Something happened between thinking I would have a lot of time and the arrival of October 7th – time goes quickly. Last week, I spent my days in Medford prepping for the show (Wednesday and Thursday). Thursday evening was show setup and Friday and then I was at the show a good part of Friday/Saturday. Sunday, I did take some time to put together a witchy cupcake!
You remember the wicked witch, screeching “I am melting”. I was playing in Electric Quilt 8 * and came up with a cupcake block with the witches hat & broom. Then it dawned on me how to color it as I was now sure who the inspiration was…the wicked witch was melting! Her face was green and when I started playing the cupcake, melted face hat and broom all came together.
Another fun fact is that Margaret Hamilton, who played the wicked witch, spent time in Maine on an island in Maine (just like me). The above picture is of her house and the island, Cape Island. It was affectionately known as “Witch’s Island” because of her taking residence there in the summers. And, another part of the story says that people found her to be unlike the character; she was a sweet natured woman.
A little about the particulars for this block. More often than not I like skipping the tracing step and using fusible sheets for printing – I used the Print N Fuse Printable Fusible Paper*. I assembled the piece on my Goddess Pressing Sheet*. It makes it easy to move everything to the background.
have attached a template if you want to have fun. Both these things seem to speed up the whole process.
There is no final plan yet, but I will gave you the appliqué pieces in case you want to go ahead with making these cupcakes.
I used a 12 1/2″ background and may turn this into a table topper. They are all Island Batiks and this would work for my October project, but I am not sure. It could even be a little door hanging for Halloween; time will tell. [ an afterthought – If you want an 8″ block for a potholder, reduce the printing size to 67%.] Finishing it will be my OMG!
There’s a lot of fun to be had, so have a blast this week following the other bloggers and remember to comment and support the whole dang effort. It is fun to do with you and fun to be a part of this great quilting community. At the bottom of my blog is what I am up to and where I link up…check it out when you have a chance.
Coming Upon the Blog:
Tutorial on Converting Picture to Mosaic in EQ8
Cherry Cosmo – Two Ways & Guild Show Report
Island Batik Challenge
Barn Quilt BOM #3 – 11/6