'Tis Just the Wind (detail)

Feeling Wicked Today…Though ‘Tis Just the Wind…

Wicked Blog Hop at sewwequilt.comTruthfully, that Wicked feeling has been here since last week. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed visiting with all the bloggers on the Wicked Blog Hop and seeing all of these amazing and inspiring projects! Special thanks go to Wicked Wendy for cheerleading and organizing this Hop, Madame Samm for organizing and making these hops possible, and to the awesome sponsors Madame Samm rounded up: Wyndham Fabrics, Reliable Iron and Bird Brain Designs!

Onward! I had so much fun with this project I don’t even know where to start, so I’ll just share my favorite bits in pictures before I share the whole thing (click if you want to see them bigger!):

Heh, okay, I have a LOT of favorite bits! 😀 Here’s the whole of it:

'Tis Just the Wind...
‘Tis Just the Wind…

I’m just gonna say it again: this was fantastic fun! That raven embroidery caught my eye on Facebook and then when I saw the Michael Miller Nevermore fabric, it sealed the deal on where to start. I had no firm plan for the whole quilt, but I started with my Feature It! pattern (that you can get free here) because it’s just so quick to make and easy to customize depending on what fabric and techniques you use. I just added the embroidery elements and inked lettering and other things as I went along and came up with ideas. I’m sure you can tell I fell in love with Urban Threads embroidery designs and the whole Gothic/Steampunk/Nevermore theme just a little bit!

I’ll probably go into more detail about the construction techniques I used at a later date (some of which were really experimental for me and way outside my boxes!), but here’s the quick list of techniques and some of the supplies used: machine piecing, machine embroidery, free motion unmarked machine quilting, inking, painting, distressing, Mettler, Sulky, Iris and Aurifil threads, Tsukineko Fabrico Markers and Pigma Micron pens, SoSoft Fabric Paint, beads, watch parts, ribbon, floss, and Hobbs Heirloom Wool batting.

I really love how this quilt turned out–I think it’s one of my favorites that I’ve ever done, but then again, I’ve probably said that about each quilt I’ve done…until the next one! 😉 ‘Tis Just the Wind…It may have to find a permanent home on the wall year round and not just at Halloween. Or maybe I’ll just leave it there on the hall tree, since no one ever hangs anything else on it anyway!

Now I have a giveaway for you! Leave a comment to let me know you’ve been here and tell me what your favorite quilting technique is! I’ll enter you in a drawing for my Inchie Quilts book and InchieSee & InchieDo Viewer Tool & Ruler Set. The lucky winner will be drawn randomly on Sunday, November 3 at 11:00 p.m. EST. I’ll ship anywhere!

Inchie Quilts and InchieSee& InchieDo Viewer Tool & Ruler Set
Inchie Quilts and InchieSee & InchieDo Viewer Tool & Ruler Set

Here are the other blogs on the schedule for today’s Wicked Blog Hop:

DreamWeaver’s Quilts You’re here!
My Quilt Infatuation
Just Keep Swimming
Quilts From My Crayon Box
Daisy and Jack
Thimblemouse & Spouse
Tomorrow’s Treasures Today
Why-Knot-Kwilt
Just Let Me Quilt
Sew We Quilt

Be sure to visit them!

I hope you have enjoyed the Wicked Blog Hop as much as I have. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you back soon!

Update: Thank you all for your comments and compliments on my quilt. Your kind words caused lots of Warm Fuzzy Feelings over here! I’m pretty sure I answered each of your comments by email, and I hope Outlook didn’t make any comment emails disappear. If I did miss anyone, please know that it wasn’t intentional!

Also the giveaway is now closed! According to the random number generator, congratulations go out to Vicki H. for posting the winning comment. 🙂

98 thoughts on “Feeling Wicked Today…Though ‘Tis Just the Wind…

  1. LOVE your quilt! I really like the inchies especially the skull one of course the quilting is spooktacular! I’m still a piecer 🙂

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  2. Wonderful over the top technique wise quilt—-WOW! Well done, Nadine. Welcome to the wonderful world of blog hop participation too. My favorite part is piecing and I have gotten more adept at machine button hole applique but hand work other than binding will always be my first love. Unfortunately there is never enough time to squeeze hand quilting in around here.

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  3. Your wall hanging is so amazing. So creative. I absolutely love it. Brought back memories of the 9th grade when we had to recite a poem in English and I had a crush on the single young teacher so I recited the Raven. Took the whole class but I did it. WOW Thanks for sharing.

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  4. That wall hanging is spooktacular!!! Love the ravens, and the colors, and the embellishments, and just everything about it. I would be tempted to leave it up all year myself. It is beautiful.

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  5. This is just the best candy that I could receive on Halloween…..Eye Candy! No calories, just lots of wonderful details to catch my attention. Thanks so much for this wonderful project and for the great giveaway! Happy Halloween!

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  6. I love machine piecing the best. I have to say I love your wicked quilt, and wish there were kits for that one. Just LOVE it!!!!

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  7. Wicked Spooky Quilt, great job. I like hand piecing
    scrappy quilts. Still learning the quilting part.
    Happy Halloween!

