Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Wicked Blog Hop!

It's time to have a wicked good time! A huge Thank you to Madame Samm for another awesome hop and to Wendy at Why Knot Kwilt!  I worked on a few original designs. The first one being a haunted house!  Imagine the little ghouls and goblins that go trick or treating here! I enjoy to embroider and this was a fun project to work on in front of the TV.
After I got the center embroidered then I decided to make a no-waste flying geese border all the way around it.... so here's how I did it.... it's not a new technique, and I certainly can't take credit for it.  But it sure made making tiny flying geese blocks easy and accurate to do! I used 3 fat quarters from Thimbleberries to do my block.
I began by cutting 32  ~  1  7/8" black squares and 8 ~ 3  1/4" orange squares

Lay two black squares on one orange square right sides together and draw a diagonal line from corner to corner, you will sew a 1/4" scant seam on each side of the diagonal line.  (I have the diagonal marked here)

Sewing on the lines....

Then cut apart....

Iron... to the dark side....

Then lay a black square on your triangle section, again mark 1/4" seam on each side of the diagonal.

I have a stack of them to do to make a border!

Sew on the 1/4" seam line....

Cut apart....

iron... iron to the dark side....this will make 1" x 2" flying geese (1  1/2" x 2  1/2")

Then I trim my embroidery piece down ....

8 flying geese blocks will form the border on each side....

I fussy cut the corner blocks for the border.


Border is all pieced and the block is now ready to quilt.
All quilted
Sewing on the binding....
It's time to welcome the Trick or Treaters!!!

I didn't just stop there, I also made this cute mug rug. 'Frankie'

I also made a skeleton mug rug. I call this fellow 'Mr. Bones'.  I love his candy corn nose. I love candy corn!

I was planning on giving a  copy of Halloween house as a prize, but I'm still trying to write it! But I do have directions for both 'Mr. Bones' and 'Frankie'. So Wilson and I will pick two lucky winners for both patterns. To win... leave me a comment on your favorite Halloween treat. I love candy corn mixed with peanuts. For a second chance to win, be a happy follower and let me know that you are. Wilson and I will draw our lucky winners on Halloween! Yep Halloween! We have all sorts of treats to give away on Halloween!
I get to share today with these talented quilters!

Quilt Doodle Doodles (You are here!)

Happy Halloween!

178 comments:

  1. Candy corm is my favorite treat!

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  2. It has to be chocolate...anything chocolate for me!

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  3. Wonderful stitchery for your center! Love Frankie - he's the beast!

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  4. I love your mini quilt. It's just gorgeous. I love how you have quilted it. I don't have any special Halloween treats as we don't celebrate it here in Australia. But I love seeing all the wonderful Halloween posts in blogland.

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  5. I love your mug rugs they are reall sweet and I love the quilt too - great tutorial there and I would love a chance to win those fabulous patterns - thank you so much for sharing.

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  6. Love your mug rugs, so great. Love any kind of chocolate. Thanks forthe giveaway.

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  7. Love your haunted house and the tutorial on the flying geese. The mug rugs are so darling! My favorite Halloween candy are the mini candy bars! Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway.

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  8. Frankie can come live with us! Mr Bones! Boy my daughter would love him. She is a skeleton collector. Great tutorial. Love the little scene in the middle so cute.

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  9. Love your mug rugs, they're wonderfully wicked as is your halloween house.

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  10. You mug rugs are so cute, love them! And your wall hanging as well! thanks for sharing

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  11. Love your quilt! Are they really geese or are they secretly bats flying on the edge there? I am in love with Franky! We don't do Halloween here, but generally I love, love LOVE chocolate!

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  12. as long as it's chocolate I'll eat it, thanks.

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  13. Love the Quilt and mug rugs they are so cute. Thanks for the Tutorial and sharing. Love any candy but liquorice spiders are great! I am already a follower. Susie x

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  14. I love you stitchery-block, just gorgeous, thanks for sharing.
    The MugRugs are very wicked too ☺
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente - Germany

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  15. I´m going to follow you, hope to velcome you to my blog too.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Bente

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  16. Thanks for sharing your lovely stitchery block. And I love your mug rugs too.
    Britt-Inger in Sweden

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  17. Your project is wonderful and so creative. Thank you for sharing your wickedness today!

