Sunday, October 21, 2012

Welcome To The Wicked Blog Hop!

My Day is Today!!!!

 Welcome to my Day on the Wicked Blog Hop, hosted by the Wicked Wendy of why-knot-kwilt.blogspot.com and thought up by Madame Samm of www.sewwequilt.com  and many thanks to them both for sorting this out.  Wicked Wendy has been wonderful, answering emails and sorting out who and when; you did a Wicked job!!!!

As you know, if you read my blog, my first Blog Hop was the Red, White & Blue One hosted in July by Jane at Jane's Fabrics and Quilts.  The second one I participated in was Think Christmas in August hosted by Lesley from The Cuddle Quilter.

For the Red, White & Blue one I did a log cabin block and for Think Christmas I did four houses. Which brings me to our Wicked Blog Hop today.

I decided to combine the house block with the log cabin block to make a spooky house come log cabin!!!!!  If you do read my blog you will know I have been having a little trouble with quilting, mainly this block!!!  I had to re-size the house block and then adjust the log cabin block, which was not easy.  The finished block has come out at 10 1/2" instead of the 12 1/2" I have done in the past, but I think it turned out really well.

I also said I would do a little tutorial for this, so here goes :




Here are the pieces to make the house block (don't you just love the colours)  This is what I cut :

Green Strip :  1 x 3/4" x 6 1/4"        (This is the black strip under the house in the diagram)

Orange Halloween Fabric : 2 x 1 1/4" x 2 3/4"              (This is the body of the house)
                                                  2 x 1 1/4" x 1 1/2"
                                                  1 x 1 1/2" x 3 1/4"
                                                  1 x 17/8" x 1 7/8"

Red Tile Fabric : 1 x 1 7/8" x 1 7/8"          (This is the roof block)
                               1 x 1 3/4" x 1 3/4"

Plain Orange Fabric: 1 x 1 1/4" x 2 3/4"  (This makes the sky, door and windows)
                                   1  x 1 1/4" x 1 1/2"
                                   1 x 1 7/8" x 1 7/8"
                                   2 x 1 3/4" x 1 3/4"
                                   1 x 1 1/4" x 1 3/4"
                                   2 x 3/4" x 1 1/4"

Purple Halloween Pattern : 2 x 1 1/4" x 1 1/4"        (This makes the chimney blocks)

You will have to allow for some cutting down and straightening up as I have had to reduce the original measurements!

House Quilt Block Pattern

1.  Using the 1 7/8" squares pair them as follows :

A Plain Orange square with an Orange Halloween square
An Orange Halloween square with a Red Tile square
A Plain Orange Square with a Red Tile Square

Use the easy sandwich method to make six triangle square units from the paired squares.  Set aside.



House Quilt Block Pattern

To make the house block sew Purple Halloween chimney block  (1 1/4" x 1 1/4") to a Plain Orange sky rectangle (3/4" x 1 1/4") along the 1 1/4" side, press.  Do the same for the other chimney block.

Sew the sky (Plain Orange Fabric) between the chimney blocks  (1 1/4" x 1 3/4") and press.

Assemble the top row by sewing the two 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" Plain Orange squares to the ends of the chimney and sky strips.  Press.  This makes the sky and chimney block.

Now move on to the roof block :

Arrange your paired squares as in the diagram Plain Orange fabric with the Orange Halloween fabric, the Orange Halloween Fabric and Red Tile Fabric, then your Red Tile Fabric Square (1 3/4" x 1 3/4").  Finally a Red Tile Fabric and Plain Orange Fabric square.  As above.  Sew together and then press to make the roof block.

The House Body :

Sew an Orange Halloween Fabric Bar  (1 1/4" x 2 3/4") each side of a Plain Orange fabric bar (1 1/4" x 2 3/4") and press. This makes the walls either side of the door.

Sew an Orange Halloween Fabric bar  (1 1/4" x 1 1/2") each side of the Plain Orange fabric bar (1 1/4" x 1 1/2") and press.  This makes the walls either side of the window.

Sew an Orange Halloween Fabric bar (1 1/2" x 3 1/4") to the bottom of the window block from the step above.

Sew the window and bar block to the walls and door block to make the body of the house block as above.

My Rows ready to sew together.
Sew the three rows of blocks together beginning with the sky/chimney block to the roof block and then the body of the house block, finally adding the green strip at the bottom under the house.


Mine measures 5" x 4 1/2".  As the measurements have been adjusted you may need to do a little trimming and straightening!

I then added my Log Cabin strips which instead of 2" wide I made 1" wide.  I measured each side of my House Block and made the strips that long.  If you read the Red, White & Blue Blog Hop tutorial you will remember that you add the log cabin strips either clockwise or anti-clockwise.  However which ever way you start, keeping going the same way!

Here is the first round of log cabin blocks added
 You can of course add as many strips as you wish, building it up as you go.


