Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Velcome


Velcome to my treats for the Vicked Wicked Blog Hop.  My vampire and his little friends are very happy to see you here.
 
Velcome
 
First, let me thank Madame Samm for creating this Halloween party and Vendy Wendy for organizing this event.  Ve have all been so excited to share our vicked little creations.
 

Velcome is an appliqued quilt with a few tricks. I am a true vampire fan and have read all of the Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles as well as others.  I don't know why I like vampires, I just do.   I've named this one Mystat.  He's mine and my favorite vampire is Lestat.  If you are a vampire fan, you know who he is.  Mystat started out as a large drawing on freezer paper and slowly the details came together.
 

His hands and face were hand embroidered before the applique process began.  Mystat is cute and evil at the same time.  How does that happen?

A bald vampire?
A vampire isn't as handsome vithout hair.  I changed his medallion by fussy cutting and appliqueing some Costume Clubhouse Riley Blake fabric.  I felt it looked better, especially with the Velcome letters above.  His face is 3D with extra stuffing added to make it puffy.



After stippling his cape with bumps and stars, I decided to "man him up" a little with some free motion lightning bolts on the background.



Lightening bolt free motion quilting



A vampire needs friends, so I made a few vampire bats rats to keep him company.



Bats seem like the logical friends of a vampire, but having rats on the porch makes people jump a little more and ve like that...
 
 
My hubby made this vonderful stand to put my quilt on.  The Halloween bracket on top can be replaced with Christmas or other holiday decorations. He is a wonder with metal.   It looks like I will be making more quilts of this size to accommodate my new quilt stand.  Vhat a great vay to velcome our guests.

If you aren't villing to leave a little blood, you should go on over to the other stops on this trick or treating excursion.  There are many treats ahead.  Thank you for visiting my little stop.

 
 
 
October 23rd
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I do have a treat for you. If you vould like the template for the vampire face, it is free HERE.
 

Have a Happy Halloween,

Talk about driving spell check crazy.  You're Velcome...

97 comments:

Fignie said...

That's just awesome looking!!! I love that you made that ... it's out of fabric! Loveeee it!

Judy B said...

Now that is one wicked Vampire! I also love Anne Rice novels. Thank you for sharing.

Amy said...

Ok, soo I am now in vove or love, he is awesome!! Your quilting makes him just wicked! And tell your husband that quilt hanger is gorgeous! Two talented people you both are!!

Brandy Pettit said...

Oh my gosh, I love the rats! They are amazingly wicked, and really are fitting companions for Mystat. Our favorite vampire movie (or at least the one we watch the most) is Queen of the Damned, so I knew exactly who you were referring to! Beautifully executed, ve vill cherish it.

Karen said...

This is vonderful! :) Stunning work. I love your vampire and his rats! Thanks for sharing!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

We he is just Vunderful! And a talent with metal, wow. Now the rats are clever.

Sunshine Girl said...

He is fabulous - I loved all the vampire chronicles too - even visited Anne Rice's house on a trip to New Orleans once! all very spooky. Thanks for sharing.

Vera said...

It's fab! Well done!

Heleen Groot said...

Mystat is to die for....Ehm, I should probably rephrase that one..... I love him! Love the rats too! I've read many of Anne Rice's books too! And yes, I do know who Lestat is......perhaps he will visit his new friend....OOOOOOOH! How good is your (extremely talented) husband with wood? Maybe you should have him making some stakes....just in case......

leanne said...

LOVE your vampire - he is just fabulous and those little vampire rats are sweet - thanks so much for sharing - fabulous quilt stand too :)

Britt-Inger said...

Oh, your vampire is awesome and very wicked. I love him even if I wouldn´t like to meet him in a dark night
The vampire rats are cute.
Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop

charlotte said...

Great job, and a little scary!

Frances Campbell said...

Wonderfully wicked vampire and love his friendly rats. Wickedly creative. Would love to visit your house on Halloween as you embrace the spirit.Scary cute.

Debby said...

I always admire folks who can draw anything other than stick figures. You did an awesome job on that vampire and those mice. Wow - very excellent, indeed!

jjthor said...

He came out really good!! Happy Halloween!!

Thearica said...

You are surely top 2 today! I dont know if I love count dracula or the vampire mice best... shoot.. They tie! Love them both!

Nana B said...

Boo-t-ful! I love the story. Your husband did an amazing job with your quilt rack-lucky voman

Jeanie said...

Everything is vickedly vonderful! Love the vampire and the rat's teeth. And that stand... also vonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Those rats better beware; the Vampire might get hungry for their blood! Your quilt is really wonderful!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

What a fantastic project...love it!!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

This is totally amazing! I can't imagine just designing him - drawing him out (mine would have been a stick figure) and then to put him together like that. Awesome! I love your husband's stand too. Clever guy! blessings, marlene

Mdm Samm said...

