Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wicked Blog Hop


Welcome to WICKED day! 
It's my day to share a wicked block with all the blog hoppers.
I loved the musical "Wicked" and so for the wicked blog hop, I wanted to make an Elphaba block. I saw the pattern called "If The Hat Fits" and tracked it down to the Buggy Barn. Their style of piecing blocks is really unique and I wanted to try it out. 
I must admit...it was WICKED hard


I thought I'd be showing you a whole quilt today, but I am delighted to have been able to finish one block in time for the hop!
Here is one of the blocks all cut out so you can see how many pieces are in a block.
I had to redraft the entire pattern to make it fit a 12" block size.




Here is my finished block/quilt!
I had a terrible time with the legs and boots. The pattern instructions are adorable 3D legs, but after a few hours of trying to make those, I gave up and just made some using machine applique.  I think she's a perfect Elphaba and seems to have a bit of an attitude, don't you think!??!


If you want to try some of the patterns in this book, just leave a comment and your name will go into the draw to win the pattern book from Buggy Barn called Frightfully Crazy.







Here is the list of other WICKED blogs to visit today!

Kathy's Quilts (that's me!)


And here is one of my favorite songs that Elphaba sings in Wicked - enjoy listening while you hop around to the other Wicked blogs.

113 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love her - a witch with attitude for sure! Thank you for sharing - and loved the song.

Just Carol said...

She's very, very wicked--love her!

Janet O. said...

Wow, I've never seen anything pieced like that. It is wicked, but makes a very cute witch!

Gina said...

Your version looks fabulous! Thanks for your hard work to show her to us today! Thanks also for participating in the blog hop & inspiring me! I'm following!

Marjory said...

This really made me laugh. Love her!!!

Béa said...

Funny block :))

Judith said...

I love her! Attitude from a witch suites her. Thanks for sharing your witch. Judith, Texas

Sunshine Girl said...

Great witch - sorry to hear you had a bad time making her - hope you still enjoyed yourself! Thanks for sharing.

Kathy MacKie said...

What witchy ways you have, thanks.

Britt-Inger said...

A very wicked block. I love it
Thanks for sharing and a great give away
Britt-Inger in Sweden

Nati said...

Love it, and it looks so hard to piece together... I would have taken a short cut and do all foundation paper piecing :)

Heleen Groot said...

That is a proper, wicked witch! I am going to see Wicked on November 10th (with my sister and my god chick). I can't wait and hope that I will like it as much as you did!

charlotte said...

I might've been hard, but you did real wicked good. Love how it turned out!!

Fiesta said...

Kathy,wonderful project. Very wicked. Thank you for sharing today.I have always wanted to try that project. please put me in the draw. Are those mason jars with fabric in the background?

Nana B said...

I took my daughter t see Wicked for her 21st birthday (seven years ago - talk about scary) and we loved it.
Thanks for sharing.

Sally Ann said...

Awesome block kathy!! Looks difficult but turns out wonderful! great job! thanks for the draw!

Rosa said...

I love your patterns.It`s just wonderful.Thanks for sharing!

MooseStash Quilting said...

She is sooooo cute flying away on her broom. Why is it that some days things just give us fits. Your applique legs are just perfect!

Lisa Marie said...

With all those crazy shaped pieces that block does look hard. Cute when it's done though! Thanks for sharing.

SandraC said...

Love Buggy Barn...but haven't tried anything from that book yet...looks like fun!

*karendianne. said...

Whoa! So cool your work here. Great block and redrafting... see there you go again with that talent. Love the perfect colors for attitude.

Thearica said...

Your witch is too cute!!

The Cozy Quilter said...

Your witch looks like she is on a mission!

Jeanie said...

Cute block! Her legs look great, as is. I'd skip the 3D too. Thanks for the giveaway!

Deb said...

That is so cute! I love the little pumpkin quilt in the picture too.

Madame Samm said...

pretty amazing...I loved your block....your colors your choice of pattern...perfection

StitchinByTheLake said...

It might have been difficult but you made it look easy. :) She's darling! blessings, marlene

krislovesfabric said...

Love your Elphaba!! Nice work on a wicked block! Thanks for sharing :)

Charlene S said...

You either love it or don't! You did a great job on her. Wickedly great!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

What a wicked little witch she is!!

