Monday, October 29, 2012

It's time for something a little Wicked...

BUUUAHAHAHAHA...Today is my day for the Wicked Blog Hop

Thanks goes to Mdm Samm and Wendy for hosting this wicked good party!  They have done an awesome job of keeping us all in line once again...

When thinking of the theme for this hop, my mind went straight to Edgar Allan Poe with a little Vincent Price thrown in for good measure...

I found this video I had to share...

And this is the 10.5 inch block that The Raven inspired...


I used these birds from Martha Stewart for templates and backed the black fabric with Steam a Seam 2 Lite...
and bonded to this wonderful print from P& B Textiles called Scraffito

And then, rather than say Nevermore...I made lots more birds 
(13 !!) and ended up with this spooky quilt...
The Raven OR Crows in the Beanfield

 Here is the quilt up against our ready to harvest bean field I was inspired by...
 I quilted around each bird which made them slightly puffy as well as on the horizontal lines of the print...


 See the resemblance?  Maybe a bit of artistic license, lol!! Wish I could've taken a pic of some crows...we often see them in groups  especially once the field has been harvested (the collective noun for a flock of crows is poetically a "murder of crows"...just sayin'...).

I have a habit of a small giveaway for these hops and this one will be no different...if you would like to win a half yard of one of my current favorite prints from Moda's Sweetwater Mama Said Sew, leave me a comment.  If you are a no-reply blogger make sure you leave an email address where I can reach you or I will draw againI will draw for a winner at the end of the hop which will be on October 31st.
 

Hope you enjoyed my somewhat spooky addition to the hop...now make sure you go and visit the other fine folk I share the day with!!


  Monday, October 29th





And you can find the whole Wicked Schedule here


107 comments:

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness, Kris! You are wickedly good! Awesome!! The whole quilt with all the crows .... WICKED! Great job :)

♥Duff said...

What an amazing quilt! I love all the negative space and the high contrast with low-volume fabrics (is that an oxymoron?)--this is such an eye-popper!! So glad to see such fine workwomanship!

Britt-Inger said...

The quilt with the ravens are sew awesome. I love it sew much and a wonderful idea with sew much negative space to quilt.
Thanks for sharing
Britt-Inger in Sweden

Heleen Groot said...

That is a spooky quilt! You did an amazing job. It looks exactly like the picture, so no artistic license! Well done, but.....your cackle needs some work! It should be more like HEHeheheheheh....but I could be wrong of course!

Gill said...

I love this bird!! I've been looking for ages for a bird outline! I hope you don't mind but I'm going to trace it from the computer screen!!
Thanks!

Sunshine Girl said...

Oh I sew love your quilt - those crows look fabulous on that background material dont they. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

oh that is brilliant, what a great quilt - very wicked and evil looking :)

Judi said...

WOW! What a BRILLIANT quilt! Reminds me of the old Alfred Hitchcock film 'The Birds' which I first watched as a child ... it still freaks me out at 53!!!

Judi

Thearica said...

I love that quilt!!! and please share where you found the background fabric. Hope you make Honorable Mention!

Lisa Marie said...

I love that Raven quilt! So unique! Thanks for sharing.

charlotte said...

I loved your block...then I saw the quilt and I am over the moon for that. Perfect!!! The background fabric is so perfect too. Great job and so glad you shared with us today. Now I want one...and I don't like doing applique much!!!

Julie said...

I love the crows. Would look great on a quilt I am making for my husband. Thanks

Sharon said...

Hi Kris love the crow quilt. Can u tell me where you got the crows? I went to MS and could not find them.....wonderful job

Aurea said...

Hi Kris Really like your quilt. Thanks for sharing where the idea came from. I like the crows since we all have them and yes, it did remind me of the movie Birds. Thanks for the giveaway.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

The Crow/Raven is a powerful symbol and I love your quilt with them! Will have to look for those, so thank you for posting source. And the fabric is just great as a back drop for them. Thank you for sharing.

Val said...

Such fabulous birds. I love the way you put them on the quilt. I would love to go in the draw for the give away. Thanks.

Carin said...

OMG ... you made a beautiful quilt. I love those raven/crows spread on the quilt and you did choose a beautiful fabric for the background.... LOVE it !!
Thanks for the wonderful give away.

StitchinByTheLake said...

What an amazing quilt! I love the background fabric you chose - it's simply perfect for those crows! blessings, marlene

Vivian said...

I love that quilt, I will have to pick up some of that background fabric. I just may have to make one myself. Thanks for the giveaway. i was just eyeing that Moda fabric. Vivian

Cathy said...

How creative! I would never have thought of Ravens. Great quilt. Thanks for the Giveaway AND Vincent Price! What a treat.

