Monday, October 21, 2013

Wicked Blog Hop

It is time for another blog hop, and since this one is the "Wicked" blog hop I decided to do something off the wall for me.


I had to laugh about this when I started thinking back to when I was the age of my son.  I was 13 years old and did a lot of babysitting.   I decided one night to watch the Exorcist.  By the time that movie was over I was petrified and scared to death.  The people I was babysitting for took me home and I couldn't run fast enough to get in the house.  I had horrible nightmares for the weeks to follow and was terrified when it was time to go to bed.  I finally had to tell my mom that I had watched the movie and that I was so sorry I did.  I don't do scary anymore for Halloween after that, so my wicked is the use of color.
The colors are so bright they actually don't show up right.  The blue is more of a purple.  I also just went through my stash and chose from what I had, not paying attention to how much I had.  That meant there were some changes made where fabrics were used because I didn't have enough of one or the other.  This pattern was the Mystery Monday quilt from This and That Patterns.  I did mine differently using dark fabric for the background (another huge step for me).  

A huge thank you to Madame Samm and Wendy for organizing this hop, and here are today's participants.  

Happy Stitching and Hopping!!  --Kristen

107 comments:

Wendy said...

Great job! There's enough real wicked in this life that its nice to put a fun and colorful spin on wicked when we can ... thank you so much for sharing!!

Crickets Corner said...

LOVE IT! Like how it's so bright and cheerful, Thanks for joining the hop and sharing your creation.

Scrapatches said...

I love the fabrics and the dark background that you used for this pattern! ... :) Pat

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

I love how bright it is! And the dark background is just perfect :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Colorful and fun. Not all Halloween has to be scarey. Thank you for sharing.

Judy B said...

Beautiful, and the colors are perfect! Thank you for sharing.

Mary said...

You did a great job! I love how your quilt turned out. Thank you for sharing.

Carla said...

Love the bright colors and the dark background. Sometimes it works really well to leave the comfort zone. Yours works beautifully.

Sunshine Girl said...

Its lovely - I remember being scared stiff by the Exorcist when I was 14 too! Thanks for sharing.

Sunshine Girl said...

Its lovely - I remember being scared stiff by the Exorcist when I was 14 too! Thanks for sharing.

feltfree på Åsly said...

Oh it is lovely. Bright colors on a dark background are always special.

Britt-Inger said...

Your wall quilt is so bright and happy. Thanks for sharing your creativity

charlotte said...

Very cute. Sometimes it's the running out of one fabric or another that makes us push our creative selves. Wonderful job!

Marian said...

nice pattern, cute colors, great job.

Podunk Pretties said...

I wasn't allowed to watch that movie until I moved out of my parents house, at the age of 21 it scared me to death also, I wish I had never watched it!

Thearica said...

Your wallhanging is pretty! and I do not do scary movies either. My older sister is a different story... She has every Stephen King book ever written!

Heather J said...

It is a lovely quilt with the colours chosen. I do not watch scary movies which based on yours and others experiences is a good thing! :)

jjthor said...

Real nice !! and yeah not such a great movie to watch!!! Happy Halloween!

Frances Campbell said...

Very pretty, non-scary quilt.

Pam said...

It is good to step out of your comfort zone every now and then. I have a swap partner who this year asked for Aqua, Orange and Grey, I struggled with those for a while and then PING! I fell in love. I now make a block to swap and one to keep.

Gill said...

Fabulous - I love it!

Joan Kawano said...

Ohhhh, that's so much fun. I love the bright colors! I have trouble with photos of purple and blues too. Wonder what's up with that??

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

That is a very nice piece Kristen. I loved the Exorcist...of course; I was older when it came out. I can see you running to the house...lol.

Leah said...

Great quilt. Love the pieced pumpkins! I haven't seen the exorcist. I try to avoid scary movies still to this day. What can I say... i am easily scared. ;)

Mdm Samm said...

we won't even talk about "that movie' amd how it scarred me for years lol. I soooo understand, the fact you still joined us and featured your fall colour quilt...I am all over that ...BREWfabulous

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Great pumpkins....I saw the Exorcist when I was an adult, bunch of us went to the movie on Halloween. Lets just say that my house was full of the party goers afterwards, everyone was too afraid to go home.

Jeanie said...

Love your beautiful quilt! The colors are lovely! I can't imagine watching Exorcist by myself in a strange house.... I'd still be having nightmares! Boo!

