Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Oh How The Wicked Wind Blows + Giveaway

Welcome my pretties! Glad you could stop by for a wicked good time.
Wednesday...such a naturally creepy day ya know. Even this Wednesday had an inherent ghastliness about her.
The weather has been cooperating, keeping everything cold and damp and just a tad rainy. Perfect weather for a Wicked Blog Hop. It tends to put the ghouls in just the right mood.

The plan, upon learning of this Wicked adventure, was grand indeed. A special concoction of goodies that would brew up the perfect project. Another block from Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Volume 4 that got caught in this spider's web was the intention. Once the potion was boiling sufficiently, alterations would have been made to bring the desired results.

The first creature to emerge from the swirling vapors was this giant pumpkin who was dragging this Ghastlie block in his wake. The family portrait photo shoot was underway that day.
The ghost rose silently into the sky along with the Uncle Gunner Ghastlie, who was trying to escape notice. He's a sly one and all beady eyes need to be kept on him.
Ah Prudence. The child that is so misunderstood. She didn't mean to beat Sebastian's tail with that hammer. Really!
The sisters are deciding if I can join their coven. I have the perfect witch's hat already.
These blocks were going to be just the beginning to my Wicked little project. The right recipe was at hand, the perfect inspiration for the season, and the fabric was just waiting for the cobwebs to be dusted off and thrown in the pot.

But then my cauldron exploded! The block pattern was Ghastlie. It did not play nice even when tempted with sweets so my wand blew it to pieces. It's not nice to piss off this witch.

A finished project from these bits will be forthcoming, once the dust has settled and the bits of broken crockery has been swept into the corner. For now I'm off to Diagon Alley to procure a new cauldron from Potage's Cauldron Shop. The new self-stirring model will be the replacement for my old shattered one.

Much applause is given to the spooktacular Madame Samm and Wendy of Why Know Kwilt for brewing up such a hauntingly good time. Be sure you fly on your broomstick over to all the other inhabitants of the Wicked Blog Hop mystery mansion to see what tricks and treats they have brewed up for you.









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In celebration of my favorite holiday, a ghastlie little giveaway is in order. Touching any of my Ghastlie stash by you would result in deadly consequences so instead I'll send to one of you this sweet Glorious Fall quilt kit.
It contains all the fabric needed to create the quilt, a charm pack of Grand Finale, the backing and binding fabric as well as the green rick rack.
How do you get a chance to win?
*Be a follower
and
*Leave a comment telling me your one favorite Halloween candy.

Once comment and one comment only per person. I suggest you follow this rule or risk bring on the wrath of this wild sorceress.
Entries are open through the bewitching hour of Midnight EST on All Hallows Eve, October 31st. Be sure that you are not a No Reply Blogger. Those of you that are will be thrown straight in the swamp.



140 of you added your own colorful comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Perfect block for framing 'the family'! They will make a wicked quilt or runner.

Karen O said...

Candy Corn! It is hard to resist, especially the kind made with honey.

Sewgirl said...

Milky Way bars! Yum!

Kathy said...

Oh you have a way with words you word spin witch! Almond joy bring a smile to this ghoul!

edyB said...

I have to have candy corn around ~ more for decoration than eating! It's a Halloween must.
Love your Ghastlie blocks.

Amy said...

Love all your Ghastly blocks! They are super Wicked!

Kelli Fannin Quilts said...

Awesome blocks, Michele, and love your spooky post. :) Kit Kat. Don't worry, only one comment it is.. I am scared to think of what spell you will cast on my sewing mojo if I disobey the rules. ;)

Judith said...

Wow, love your story tale and spooky at that. Wicked blocks and sweet! Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

Nati said...

Great blocks, thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh great blocks - those ghastlie ghouls are fabulous arent they (have used them on my blocks too) - love your tales. Thanks for sharing.

Heleen Groot said...

