Monday, October 28, 2013

Wicked Blog Hop

 
 
 
Welcome to my haunted house! 
Please enter if you dare!
 
Don't you just love Halloween and all of the wacky characters that surface on October 31st?!  I'm such a fan of rats, bats, cats, spiders and other creatures that go bump in the night.
 
I wasn't sure what I was going to make until I saw a magazine that had pictured a cake decorated with a Ouija board design on the top.  Perfect theme for the Wicked blog hop!  I searched for some free Ouija board clip art and printed it on fabric.  I knew that it was going to be a runner and started with the Ouija board fabric and built my runner around the three boards, designing as I went along.
 
Here's the finished runner.  It's pretty big.... 55" x 17" and covers the full length of my table with a little hangover on each end.  I had to stand on a lawn chair to get the full width in the shot.
 
 
 
My table is ready for visitors.  The candles are lit and the goblins are welcome!
 
 
 
 
And with the lights off, it's even kind of cozy.....
 
 
 
Here's a close up of the Ouija board fabric.  This is the same Ouija board that you can still buy in the game departments today and it's the one I had growing up.... I loved using them at sleep overs, even though we didn't believe that the cursor was moving by any other method than our own giggly guidance.
 
 
 
 
 
I used the  Magic binding technique again on this runner.  I cannot tell you how much I love this technique and how quickly I can finish binding a quilt or project. I love the look of the flanged edge and the fact that there is NO hand sewing.  Here's the top side of the finished runner.....
 
 
 
 
Here's the backside of the runner showing the extra line of stitching that this binding technique makes.  I have no objection to having that extra line next to the binding. 
 
 
 
I also like to decorate Sewphie for different holidays.  I use cling on's that are removable and don't leave a mark or residue. 
 



You know I had to put a picture of Oliver in this post somewhere.  ;)  Here he is modeling his new costume..... a hamburger.  He's not thrilled because it isn't a scary costume.... I mean, who's afraid of a hamburger!? 


 
 
I put him on the table to explore the new runner and the little cemetery.  Not being used to having an extra 4" of girth, he quickly annihilated the cemetery, knocking most of it over as he made his way through the skulls and goodies, sniffing and checking things out.  I think he liked this because he was now kind of scary as a GODZILLA Hamburger, destroying order and causing mayhem!
 
 


Still with me?...... Here's another giveaway for you.  I picked up  a few Halloween items at Target ...two can cozy's and some coasters..... and also have three pieces of fabric.... the fabric that I used in my table runner.  The pieces are a little bigger than FQ's.  Just leave a comment and you will be entered for a random draw on November 1st.




I hope you have enjoyed your visit and will return soon.  Now it's time for you to visit the other wicked blogs and see what they have conjured  up for you! Here's the gruesome lineup for today;

Gracie Oliver Arts (you are here...BOO!)
I Piece 2-Mary
            The Distracted Domestic
 

And where would my manners be if I didn't extend my thank you to Madame Samm, head blogger organizer extraordinaire, and Wendy, our wicked hostess for this hop!   Thank you both for the time and effort that goes into making a successful blog hop!! May your lives be overflowing with treats!
 
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!


93 comments:

  1. Great table runner. Love the fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  2. Oliver made me laugh!!! Great costume!! Now for your boards...scary!!! But your runner does look adorable with all the critters on it!!!

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  3. Fun! Oliver made me smile too.

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  4. Spooky table runner! The gory eye fabric is a wonderful backing. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Great table runner! Oliver does not look happy, but he did get me to smile!

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  6. I love your Ouija Board table runner, and your little graveyard. Halloween is so much fun to decorate for. I had tons of decorations bought and mad over the years, but it was stolen. I am still sad about it. I would be quite happy if I won your giveaway, especially since my birthday is 4 days after your drawing. 8-) I'm going to start following you now that I've found you through the Blog Hop!

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  7. Oliver is very tolerant! Love the idea of him being a hamburger. I'll have to research on your binding technique.

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  8. Your tablerunner looks great! Very well done. I don't know if I would describe your cemitary as cosy, though.....Spooky comes to mind. So does creepy..... Your Oliver made me smile. My cat would destroy me and then the house (probably in that order) if I would try to put a costume on her! Thank you.