Renea said...

very cute. Love the dark background.

Christa Marcotte said...

Love it!! Makes me wnt to go to my sewing room and get creative!thanks for the inspiration!

Kelly Young said...

really pretty! I love that you have lots of Halloween and fall motifs in the same project. cute!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Vicki B said...

Beautiful use of colors.
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The Slow Quilter said...

Love it, colorful, and everything about Holloween does not have to be scarey.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

I've never seen The Exorcist, and never will! I'm too afraid lol. Your quilt is beautiful!

krislovesfabric said...

Love your spooky shoes :)

patchouli moon studio said...

Kristen your quilt is beautiful and so festive! It works for Halloween and Thanksgiving and Autumn too so you will get more use out of it that way.

Linda said...

Your pumpkins are gorgeous! I love the bright colors!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

I'm not into scary either although my daughter is! Your quilted piece is nice & cheerful.

Tammy said...

Love your very colorful project. You did a fabulous job. I don't do scary either.

JanesQuilting said...

Oh yeah, You did a beautiful job. I love those colors. I don't do scary either. Since the kids are all grown, I live a simple life. (try anyway)

Nadine said...

I'm with you on the scary movies--it was a scary movie at a theater that did it to me at about six years old! I like your quilt and I love that you're stepping outside your boxes to make it. That's the best part! Cheers!

Cyndi @ The Nosy Pepper said...

So adorable!!!

Heleen Groot said...

Your wickedness paid off big time! Well done you! I was so glad to read about someone NOT liking that type of movie.... I was beginning to feel I was the only one! Thanks!

Debbie Rhodes said...

Love your story and the quilt... lovely

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Great job! Love the brights on the dark background. Thanks for sharing.

Robin said...

Love it! I like the bright and cheerfulness of it!

Robin in Washington State
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Needled Mom said...

That is so cute!

Lou said...

Great job! Sometimes its fun to get out of our comfort zone:)

Carol said...

I never watched the Exorcist or any of those other creepy and scary Halloween movies or I'd be just like you and be making sweet creations like yours. I love it!

Mrs.Pickles said...

wonderfully wicked work!!

Karen said...

I had a similar experience with Friday the 13th. No more scary movies for me either. I love your project, especially the little acorns on the side. Thanks for sharing and being daring!

thequiltedcat said...

Your pumpkin wallhanging is perfect for the season! I'm with you - I don't like the very scary images so this is a perfect project.

Sandy D said...

I don't like scary either.That is what is so good about this hop. It is full of fun. I Like your wall hanging very much.

Quilt n Queen said...

Thanks for sharing your story. I prefer the non scary side of Halloween. I've not seen the movie and don't care to see it. Great job playing with colors...love the checker board sashing...thanks for sharing Kristin!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

That movie scared me back then too. Still kinda does now. Eeeks!
Love your creation. The colors are so awesome!
xx

Rebeckah Austin said...

Lovely! Clean and crisp!

Mary said...

You made a quilt that can be used for more than just Halloween. the Dark background makes the colors show more. I saw that movie too and will never eat split pea soup EVER! Crazy how a movie can scare you the rest of your life. I don't do the spooky part of October either.

Rose Best said...

Love all the bright colours, Thanks for sharing

Angie said...

So so cute! And your story had me laughing out loud. :)

tink's mom said...

Love hte dark background. It is perfect for the bright colors. Great job.

Lana said...

This is wickedly perfect to even take you into the Thanksgiving Holidays!

Cheri said...

Love the bright colors. Fall is my favorite time of year.

Cheri said...

Love the bright colors. Fall is my favorite time of year.

Shannon said...

Very cute!! I love the bright bold colors!!

Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty quilt. Nice color choices.
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Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

No, 13! I was a freshman in college and went with my roommate. She was so scared that over break she slept in her parents room on the floor. I did not see too much I was buried under my boyfriend's arm! To this day I have never seen it again!
I love bright, and you choose the perfect colors. I just love it!

sandra said...

Very lovely, I liked the colors you chose, I know pictures don't always do them justice. Thank you for sharing.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Nice job. Thanks for participating.

Sandy said...

Such a "happy" halloween wallhanging!! I haven't liked scary since I was a kid also and had nightmares for a week after seeing the original War of the Worlds. Thanks for sharing with us.

Marla's Crafts said...

Really love your piece. It is so bright and colorful.

Vera said...

What a wicked color combo!

Amy said...