The Finished Block

 I decided to add a border of the Red Tile Fabric as a frame.  I love the way this has turned out and the colours are amazing.  I just love them so much.


My finished 10 1/2 " Wicked Blog Hop Block which I am going to make into a small mat for my Halloween/Fall decorating.

I do hope you have understood the tutorial, but if there are any problems or queries please email me and I will try and sort it out, as I said it was not easy sizing down the block! I don't know how quilt designers do it!!!!!

The Log Cabin Block came from www.delawarequilts.com Block of the Month and the House Block from www.quilting.about.com, both of which you can download and use, thank you to them. 

GIVEAWAY 

I am having a Giveaway.  There are three lovely Halloween decorations and a Halloween Pin Cushion I have made from the fabrics left over from the block above.  




To Win all you have to do is follow my blog, if you don't already, and just leave a comment to let me know you stopped by.  That's it.  I will ship Internationally and please make sure you are not a no-reply blogger.  If you are not sure, leave me your email address in your comment.

I will announce the winner on Friday October 26th, so I can get it in the post to you for Halloween.

The pin cushion design is from Ayumi Takahashi at Pink Penguin and she allows some of her designs to be used for personal use, and they are great.  Thanks to her.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my Day on the Wicked Blog Hop.  I love hearing from you and have had great fun with this Hop, so thanks to Wendy and Madame Samm.

Please now go and visit all these other ladies Hosting today :


Monday, October 22nd






 

 Have a Wicked Hop and see you all soon.

Spooky Susie x


95 comments:

  1. Love your house block! Thanks!
    I'm a happy follower!

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  2. Your house block is perfect, and the pincushion is so cool. I'm your follower too. Thanks for the giveaway! tubakk@online.no

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  3. Great block! Your're all set for Halloween!

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    1. Hi Ginny, thanks for stopping by, glad you like the block. Good luck in the Giveaway Susie x

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  4. Your block turned out so pretty with the fabrics that you used. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  5. I am a follower of your blog. You are so brave jumping in and participating in Blog Hops. Perhaps someday I will be brave enough to do so. I am just not sure enough of my quilting skills as of yet. I hope to improve upon my skills though.

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  6. Halloween quilts are so festive, I love the colors and the pin cushion is delightful.

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  7. Thanks for the tutorial on the cute block. I love Halloween and this just gets me in the more in the mood. I am a follower, thanks for the chance to win the pincushion and decorations.

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  8. What a great tut-tut! It looks like you are all ready for Halloween treats! Oh, and love the jack-o-lanterns--they are spook-tacular :O)

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  9. A wickedly fun Halloween house! Thank you for sharing.

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  10. Awesome Job Susie!! You did a great tutorial and your block is really fun :) Thank you so much and glad to have you on the hopping trail! Wicked wishes to you!

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  11. Your block is wonderful! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  12. Love the house block and Snoopy and the pumpkin. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  13. Love the block and what a great tutorial too - good job on the downsizing! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Love your log cabin house quilt! Thank you for the tutorial and the great giveaway!

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    1. Hi Judy thanks so much for stopping by and your kind words. It was a fun block and Hop to do. Good luck in the Giveaway. Susie x

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  15. Never thought of doing a Log Cabin block in Halloween fabric. Looks terrific. Will be following you....if you drop some scraps, I will be there to catch them. LOL!

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  16. I'm a new follower and love your uni idea for a Spooky block!

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  17. Your haunted house is amazing. The tutorial is great, thank you.

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  18. Thanks for sharing your Spooky block. And for a good tutorial
    Britt-Inger in Sweden

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  19. What a wonderful haunted house - and thanks for the tutorial! blessings, marlene

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  20. Awesome wicked house....and tutorial...

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  21. fablulous wicked house ...fabulous indeed

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  22. Very nice wicked house and a very good tutorial.

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  23. Wickedly wonderful house, thanks for sharing today :)

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  24. Nice, I love house blocks!

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  25. Really love the houses and thank you for sharing the pattern. I am following!

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  26. Your house block is fantastic!

    May I ask where you found the image of the pumpkins on the front lawn? I love that!

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  27. Thanks for sharing your wicked house and log cabin block! Love the photo at the end of your post! Wicked!

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  28. Your house block looks wonderful combined with the log cabin block ,both favorites of mine.I am a follower!

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  29. Your wicked projects are so very bright and very eye catching. I am a follower. Thanks for the tut and also the give away. aurea.gillis@gmail.com

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  30. I am in love with this house/log cabin block! Thank for showing me how to make it!

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  31. Good morning Spooky Susie...that is one super fabulous wicked house. Luv how you made into a log cabin block. Great job...thanks for sharing! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  32. great tut and give away ... don't you just love Halloween..... love the pic with all the jack-o-lanterns
    in stitches

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  33. Lovely block, Thanks for sharing.
    I'm a new follower.
    Have a wicked Halloween....
    regards from Sweden

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  34. What an adorable little haunted house block! Great idea!
    I already follow.