Madame Samm said...

Ohhh my...you have no idea what you did to me this morning....lol I just heard THE GIRL an HBO special will be aired this Sunday on Tippi and Hitchcock....I will be placing this movie in my recording for today...I love this movie...could watch it over and over...with this quilt...welllll I would never resurface...it is amazing Kris...well done...the fabric, the crows/rAVENS...PERFECTION..

gpc said...

I absolutely LOVE your quilt -- I don't like being scared, but I love ravens!

Ellen said...

Kinda spooky and wonderfully unique! It reminds ne of the Hitchcock movie too. Love your quilt! Happy Halloween!

Jeanie said...

Love your crow quilt! I found some cutouts at the dollar store and plan to do something similar. Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway!

Rosa said...

Love,love your quilt,very creative.I`d love be in the draw.Thanks for sharing!

piece peace said...

Your quilt is terror-rific! Seriously, I really love it!

Barb N said...

Kris - Madame Samm gave you Most Honorable Mention for Outstanding Project - you Wicked girl, you! Congrats! I love it. Thanks for posting The Raven video. When I was in junior high (dating myself here), we could stay after school to watch different 'spooky' movies, probably once a month or so. Anyway, quoth I, this was my favorite. I'm going back to watch the video now so I can remember why....

Barb N said...

Now I remember - it was The Pit and The Pendulum.

thepiececorps said...

Great project! I am making one!!! Thanx, B-)

Kathy Gordon said...

Lovin the bird quilt. I posted it on my FB page...Reminds me of the old movie "The Birds". WICKED! Thanks for the giveaway!

JanesQuilting said...

I like your bird quilt...It is adorable. Very good idea!! Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing your quilt. Happy Halloween.

Patty said...

I LOVE your quilt. My granddaughter has a thing for crows. I might have to make a pillow or throw for her. Thanks for the great idea.And thanks for a great giveaway.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love your quilt. What great ideas you had for making it!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Wonderful quilt...so Hitchocky. Congrats on being one of the chosen!
Thanks for the opportunity to win Moda's Sweetwater Mama Said Sew. That is a great design.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh; I love the quilt!! You did a wonderful job on this; it is just so inventive....thanks for the giveaway too

Mommarock said...

This is GREAT! I might even finish a quilt if I thought of an idea like this.. I just never think of ideas like this LOL.

Linda said...

Your crow quilt is stunning! I love the contemporary look it has! Great job!

Kathy H said...

Great quilt, I think I counted 13 of those crows. I think it looks just like your harvest field. Thanks for sharing.

Needled Mom said...

Your quilt is fabulous and so appropriate for the season. Love your fabric choice.

Margaret said...

your quilt is indeed spooky. I love it. I would never have thought to do something like that. Thanks for sharing. I am so wanting some of the Mama said Sew fabric. Thanks for a chance to win some.

Just Carol said...

Oooo, so wicked...I love that it creeps me out just looking at it. Even so, I want to make one! LOL

Charlene S said...

Wicked choice of subjects! Crowscare awesome noise makers and really quite beautiful. Your quilt showed that.

Mary said...

What a great job you did with your Raven! Thank you for sharing.

Lorene Holbrook said...

I LOVE your quilt! what a great idea!!!!

Bonnie58 said...

Great quilt. Love the ravens. Thanks for sharing
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Sallie said...

Great job! Thanks for participating in the Wicked hop and for the giveaway!

BizyStitches said...

Love the crow quilt and I can see how the back ground would make you think of your field. Thanks for the give away.

Mrs.Pickles said...

how wonderful thanks for sharing

sew.darn.quilt said...

I really enjoy your "murder of crows", such a great idea,
Thank you for sharing and for the chance :)

B Greene said...

What a great idea!! I love it! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Stitches said...

Crows or Ravens??? Either one gives me the creeps!!! Thanks for the giveaway.

Linda said...

HI! NEAT IDEA!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Teri said...

Loved the crow or raven quilt....it has been 50 years this year for the making of the birds...it is still scary to watch.....

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway......

MooseStash Quilting said...

Very cool. Love the template idea. I have seen some fabulous Raven quilts in Alaska, and have always had a hankerin to do one myself. Now I know just how to do it!! :-)

Linda said...

Love your quilt Kris!

Diana said...

Love, Love your Raven quilt! Edgar Allen Poe would be pleased!

dkl44@hotmail.com

Carla Bynum said...

Wow!!! Your quilt is wicked!!! But I love it!!! Love the pics of it outside by the field too!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

bethstrand said...