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  9. Really like your table runner but love Oliver. I have a little dog, he is so daft that if I dressed him as a hamburger he would try to eat himself ! I have been to check out the piped effect binding and it is just what I need for a set of cushion covers that I am making.

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  10. Your table runner is awesome. I used to love to Ouija board. Every question we had as a young teenager, we asked the Ouija! :) How do you print on fabric? I've never even thought of it. I'm still figuring out how to applique? Thank you for the giveaway and thank you for sharing your creation with us!

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  11. Scariest table runner display I've seen in a long time. Those spiders look larger and more menacing with only the candles glowing. SPOOKY! Clever project. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. YOU are silly silly silly, scary hamburgers...lol NOW the ouija board, totally in a trance over this one...the eyes got me lol

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  13. Oh your table runner together with the ouija board is so scary. I love it, even if we don´t do Halloween in Sweden.
    But the poor kitten, with the hamburgers. That cat must be a very patient and solemn creature
    Thanks for sharing I am still shaking of laughters

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  14. Clever! The Ouija board runner is quite a unique and lovely project.

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  15. Very nice projects. I hope the pin cushion is padded well when you stick in that first pin. A great give away.

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  16. LOL...I have to agree with Marla!! I really like your runner; we had that game as kids too...was lots of fun

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  17. Love your runner. What a great idea for the fabric. I know we all had Ouija boards. My cat would never put up with a costume.

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  18. Fabulous runner - we used to play with a ouija board when we were children too!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Oh my your runner is fabulous. Great job printing out the design on your fabric. What a great idea that is.

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  20. Great job with the runner... and the hamburger costume is lovely!! ;)

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  21. Your table runner is sew cute. Thanks for sharing how you use cling on's to decorate your sewing machine. Love this idea. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  22. Cute runner, and I find it very entertaining that you decorate your sewing machine -- I've never thought of that!

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  23. I have no idea how you painted that fabric but it's darling! blessings, marlene

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  24. Is there a secret to printing fabric. Won't it wash out if you have to wash the table runner? Never have done that before. Just wondering. It is adorable especially with the lights on in the evenings. Love the idea of decorating your sewing machine. Very creative.

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  25. Jeanie your table runner is so great! How creative of you! I like that photo of the runner with the candles...so spooky!!!! Oh I like the name of your sewing machine too, lol. My friend has a daughter named Sophie, but your Sewphie is a perfect name for your Janome, lol. I should name my machines too, but I have never thought of any names that I like. Well you have me thinking now. I also like your decorations for Sewphie too, especially the cat!

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  26. Wow, what a "Wicked" table. I love it! But O don't know how you could gat Oliver to sit with a costume on and take his picture. My cat runs away from me when I pick up my phone or camera to take a picture. Too cute!

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  27. Love your tablescape! The table runner is perfect! I can't stop laughing at the cute costumes for your kitty! So fun :)

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  28. Fantastic table-runner and décor!! I'll have to come back later to surf your blog for more info about the binding you used....hadn't heard of it before.

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  29. You printed the photo on fabric...awesome thinking ! Moda needs to see that ! I'm laughing at hamburger Oliver ! He would rather eat one than be one ! Great job Jeannie !

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  30. Ye gads! I haven't seen a Ouija board in years. Your table runner idea is vey cute and you're right in the spirit with your other projects. I have 3 feline helpers but I doubt they'd let me dress them up. Oliver doesn't look too happy. Our gray tabby with the white tuxedo recently had an ear infection which the vet discovered. When we gave him medicine he showed his displeasure by closing his ears-they were actually laying down making him look like Yoda! So he doesn't need a Halloween costume! Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Wow does that bring back memories. Love your Ouija board fabric! Perfect with your decorations too!

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  32. What a wicked table setting. Love the technique on the binding.

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  33. WTG Jeanie! All kinds of fun things to see and read about. Your runner made a wonderful display even with the kitty set to destroy mode. They are so inquisitive when something new is added to the home. Mine about knocked over the bedside lamp last night going after either my sleep mask or the flashlight. Strings and sticks do it for him.