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  35. Wicked Cuteness,, I am a follower

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  36. Great tutorial for that house--thanks. Your block is wickedly lovely! Sweet giveaway, too. :O)

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  37. I love little houses. Especially Halloween ones. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  38. Awesome tutorial. I am always Impressed with the talents of people who can design blocks. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  39. I am a follower already. I liked how each picture slowly showed the house. Turned out cute and not too scary for a haunted house block!

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  40. What a wicked house and a great tutorial!

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  41. Thanks for sharing the house block. The tutorial was great. Yes, I am a follower.

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  42. great block Susie....thanks for the giveaway

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  43. thanks for the block tut. great giveaway!

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  44. Love your block. I am a follower. That picture of the pumpkins is so nice. Thanks for having a give away.

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  45. That is a very cute Halloween House!

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  46. Hi!! Your block is WICKED!! Thanks for the tute!!! I am a follower!!! Your give a way items are wicked too!!!

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  47. Your block is adorable!! Love it!!!

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  48. You can build in my neighbor hood any ole time. Great block, thanks so much for sharing with us.

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  49. What a wickedly fun house!!! Must be a fun place to live!

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  50. very wicked thanks for sharing!

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  51. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us. Your post was fun to read and I'm sorry you had such difficulty with it all.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  52. Love your redesigned house block! You are right, designing is hard and not for those easily frustrated!! You came through like a champ and I appreciate the tutorial on how you put it all together! Thanks for the opportunity to win your fabulous goodies!!!

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  53. Susie Q
    I love your little house/log cabin combo. From time to time I have problems getting an exact 12.5 block as well, but what I have discovered that may help you is that even though the pressor foot is supposed to be .25 inch, it is not! So I always try to sew a scant .25 inch and that way if my block is bigger I can trim it or ease it in rather than trying to stretch it. I appreciate you sharing the steps you used in making the block-it's always helpful to see how others think and sew-I learn so much from following blog hops. From California, thanks for sharing.

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  54. Great use of schoolhouse and log cabin. Please don't put me in your giveaway. Let someone else be lucky.

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  55. -lovely wickes house, great tutorial, thank you!
    I´m your newest follower ☺
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente - Germany

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  56. Rosemary B here:
    Lovely!! I love the orange and purple together! This is really a great tutorial and I really do love this pattern!
    Thanks for sharing

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  57. Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

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  58. This is just so wickedly CUTE CUTE CUTE :D

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  59. I really enjoy making these little house blocks too! This one sure is ready for Halloween!

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  60. I like your wicked house! it's so cute! Thanks for sharing - Happy Halloween!

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  61. Thats a super spooky house! Thanks for the tutorial and for sharing with us on the hop(s)!

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  62. I'm glad you figured out the down sizing of the house block, it really turned out cute. I'm having a good time with this hop.

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  63. That`s a nice wicked house.Thanks for the tutorial.Happy Holloween!!

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  64. Love your house/log cabin block combo...would make a great Halloween pillow! Thanks for the tutorial. I'm a new follower :o)

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  65. Love your wicked House! Well done!
    Cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  66. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial, the block turned out great !!!
    And thanks for the give away. I'm a follower.

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  67. I love your Halloween block! I'm going to have to try this one! I'm a new follower!

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  68. Thanks for sharing how you made this block. I love all the bright colours. Thanks for a chance in your giveaway.

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  69. Wicked house! Is it haunted~? Love the hot colours.

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  70. Good idea for the halloween house.

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  71. I am a new follower! awolk at rogers dot com

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  72. Love the Halloween House!! Love the jack-o-lantern photo!!

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  73. Nice block, thanks for sharing the construction!!

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  74. Thanks for the tutorial -- what a wicked haunted house block!

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  75. Lovely house and thank you for the tut. Happy Wicked Halloween!

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  76. Great Halloween House! I'm now a follower, cause that pincushion is too cute! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  77. Very bright orange fabric, but it ended up with a nice block! Thanks for sharing.

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  78. Wickedly cool house! Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  79. It was fun sharing this Wicked day with you. What a cheery spooky block thank you for sharing and I love the pumpkin photo.

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  80. Thanks for making this a wickedly fun day. I love that pincushion girl. You know what that means, pick me Bwahahahah (my best wicked witch laugh) :)

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  81. I love the blocks and all of the bright orange fabrics! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  82. Fun block. Thanks for the tut and opportunity to win.
    I am a follower.

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  83. A great spooky house block. I love all the different ideas I have seen on the hop.

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  84. What a cute house block, I really like the twist you made on the idea!
    Thank you for sharing :)

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  85. Cute block and a nice tutorial too.

    I am one of your followers.

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  86. Hi Susie, please don't include me in the draw. I just wanted to stop by and say hi! I really like what you created.

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  87. Hi Susie. Love your house! I'm a follower. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  88. What a fun little house, is it haunted?! Lol. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  89. Too cute! Love your house block in those yummy seasonal fabrics.

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