Thursday, October 29, 2015

A Wicked Day! (10/25/2012)

Hello everyone!  Welcome to AnnieOak Designs' day on the Wicked Blog Hop - I am very excited to share what I put together for you.

First, I want to say Thank You to Madam Samm and Wicked Wendy for organizing and hosting this Wicked Blog Hop.  Click here for the whole schedule - all 8 days worth of some wickedness that is scary great! 
I am sharing this Frightful Friday with the following bloggers. 
AnnieOak Designs  <---That's MEEEEEEEEEE!
Make sure you visit all their freaky-cool sites and leave some bloggy love!
When Madam Samm and Wendy announced this blog I jumped at it.  Thinking I would do some creepy-crawlies and bats on a wall hanging, I set out looking for some ideas and patterns. mind kept going back to a play I had heard about.  You guessed it, "Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz".  Now, I had and still have, only HEARD about it.  Never seen it, never read the book, never even checked it out on the web.
While looking for my creepies and crawlies, I came across this book from That Patchwork Place, Spellbinding Quilts: Wizards, Witches and Magical Characters to Paper Piece.  Uh, can you saw right up my alley????  So, I bought the e-version and flipped through the patterns for some inspiration.  There were a couple of neat little configurations, but nothing really jumped out at me.
Back to the Wicked Musical image searches.  And BAM!  There was a great selection of photos of the background and this dragon.
And there was this photo of the two witches.
I had the inspiration and the ideas, so off I went to my graph paper and after drafting a quick sketch of what I "wanted" to do, I headed off to Fabric Depot.  Remember the post where I gave you a sneaky-peaky of the Boo-ty I got there?

Here is what I came up with for the dragon.

And Glinda, the Good Witch of the South.

And Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West.

They all went together for a quick quilty snap-shot of the stage and the Wicked name.

I did FMQ on the entire thing and had a blast doing it.  There is echoing,

 some regular meandering and some angular meandering

and scales on the dragon.

The back looks just as cool as the front, don't you think?

Now, what is a blog hop without a giveaway right?  I am going to be giving away 6 fat quarters of orange and black fabrics to one lucky winner to help celebrate the end of the Wicked Blog Hop and Halloween (oh and the fact that the Beavers are 6-0 right now!).
All you have to do is:
1.  Leave a comment on your favorite Oz character (Wicked or Wizard of Oz).
2.  For a second entry, be a follower and let me know!
Please, please, please: No-Reply Bloggers make me sad, sad, sad.  I love all of your comments and when I can't reply back (or send a great giveaway gifty), I get sad.  Booh.  So, leave your email if you are a No-Reply Blogger and actually want a shot at the giveaway.  I'll ship anywhere - all my followers rock!  I'll pick a winner 1 November.
So, remember to visit all the other Frightful Friday bloggers and leave bloggy-love.  And make sure you come back on Nov 1 to see if you won the giveaway!!!
woof woof meow

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