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  34. I love the cozy looking photo (I think it's creepy--perfect for Halloween) of your very wickedly awesome runner! I use that magic binding all the time since I really, really do not like hand stitching my binding. My dogs are jealous now that they've seen that Oliver has a costume. Guess I better go shopping at the pet store. :O)

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  35. Hahaha, I love that you dress up your sewing machine, and your cat is incredible in that he's actually wearing the costume! If we put anything on our family cat, she hunkers down and won't move, and that includes just a collar. I enjoy your lights off picture, it totally captured the essence of the Ouija board. Thank you for sharing your stories!

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  36. Ooooh, love those scary eyes watching you...

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  37. Spooktacular table setting...the Ouija board runner is awesome...your creepy spiders and lighting definitely sets the mood for some Halloween fun!! Great job Jeanie!! Happy Haunting, Pauline

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  38. Nice runner and great kitty-burger :) thanks for the smile!

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  39. Love the runner. Thanks so much for sharing

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  40. The runner is terrific! Congrats on being at the top. I love your table--just perfect for Halloween.

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  41. I honestly have to say, your table runner is my favorite item of all times. Thank you for sharing. Careful Oliver, you look good enough to eat sweetie!

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  42. Nice scary table display, even your sewing machine is ready for Halloween. Have a spooky Halloween! 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  43. Lovely display and even took time for you d=sewing machine..it was a nice touch

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  44. Wonderfully creative idea! We used to play the game in my friend's attic when I was a kid and I remember our silly giggling, too. Our older brothers used to get in on the act by trying to scare us, but it just added to the giggles. I love the way you printed your own fabric for your creation. Please tell OliveBurger that he looks cute ... er ... scary ... in his costume and thank him for adding to the fun. Thanks for the chance to win the fabric extras. Happy Halloween! ... :) Pat

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  45. love that runner...love. and the name sewphie...awesome

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  46. Love all of your pumpkins. Happy halloween and thanks so much for a great giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  47. I love your cat's hamberger costume. How did you get him to stay still long enough to get it on him?

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  48. your table runner is awesome! great job!!! thanks for the chance!

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  49. What a great halloween table runner! Your "hamburger cat" is adorable, too!

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    1. Oliver is definitely happy about the hamburger costume...just like a cat! Your Quija board table runner is very Wicked! I still have my Quija board just for grins. My daughter and her friends would rush home from school just to ask it questions while I was still at work. Oh the Wicked stories it could tell! Thank you for joining this Wicked fun hop. BOO-tiful...

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  50. Love the table runner.i had never seen ouija board fabric before. And your display looked great. Oliver doesn't seem to mind his costume anymore. My daughter dresses up her 2 cats and they are not very happy about it! But they look so cute!

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  51. I sure remember Ouija boards! I was supposed to marry the high school jock and have twins -- never happened, lol. Your runner is fantastic! :)

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  52. What a fun table runner and oh yes....I remember slumber parties and pulling out the ouija board!! Oliver doesn't look like he is enjoying himself too much.

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  53. Ouija board fabric? Who knew?? Very nice!

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  54. Wow I didnt know they had Ouija board fabric. That is really cool. Thanks for sharing all your projects and decorations. I love it.

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  55. Ouija Boards! What a clever idea. Love those eyes. I don't think Oliver likes the costume, He looks good enough to eat. Now that's scary!

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  56. Wow, I really loved the table runner and Sophie's decorations. So creative. I have bookmarked your magic binding tutorial also. Will use the for my next project. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  57. Love your table runner!!! Oliver looks great in costume... I can remember trying to dress my cat in doll clothes when I was little... She never liked it... I guess cats these days have evolved!! Lol

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  58. Oh my, your table runner brought back lots of childhood memories! I love your it--very creative and oh so wicked. Beautiful binding and thanks for the link. LOL on your kitty costume. I can't even imagine attempting to dress up one of my cats. Great post and thanks for sharing!

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  59. Ouija boards and sleepovers. What scary memories. Love your table runner. It is a keeper. I also am taken with Sewphie's decorations. What a clever idea. Poor Oliver. Cats don't really like getting dressed up do they? I guess they are very comfortable in their own fur. Thanks for sharing and for offering a giveaway. Happy Halloween.