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  18. I love your mini quilt! Thank you for sharing and for the great giveaway!
    I love 'flying saucers'

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  19. I love Mr Bones! lol And since Halloween is my favorite holiday, I need that pattern.

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  20. I love embroidery and just adore your little quilt! And Mr. Bones - he is just too cute. I'd love to have the pattern for him. :) blessings, marlene

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  21. I forgot to tell my favorite candy, so I became a follower too! I love the candy corn that is pumpkin shaped

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  22. Favorite use to be Candy Corn but now that thier is Halloween Peeps--What else can I say!!! I am following!

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  23. I love your block, the embroidery is lovely! I don't think we have dedicated Halloween treats over here - I have seen some green Cadbury's Creme eggs, but I don't like the normal ones so haven't tried them!

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  24. Beatiful stitching Cyndi..you were certainly at on our top today...pleased as a cauldrons brew that you played along with us

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  25. I love all your stitching. Frankie is just sew cute and I do like Mr. Bones and the candy corns.

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  26. We don´t have HalloweenCandy here in Sweden, but I´ve seen those candycorn and would love to taste one some day!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  27. Reeses Peanut Butter Cups are delightful, but pretty much anything with chocolate is a winner in my book.

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  28. Love that skeleton and your halloween house is beautiful with the candy corn ring!!

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  29. Thanks for the tutorial, great block for the table stand. Treats, anything chocolate is wonderful. Thanks for the give away. aurea.gillis@gmail.com

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  30. I am already a follower and enjoy your blog very much.

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  31. Sweet! Love your mug rugs! I am pretty much a sugar addict, and this time of year I lean toward butterfingers and snickers. I eat the little ones and pretend that they don't count!

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  32. Your projects are just sew cute. Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway.

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  33. Wonderful projects and thanks for the tute on the flying geese. My favorite Halloween candy is the candy corn with chocolate flavor on the bottom row.

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  34. Great Wicked projects! Your embroidery pattern is too cute and I really love Frankie. I also like candy corn and peanuts! Love sweet and salty treats!

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  35. Hi, I'm a new follower (officially) have been stopping by irregularly for a while now. Anyway, love your block and the mug rugs. My favorite halloween treat would be anything chocolate with nuts. Thanks for hopping and sharing.

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  36. I love your little embroidery , that is so cute and so wicked ,thanks for sharing your tutorial and for the chance at the giveaway. I am a follower and my favorite candy would be chocolate anything;-)

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  37. Your block is great but those mugrugs are precious!

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  38. What great blocks and mug rugs! I really love what you created. Favorite Halloween treat would have to be PB Cups. Or York Peppermint Patties. Or... :)

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  39. Good morning Cindy, your parade of wicked blocks are just the cutest....of course the Haunted House stitchery block is my favorite but your Frankie and Mr. Bones are super cute too. Thanks for sharing...oh..my favorite Halloween candy is the candy corn and peanuts too. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  40. What a great way of combining stitchery and quilting. Thanks for sharing.
    I'd love to participate in your give away.
    Best regards
    InGa

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  41. Oooooo, such fun wicked projects! I love your mug rugs and haunted house--perfect Halloween designs. :O) I love candy corn.

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  42. you have done a wickedly good job with your quilts ......and I would love to have mr bones and frankie come and live with my patterns ..... oh the cute quilt they would make ...
    thanks for sharing
    in stitches

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  43. great project!!!! I still like the old kisses

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  44. I love your stitchery and your mug rugs are adorable! I like any kind of candy, preferably chocolate. I seem to only get the $100,000 bar, so that always reminds me of Halloween. We often have a party and my kids request "cat poop cookies" so that is another favorite at our house!

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  45. love the mug rugs, they are adorable. candy apples are my fav this time of year!

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  46. I also love embroidery and yours is just perfect for a Halloween block! Great job!
    My favorite Halloween candy is candy corn, unless Butterfingers count!

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  47. How cute are those mug rugs! I love the embroidery too and would love to know where to get the pattern or did you design it? Great blog hop!

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  48. I love to have my Bday party on Halloween since its on Nov 1st.

