Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Having a Wicked Day


Today is my day on the Wicked blog hop. It is such a fun hop with lots of great quilting projects and ideas. Thank you Madame Samm for organising the hop and to Wicked Wendy for being our fabulously wicked cheerleader.

Here in the Uk Halloween is slowly gathering momentum but is still not a major event. Last year the weather was a little cold and we only had one person ring our door bell all evening. It will be interesting to see what happens on Thursday. 

I decided that what I really needed was a couple of wicked mug rugs. For the first one I visited The Patchsmith and bought one of her cute patterns.


The witch silhouette is hand appliquéd and the moon is attached with machine appliqué. Both are raw edge stitched.

I was a little worried that the witch appeared to have lost her cat. So for my second mug rig I created a silhouette of her cat against the moon.


The kitty outline is drawn and coloured with a fabric pen. To set the design the piece was ironed for 2 minutes on the hottest setting. The cat is outlined with orange thread to match the moon.

I usually mitre the corners of the binding but I only had short lengths of the fabric left  and that would have meant a lot of joins in a short distance..

The two mug rugs match very well with the table runner made for last years Wicked hop which is currently decorating my dining table. Now John and I have matching mug rigs that we can use whilst working on our laptops at the table.



Now you need to grab your broomsticks and fly off to the rest of today's participants.

October 29th




I hope you have a really wicked day.

Lyndsey

62 comments:

  1. I like the added dimension your second outline stitch gives your characters, very nice!

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  2. you can never have too many mugrugs....ever!

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  3. Your mug rugs are fantastic and go sew well with your runner! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Your mug rugs are so wicked. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  5. Love your mug rugs! The orange really sets of the cat and the witch! It will look stunning on the table with that runner. Well done.

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  6. Very cute! I love the background fabric.

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  7. Oh, well done! Love that table runner!

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  8. Hocus Pocus that is one long wicked runner....great fabric choices

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  9. Your mug rugs are too sweet! I have made 3 or 4 mug rugs but that is all... and they were for a swap. I think I am going to make some more just for us because the coasters we can get in town seem to go bad really quick these days. I hate piucking up my glass and the coaster is stuck to the bottom and then it falls off in the floor. grr.

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  10. Your mug rugs and runner are really great! They certainly set the mood for Halloween!

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  11. Very cute mug rugs - love that witch! blessings, marlene

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  12. I like your mug rugs . I liveSilhouettes, they are always so neat looking.

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  13. Those are toooooo cute. Love the background fabrics.

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  14. These are so cute and a great compliment to your table runner! Great work!

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  15. Great mug rugs - thanks for sharing!

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  16. wonderful little mug mats!! I love how you are adding to your Halloween décor with the hop. I love making new items to decorate with myself. But I have to admit that my daughter a kindergarten teacher sometimes get a few little quilts for the classroom . Thanks for being apart of Wicked
    in stitches

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  17. Wickedly cute things abound here. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Very cute projects Love mug rugs and these are really wonderful for Halloween. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. So cute! I like the kitty cat the best.

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  20. Lyndsey it as cute as it can be !

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  21. Love the mug rugs. Great how they coordinate with your terrific table runner

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  22. Very cute mug rugs and your runner from last year looks great too.

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  23. I like your runner very much, my kiddies would love having it on our table :-))

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  24. They are both great - thanks for sharing.

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  25. Both of your mug rugs are great. I just love that you had enough scraps left from last years project to make a coordinating set for your table.

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  26. Such sweet mug rugs. Your kitty is a very cute design. Great job.

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  27. Wicked fun hop and your mug rugs are BOO-tiful. Thank you for participating.

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  28. Your mug rugs are a nice addition to your holiday decorations. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  29. love your mug rugs! I am not a coffee drinker, but I still think I need to make some rugs!

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  30. Cute projects. Happy Halloween! 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  31. Great projects. Glad the witch has her little cat. :)

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  32. Hey first on the list blogger...... great start to a fun and creative blog hop. Enjoyed the browse!!!!

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  33. Great wallhanging! Love all the different blocks!

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  34. What a lovely wallhanging. I love it. Thank you for sharing

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  35. Love your mug rugs! Very cute little kitty, too! They do go perfectly with your wallhanging! Thanks for sharing!

    Susie

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  36. Love your cat mug rug - so cute. And you made my little witch pattern look SOOO good. The table runner is the perfect way of adding a Halloween touch. Very nice
    xxx

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  37. Your mug rugs will go perfectly with the previously made runner, Lyndsey. Well done! The cat, no surprise is my favorite!

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  38. Cute little mug rugs! You and hubby will enjoy putting them to good use. Thanks for sharing!

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  39. your mug rugs and table runner are so cute!! They do go well together!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  40. Great spookiness in your neck of the woods, hope you have visitors to appreciate all your hard work :)

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  41. Great job on your mug rugs.

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  42. Spooktacular table runner and wicked mug rugs. Great job...thanks for sharing!

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  43. Your mug rugs are a great addition to last year's project. You did a wonderful job on your applique. I love the moon background on each. They are spooktacular. My grandfather came to the States from England when he was 17 by himself. Halloween was celebrated in our home and was not a big deal and I don't think we ever associated it with evil. It was just a fun time to dress up and go trick or treating. I never thought to ask him about his customs. I think more about other country's customs now that my nephew is married to a gal from Finland and they are raising their children to be bilingual at this point. They are still very, very young. I enjoy seeing the various projects as well as learning about different customs even close proximities. You projects are amazing. What a great way to start today's stop on the hop. Thanks for participating and sharing your creativity.

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  44. SO CUTE!! I love both of them.

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  45. Great mugrugs. I'm so glad you remembered the witch's cat; she would have been so lost without Blackie.

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  46. I love your mug rugs Lyndsey! The cat is soooo cute! What fabric is that in the background and the border of your table runner? Thanks for sharing your lovely work!

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  47. Super cute mug rugs Lyndsey!
    xo jan

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  48. sweet mug rugs and great table runner - I also love the cute little dog in your blog header - thanks for sharing !

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  49. Oh, I love those little mug rugs!!

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  50. What great mug rugs! They go so wickedly well with your table runner. Thanks for sharing!

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