop...
Yummy recipe and thank you for sharing.

patchouli moon studio said...

Wickedly wonderful projects!

Leah said...

I like dressing up more than being scary myself. You projects are wonderful. Love that hat!!

Debbie Rhodes said...

your hat is a work of art... and the pumpkins squares sound like a perfect 'Treat" thanks

tink's mom said...

love the quilted pieces but the hat is over the top. great choice for practicing your stitches.

tink's mom said...

love the quilted pieces but the hat is over the top. great choice for practicing your stitches.

JanesQuilting said...

Oh, they are beautiful quilts, I can see why Goldie lides them. But I must say your hat is just perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Stitches said...

Love all the brights in your quilts, very nice.

Joan Kawano said...

Oh what fun projects. That hat is fabulous! What a treasure

Vera said...

Wicked color combo. Love the hat!

Tammy said...

I love your projects. But let me say that witches hat is awesome...it is just amazeing...

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

That hat is fabulous!!! Perfect for handing out candy!!

Rebeckah Austin said...

Great colors!

charlotte said...

Wonderful quilts and a great hat!

Crickets Corner said...

Great quilts and love the hat! I see that your fur baby loves them just as much. I'm surprised you didn't end up with a cat in the hat.

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

you have lots of great projects but my favorite is the arrowhead quilt. It is gorgeous!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Quilting Tangent said...

Great hat - love all the stitching.
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Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Thanks for sharing your fun projects and the recipe,

Connie said...

Great wicked projects and that hat is so neat!!

Linda J said...

Wow, eye candy and a recipe! I love to bake so will add that to my next to try. Your quilts are such fun but the witches hat is over the top with all the neat embroidery!

MoeWest said...

I love your bright quilty projects and the hat is amazing!

madebymeinred said...

Great projects with really neat colors.

lefuntz said...

I love your witchy hat!

Rose Best said...

Wonderful projects...Thanks for sharing

jan said...

Your Withc's hat is adorable and I love the bright halloween quilt. That recipe sounds delishes!Thank you for sharing.
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Great projects.

Sandy said...

I love that hat....what great embroidery! Thanks for sharing the recipe too..sounds yummy.

Suze said...

I don't even know where to big to comment on all the fun seasonal things. Oh, my cats would be in cat heaven with a new quilt in the house. The hat is just stupendous! How fun. If the folks even look, I bet they are taken aback when you open the door. I bet you have a blast! The quilts are amazing and to think you say they are easy. I'm not a fan of pumpkin at all yet you make the recipe sound very appetizing. I'm thinking of making a couple of pans for my Sunday school class. I have a very large class. Or I could coordinate - we often have an attendance giveaway. That would be a treat, eh? Thanks for sharing your creativity and thanks for a new recipe.

Gill said...

Great projects - I especially like the arrowhead quilt!
Thanks for sharing!

leanne said...

great quilts and love the witches hat (especially displayed with the broom) thanks for joining in the hop :)

M-R Charbonneau said...

Wow, great Halloween projects, but that witch has is amazing! Great job!

Edi said...

Wonderful projects - the hat is one I've been wanting to do.

Tonya Ricucci said...

wheeee! you're awfully brave to leave that quilt outside with trick or treaters. Make sure you get it inside before the teenagers come out!

Mary said...

Great quilt and table runner! It is fun to use Halloween fabrics! Thank you for sharing.

Quilt n Queen said...

A spooktacular parade of wicked projects. Luv the witches hat and the fun quilt too. The table runner using the DP 9 patch is perfect. Thanks for the inspiration. I'm a new GFC follower. I'll be back for more visits. Happy Haunting, Pauline

LJ said...

Love that witches hat. I saw one last year and thought I needed to make one but then forgot. I'm saving your pic to remind me that it's imperative for 2014! Cute quilt and the bright colors are neat.

Janarama said...

Goldie has good taste. Great quilt and witches hat!

DeAnna S said...

Great projects. Love all the stitching and thanks for the recipe!

Audrey said...

Love the bright colours in your Arrowhead and Disappearing Nine projects. The witches hat with all the embroidery and beads is AWESOME. Do you don a flowing black dress and cape on Halloween night as well as the hat? Happy Halloween.

Cyndi @ The Nosy Pepper said...

Your hat is amazing!!! Great job! Thanks for sharing :)

Debi said...

Love your quilts and kitties:) OMG, the hat is wonderful and wicked. I bet those trick or treaters love knocking on your door. Thanks for sharing your projects and what looks like a delicious recipe.

sandra said...

Don't the cats just love to quilt I know mine just goes crazy when I sit down to sew. Love both of your projects and the witches hat is gorgeous with all the beautiful stitching.

sandra said...

Don't the cats just love to quilt I know mine just goes crazy when I sit down to sew. Love both of your projects and the witches hat is gorgeous with all the beautiful stitching.

niniandthesea said...

They are lovely quilts. Thank you for the recipe, I may make it for the sewing ladies on Thursday!!

Nini~

Vickie said...

Oh my gosh ! Your witch is hat was such a great idea ! Thanks for the recipe...gonna make those !

Carol said...

Your runner is so wickedly colorful and beautiful (the kitty adds a nice touch.) That hat is gorgeous...love it!

Kathy H said...

I love the witch's hat. I have started that pattern myself and it is very cute. I love that you wear it as an actual hat! I hadn't thought of that.

Robin said...

Wow, that is one bootiful and bright runner. I love it! And that hat is just the coolest!!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Terrific projects! Love the hat ! Thanks for sharing.

Mrs.Pickles said...

Lovely work thanks for sharing

Mara said...

LOVE, your witch's hat, so awesome.

Shannon said...

Wonderful hat. The stitching is so pretty!! I love both of your quilts!!

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Teresa Rawson said...

Great projects and thanks for the recipe!

Teresa :o)

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