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  49. I am a follower and having fun making other items I have downloaded from your PP tutorials

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  50. Thanks so much for the great designs. I love the mug rugs!

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  51. I can't eat candy anymore but as a kid I loved the junior mints. I love your blocks. They are awesome.

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  52. Yes I am a follower. Great site!

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  53. I am a new follower by e-mail. This is what I love about blog hops. I get to find all kinds of new blogs to read.

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  54. I'm not just a happy follower, I'm an ecstatic follower :)

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  55. I love your patterns, Frankie is so cute ;O)
    Thank you for the chance

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  56. My favorite Halloween treat was and is popcorn balls made with Cane's.

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  57. My favorite Halloween treat is Hershey kisses in the fall colors. I really love any of the candies that are all dressed up for Halloween. I love your block, I always like a combination of pieced and embroidered projects. And I love your patterns, They are so happy looking.

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  58. oh, i just love frankie and mr. bones, so please count me in the draw! my favorite treat is cupcakes with candy corn on top -- so yummy! thank you for this sweet giveaway!

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  59. Gorgeous block. i love that flying geese technique. It is great. Thanks for the oportunity on the draw. bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  60. I love the little chocolate bars - they don't seem so sinful...... I am a follower.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  61. I need to try that technique, thank you! Your house is so wonderful. Let us know when it is ready. Super cute Frankie and Mr Bones. I love Butterfingers!

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  62. WOW!!! Thank you soo much for sharing your tutorial on flying geese..I think I can do this now :) Your block is gorgeous :)

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  63. I just learned about the candy corn and peanuts last year! YUMMY! I absolutely love your patterns! I hope that all three will be available if I don't win!

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  64. Thanks for sharing the flying geese tutorial. I'm going to give this a try today. The mug rugs are so darn cute! My favorite halloween candy is mini Tootise Rolls. I always buy two bags, one for the trick or treaters and one for me.

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  65. Hi!!! Very WICKED blocks!!! Thanks for the WICKED tute!!! I like caramel apple suckers, but they are hard to find so candy corn!!! I am a follower!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  66. I love the old fashioned peanut butter logs.
    lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  67. my favorite are peanut butter pumpkins!

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  68. I am a new follower and can't wait to see more of your creative talent at work!

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  69. Cute, Cute, Cute projects. I love caramel apple suckers and anything chocolate.

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  70. Love your Haunted House embroidery pattern! Frankie and Mr. Bones must come so they still have a home!

    Seldom do I see a Haunted House pattern that is to die for, but yours is definitely is a blue ribbon winner!

    Thanks so much for sharing your talents and a chance to win some wonderful patterns!

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  71. I hope you are going to make your pattern available to purchase! I really think it a must for any Halloween project.

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  72. Great projects, thanks for sharing them! Favorite Halloween candy...hands down it is the chocolate marshmallow pumpkin from Sees candy! It's a tradition at our house!

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  73. Rosemary B here:
    AWWWW I love Frankie and the Skeleton mug rugs the best, but that cutie little banner is also adorrrrable. Oh my goodness
    Well done and super cute
    thanks for sharing

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  74. I love you little wall hanging. The embroidery is beaitiful and the border makes it pop!! The mug rugs are wonderful!! Thanks for sharing!! My favorite Halloween treats are rockets!! Love those!! I need to keep them out of the house! Lol!!!!

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  75. Cindy-Love all your work. Thanks for the No-waste flying geese tutorial-you just shortening my sewing time and saved me some fabric, but now I'll have to make a sample and adjust to the size I need. From California, thanks for sharing.

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  76. So cute. I want my very own!! Thanks for sharing a great technique!

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  77. Great embroidery and thanks for the tutorial, too. Frankie and Mr Bones are too cute! Thanks for hopping along with us today and sharing your projects.

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  78. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us! You are very talented.

    My favorite Halloween treat is also candy corn and peanuts. My second favorite is popcorn balls.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  79. I am a happy new follower of yours!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  80. Cindy, love the stitchery & the rugs. Super cute! Have you tried candy corn m&m's? Had some this weekend.

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  81. For sure I'm a happy old follower. I just love all the blog hops.

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  82. Gosh I don't know about favorite Halloween treat, but I know that one of my favorite fall treats is caramel apples and popcorn balls. Thanks. Happy Halloween.