Call me chicken, but I have never seen any of those spooky / creepy shows. Love your quilt! It is so bright and cheery!

madebymeinred said...

What a neat quilt. Great (wicked) colors.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I don't like those shows either! But I do love your quilt. :) blessings, marlene

Createology said...

I don't do scary either! Your quilt is BOO-tiful and I love the colors you have chosen to use. Thank you for hopping...

Vicki H said...

The dark background is perfect for your quilt. Love it.

Christa Hitchcock said...

I like the bright colors....and bright colors always seem to pop against a black background! Thanks for sharing!

LJ said...

That was a super scary movie. I did the same with Abbot and Costello Meets the Mummy. Loved what you did with all your colors and fabrics. It's great because it's also a fall theme and not just Halloween.

niniandthesea said...

What fun colors! I am not a fan of scary either…fun but not scary!! Thanx for sharing

Nini~

Vickie said...

I love that your quilt can be used for more than just halloween !

jan said...

You should try new things more often - it turned out great! Thanks for sharing.
xo jan

Margaret said...

I love how bright the colors show up on that background. Thanks for sharing

Annette Schultz said...

What a great creation ... and just the right brightness for Halloween.
Be careful of things that go bunp in the night.......
Happy Halloween and thanks for sharing
in stitches

Connie said...

Love the bright colors and everything doesn't always have to be scary for Halloween!! Great project!

Lisa said...

Love all those colors!

DeAnna S said...

That movie did the same for me too! Great project and you colors are awesome!

Janarama said...

Love your quilt and the bright colors you used.

Robin said...

Your quilt is beautiful! So bright and fun!

Suze said...

Kristen, Your projects are always amazing. Your step out to use black for a background looks very "natural." It's amazing and perfect for this project. I love your fabric choices. I often scroll on down to look at the posts available without having to look at "Older Posts." Many of your posts fit into this theme too and are equally amazing. Thanks for participating and being a great, creative inspiration as usual.

Suze said...

I forgot to tell you - I was about 8 years older when I saw The Excorcist I was working for a company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. They had facilities in many states and as a trainee I worked about 90 mi north of Pittsburgh. Twice they brought the trainees into Pittsburgh from all over the US. So, sometimes we would do things together. Some of us decided to go to see The Excorcist. I was amazed at some of the special effects.

Brandy Pettit said...

Way to step out of your comfort zone and change up a pattern! I'm not great about that either. And my first time watching The Exorcist was when I was 15, and I decided to watch it on a very dark and stormy night. I was pretty freaked out, but now I can watch it and I'm just fascinated with the special effects. My husband won't watch it at all! I enjoy your quilt a lot, thank you for sharing it!

Audrey said...

Absolutely adore your interpretation of Little Bits of This and That Monday Mystery quilt. I have made one as well but mine is an autumn palette. Your creation has me wanting to make another with brighter, darker Halloween colours. Thanks for sharing.

Farm Quilter said...

Love your quilt!! I don't like scary either :)

lefuntz said...

I love your wicked use of color and your story. I have always liked scary things but my granddaughter hates them. She wouldn't go anywhere near the Halloween costumes if there was a scary looking mask in view. And my goodness, isn't babysitting scary enough without the scary movie?

Mara said...

I didn't watch the exorcist until I was older and it gave me nightmares too.

leanne said...

cute quilt - thanks for sharing - ps I've still never seen the exorcist !

Just Quilt It said...

Perfect for Halloween and for Thanksgiving. I love the use of bright colors. Very well done!

Debi said...

Lovely and quite seasonal. Thanks for sharing!

Stitches said...

I don't like scary movie's either. Your little wallhanging is well done, love the bright colors you have used..

Althea Dene said...

You are a busy lady with lots of talent. Thanks for sharing your creations.

M-R Charbonneau said...

It's beautiful, Kristin. Great job!

MoeWest said...

Your little quilt is perfect for the fall/Halloween season and not scary at all! I know what you mean about scary movies. I felt the same about The Birds.

Linda J said...

I feel the same way about Psycho--that shower scene! What a fun quilt you came up with! Pumpkins work.

Michele said...

Kristen it turned out great and there is no rule that your decorations have to be scary. Yours is just perfect.

Charlie and Wendy said...

It's gorgeous Kristen, lovely pattern.

Jeanne Gwin said...

Spooky happy bright and fun, that is how it should be. We don't need any more frightening in my life

Theresa said...

I love your fabric choices. Very cute pattern.

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