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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Top it Off with Witchy Stitchy

Welcome
to
the first day of the
Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop.

I'm happy to kick things off with
my
little
Witchy Stitchy Witchy.



I love Halloween, but no one does Halloween projects like Carol at Just Let Me Quilt.
She is perfect to lead us on this spooky journey.
Thank you, Carol, for inviting me to join this super fun blog hop!


My stitching for the hop is pulling double duty.


You see,
I am an Island Batik Ambassador for 2019
and every month there is an ambassador challenge.
The Island Batik Ambassador Challenge
this month is
"Top it Off"
with
either a holiday table topper or runner that includes applique.


So I combined the hop and challenge and today I present to you,
Stitchy Witchy
my Halloween table runner.


Look at all the little helpers I had to stitch up my 
12" x 42" table runner.

I created the pattern with Electric Quilt. 
Next, I pieced the pumpkin blocks with
Island Batik Foundation fabrics.

Then the stitching witches were 
appliqued with Island Batik stash fabrics 
and
my favorite fabric adhesive,


(no tracing!)

I stitched around my little witches with Aurifil 50 wt thread #4225 with a blanket stitch and the quilting is meandering leaves.  The rest is a meandering stitch with Aurifil 50 wt #2150.

Hobbs provided the Ambassadors with batting
and I chose to use the Heirloom Natural Cotton Batting for the Witchy Stitchy table runner.


I had so much fun choosing the 
Witchy Stitchy outfits
with the bright and colorful


Each witch is colored differently and each one is stitching with a line of thread
that was triple stitched by machine.


Be sure to visit the other bloggers posting
for the Witchy Stitchy
Blog Hop today.

October 7
Creatin' in the Sticks You are HERE!

You can find the complete schedule over at Just Let Me Quilt


You can find the full list of Island Batik ambassadors posting for the 
Top it Off Challenge by clicking HERE.


If you would like the Stitchy Witchy pattern, it is available in my Etsy Shop.
Click HERE for the pattern.

Have a little Stitchy Witchy magic
and
Have a happy Halloween!


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63 comments:

Karrin Hurd said...

Great table runner, especially the witches!

teachpany said...

That is so adorable! I love that the witches are helping you finish. Such a great idea.

CathieJ said...

I found you blog through the blog hop. I love your table runner!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Fabulous runner! The batiks work really well, and your witches are so much fun.

Carol said...

Love this table runner!! Your stitchy witches are really cute! I feel sorry for the one hanging from the top trying to stitch. Ha! Nice touch of humor there.

works4me said...

Fa-boo-lous table runner. I love your witches and am really happy that you plan on making a pattern as I was going to ask. :)

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

I love your witchy stitchy table runner Carla! Those batik fabrics make it shine too!

Denise :) said...

Carla, this is a really darling little piece! Your witches have such personality ... great job!!! :)

Leah said...

I live this! The witches play on the pumpkins perfectly!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

adorable little witches trying to climb up the pumpkins.
I love this Carla

Carol S. said...

I love those little witches hanging around on your table runner and they look so pretty (creepy pretty, of course) in the batiks! When you figure out how to conjure up extra time, please clue me in. Thank you, sweet friend, for sharing your Witchy Stitchy talent with us!

Vicki in MN said...

Very creative, love those little witches!

tink's mom said...

What a wonderfully upbeat take on the queens of the holiday. Each one is cuter than the next. I love the climber.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Great table runner. You have the greatest ideas.

BarefootThunder said...

this is spook-tacular �� looking forward to the pattern.

For the love of geese said...

Too cute, love you witches.

Helen Bowie said...

I love your choice of colors, the little witches are too cute!

Deb M said...

Wow, just wow!!! Love your table runner!

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

This is wonderful! Love the stitchin witches!

Shirley said...

I love your witches. They are so unique!

Rebecca said...

Hope to see a pattern for this one.

Abbigail said...

So cute!

tac73 said...

This is absolutely adorable! The colors and stitches are perfect. Thank you for sharing it.

Quilting Tangent said...

It would be nice to be able to call on these helpers.

Susan said...

Very, very cute!!

Rosemary said...

One of the cutest Halloween toppers!! Hope you get that pattern made cause I'm standing in line!! Thank you for sharing it ... Adorable

Charlene McCain said...

Cutest witchy table topper ever! Your color choices are perfect and really pop against the pumpkin background. Great job!! Hope you offer the pattern - I would love to make one of these.

ShirleyC said...

Carla, you always do the neatest things! This is so adorably cute!

Kathleen said...

That is a great runner and I am so pleased you did the 2-fer-1! This is going to be one fun hop!

Lori Smanski said...

this is so cute. i love that they are doing the halloween dance.

B. Lee said...

I love this!! Great job! If you do put out a pattern, please let me know!

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

the witches look so busy :) how adorable~

Sharon said...

Love it! You have such great creative ideas. :o)

Barb said...

Perfect for both Island Batik and the hop...love it

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Awww, Carla! Those cute witches stitching are perfect for this blog hop - and I love the "clothes" you picked for them! Island Batiks are the best!

Farm Quilter said...

Adorable table runner!! Love your witches!!

Emily said...

Those witches look like they are having a good time! Fun runner!

Sharon L. said...

I love the pumpkins and witches table runner. It is just too cute and the colors are perfect.

Kathy H said...

What a fun Halloween table runner. Cute little witches.

sharon g said...

love the orange and purple theme. The orange is gorgeous!

Anna brown said...

Very very cute love your idea and the colors are so cool.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Dix in Canada said...

Love your runner with the witches helping you finish, such a great idea. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

Nancy said...

Your runner is sooooo cute. I am going to have to try the EZ Print Lite for applique. Your appliques are always just right.

Kathleen said...

This is so cute! Looks like a lot of work and your applique stitches are beautiful. Don't know that I'd have the patience for all those pieces myself but I'd give it a go cuz it's so cute!
Kathleen -- kakingsbury at verizon dot net

lynn said...

This is Hallowe'en purrfect!

Calicojoan said...

OMG!!! This is so affordable! I’m in Halloween heaven!

Scrapatches said...

This is so cute. You are sew creative and talented, Carla ... :-) Pat

Danice G said...

Oh I love your table runner! The witches really make it unique.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love all the little witchies in your pumpkin patch.

Sandra C. said...

Will there be a pattern coming soon? This is really cute and I would like to make one this month if possible.
Sandra

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Very cute!! xx

Inge Lie said...

Nice - nice it is sooooooo nice. I love it.

Unknown said...

I love this table runner. So glad you're planning on making a pattern for it. Is there some way that you will be letting people know about it? I would LOVE to get a copy of this pattern. Love the humor of it as well as the design of it. So glad I found your blog through the blog hop!

Pamela said...

That witch is soo cute! What a fun table runner!

Mary Ann said...

This is the cutest thing I have seen in a while. Just friggin love it.Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Barb said...

Thanks for all the ideas and the blog hop--Halloween projects are a favorite of mine!!
barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Love the Stitching Witches! I would love to have the pattern for them if you get it done to share.

Anita said...

Your witches are so adorable!

Danette said...

Love how the witches are jumping around. You must have some wonderful table runners, quilts, etc around your house!

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

What a sweet runner and your witches are so whimsical and playful! It's perfect :)

-Soma

Sherry said...

Your work is always such an inspiration. Love this project as well.

beaquilter said...

such a fun runner!

Marian said...

Absolutely Darling Carla... I am loving the idea of bringing piecing and applique together more and more, it's a great combo.