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  83. Anything chocolate is my favorite Halloween treat. Your block and mug rugs are so cute.

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  84. I,also,like anything chocolate. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  85. I am a follower. I like how you tell us to"press to the dark side". Love all your blocks and mug rugs. They are Spook-tackular.

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  86. very wicked thanks for sharing!

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  87. very nice block! But my favourite is the mug rug Frankie! Its so cute :)

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  88. Reese's peanut butter cups for me. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  89. Thanks for the tutorial. The mug rugs are so very cute!

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  90. The kids have to keep their chocolate away from me or it will mysteriously disappear.

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  91. These are so wickedly CUTE :D

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  92. I like your wicked stitchery and those witchy flying geese, absolutely awesome! Great mugrugs, thanks for sharing!

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  93. Everything is wonderful. Would love to win the patterns. Thanks for the no wasre flying geese tut.
    I am a follower.

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  94. Once again you have made some really cute things here! I love the mug rugs but then again I always love your mug rugs! Especially the kits where all I have to do is put them together! Thanks for a chance to win the 2 patterns!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  95. Love the hanging and the mug rugs, would love to win the patterns! :)

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  96. I think your Halloween mini quilt and mug rugs are wicked! I like the little chocolate bars that are available for Halloween.

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  97. I'm a follower. Thanks for a chance to win your mug rug patterns.

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  99. I love Frankie and Mr Bones!!! And that is one WICKED, wicked house stitch pattern!!! ALL Very WICKED Halloween quilty things here and a wonderful Flying Geese tutorial too!! Is a great one, because although not new like you said, many still have not seen them done like that, GOOD JOB!! you'll have more people in love with no waste flying geese. Not positive but think the first time I saw it, Billie Lauder did it on Alex Anderson's show YEARS ago. But have no idea who came up with it, Billie or someone else. Have seen Eleanor Burns do it that way too, before she invented a ruler. :) Love all Your WICKED stitching!!!! on to the next Haunting!!!

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  100. Sorry - I didn't know my deleting would leave a gap. I realized that I did answer your question - I would say candy corn is my favorite halloween candy. And I just love Frankie - my granddaugher would be thrilled if I made either one for her. Thank you

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  101. What a fabulous pattern! It came out great! I love it!

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  102. My favorite Halloween treat (actually all year round) are Tootsie Rolls...so yummy! Love your Halloween mini quilt (especially the embroidery) and your cute mug rugs! TFS and thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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  103. I love the fabrics you have used in all your minis. Frankie is neat! Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate.

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  104. My favorite treat is carmel apples.

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  105. I have been a follower for awhile. Love your blog.

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  106. wonderful blocks!!
    I love candy corn (well shoot, I love all Halloween candy!) Chocolate!! Caramel apples, popcorn balls--how to choose?

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  107. What great blocks! Good job.
    my favorite treat has always been candy apples.Happy Halloween!
    cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  108. OMG.. I love your quilt with the halloween house, that is a amazing design. i also love making stitcheries !!
    Mr. Frankie and Mr. Bones are wonderful too !

    About the treats ... I never had candy corns because overhere you can't buy them, but last year a very nice "Wicked" lady (Wendy) send me a bag because she said ... veryone has to try them once LOL.
    And when I get them .... I was hooked !!! They are the best treat that is hihihi... I like them.

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  109. Those are adorable mug rugs! Makes me wish the Halloween season was a month longer! My favorite treat is caramel apples! As a kid it was candy apples. Somehow as I got older I switched to caramel. Though I won't turn down a candy one :)

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  110. Love the tutorial and the mug rugs!

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  111. Great projects! I love the little chocolate bars!

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  112. love your projects....Wilson is so cute. would love to win the directions for your mug rug, especially Frankie...BTW, I love that snowman blog header...I love Butterfingers...in fact, they are sitting right in front of me....

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  113. Have you tried the new caramel apple Milky Ways? However Pumpkin Reese Cups always win out with me! and I love your embroidery geese block, and again with the however your mug rugs are TOO TUTE! Wilson-pick me I have doggie treats! B-)

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  114. My favorite Halloween treat is spiced apple cider with a splash of rum!