You've put a smile on my face with that post. I love your blocks too, but the story was really great! I do hope you didn't blow to much crockery to pieces of this......being a pissed off witch and all.... Have fun in Diagon Alley and remember which brick to tap! I added you to my google reader list and am thoroughly looking forward to reading more!

Judy1522 said...

Great blocks that ghastlie fabric is perfect. When asked I always say chocolate is my favorite but since you asked for one I will narrow it down to peanut butter cups.

Gill said...

Great block! I love the Ghastlies too!
I like 'Flying Saucers'!!

Teresa said...

What a fun post, really made me smile. I love marshmallow at Hallowe'en.

Betsy said...

Great project. Thank you for sharing with us today. I just love the ghastlies fabric so much. I live chocolate candy not just during Halloween, but anytime!

Lisa Marie said...

A favorite candy at Halloween (or anytime) is the little bite-size Milky Ways. Thanks for sharing! I am a new follower.

Britt-Inger said...

Great projects that you have made. As we don´t have Halloween in Sweden I have no Halloween favorite candies
Thanks for sharing your projects
Britt-Inger in Sweden

Sandy D said...

Great Projects.We only get a couple of kids at our place in the country so I look for "MY" Fav. candy and this year I found "Big Foot Candy." Somebody has got to eat the leftovers.LOL

gpc said...

Love your ghastlies! My current favorite is the mini baby ruth bars . . . but when they're gone, I'll undoubtedly choose a new fave, lol!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Michele you are hilarious as always! I love your family portrait gallery - cute idea. blessings, marlene

Mommarock said...

I would love to be a follower, but there is nothing showing up on the right side of your blog..no links to click to be a follower??? Strange I thought. I can tell you you my favorite candy is a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup. Can you send me a link to click to be a follower?

MdmSamm said...

Delightful blocks...lovely shots...great theme... fav halloween candy...mmmmmm do I even have one...? how about tootsie rolls..I used to love those in my pillow case...lol

Carin said...

What a wonderful wicked block you made... they are beautiful.
My favorite halloween candy? That is candy corn !!! Just love them. I'm follower 227 and thank you for this wonderful give away.

Gina Loomis said...

I love the fabric you selected for the Ghastlie blocks! I enjoyed the story that went with it too! Thanks for participating in the blog hop & inspiring us today and thanks for such a generous giveaway! My favorite Halloween candy is candy corn! I'm following!

tpott said...

Ooooh! ! How "GHASTLIE"! I LOVE the Ghastlies, I have 1yd and I'm afraid to cut it, I want to make something that does it honor. The Ghastlies also remind me of the Addams Family. You've done a wonderful job with your Ghastlie fabric. Thanks for giving us a peek. ;-> Toni Anne

krislovesfabric said...

I love your ghastlie start, keep at it. It will be wickedly wonderful...fave candy? I believe peanut m&ms :)

Carol S. said...

It isn't Halloween without the Ghastlies and your blocks bring out the best in them. They are wickedly perfect! Of course I follow you and I love those little candy corns.

Brenda said...

I'm a new follower! My favorite Halloween candy.....all of it! I used to love the wax candy vampire teeth that had the liqiud inside of them. That was a long time ago and a lot of people won't know what I'm talking about! LOL! Pretty little blocks. What will you do with them?
hulseybg@gmail.com

Just Quilt It said...

I'm a new follower. I love candy corn mixed with peanuts--yum! So many cute blocks--I love them!

Barb Neiwert said...

I'm a Snicker's Girl at heart - candy corn is too sweet for me. Plus, don't ya know? Snickers has peanuts in it, so it must be healthy, right? I'm a new follower and whoever wins the quilt kit will certainly be one lucky, wicked winner!

Linda said...

How funny, Michele! Great story and great blocks! I am a follower already. My favorite Halloween candy is Butterfingers. If that doesn't count, it's candy corn.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved all those super cute blocks!! Love candy corns!!

Sheila said...