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  8. Wow….what an awesome job on the quilt wall hanging…love, love, love it and thank you for the free pattern. not sure what quilt technique I like the best….all of them as I love to sew and quilt. Thank you for the giveaway….

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  9. As a new quilter I can’t say if I have a favorite technique yet but I do know that I love hand work. I really enjoy EPP and I am just starting to teach myself needle turn applique. Thank you for sharing your absolutely stunning quilt…you certainly used a lot of different techniques!! I love love it!!

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  10. i really like your wall hanging — it is so different from the regular Halloween items we all do. but, it is beautiful and i love the locket and keys, birds, and bats. really unique and so nicely done. cheers to you!!

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  11. Oh my goodness, that is the most awesome wall hanging I’ve ever seen! It is beyond cool! Fantastic job! I am so in love with faw edge applique right now.

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  12. wow – so glad you joined this blog hop – just LOVE your quilt – its amazing – thanks so much for sharing and I do hope you keep it out all year ! thanks for the generous giveaway as well – I’m only a beginner quilter so I’m doing mostly straight line but I do enjoy loopy loops 🙂

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  13. thanks for the free pattern too and I’m glad you’ve signed me up to your emails ! I’ve just started following you on instagram as well 🙂

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  14. OMG! I LOVE this! Everything from the embroidery to the color choice to the quilting is perfection. I wouldn’t blame you for thinking about displaying it all year. My favorite quilting technique is turned edge applique. I find it relaxing.

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  15. Wow, I love your quilt! Urban Threads is a definite inspiration for me, too.

    When it comes to quilting methods, doing it by hand is my preferred way. It’s easier for me to get precise results (wonky is not something I could ever bring myself to do) and I like the extra little touches that can be added. The only part of quilting that I don’t prefer to do by hand is attaching the binding. Once it’s on the front, then I’ll finish it by hand on the back.

    Did I say that I love your quilt? 🙂

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  16. You are my new favorite!!! I will be following you from now on on facebook, this blog and you tube. Inchies are so cool. I now know why have I saved my urban threads embroidery patterns, and my Nevermore Fabric. I love the wall hanging. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  17. Wow is all I can say. I love your quilt. I love fmq but I am not real good at it yet but I will be with practice.

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  18. Oh how Wicked is your Quilt!!! This is Wicked Enchanting. I am now a follower and love your creative cleverness. I don’t know anything about quilting but am beginning to think I need to learn. Your inchies sound very interesting. Thank you for joining this Wicked Fun Hop. BOO-tiful…

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  19. Wow! I can’t believe your absolutely amazing quilt! It is boo-tiful! I would love to see it in person.

    Favorite quilting technique? Not sure it’s a technique, but I love scrappy quilts. They are my favorite to make. Somehow all those odd little bits just fit together to make such a wonderful quilt.

    Thanks for a chance to win. I make inchies, too, so I’d love to win your book. 🙂

    blessings, denise 😀

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  20. That is an awesome design, I would love to have one just like it. Wonder if I can do that? Maybe if I get wicked I can. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway. I love to piece quilts and then quilt them.

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  21. lovelovelove your quilt! I have only done stipple & straight line quilting but itcing to try more varried stitcing- just gotta finish quilt top I’m working on, get my nerve up and go for it!

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  22. Hello, hello. I am so glad to have met you on this Wicked Hop. I am in TOTAL AWE of your quilt. I keep scrolling back to see it again and then I see a new section. I only wish I could see it in person. Inchie Quilts is a new thing to me and I wonder if that’s what you did to the side of the owl and the raven. You’ve captured me and I’m now a new follower. Fantabulous!!!
    Technique?…I have no idea; my mind’s been addled by your quilt. 🙂

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  23. Wow! That is a beautiful piece there….very very impressive! My favorite quilting technique is machine quilting…so many quilts, so little time!!

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  24. WOW!! It is incredible!! You did a fantastic job!! Your book looks like a lot of fun!! I am still learning but for now my favorite part is hand stitching a binding on. I am not sure if that is a technique or a step. But I love that I can do it while watching a show and hang out in the living room.

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  25. Love your quilt. You are so creative. I would love one of your books..Thanks for sharing your halloween with us.

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  26. WoW…WOw…woW your quilt is simply amazing and spooktacular!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us today!! I love to embroider…love everything about quilting. Thanks for the pattern link. Happy Stitching, Pauline

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  27. ohhhhhh my this is possibly the most amazing wicked piece I have ever laid eyes on…and I am not one to gush but really my sweet…this is stunningly beautiful…we’ll done…
    great for a wicked banner….!

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  28. Love all the different elements of your quilt, I’ll be checking out the pattern info for sure, as I do love to decorate with quilts.
    Thanks sew much for sharing and hosting a give away too.
    in stitches

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  29. Wow wow wow. I agree with you – this work of art should be displayed all year long! I’m looking forward to reading more posts on your techniques. Thanks so much for sharing! I didn’t know about the Nevermore fabric, or the Urban Threads embroidery designs. I’m a steampunk fan and I’m definitely going to check those out! Thanks so much for sharing!

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