Teresa said...

She looks a fun wicked witch.

pinsandneedles said...

Love Wicked too! Great block to capture a witch with attitude! Thanks for sharing.

Barb N said...

That's too bad that block took such a long time - it turned out great!

Kathy Gordon said...

WICKEDLY awesome blocks. Thanks for sharing!

Sheila said...

Lots of attitude in your wicked witch for sure , thanks for sharing !

Jill said...

I have loved that pattern too. Would especially love a chance to own the book.

Amy said...

I've only got one block accomplished with my If the Broom Fits too! It's the second Buggy Barn I've worked on, and you're right, it's crazy hard! Thank you for posting the Wicked video!

Gill said...

Fabulous! although I must admit I've never heard of Elphaba!
Thank you for sharing!

Abbigail said...

Oh that it pretty but it sure looks hard! Congrats on getting it done YOUR WAY! I'd love to be entered in the draw for the book. Thanks!
hulseybg @gmail. com

Anita said...

Love your little witch! Great pattern from Buggy Barn.

mindingmomma said...

wickedly cute block

Kathy H said...

I love the buggy barn quilts but i think they are harder to make too. several of my friends have made the witch one and I just love it. I like your idea of the applique legs also. It turned out so cute.

OneOldGoat said...

That reminds me of Halloween crafts we did in elementary school - Ijust love it! Thanks for the music - that's one of my favorites too!

Linda said...

Your little witch is so cute! Yes, an attitude for sure!
Loved the music! Thank you!

patchouli moon studio said...

That is a cute block. I like the legs on yours, but I can imagine the 3-D leggs must really make it funny!

bethstrand said...

Lovely block and, yes, that cutting looks a bit intense,but fun! Thanks for hosting, I really enjoyed seeing your minis in the previous post. pbstrand@msn.com

Candace said...

Great little quilt. You certainly persevered through the obstacles and ended up with a delightfully wicked result.

Mary said...

I think you turned out quite wicked! You did a nice job.

Bonnie58 said...

Gorgeously wicked block. I love the witch and thanks for an opportunity on a great draw. I would love to check out the book.
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

JanesQuilting said...

It was fun listening to that song again. You have a great witch.. and you hit it right on the nail for me...It is plain Craziness around here lately. Thank you for sharing.

Sallie said...

What a wicked block you have! Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in the Wicked hop! I also love the quilt on your header!

Libby said...

Great Elphaba block - Defying Gravity is the best!

Carla Bynum said...

Hi!!! Love her!!! Very wicked!!! Thanks for the fun!!

Dresden Quilter said...

Your block is wicked! Thanks for the giveaway.

BizyStitches said...

I think your block is adorable thanks for sharing your thoughts about it.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Love your version of Elphaba! Love Wicked!! Thank you for a chance to win, that book is on my wish list ;-D!

Mommarock said...

It really reminds me of that witch from the wizard of oz! How funny is it that a quick look at a picture can bring that right into your mind.. Great work!

Gayle said...

Buggy Barn patterns are SO much fun to make!

Judy B said...

Cute witch, love her legs! Thank you for sharing.

lefuntz said...

Your block came out wicked cute. A friend of mine came back from a trip to New York raving about Wicked. It is now on my bucket list!

tink's mom said...

I love her. What a great job you did. Too bad the pattern wasn't a tad easier, would like to see what else you could whip up to go with her. Thanks so much for sharing.

Laura said...

Your blocks is adorable.

LuAnn said...

What a cute block, and I just love those socks! I've never seen that Buggy Barn book before. Looks there are some interesting projects in it. Your project is really wicked!

edyB said...

Wicked little witch...love the socks, too!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What a great block...love it!! TFS

barbara woods said...

love your "legs"

Mrs.Pickles said...

wicked work thanks for sharing!

Maria Kievit said...

You sure did a nice job of putting this together. Would be interesting to see the finished quilt. Are you going to keep her green, or different colours for added interest? thanks for sharing.

gpc said...

I love her -- it's not easy being a witch!

Nini said...

Nice block! I love it!
Greetings from Germany
Nicole

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Very cute block and oh how I loved Wicked and the music.

Lyn said...

Thanks so much for being part of the hop. Loved your block and also the song. Thanks.

