Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tempting Thursday of the Wicked Blog Hop

I wish you a Ghostly Welcome to Tempting Thursday of the Wicked Blog Hop Week.   Today is my day to present a block for the "Wicked Blog Hop" along with several others (listed below).  Do I have something wicked to share with you.  Is it Paper Pieced?  Is it pieced?  Is it appliqued?  The answer is yes to all these questions.  That's what makes my block so wicked, three techniques in one block.  Here it is:
Just click on the picture and a link will take you to the PDF file.  The file has the paper pieced patterns, the applique patterns and the cutting directions.  The pattern will finish to a 12" block.  

Have you ever appliqued with organza.  It took some sleepless nights and some rethinking to come up with a way to make sheer ghosts.  Here is the process that I finally used.  
I used paper backed fusible web and traced my templates backward onto the paper side.  I then rough cut out the fusible web, no need to cut on the line until it has been fused to the organza.  Very carefully cut out the center of the fusible web, 1/8" from drawn line.   Place web tacky side down onto wrong side of the organza.  Following manufacturers directions fuse webbing to organza.
Cut ghost out directly on the drawn line.  Using a permanent black marker trace eyes and nose of ghost onto organza.  Do this is several steps to keep the ink from running.  Press with dry iron to set after every application of ink.  If the ink does run it just adds to the ghostly image.  Mine ran.
 Peel off paper and place ghosts onto sewn block following placement picture in pattern.  Again following manufacturers directions fuse organza to block.
Using Glow in the dark white thread and a small open zigzag stitch, stitch around both ghosts.  This small zigzag stitch will cover the fusible web so that it is not seen and gives definition to the ghost.

To further celebrate Tempting Thursday I have one other item to tempt you with.  
A pair of ghostly pincushions.  Just click on their picture and it will take you to the PDF file pattern/tutorial for this ghostly pair.   Don't forget to check out the rest of my blog.  It is full of other wicked projects for Halloween from this year and last. 

I want to thank Mdm Sam and Wicked Wendy for hosting this great Wicked block blog hop.  Check out the links below for the other blocks/blogs being featured today and don't forget to go to either Mdm Sam's or Wicked Wendy's for the full week of blogs to hop to.  Just click on the "Wicked" button to the right to get to Mdm Sam's. 

Tempting Thursday,
October 25th



71 comments:

  1. Thank you - it is really BOOtiful :-)

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  2. Thank you for sharing the idea using organza - made for some spooky ghosts!

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  3. Thanks for the patterns & TIPS Love the pincushion!

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  4. I love the use of the organza for the ghosts, really makes then truly spooky! I had to check out your other wonderful Halloween goodies, such fun. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. I love your ghost so cute! Great idea to use organza for the ghosts. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  6. Great idea using organza for your ghosts. They are Bootiful! Thanks for the tutorial. Judith, Texas

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  7. What a great idea to use the organza for the ghosts - they look very effective dont they. Love those pin cushions too! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I love your ghosts, they are fantastic
    Thanks for sharing
    Britt-Inger in Sweden

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  9. Very cute! thanks for sharing they are so much fun!

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  10. Boo to you! Those are amazing. I love the idea of using organza for those ghosts. Thank you for the tips and tricks. It turned out amazing! I really enjoyed your other ghosts too! Lovely.

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  11. very cute Marjory. Love those little ghosts.

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  12. Your little ghosts are vey nice.I love them.Thanks for sharing!!

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  13. Love your ghosts - thanks for sharing.

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  14. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.. organza!! Thank you for teaching me something new this morning!!!

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  15. You always share such fun projects, I believe I will need to add this ghost block and pincushion to my to-do list along with the Spooky Hallows quilt!

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  16. Love the see through ghosts! Thanks for the pattern and hints!

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  17. Ohhh goodness me Marjory..you are brilliant..I love this ...and thanks sew much for the pattern..how did you add the pdf to the photo...that I want to know how to do too...you just are sheeeeer wicked today ..thanks for all your talent..

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    1. Adding a link to a photo is easy. You just have to right click on the picture then the link button. You may have to do this twice and then the pop up for links pops up. Add you link and click ok. Of course this is all done in edit mode.

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  18. Marjory I'm simply amazed - I never would have thought of using organza but that's brilliant! blessings, marlene

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  19. I love this!! the organza is perfect for this. thanks for the pattern also.

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  20. Love your ghosts, and thanks for the pattern.
    Wish you a wicked week.
    Regards from Sweden

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  21. How wickedly creative to use organza for your ghosts! Thanks for the tutorial and patterns!

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  22. Sounds like all the thought you put into those ghosts worked out well! Thanks for sharing the method with us. Love your little Halloween countdown on the right-hand column. Can't believe it's almost the end of October already.

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  23. You are so "ghostly" WICKED. Love it.

