Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Something Wicked This Way Crosses {Blog Hop}

Wendy from Why Knot Quilt?  and Mdm Samm from Sew We Quilt have continued a wicked tradition with hosting a wickedly fun blog hop for the fourth year in a row. I and the rest of today's wicked sewists plan on showing you lots of wonderfully wicked projects! 

Enjoy your Black Cat Crossing Blog Hoppers on the Eve of All-Hallows-Eve!

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Thursday, October 30
On the Banks of Frog Creek (You Are Here!)

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Now, here are my two wicked projects... I was not able to purchase the very fun Black Cat Crossing fabrics, but I was able to dig through my stash and finally use some of the Halloween fabrics that I've bought over the years.


I have this family treasure in my kitchen that enjoys being dressed up for the holidays. I already have Christmas and Valentine's Day runners for it, so I was happy to have a wicked-good reason to sew up a Halloween one for it!



I googled "cat sillouettes" and searched and searched until I found this one that fit the runner perfectly. I then measured, cut and sewed and then sewed, measured and cut until the runner fit the antique kitchen cabinet. I quilted it with crazy lines to enhance the feeling of Halloween being a holiday of crazy surprises! 



 I had just enough of this fun fabric for the backing.



With all that cutting and measuring I did for the runner, I had some extras strips and scraps to use up. I figured a quick pillow was just the thing!



 The quilting was my favorite part of this!



My walking foot has been giving me some wicked tension issues, so all I could use was my regular foot. Straight lines can still make a great spider's web! Even E had fun following the lines :)



More stash fabrics for the pillow backing.



Thanks for stopping by! Now, go say "boo!" to those other bloggers listed at the top of this post... I hope you all have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


PS: Finishing these projects in time for the blog hop was also my ALYOF Goal finish for October. I was number #19 on the goal setting link party. Here is a link to my goal post.

76 comments:

  1. Your runner and pillow are wonderful! That sweet blonde model is sure not afraid of the spider lurking above its web! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Lovely table runner, it goes so well with your kitchen cabinet! The pillow is spooky, too! Good work!

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  3. Your runner and pillow are just gorgeous! Your little girl is getting so big, love the little pig tail picture. Spooktacular work, enjoy your Halloween with your little one.

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  4. What a cool table topper, I like those fabrics. Your pillow is alsi cute, but I seen a real cutie looking at the spider web.

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  5. I like your choice of fabrics. I also like the "ladder" effect of your pillow. Great projects!

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  6. I love all if your projects, the big spider web is great and I know how kiddies are fascinated by these! And your table topper on the drawer is amazing, perfect place to stay!

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  7. Great projects! The black cat you found for your table runner was perfect! Loved the spider web quilting.

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  8. Heidi, You have a charming collection of Halloween Stash!! I Love your Runner and the Black Cats are as you said just Perfect!! The Pillow with the Spider web quilting is just as divine~ Thanks for sharing your Black Cat projects with us!!
    Huggs, Nancy

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  9. The runner is fabulous and the cushion beautiful! Love it. I love knowing that there are loads of people who have Halloween appropriate fabric stashes! Thank you for sharing!

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  10. Hello Heidi.....ohhhh your love of orange shines through..and you had black cats too, and your pillow and runner and spider web alllll lovely additions to our wicked hop....

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  11. Your runner and pillow both are fantastic additions to the hop! Great job!

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  12. aww such a lovely runner and cute pillow..
    i love them so much..
    big hugs
    cucki x

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  13. Cute projects. Love the idea of a spider web quilting on the back of the pillow.

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  14. Very nice and your quilting looks great. Nice to find enought material in your stash to accomplish a project. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Very nice job. Love your runner and the spider web quilting on the pillow is awesome. Great job.

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  16. I, too, love decorating some of my flat spaced with seasonal quilts. I have a fall runner but no halloween. You have inspired me to get busy!

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  17. Oh, love your runner! What a fun quilting design too. Your projects look great...thanks for sharing!

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  18. Spooktacular projects. Love the spider web quilting!

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  19. Great projects! I love the spider web quilting.

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  20. Very cute runner and pillow. I love both of the quilting techniques.... the wavy and the webby.... great job!

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  21. Very nice and your quilting is just perfect for it.

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  22. Great projects, love the black and orange. But I reallllly love that old hosier!! What a treasure you have.

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  23. Your projects are really wonderful! Your quilting is beautiful too!

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  24. Cool projects and NOTHING better than using stash.
    Happy Halloween!

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  25. Great runner for a lovely cabinet. I just love those bakers cabinets, wish I had room for one. Isn't it great when there is just enough project "leftovers" for a second cute project? Good job on both. You had some great stash fabric to play with. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Great project and beautiful antique cabinet. I have one too and I'll have to make table runners for it too. Great idea. Using stash fabrics is always a bonus!

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  27. Thanks for the idea of googling cat silhouettes. Now I can get started! lol

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  28. Heidi your runner for your antique kitchen cabinet is just perfect - and so is that cabinet! I love the pillow to and it's made me want to make some Halloween pillows for my house. :) blessings, marlene

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  29. Your runner is beautiful, as is your darling 'quilt inspector'. Using stash is always wonderful!!