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  115. My favorite Halloween Trest are Butterfinger candies.

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  116. I just love the Reese's peanut butter cups - hands down my favorite candy. Thanks for the chance to win these cute patterns.

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  117. I follow your blog via email link. Thanks for the chance to win your cute patterns.

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  118. Your projects are awesome!! Carmel apples are my favorite fall treat, not sure that's Halloween! I like Frankie! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  119. I have a weakness for Aero bars! awolk at rogers dot com

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  120. Loved those super cute mug rugs!! Love candy corns!!

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  121. I am a GFC follower! awolk at rogers dot com

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  122. Those mug rugs are totally wicked! Love it! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  123. Love those mug rugs and your embroidered block is wonderful!!

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  124. Great blocks. I love that wicked spooky house and loved all the flying geese around it. The mug rugs are just as wicked!!

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  125. I have been following you with Google Reader.

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  126. I follow you via email
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  127. I love candy corn pumpkins

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  128. I used that was of making FG last weekend and I was so confused! But now that I know how it is way easier!

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  129. Oooh, anything chocolate, but especially Snickers. I think Mr. Bones is just to die for!

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  130. Beautiful work on your block! I so admire those who can do stitching ... and then all of your flying geese :) Sweet! As for your mug rugs ... what a treat!! Love Frankie! I love candy corn at Halloween time and am thankful they only come at halloween time as I eat sooo many :) Great work!

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  131. Finally after re-reading the instructions, I understood how you were making your flying geese! Good tute. And lovely block. Thanks for sharing. Give me a Mars bar or Twix bar anytime.... I usually snatch those from my kids bags!

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  132. Love those coffe crisp bars, then cheesiest. Mmm. The mug rugs a frightfully cute.

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  133. I love your "Frankie" He is Wickedly cute! I am also partial to peanuts and candy corn.

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  134. Thank you for the great flying geese tutorial! I love all of your blocks. My favorite Halloween treat are those caramel apple lollypops yumm. It was fun sharing the day with you.

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  135. Love your embroidery and wall hanging! My favorite treat are reeses cups, minis, bigs, everything reeses :)

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  136. I love your projects, especially the embroidery! Nice work!

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  137. Your block is beautiful. Your embroidery is very neat. And I must say that I truly enjoyed reading your tutorial. Thank you

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  138. Thank you for always ALWAYS getting together with Wilson and showing up what you two cooked up in your witchy cauldron. I am a follower, of course.

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  139. I like snickers and Frankie is very cute!! Thanks. Vivian

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  140. Oh my goodness, those mug rugs are adorable! My favorite Halloween candy is candy corn. I'm a full grown adult with grandkids even and I still occasionally make myself sick by eating too much candy corn!

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  141. I love chocolate! But here's the catch... I don't wait till just halloween! I eat it all year! LOL

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  142. I am with you on the candy corn!! love it!

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  143. I love candy corn and peanuts too! And any leftover chocolate!

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  144. I am a follower! I love Frankie, he's so cute!!

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  145. Pretty much anything chocolate or caramel works for me.
    Thanks for the chance to win one of your lovely patterns.

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  146. Your stitchery design is great and I just love mug rugs of any sort. The skeleton one is particularly cute. If I were to celebrate Halloween I would eat only pumpkin dessert things. I love pumpkins.

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  147. Yup, I like candy corn and salted peanuts too!!

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  148. That embroidery is so fun! I just adore those mug rugs too! SO playful! My favorite Halloween treat is candy corn too but I can't get behind you on the nuts bit. I'm not really a nuts fan.

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  149. Wish I could take more time to embroider, this is lovely. I really like the two mug rugs. Soooo cute!!

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  150. What cute projects. I love the embroidery. I am a candy corn and cashew lover.

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  151. What great work,,as always! Thanks for the flying geese tutorial,,I've only tried them a couple of times, and none this way. Thanks for sharing.

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  152. Great job! I love the little mug rugs, very nicely done!

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  153. My favorite are those little candy pumpkins that R only available at this time of year. Love your mug rugs!

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  154. Oooooh! Wicked wonderful, Cindy! The mug rugs are fantastic. Chocolate is my fave...Yum! Then there's licorice. sigh. Does my sweet tooth show much? lol

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