A murder of crows...I love that! You never know what cool things you'll learn on a blog hop! Great quilt,thank you for hosting! pbstrand@msn.com

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here: I adore your quilt. I love the crows and the whole background fabric is just really perfect.
Thanks for sharing your amazing project

tink's mom said...

Wonderfully creepy quilt. Love it, love it, love it.

Judy B said...

Love your bird quilt! We have crows and blackbirds here, and they are very vocal. Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

jmniffer said...

Crows...Ravens...either or they make a wicked quilt! Thanks for sharing.

rutigt said...

That is some very cool quilt! Love it!!! And your give-away too. I have loved that fabric since I first saw it :)
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

Susie Johnson said...

Love that quilt! I am obsessed with that line from Sweetwater!

Leah said...

Super quilt! love the ravens. They are perfect for Halloween.

Sheila said...

Great quilt , I actually love crows and find them highly intelligent. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

Pauline said...

What a superb quilt! I love it, thanks for sharing.

lefuntz said...

I love The Raven, especially this time of year. I have a teacher friend who made a Raven costume that was spooktacular. Your quilt is so cool. I love that you put 13 birds in it. You should call it A Murder of Crows! Jus sayin!

Sue said...

Your raven quilt is absolutely wonderful! We had a raven, Emily, at a bird sanctuary who could talk. The kids loved her!!!!

ytsmom said...

I love the way your quilt turned out!! It was very clever to use the Martha crows. Very simple and uncomplicated!

Shelley said...

Creepy!!! and amazing!! Love the original poem - love your quilt and the background fabric you used is absolutely perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Nati said...

That quilt is fantastic. Would not mind using it all year round! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win

Lyn said...

Thanks, I really love your quilt. Thanks for sharing your work.

Ariane said...

Your quilt is wonderful!! I just love it!! It's perfect for fall!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!

pinsandneedles said...

Wickedly wonderful quilt! I love the background fabric! Great choice! Thanks for sharing!

Marla's Crafts said...

Nice piece of fabric. Beautiful quilt. Those birds look so real.

MoeWest said...

What a great quilt! The background fabric is so perfect.

Mara said...

My goodness I can't believe you were able to make a whole quilt, using the #13 made it even more WICKED, what a beautiful quilt.

Denise :) said...

GREAT job! Love it!! :)

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What a beautiful quilt...love it!!! Thanks for sharing and for your sweet giveaway!

sandra said...

Wonderful quilt but ever since movie "Birds" black birds scare me so that is one scary quilt.

LJ said...

Wonderful quilt with the crow block! We have lots of crows in our neighborhood come fall - they like the tall oak trees and the acorns. Great choice of background fabric.

barbara woods said...

love your quilt thanks for the giveaway

Betteem said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love those crows and appreciate all the applique you did.

Quiltsmiles said...

Your raven quilt is wonderful and a great and very creative addition to this wicked hop. Thanks for sharing. Jane

Emily C said...

Love the crows, very original.

Kathy said...

I love your spooky raven and the edgar allan poe video. thanks for sharing

Kathy said...

I love the crows--and it was a perfect background fabric for them. Very 'wicked'!

Gail in Vegas said...

You are so clever to have used that Martha Stewart design to make a quilt! They are so Halloween.
Love the giveaway fabric.

Abbigail said...

I like the murder of crows! Great job.
hulseybg@gmail.com

Annette said...

love the crows ... I remember watching poe when I was a kid ... late nights on the weekends....
thanks for sharing
in stitches

Crickets Corner said...

Your crow quilt is perfect and so creative. I love your choice of background fabric and the genius of using Martha Stewart crows for the template. Guess I'll have to make a run to the craft store tomorrow for a pack.

Rebeckah Austin said...

Such a great quilt!

Theresa said...

I looooove your raven quilt!

SueB said...

Oh great raven qui

Teresa said...

Great work, I find crows rather creepy

isa13 said...

Usually, I don't like crows, but on your quilt they are so original . Congratulation for your creativity.
Hugs from France

Maria Kievit said...

Love the originality of your block and quilt! Makes it look real! Thanks for sharing.

~Marica~ said...

Love your wicked quilt and your fabrics it´s just perfect.

Take care!

Marcia W. said...

This is a wickedly sweet project. Thanks for the blog hop post.

Vesuviusmama said...

What a cool quilt! And text fabric? I've been dying to get my hands on some!

mary mahoo said...

I love your Ravens! Unfortunately, I'll have the Hitchcock movie Birds running around in my brain now! Thanks so much for sharing.

Michele said...

Your ravens are really fabulous!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Gosh, your quilt is so cool! How clever you are!

Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Amy said...

The crow quilt is too Wicked! I love it!

Carrie said...

Great block especially love the background fabric.

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