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Monday, September 19, 2022

The Magical Needle - Queen of Gadgets Blog Hop and Giveaway

Welcome
to
the first day of the
Queen of Gadgets Blog Hop.

I'm happy to kick things off with
The Magical Needle.


Carol of Just Let Me Quilt invited bloggers to make a project with a favorite sewing tool
and
tell exactly why we love it.

What better tool to start the hop with than the foundation for all sewing, the magical needle?

Thank you, Carol, for inviting me to join this super fun blog hop!


I think the sewing needle is certainly the queen of all gadgets and has been around since pre-historic times.  There are so many types of sewing needles and if you can understand the size of a needle, you have accomplished something.  
Who decided the sizing of needles???
  The larger the number the smaller the needle?

My witch really likes a big needle!


She is stitching to get ready for Halloween
and
is joining my Stitchy Witchy table runner witches...


You can find that pattern HERE.

"The Magical Needle" witch pattern is the sitting down witch from the runner,
 only I enlarged her and made a very large needle.


After all, it's about the gadgets this week.

Check out the others sharing gadgets today:

September 19
Creatin' in the Sticks (you are here)

Here is the rest of the schedule:

September 20
 
September 21
 
September 22
 
September 23


I'm sure you will find all kinds of useful gadgets on this adventure.
Cross my heart and hope to die,
Stick a needle in my eye...




Carol's Creepy Bunny has stopped by and asked me to share a surprise!


Ready for a giveaway?
Benartex generously offered this fun bundle of "Halloween Spirit" fat quarters!
One lucky winner!
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One entry per person.


54 comments:

GranChris said...

My grandsons would love a quilt made from this fabric. It would be a wonderful surprise.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Well you are so right - where would we be in our sewing rooms without needles?! Cute project! xx

Jayne said...

I would love to make placements

Charlotte M. said...

I haven't made a Halloween quilt in years and lately have been thinking it would be fun to make another one for my daughter's family as they love halloween so much.

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Great project! The witches table runner and the single witch are all so cute.

Kathy S. said...

Very cute and colorful.

Vicki in MN said...

I love the big magical needle, I bet she can get a lot of sewing done!! I would use it in table runners or a wall hanging.

Kathy S. said...

I'd make a quilt for our son. He loves to decorate for different holidays.

Quilting Tangent said...

Cute witch with her huge needle. I would make a Halloween quilt. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Calicojoan said...

Oh my goodness, your projects have captured my Halloween lovin heart! The magic needle is so stinkin cute and at my age having an eye that big would be a huge plus! LOL!! Thanks for sharing your creative talents with us. I do believe my table may just need a new runner this Halloween! hehehehe

Carol said...

We have to have a needle or there is no sewing! I think you must have figured out the queen of gadgets for sure, Carla! I love your witch with the needle and little pumpkin quilt! The witchy table runner is amazing too!

Annie said...

Carla!...how cute ALL your hand stitching witches are! Perfect decor for the home of a sewist. Now you remind me that I forgot to put a needle in the border of my wall quilt. I love that your stitching witch has stitched herself a pumpkin for carving. I love seeing all the colors of Halloween in your post!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

I love your witch but I'm a bit scared of her needle lol!

Rebecca said...

To me a magical needle rates right up there with the magical seam ripper!!!
Love the colors in the runner

Sharon said...

Your little witch is great! I wonder what she will make with her big needle.

Kathy H said...

What great Halloween projects. I love the colors. Those fat quarters would make great little pillows for decorating.

Sharon Aurora said...

Your project is cute! Never enough needles of all kinds.Keeping track of all the different kinds I need is a task. And yes, the numbering always confuses me.

Carol S. said...

There would be no sewing, by hand or machine, without out those beloved needles. One as big as your witchy one might be a little overwhelming, though! Your quilt is wickedly beautiful and that runner is just the best! Thanks for sharing your gadget!

piecefulwendy said...

I think we all love our magical needles, but your little witch clearly is not going to let go of hers! Cute quilts!

Lori Smanski said...

Oh my but your witch is wonderful. She is going to make a wonderful Halloween project. Thanks so much for sharing and for inspiring.

Sharon said...

I love your Stitchy Witchy!

Debbie McGavock said...

Love your spooky fabric!

sam said...

So true re: the needle. Indeed magical. Your witchy table runners are so cute.

Rebecca said...

As a side note I use to teach a class called Magical Threads...

Karrin Hurd said...

I love Stitchy Witchy, she is adorable. I think I have every kind of magical needle there is, embroidery, Crewel, regular, beading, tapestry, quilting. Thanks for sharing, both of these are wonderful.

tink's mom said...

I'm lovin your witch. She seems to be a master with her most valuable gadget.

Leah said...

Yes, it definitely helps to have the right needle for the right right job! Love your witches!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

This is such a cute pattern, Carla! Thanks for sharing your creation and I agree, needles are SUPER important in our craft!!

Lisa Marie said...

Oh wow, that runner is so cute! I don't decorate much for Halloween but that pattern might make me change it up.

Sewgirl said...

You are always so creative. Love all your Halloween projects!

Unknown said...

What a great block!!! With all of our technology, the needle is really what makes the magic work!

Quilting Gail said...

You're right! We can't sew without needles!

Quilt Doodle Designs said...

Love it!

lynn said...

I was wondering if maybe she has turned in her broom and now will be riding the "magic needle" It looks like a form of transportation Joan. Thanks

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Very cute project!!!

Charlene McCain said...

I need a Magical Needle Witch in my sewing room to keep my needles threaded and sharp! I'm sure there is a spell for that. What a great start to this blog hop. Your quilt is darling, and I love the table runner. Thank you so much for the pattern.

Inflorescencedesigns said...

Beautiful runner and that witch with the large needle is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Kathleen said...

Your Halloween creations are always so much fun! Love this witch with a large needle!

Janarama said...

We can't sew without a needle, but one just a little smaller than the one Stitchy Witchy is holding. Your Stitchy Witchy is too stinkin' cute! Love the bright happy colors used.

thatfabricfeeling.wordpress.com said...

You are right that a needle is a basic requirement. Love the Halloween project. Thanks for sharing the fun and seasonal project.

CyndyL said...

Cute Halloween witch.

Corrie said...

Such a cute quilt, Carla!

Lee said...

What an adorable witch! Needles- we cannot do without them!!

For the love of geese said...

Adorable Carla

Needled Mom said...

The needle is where it all begins. Your little mini is sooo cute. Wonderful job on it too.

LJ said...

I love your magic needle and think your designs are wonderfully creepy, too. Oh, dear, 'stick a needle in my eye', good grief, I hope that never happens!

Kathy E. said...

A sharp needle is certainly basic to any sewing. Every witch needs at least one to keep her cape and bloomers in tip top shape! I always love your creativity!

DS said...

Your needle is the perfect gadget! Without it we could not sew! Love it.

time4stitchn said...

Absolutely adorable witch made with " needles", a great gadget.

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

That witch is as cute as a button. Seeing your quilt immediately brought a smile to my day.

carol said...

Love orange and purples together.

Danice G said...

So true, we all do need needles. The sizing can be confusing though I agree. Your witch quilt is so cute.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

How appropriate. While going through boxes a box was handed to me to go through. All sorts of pieces of paper with needles, all different sizes! My daughter says I officially have enough needles to last a lifetime. If I was a newborn. LOL Love your piece you created, you are so imaginative and talented!

Sandy Panagos said...

That has to be the cutest Halloween witch ever! And I can definitely see why you call Carol's bunny "creepy"!