MoeWest said...

Your block turned out great despite all the little pieces! Thanks for a chance in your giveaway.

Annette said...

cute little whitch and a fun give away too thanks for sharing with us all on the hop
in stitches

Pauline said...

A wicked-cute block, thanks for sharing!

Sherill said...

Definate Attitude! Love your block!

Maureeneh said...

Looks like those patterns will be a challenge, but a fun one-I'd love to win the book

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
this is the cutest block ever
EVER.
I love it so much. Oh my goodness
Thank you so much for sharing your creativity

SpartanBabe said...

Too cute! Thanks for sharing with us :o)

QuilterKat said...

Thanks for the link to the Defying Gravity song. It is a great musical, isn't it? And your Elphaba block is darling.

Aurea said...

Elphaba is very well done. Great job. Enjoy your halloween.

Mary said...

I've never seen "Wicked". It only plays in Big Towns not close to me. I've heard a few of the songs though and really want to go someday! Cute green witch you made. Are you giving the pattern away because you don't want to brave anymore of the Frightful patterns? The Buggy Barn gals make it look so easy.

Marcia W. said...

That is one wicked green witch - methinks she drank too much of her own brew from the caldron. Thanks for the giveaway and sharing all these cute projects.

bets said...

Very cute witch...does look hard to make! Thanks for sharing!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your witch is so cute and I love the 3D effect with the legs.
Thank you for sharing :)

LJ said...

Wow, your Elphaba block does look complicated but you did a grand job and she looks wicked. 3D? Who cares; your witch boots look adorable.

Julie said...

That looks crazy hard! I love the one you made though. That's also my favorite. Have you heard the Glee version? I love it too, maybe even more than the original!

Amy said...

So wickedly cute! A witch with attitude!

picketsews said...

So witchy wonderful. Great cute pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

Quilt n Queen said...

Kathy, your witch is hilarious...luv her riding her broom. I've never made a Buggy Barn quilt....I heard they are different and hard. Some day I would like to give it a try. Thanks for sharing in the fun and wicked hop!!

Quiltsmiles said...

Oh yeah, pick me, Pick me!!!! Love your witch and what an attitude. Especially with her nose profile, that's too wicked for sure. Jane

Val said...

Love the blocks. The short witch with the big legs is very cute. I would love to go in the draw for the give away.

Frances said...

Great witch and thank you for the music.

Needled Mom said...

That looks wickedly hard, but she is a very cute witch!!! Nice work.

Rebecca said...

What a fun block!

Mimi said...

I think that your wicked witch turned out quite well! Thanks for sharing!!

evelyn said...

Great job. Her attitude shows through!

♥Duff said...

Has no one said, It makes me so happy I could melt!?
Thank you for sharing your fun pattern today!

mary mahoo said...

Love her! The attitude shines through, 3D legs or not! Thanks for sharing her with us, and for the chance to win.

Zoey said...

Love her! That black background is just perfect, too.

Michele said...

Great block. And thanks for sharing the video. I get to see the show in a few weeks with my 3 sisters, I can't wait, and now I'm even more excited.

Sarah said...

Great block, she really does have attitude!

Pat V. said...

Thanks for sharing your wicked block! Buggy Barn patterns are so much fun! Whimsical, I'd say.

Ariane said...

Oh your block looks great!! I love it!!!

Carin said...

OMG that a beautiful block you made !! Love the witch on her broom.
Thanks for the wonderful give away.

Katherine said...

She's wickedly wonderful! Love her.

Vesuviusmama said...

Wicked hard, huh? I guess I could try one wicked hard block, not sure I have the stamina for multiples. Thanks for the chance to win and try!

Leah said...

Great witch block! Thanks for sharing!!

Sewgirl said...

Such a cute quilt. That is truly wicked of you to quilt and drive!

Betteem said...

She's a wicked wonder! I'd like to win that pattern.

Rebeckah Austin said...

Too fun!

Denise :) said...

LOL!! Oh Kathy -- I love it! I'm sorry her boots/feet gave you a tough time, but you'd never know too look at them! The block is wonderful -- great job! And great selection from Wicked, too!! :)

Teri said...

Love the block, and I love Buggy Barn Style. It is not for the person who needs instant gratification. Thanks for the offering.