YOU are sooo filled with VICKEDNESS....love him my sweet scary thing...and vampire rats...ohhh dear....cancel my luncheon date till NOVEMBER lol

Leah said...

Fabulous! Your vampire is perfect. and those rats are downright creepy. It must be the teeth and the beady eyes. Great project!!

The Slow Quilter said...

I will be your fan forever. I too am a lover of vampirs, and think yours is great. I think I have over 200 books of vampire romances on my Kindle and if you ever want to know what I am reading just drop me a line.

Renea said...

Your vampire is sew scary. :) I would jump at your door if I saw those rats. Thanks for the giveaway.

Linda said...

What a perfect Halloween quilt! He's adorable in a creepy sort of way! Great job!

Rebeckah Austin said...

Rats are adorable!

Gill said...

Your vampire is vicked!!

Mary said...

Super great vampire. Congratulations on being the "creative one" today!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Great quilt! Love the quilt stand. Terrific rats. Congrats on being one of the chosen. Thanks for sharing and the template.

Margaret said...

Those rats are just what a vampire needs. Very cute projects. Thanks for sharing

patchouli moon studio said...

Vell my pretty you made a wicked Vampire indeed! It's it's absolutely Vonderful!!!!

Robin said...

Hahaha, so cool! That is one creepily awesome display!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Spooktacular quilt, and DH is sooo talented too. Who doesn't love vampires? And Anne Rice! Oh yeah the rats are fab!

JanesQuilting said...

He is cool. I like the way you made his face. Great job!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

What a great quilt stand! Your vampire looks great on it.

Debbie said...

Soo cute. Loved reading the post. Cute rats.

Connie said...

What a wicked vampire and neat rats! Your husband made a beautiful stand....wow!!

Vicki H said...

The vampire hanging is awesome. The quilt stand your husband made is absolutely vunderful.

Mara said...

Love your creation and your husband is very talented also!

Createology said...

Mystat is amazing. I love all the details you incorporated into this uber clever Wicked project. Thank you for hopping. BOO-tiful...

Lana said...

Vhat a vondervul vampire!

Love LOVE the stand too!

Nadine said...

I just love it all Carla! The quilt, the rats the stand--you and your husband are quite the creative team! I'm an Ann Rice fan too, and Lestat is one of my favorite characters. :-)

Mrs.Pickles said...

wow that is so creepy!! creepy good though :)

Quilt n Queen said...

SPooKTAcular!!! Vove it...the stand and the rats are awesome...great job Carla!! Thanks for the sharing your creativity...these blog hops are wickedly inspiring...happy haunting!! Pauline

Just Quilt It said...

I loved your post and your scary vampire! Great job! Your husband's work is great, also. Thanks for sharing your vampire pattern with us! Happy Halloween!

Needled Mom said...

Very cute and deserving of a top spot today.

tink's mom said...

He is vonderful, cute, handsome and on and on. You did a fantastic job. The rats are so cool.

Stitches said...

Very, very clever..what a great job you and your hubby have done!!

Quilting Tangent said...

Nice wall hanging and rats to help the Vampire. Good job on the custom made hanger.
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Tamara Hampton said...

Hes adorable and I like the fat rats!

Kelly Young said...

this is really cute! I love the details in his face, and those rats would make me jump for sure, haha!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Crickets Corner said...

Very glad he came to visit the hop...Just scary enough.....love him and his companions.

madebymeinred said...

Too cool! He's my boy.

Rose Best said...

He is a pretty cool Vampire

Sandy said...

Wow...a great vampire!! Love the hanger also. Thanks for sharing with us.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Very blood curdling projects, great job on them all,

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Such a fun post! A very vonderful creation :)

Judy said...

Very nice, just great! I loVe your quilt, so much fantasy and creatiVity, just fantastic!
I am a fan of witches, not Vampires, but that will change by now, I haVe to read this book you mentionned!
Thanks for sharing your story and the pics!!!

Angie said...

Wow, you did a fabulous job---and your husband did too, with that stand---both of them are totally awesome. :d

Debi said...

Wow, you did a vonderful job--sew creative! Those rats are sew cue too. Congrats and thanks for sharing!

Malini said...

Wow! what a great project. Lovely creation, you have put so much thought into it.

Love the metal frame too!

LJ said...

Vell, I'm not so sure of the 'cute' part of your vampire but He is quite the creature. Fabulous job on all the details - embroidery, stuffed face, glowing eyes...
If you'll excuse me, I don't have any extra blood to share today...I just donated at the blood bank. I'm outta here...

Christa Hitchcock said...

A great project! And the stand with the interchangeable header...oh, the possibilities!

Audrey said...

Wicked, wicked, wicked wall hanging. Your stand is pretty cool. I sure would like one like it. Thanks for sharing.

thequiltedcat said...