I really enjoyed reading your ghastly tales and seeing all your wicked projects . My favorite Halloween candy would always be chocolate , doesn't matter what kind as long as it is chocolate .I am a follower , thanks for sharing:-)

Charlene S said...

Wicked! That's how I feel about my Halloween fabric. I am a follower.

Sue said...

I have been a follower of yours! My favorite Halloween candy. Easy! Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins! I love all the special Peanut Butter treats...they always seem so fresh and luscious! I love the story you told with your blocks!

Angie said...

Yummmmm to the kit and the candy :) KitKats

Quilt n Queen said...

Michele, what a Ghastlie parade of wickedly Halloween blocks. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing in the fun and wicked hop. My favorite candy would be the candy corn but only when it is mixed with peanuts, a close second is the mini chocolate bars. Have a wonderful wicked Wednesday!!

Unknown said...

Wicked blocks!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Like your blocks. Those Ghastlies fabrics are cute. I never bought any, but I see them in creations all over the web.

Mike Pearson said...

Oooo... the wild sorceress! I'm shaking in my boots! Hmmmm.... I prefer peanut m&m's or reese's cups! snickers are good too! amateurquilter at gmail

OneOldGoat said...

I love the use of your Ghastlies - I think I might have to get me some of this fabric.

BTW, I am a blog follower of yours.

Beth

BizyStitches said...

I am a new follower and happy to follow, I love your sense of humor. Thanks.

BizyStitches said...

My favorite Halloween treat: anything sweet. Baw ha ha.....

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

GREAT Ghastlie blocks! Love your choice of pattern to showcase the fabric.

Anonymous said...

I am a new follower!. Ghastlies are my favorite Halloween fabric with stacks of it rising to heights above the graveyard fence!. My favorite Halloween candy is reese peanut butter cups!

Kathy MacKie said...

I'm a new follower and anything that is chocolate.

Unknown said...

I love the caramels that seem to only come out now for making caramel apples, though I just eat the squares!

Lesley said...

Your blocks are fabulous! Can't wait to see how you link them together in a final project. I am a follower and love candy corn! Thanks for the chance for a very generous giveaway!

usagypsy said...

Such Ghastly quilting you have done! But that is why I have come. I love the features of all these creatures! I adore all the horror, much to my family's sorrow! So you see, this is why, I must follow thee!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Rosemary B here:
The Addams Family, that was one of my favorite shows.... even though I hardly ever got to watch it because I was always doing homework lol, or fixing my homework.
Your blocks are wonnnnderful. I love this fabric, these are adorable!
My favorite Halloween candy is EVERYTHING. I love sugar LOL
If I had to pick one, I would say M&Ms

Thanks for sharing your creativity, and for the wicked chance to win this cool package of goodies to make a glorious fall quilt. Just wow

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Oh and I have been following you for a zillion years already :-D

JLVerde said...

I love tootsie rolls (the classic chocolate, not those horrible fruit ones).

(new follower, too).

Love your Ghastlies.

Chiska said...

I love your witches hat. They certainly should let you join their coven. (Your coven my favorite block) I'm a follower and my favorite halloween candy is candy corn. I recently ate a whole bag by myself. It might have taken a day--but certainly not more than 2.

tink's mom said...

Love what you did with the Ghastlie family. They are such a fun group of creepies. Thanks for sharing.

Judy B said...

Love your blocks! The Adam's family was a great program. I love Peanut Butter M&M's Thank you for the great giveaway. I am a follower. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Cheryl said...

I am a new follower and my favorite candy is anything with chocolate in it.

Rebeckah Austin said...

Great blocks! Candy corn!

LJ said...

Yes, yes, only one comment, I promise.(This sentence is in size 6 font.)

I am a follower. I love the ghasties fabric so your blocks are wicked. I also love chocolate, caramel, and nuts so things like turtles and Snickers are my choice of sweets.

Anonymous said...

vanilla tootsie rolls - it's the only time of year I can find them (except you usually have to buy a big bag with all the flavors :( )

SpartanBabe said...