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  24. This is such a great idea to make a block even more wickedly scary...love it! Thanks for sharing the tutorial and for the link to the ghostly pincushions.

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  25. What a great idea for the see through ghosts and thanks for letting me know how you did that. I have never sewn with organza before but just from the feel of it, knew it would be hard to work with. Your pin cushions are so cute too. Thanks for sharing everything with us.I love your block and ghosts.

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  26. What a wonderful ghostly look! You did a great job! The ghosts are wonderful as pincushions too!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  27. Wow! I like the way you did your ghosts....they are perfect!! Thank you for sharing with us.

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  28. I love your block! Thanks for sharing and for the pincushion pattern and for participating in the Wicked hop!

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  29. Awesome idea on how to use the organza and fusible web! Thanks for showing us how and for the patterns too! Thanks for participating in the blog hop & inspiring us today! There's been a lot of inspiration & lots of fun!

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  30. Thanks for the great tips! Love your Spooky Hallows quilt too!

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  31. Hi!!! Great wicked block!!! Love all the techniques used together!!! The sheer ghosts are wonderful!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  32. Love how you did the ghost. I would not have even thought of that. That's why I love blog hops we get so many ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Rosemary B here:
    Awww this is really lovely! love the ghosties. Great idea and very creative!
    Thank you so much for the pdf!

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  34. Fantastic job. I happy you did the thinking for us with the organza Thanks.

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  35. What a great way to make ghosts! Thanks for showing it to us!

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  36. I love those ghosts and candy corn. I'm going to print the PDF for a future project.

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  37. What a fabulous ghost block...thanks for the tutorial and for the pdf!!

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  38. I love your ghostly block. So creative! Thanks so much for including PDFs. It makes it SEW much easier to save ideas for future projects.

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  39. How very cute! The organza is brilliant!

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  40. Fantastic job!!! I love your ghosts!!!
    Greetings from Germany
    Nicole

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  41. Thank you so much for sharing your talent and techiques, especially the organza ghosts. Those pin cushion are to die for.

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  42. That is so neat! I love it, thank you for sharing. I have to try this!

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  43. Loved your applique thanks for the pin cushion tute. Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  44. love the tips for the applique and the pattern for the pin cushion. i have been enjoying the hop a lot sew much wickedness out there ;)
    in stitches

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  45. thanks for sharing. I am a new follower now. I really like Halloween also.

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  46. This is so cute, thanks for showing and sharing these adorable wicked ghosts!

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  47. The ghosts on your Boo block are wonderful! The ghost pincushions are great too. Thanks for the files.

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  48. Thank you for the wonderful pattern. I also looked at many of your past posts--and you work is wonderful. I have not done much applique, but the patterns you have posted may make me give it a closer try.

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  49. Thanks for sharing your patterns and ideas. the ghostly block is amazing. Great idea on how to make it work.

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  50. Very cute! I love the ghost illusions.

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  51. Such a neat idea , your ghosts are great and I will try out your tutorial for the organza , thanks for sharing!!

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  52. Love, love, love the ghost pincushions! They're spooktacular indeed!! :)

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  53. FABULOUS, Marjory. Wickedly wonderful block! That's a great technique and I'm impressed with your creation. Thanks so much for the patterns/tutorial. Fun, fun, fun!

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  54. This is so awesome! I love the ghosts and I never would have thought of using organza! Great work and thanks for sharing!

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  55. What a Wickedly wonder block idea! The ghosts are so inventive! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  56. Marjory, your ghost block is BOOtiful!! Thanks for the inspiration and the PDF files, what a fun blog hop this is...awesome job!!

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  57. How creative you are. I'm so grateful that you shared your organza technique. Wonderful "wicked" block.

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  58. Great block. I love the see through ghosts. The pin cushions are fabulous. Thanks for the link.

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  59. Your ghosts are sew cute. I love the expressions on their faces.

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  60. Your ghost pincushions are great! And a block with paper piecing, applique and piecing? You've got it all going on Marjory! Thanks so much for the tutorials, and for sharing with us all.

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  61. What a fun block! Thanks for sharing this technique of making the ghosts. I think I'll have to try it!

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  62. I love your block! Thanks for sharing it with us!! Your pin cushions are so cute too!!!

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  63. Love your block and cute pincushions! Thanks so much for the pdf patterns and tutorial, the hints/tips were very helpful :)

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  64. That block is wonderful and I love those pin cushions, they are great.

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  65. Such cute ghosts and so cleverly done! Brilliant job and thanks for sharing your pattern and tutorial. Wicked fun!

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  66. Love those ghosts! Very clever. Thanks for sharing the process with us.

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  67. I love how you used the translucent fabric for the ghosties!! Great job -- your block is fabulous!!! :)

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  68. I just found this, in 2014. It is cute. I love it.
    I have to say in all my 59 years I have never met another Marjory, with a "Y". Usually "IE"
    Thanks again

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