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  60. What a great idea -- love the Ouija board runner! Very fun!

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  61. I love your table arrangement and runner. Spooky!

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  62. I love your Table Runner!! I used to do the same with the board. Had so much fun. Thank you for sharing.

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  63. Jeanie, I love your table runner! Awesome idea with the Ouija board blocks. Oliver is quite calm about that costume. If I did that with my boys, they'd be tearing it up to get it off! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work, and Happy Halloween!

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  64. Olivier is so adorable even if he didn't want it on.your table runner is great I love the fabric, the ouiji board brought back many fin memories.

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  65. Jeanie,
    Thank you for the laugh with oliverand the Hamburger costume! And I LOVE the Ouiji board table runner. That is terrific. A great idea!
    Thank you for sharing and the laugh.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  66. Hi Gracie, thanks so much for sharing your Wicked table runner, and cute kitty halloween costume. Kudos to you for getting your cat to stay still long enough to wear it! But I really appreciate the link to the Magic Flange binding.....such a very very clever idea...I make a lot of outreach quilts for my guild and had been doing a different technique by machine, but I can't wait to try this one!

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  67. What a clever table runner! And Oliver's costume is way too cool. Thank you for sharing.

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  68. Oh what fun! I had two older brothers and one was out of the house before I had a Ouija board. So I had no one to play with me. I have a cousin who is just a couple of months older. She had one at her birthday slumber party and those of us who could get it to move, played and played with it all night. I think we were in 8th grade and the most common question was who was ? going to marry. I've seen a few of the gals on Facebook lately and wonder if any of the others remember that night. I have no idea what her mom was doing that night while we were all Ouijaing the night away. Your table runner is fun, fun, fun. I bet it brings back lots of memories for many of us. You did an amazing job. Thanks for participating, being a creative inspiration, and taking me down memory lane.

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  69. great table runner and love how you've dressed up Sewphie ! how adorable is Oliver and he doesn't look that impressed with his not very scary outfit !! thanks for sharing :)

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  70. Love the Ouija board table runner! So creative. Congrats on being one of the chosen.

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  71. Very cute projects! The Ouija board is awesome!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  72. How very fun! I love your kitty in costume...none of my five would ever allow that! pbstrand@msn.com

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  73. Oooh your table runner is great - I like the cemetery displayed out on it too! Oliver looks like he is having fun as a cat burger too! Thanks for sharing.

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  74. I remember playing with a Ouija board too....scarey!!! Thanks for the giveaway.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  75. That was a great idea to use the Ouija board as inspiration for your runner. Love that eyeball fabric, too. Maybe kitty needs a mask to complete the costume!

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  76. Such a perfect display of spookiness! Great table runner!! love the set up.

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  77. Your cat is so cute!! The table runner is great!!

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  78. Your Oliver looks a lot like our Sully cat. I wonder how he would react to a hamburger costume....

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  79. Your Oliver looks a lot like our Sully cat. I wonder how he would react to a hamburger costume....

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  80. Oh gosh! What a Wicked cool table runner!! I have not yet seen the Ouiji Board fabric you used, how neat! You did an awesome job! Thanks for sharing.

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  81. Oh what a great idea. I love it! Your Quija board is fantastic. I can't wait to make one for me.

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  82. Hahaha, I loved reading your post! Your ouiji runner looks great on your table. And your kittie is so funny. Sewphie looks AWESOME!!! What a fantastic idea. I always wanted to decorate my machine but didn't want to mark it permanently. Your cling idea is genius!!!

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  83. Oujii board is a great idea for a runner! We used to have that game but I don't know where it is now. I like the idea of decorating your machine with cling ons. I'll have to try and find some.

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  84. We grew up with a Ouija board.. I don't know what happened to it but I bought one off of Ebay this year to take to a quilting retreat... Then I forgot and left it at home. lol

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  85. Your table looks wonderful with the Ouija table runner and decorations! Oliver looks adorable in his costume to. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  86. Oliver is the cutest hamburger I've ever seen! And your home was definitely ready for trick-or-treaters the other night! You always have the best ideas, Jeanie.

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