Whoa - remind me not to upset you! The blocks are ghoulish and I love them! Thanks for sharing with us :o) I am a follower and my favorite Halloween candy is Halloween colored Hershey Kisses (blah, plain I know, but good none the less!)

Anonymous said...

Michele-I fancy your churn dash style frames, do you dare to divulge your method? Your bewitching blocks are devilishly delightful. From California, thanks for sharing.

Pamela said...

Wickedly awesome blocks! Thank you for sharing. I am a follower and my favorite candy at Halloween is the caramel filled kisses. Yum!

Sherry VF said...

Fun projects! Favorite Halloween candy = popcorn balls but, alas, no one gives them out any more.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Love your Ghastlie blocks...so wicked!! My favorite Halloween candy (actually favorite year round) are Tootsie Rolls...yummmmmy!! Thanks for your sweet giveaway...I'm already one of your followers.

Laura said...

I love your post. Very creative! Thanks for the cute Ghastlie blocks you shared. I am happy to be your follower!

charlotte said...

Very cute. Thanks for sharing today. No need to enter me in the giveaway. Thanks.

Hobbygirl Dolls said...

Candy corn has always been my absolute favorite Halloween candy.

Rosa said...

wickedly fabulous blocks.I`m from spain and in my area we don´t celebrate Halloween but my favorite candy is anything with chocolate.Thanks for sharing!!

Pauline said...

Those Ghastlies aren't they great! I love your blocks! Thanks for sharing.

Thearica said...

Love those ghastly wicked blocks!

pinsandneedles said...

A wildly wicked tale and ghastlie blocks! I really like the snapshot feel of the blocks! Thanks!

Susie Johnson said...

I have got to get some of that fabric! My favorite candy is Mounds!

Carla G said...

Great blocks! And I love all the Halloween props in the pictures with your blocks! :) I love candy corn - mmmmm! Thanks for a chance to win this great giveaway! :) I now follow your blog! :)

carla said...

Hi!! Love all your ghastly blocks and the WICKED story is too cute too!! I am a follower!! Thanks for the fun!!!

Michele T said...

Wicked projects!!! Love those ghastlies and you featured them very cleverly!!! I am a follower via Google Reader - thanks for the chance, your giveaway choice is perfect!!!

Lyn said...

I really love your blocks. Thanks for the chance to win. I love the candy corn. I subscribed to you in my Google Reader. I didn't see another way. Thanks again for being part of the hop.

Mrs.Pickles said...

Wicked work thanks for sharing!

lefuntz said...

I'm following! Your blocks are great. Hopefully they will play together nicely next try. My favorite candy changes with my mood but this time of year I get nostalgic for popcorn balls. I remember getting them as treats when the world was a different place. It is so much fun to get creative with them.

becky said...

I am afollower. my fav. would have to be the mini milky way.just seem to taste better.Thanks.Becky
derry04@yahoo.com

JustPam said...

I am a new follower. I like anything chocolate and peanut buttery.

SIMPLESEW said...

Snickers and peppermint schnapps . follower

thepiececorps said...

I love love love Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins, cuz they have the most PB! and your Ghastlie blocks, great delivery! TIA! Barbie in NC

Fignie said...

I'm following - and I'm so happy to be too - cause LOVE what you make - and this fabric is simply yummy!!

I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE "Goodies" - I'd fight my dad for them Halloween nights ... he'd make us dump our sack of candies out and "search for bad things" -- meanwhile - he'd pick our the best stuff .. :)

ThreadCatcher said...

I like the taffy type candy that comes in the orange or black wrappers. They have a peanut butter center. We call them peanut butter blossoms but I don't know their 'official' name. Too bad your project didn't want to play, what you did do come out great. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

bets said...

Love the Ghastly material...also have a stash and made a cute quilt & 2 matching pillows! I love chocolate-any kind! Nice giveaway!

Sallie said...