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  30. Such a gorgeous antique cabinet that looks even better with your beautiful runner! I love the spider web quilting!

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  31. Great sewing on all of your projects. Love the runner. It looks so neat on your cupboard.

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  32. Both projects are lovely. I really like the way you dressed that beautiful cabinet.

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  33. You did an AWESOME job on both the pillow and the table runner! I love the fabrics that you have chosen!!! That antique cabinet is to die for!!!

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  34. All your projects are just fantastic.Great job!

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  35. Loved the runner and pillow. A great idea to show case you cabinet, it sure does draw your eye.

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  36. Both are very nice projects!! I love the backing fabric for that pillow, very wicked indeed:)

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  37. What a great cat you chose for your table runner. I am not good at quilting and need ideas and your straight lines are just the ticket! yessewingisfun@yahoo.com

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  38. What neat projects for Halloween, love the runner!

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  39. Woohoo, stash busting! I like your runner a lot, the stripes in the center make me happy because they look candy corn-like. And the leftovers made such a great pillow! Thank you for sharing your projects!
    ~Brandy

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  40. Kudo's to you for the stash busting! I just love table runners and pillows. Great Job! OH, and Happy Halloween! See you next time!

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  41. I love the spider web quilting detail. Great projects and love your black kitty cat!

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  42. Cute projects, great live black cat.

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  43. Love how your table runner turned out. Great idea to google silhouettes!

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  44. Beautiful finishes!! The spiderweb quilting looks fabulous!

    -Soma

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  45. Your antique cabinet is stellar and the runner really adds to the old country feel. The pillow is wonderful and I love what you did with the quilting on both.

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  46. I just love your pillow!!! And the spider web quilting - I always quilt a spider web somewhere on my quilts!

    Beth

    oneoldgoat1962 at gmail dot com

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  47. What a fun table runner (love that cabinet) and your pillow with the spider web quilting is great…thanks for sharing :)

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  48. Hi!!!! Very fun and cute projects!!!! Love the quilting too!!!!! Thank You

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  49. LOOOOVE the Runner, and Pillow from scraps/trimmings is Awesome plan! Quilting is Super fun!!

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  50. Your projects are great and sew special to look at. Neat quilting.

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  51. Your projects are so pretty they remind me of candy corn!

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  52. What a cute table runner and I love the pillow!

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  53. I really love the table runner. It is so pretty on your cabinet. It looks very country. The pillow is very cute too.The spider web quilting is awesome! Great job.

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  54. Great tablerunner and I love the pillow too.

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  55. The Cat silhouette is very nice on your runner. I was looking for a great pattern but didn't find this one. Any tips on links to find this particular one? I really like you rpillow and the straight line quilting worked out nicley. We quilters are the mother's of invention whn it comes to making do with what we have. Isn't that the beauty of quilting? But, the real stunner on your blog today is that gorgeous , shining, little blond head peeking at your quilts. That is what we all think of when we think Naturally Blonde!
    Spooky Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  56. How fun to dress your treasured furniture in seasonal attire. Lovely runner and pillow. Thank you sew very much for participating and hopping. Creative Black Cat Crossing Bliss...

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  57. Love your runner and pillow...what fun! Great spider web too!

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  58. The runner is the perfect touch of color for your beautiful cabinet. Love both of your projects.

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  59. Isn't it awesome how antiques and quilts just seem to show each other off. Your quilted runner is the perfect addition. Love the kitty silhouette. Great pillow too. Love that you could make it all from your stash. And here's to the cute young blondie from an old blondie-

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  60. Lovely table runner and pillow. great job and thanks for sharing!

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  61. happy Halloween to you too! I like how the spiderweb stitching on the pillow is a subtle surprise against the graphic pattern.

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  62. That cabinet is the perfect prop for runners. Love it. Your runner and pillow are picture perfect. I love your pictures with the sweet overlays. Nice post and projects!!

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  63. Wickedly wonderful runner and black cat ... thank you so much for sharing along this Black Cat Crossing!

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  64. I love your table runner and your pillow is darling! The spider web quilting is fantastic! Happy Halloween!

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  65. Love the quilted spider web! Great project!

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  66. I love how you matched up the part of the runner to a design for the pillow, they look really awesome. Great choice of colors also.

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  67. I agree that the quilted spider web was wonderful. The runner looks perfectly marvelous on that Hoover cabinet. Yours is a beauty (cabinet) and I so wish I had Grandma's.

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  68. Love those spider webs, and it looks like I'm not alone. :-). Perfect for a hauntingly wonderful holiday!

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  69. Gorgeous! Orange has become a favourite colour for me, so I'm smitten with your use of them both in your runner and in the pillow. Totally love how you tucked those wee spiders into the patchwork and then quilted a web to finish the pillow. Too cute!

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  70. Both pieces are lovely and look perfect displayed on your cupboard and rocker. I really like the spiderweb quilting on the pillow.

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  71. Great projects and well done for ticking off ALYOF goal too!

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  72. Is that a Hoosier cabinet? Does it have a flour sifter? Great runner for it.

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  73. Spooktacular runner and pillow Heidi!! Love the spider web quilting...great job, thanks for sharing!!

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