I just love your vampire wall-hanging. He looks very dashing with hair!

Kristen King said...

Wow! You are one talented woman and you husband is great with metal! :)

Joan Kawano said...

Ohhhh, he is fabulous. As I was reading, all I could think of was she need to have him on Craftsy. Who knew at the bottom of the post, you have us his face. Thank you thank you. I think I must have vone of vem for meself! :-)

Joan Kawano said...

Ohhhh, he is fabulous. As I was reading, all I could think of was she need to have him on Craftsy. Who knew at the bottom of the post, you have us his face. Thank you thank you. I think I must have vone of vem for meself! :-)

Joan Kawano said...

Ohhhh, he is fabulous. As I was reading, all I could think of was she need to have him on Craftsy. Who knew at the bottom of the post, you have us his face. Thank you thank you. I think I must have vone of vem for meself! :-)

Joan Kawano said...

Ohhhh, he is fabulous. As I was reading, all I could think of was she need to have him on Craftsy. Who knew at the bottom of the post, you have us his face. Thank you thank you. I think I must have vone of vem for meself! :-)

Debra Kay Neiman said...

Love this, especially the vampire rats.
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Cloud 9 said...

Great project, love your vampire! I'm also a fan of Ann Rice and have read all her vampire books.

jan said...

I love your vampire, rack and rats! great job. sweet of your hubby to make that for you.
Thanks for sharing.
xo jan

sandra said...

What a vonderful job you did on your very wicked looking vampire. Tell your hubby he did a vonderful job on the quilt stand.

MoeWest said...

You did a wonderful job on the vampire and rats! The quilt stand is pretty fabulous too! I think I'm most creeped out by the vampire rats.

Marian said...

LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, did I say how much I LOVE IT!!... well... I LOVE IT!! :)

Farm Quilter said...

Your vampire is adorable! Love your new quilt hanger...need to find someone to make me one like it!! Fab :)

DeAnna S said...

Very cute and creative. Thanks for sharing.

Angelia Lanouette said...

I just wanted to Thank You for the template for Mystat....he is just vonderful!! I love the rats too! anglanouette at gmail dot com

Vickie said...

Omgosh ! LOVE LOVE your vampire and fat juicy rats ! Awesome job Carla ! Great photos as well.

ytsmom said...

I love this! You and Hubby are quite the talented pair. Love the rats, too!

gpc said...

VERY Vicked! Love the rats, too. Fearfully creative!

Michelle said...

I love his expression!

Linda J said...

wow, Carla. What a creepy rendition of Dracula. You were really getting into it!

Michele said...

Vy he is simply marvelous my dear.

Janarama said...

OMG ...Dracula, the vampire rats, the stand ... all fabulous! Fantastic job.

Jeanne Gwin said...

Wicked scarey guy. Thanks for scaring me this morning.

Carol said...

Vellll done, he is one scary and wicked looking vampire...love it!

Suze said...

What a fun stop on the hop! Your dialect reminded me of a boss I had in my early career - he was from Estonia. Except he pronounced v's as w's. They had a daughter about the time I had my son. They named her Eva. It was so funnee to hear him talk about Ewa. Thanks for including info about the process. I admire the fact that you created this yourself. I have some creativity and have no artistic ability. I have to take other things and incorporate them together or explain my vision and get someone to draw it for me. I have a BIL who is an artist and when my daughter was at home, she saved my backside a few times when I was in grad school and need art work for projects. Thank you for participating and being a great inspiration. You and your hubby make an awesome team. When I read the name of your blog, I had to laugh. I grew up in the Sticks. I went to a one room school with no running water, so obviously path houses (out houses) and I was the only girl in my grade. All the other grades had more than one boy and more than one girl. It just turned out that my folks had the only girl born in that age range. Our school was 1-5. We did not have public kindergarten either. We had one junior high and one high school in the county. We didn't think anything about it because it was normal to us. When I went to town to school in 6th grade, I was bored, the teacher gave us time to do our assignments and there wasn't anything to do when I was finished. There was always a class going on in our one room school. So, if you weren't working on an assignment, you listened to the class in the front of the room. Also, our 6th grade teacher went to sleep while we were working independently. People would finally drop books to wake him up. Again, thanks for a laugh, too.

M-R Charbonneau said...

Very cool! You did a wonderful job with this. Love that stand idea with the interchangeable decorations!

Rike B. said...

Really gorgeous! And this little cute rats! :)

Theresa said...

He's a very wicked vampire.

Pieces of Cotton said...

I love it! That is awesome!!

Shannon said...

Ha Ha yes I'm sure all those V's were causing all kinds of wavy lines. Your vampire is so cute!! Good job on him. And the rats, I love their fangs. I too like vampire books.

Brandy Pettit said...

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Ruth Stark said...

His eyes definitely look haunting!