I'm a follower and I love your Ghastlies. My favorite candy is Reese's peanut butter cups. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kathy H said...

I am a follower and my favorite Halloween candy are m and m's. I love your Ghastlies. I was so happy to see them again this year.

giddy99 said...

Love your Ghastlies and the stories! My favorite Halloween candy would have to be Almond Joy!

Anda W said...

I love Aero chocolate bars and I am a new GFC follower! awolk at rogers dot com

Kim said...

Fun post! I love this quilt kit-I have looked at it several times in my LQS--but other things on the list needed to be purchased first....

Umm---there is only one halloween candy--CANDY CORN!!!! LOL This has been one of my all time favorite candies since I was a little girl. It is such a favorite that over the years I have been given candy corn flavored chapstick (My lips were raw after that one! LOL), candy corn shaped candles....etc.

MoeWest said...

Your post was fun to read! Your Ghastlie blocks look great and now I'm wondering what they will become. My favourite Halloween candy would be the little chocolate bars. I'm a follower, thanks for the giveaway.

Marjory said...

This is the greatest use of that fabric I've ever seen!!!

Renee G said...

I follow as Renee G on GFC and I love Kit Kat bars.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Theresa said...

I love what you did with the Ghastlie fabric but so sorry to hear that you had trouble with the recipe :o I follow you in my Reader and my favourite Halloween candy is 'anything chocolate' !

Anita said...

I'm a follower in GFC, my fave candy is Reeses....love your quilt :)

In stitches and seams said...

popcorn balls and I still get some every year from a good friend who make tons of them for the little kiddies
in stitches

Jane's Quilting said...

Your block is so cute. Yes I am a follower and I must say that HERSHEY'S candy, especially the Dark Chocolate. I worked for the company and retired from there. So am a little partial.

Genevieve said...

My favorite Halloween Candy is candy corn! The block is adorable. thanks for the chance to win.

SewLindaAnn said...

Funny, ghastly consequences. Fave are candy corn, can't get enough of them!

Margaret said...

Love your wicked tale. My favorite candy would be junior mints. Thanks for sharing your awesome talents.

barb said...

I love candy corn what a great giveaway thanks

Barbara said...

Candy Corn!

Courtneysews said...

Love your blocks! I'm a new follower. I love it when a Mounds ends up in my son's halloween bucket. They are my favorite (and he dosn't like them so he's willing to give them up)! Thanks for the chance to win this great bundle!

OhioLori said...

I am a new Follower! What a cool Blog you have! My fave Halloween treat HAS to be Reese Cups! YUM!!!

Thanks for chance to win such a nice Kit too! :)

Angie said...

I'm a new follower. My favorite Halloween candy is definitely Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs. Yum! Thanks for the chance to win!

Quiltsmiles said...

Snickers is my favorite! Love those ghastlies..

sew.darn.quilt said...

The mini chocolate bars, mmmm mmmm!! I wouldn't dare not to follow you, so I do!
Thank you for the chance :)

Maria Kievit said...

Give me a mars bar any day! Like the way that you kept it subtle in colours with the black and white/grey theme. Thanks for sharing your blocks!

barbara woods said...

love chocolate

Nini said...

Wonderful work!!! I love it!!! I like all kind of candy... ;o))))
Greetings from Germany
Nicole

kbzelazny said...

Chocolate anything! Great blocks-thanks!

evelyn said...

I love your" blocks in waiting". Can't wait to "read the end of the story"

Aurea said...

Candy corn and caramels. Thanks for the give away.

Needled Mom said...

Your Ghastlies are darling! I am a new follower and I think my favorite Halloween candy would have to be candy carn (mixed with cashews).

Valspierssews said...

Great ghoulish blocks. I would love to be included in your give away draw. I have become a flollower.

Wendy said...

Michele! What a Ghastlie Wicked wind did blow your way :) :) Beautiful blocks and quite the display .... yay you! How very generous your giveaway and yes, I'd have to agree, if they touched your Ghastlie stash, where would you stash the body? Bless you and thank you so much for sharing your Wicked fun!!

Unknown said...

I need some Ghastlies! Guess I just have to wait for my order to arrive. I have 2 favorite candies for Halloween: candy corn and (made out of the same stuff) the candy pumpkins.

Unknown said...

Thanks for your bewitching tale. My favorite would be Almond Joys.
a.ladyfarmer@yahoo.com

♥Duff said...

It's not nice to piss off that witch, huh? OH, I got a good laugh out of that one! You don't scare me lady, I see how kind you are and what a big heart you have (I saw DAnny's quilt, obviously). Loved your Halloween tale and delightfully-frightfully projects!

mary mahoo said...

I would harm anyone messing with my Ghastlies too! Sorry your recipe didn't work out, but often a pinch of this & a dash of that will fix a recipe that didn't work the first time. I'll be waiting. Thanks for sharing. My favourite Halloween candy are Whoppers! The only time of year I'd touch them! (I'm a follower)

Carolyn in Kentucky said...

I love fun size Milky Ways best if all

Ariane said...

I love all your blocks!!! Thanks for sharing them with us!!!

Jacklynn Grimm said...

I love Prudence Ghastlie! So prim and proper - with a hammer. My favorite Halloween candy is candy corn - mix it with dry roasted peanuts....Yummy! I am a new follower.

LuAnn said...

Love your ghastly wicked projects. I have to find my piece of that fabric today and do a block with it. I've been reading your story about Danny's quilt,too...how wonderful that all of that money was raised for a new scoreboard and how wonderful you are to make the quilts to raffle.

Tiffany said...

I follow - and - I had some skittles last night. DELICIOUS! I remember now how much I love skittles. :D

LYNN said...

I'm a follower, halloween is my favorite holiday Love the giveaway - favorite halloween candy - tough to pick just one - snickers.

Janet said...

I am a follower. I love Kraft caramels, but never eat them except at Halloween. Love your Ghastlie blocks too! :)

Vesuviusmama said...

I am a follower who loves those little candy corn type pumpkins.

Gwen said...

Love the Ghastlies!!! Cool blocks!! :-) I am such a Chocoholic! But at Halloween, I crave candy corn-- the original, not the chocolate, or caramel, or green apple kind-- just the good ol' plain candy corn! :-) Thanks so much for the chance to win this wonderful prize!! :-)

Katherine said...

Oh, now I can't wait to see how you will finisht this deliciously wicked blocks! Fabulous blocks, Michele. Good luck with that new cauldron. ;o)

Leah said...

Great blocks! Thanks for sharing.

Denise :) said...

LOVE your *ghastlies* blocks!!! Very fun, fun stuff. My favorite Halloween candy is *definitely* candy corn!!! :)

Marcia W. said...

Mini candy bars like snickers.... I now follow your blog too. Blogger tells me:
Congratulations, MarciaW

You are now following Quilts From My Crayon Box

Rhonda D. said...

Love your blocks. My favorite candy is Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.
I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win!!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

HeatherK @ A Reformed Heath'n said...

Fun blocks! My favorite candy right now is the DARK Reeses cups. Not sure what that says about me ... Thanks for an awesome chance to win!

DebraKay Neiman said...

Kit Kat fun size bars are the best!. New Follower. Loved your story, Witchy.

Peggy said...

I'm a new follower.
I love candy corn. Right now I'm making some cupcakes to take to our senior volleyball group tomorrow and I've dyed the white icing orange and will top them off with a couple of pieces of candy corn.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Maria said...

Reese's cups are my fav.
Thanks
Maria
Tawetal at aol dot com

Penny said...

Snickers of course!
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http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChezPlatypus

Anonymous said...

HI! ALREADY FOLLOW YOU!
A VERY NEAT GIVEAWAY!
LOVE CARAMELS !!!!
THANK YOU FOR A WINNING CHANCE!

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