Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Wicked Blog Hop and Give Away!



Welcome to the Wicked Blog Hop! Chelsey and I have two fun projects to share!

 We are excited around here!  We love this time of year! Our family celebrates Halloween and the harvest season in a big way. About 8 years ago we started a tradition that all our friends and family look forward to every Fall: a harvest party complete with a campfire, food, drinks, and fun for the littles!

I chose to make a table runner for the banquette in the dining room as my blog hop project. A recent remodel in our kitchen gave us a 6 ft banquette that needs some fun embellishment. I found the cutest fabric while on a fabric shopping trip our quilt guild sponsored in September and I knew right away it would be perfect for the Wicked Blog Hop and my table runner.

How fun is this fabric?


 I designed the table runner myself! I wanted to fussy cut the scenes on the fabric and border them kinda wonky, but after putting the squares together I realized how busy it would be if I didn't break it up with something more subdued. So that's where the black cat came in, he's the place to rest your eyes…cuz there's a whole lot of color and crazy going on!



 I added the quilted spider webs for a  little extra fun and halloween flair.


Without further ado, here's my wicked table runner…I hope you like it!!! Chelsey's project is right below mine, make sure you get to see her project too!!


Nini's table runner.
It is 4ft long and really hard for me to photograph the entire quilt!!



Chelsey's Wicked Blog Hop Project!


I made this as a wall hanging but I do believe it could be used as a table runner also!  The design was mine with some help from Nini on the technical end.  This is my first attempt at quilting something other than straight lines and as you can see I need to practice.  However it was fun to make and design and boy did I learn A LOT!

                  Pumpkin Details
Spider Web Details
Reverse Applique Moon

Thanks for checking out our Wicked Blog Hop Projects!

GIVE AWAY!!!!


One lucky follower will win a Snowman Gatherings Moda Charm Pack to help get you started on the next season's projects!



This give away is for new and "old" followers alike! Please follow us and leave a comment letting us know!  If you already follow, let us know that too!  The Wicked Winner will be chosen at midnight on Halloween and announced November 1st!


Make sure you hop over to the other blogs posting today for more Wicked projects!! Here's the line up for today!!

Have a Wicked Week!
~Nini & Chelsey

212 comments:

  1. Love the wicked projects the two of you did! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanx! It's always fun to participate!

      Nini~

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  2. That fabric is adorable! Both of yalls projects are great. Thank you for sharing.
    xo jan

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  3. Both of your projects are fabulous! They are wickedly cute! Love the fussy cut fabric.

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  4. Great runners all around! And Chelsea, your first attempt away from straight line quilting is wonderful! I'm glad you got out of your comfort zone and shared it with all of us. :)

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    1. I agree Karen! Chelsey did a great job! She's really coming along quickly…she's only been quilting since February! Thanx for hopping by!!

      Nini~

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  5. Oh, I saw that fabric at my LQS - just a bit too creepy for me, but made lovely play of it. Good for you in extending your skills and I think you did a great job. Thank you for sharing with us.

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    1. It is a bit creepy…I'm trying to get away from scary Halloween…but I just couldn't resist!!! Thanx for hopping by!

      Nini~

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  6. Oooh they are both fabulous - love the fabrics. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks! We're building skills and having fun…that's what it's all about!!

      Nini~

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  7. Nice. Anyway you better turn you verification off.

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  8. Nini, your table runner looks fantastic! Got to love that ghastly fabric! I have the pink(ish) version patiently waiting for the perfect project! You did well!
    Chelsey, your wall hanging is gorgeous! Where do you need to practice? That spiderweb looks incredible! Thanks for sharing your projects. I love them!

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    1. Why thank you Heleen! It's so nice to hear good things about your work! Chelsey came up with the spider web idea and I had to give it a try too!!

      Nini~

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  9. Love the projects and the fabric is perfect! I'm a new follower.

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    1. Thanx Gypsy! You're entered! So glad you stopped by!

      Nini~

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  10. love your runner and your wall hanging - the spider web quilting is great !

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    1. Leanne, Thank you! We need to build our skills…always looking for fun new things to try..what better Halloween quilting could there be?!

      Nini~

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  11. Your runner is sew awesome. Thanks for sharing

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  12. What cute projects! Love the fabrics on the first piece and the spider web on the second piece is just wonderful.

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    1. Thank you Charlotte. It was fun to try something new!

      Nini~

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  13. Nina I love the Ghastlies fabric and what you have done with it. It is such a hard fabric to find. I already follow you. Thanks for the chance

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    1. Hey Fiesta! You're entered!!! I am liking the Alexander Henry Fabrics…they have a great Victorian Christmas fabric that is so funny too!

      Nini~

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  14. Two wicketly wonderful stitching projects. Cat is perfect addition to the ghastly fabric runner.

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    1. Thank you for visiting! I drew that cat freehand right out of my head, I'm so proud of myself…It's amazing what you can do when you try!!

      Nini~

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  15. Love the quilts!! Gives me some great ideas!!1 I have joined the following on your blog!! Happy Halloween!!!

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    1. Thanx jjthor!! You're entered…good luck!! So glad you found some inspiration!

      Nini~

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  16. The table runner is amazing, just love it as it is so fun. Thanks for a fun giveaway, I follow with GFC,
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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    1. Hi Kay…can't believe the runner is 4ft long! You're entered…good luck! Thanx for stopping by!

      Nini~

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  17. Your creations are great! Perfect for the hop!

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  18. Cute projects! I always love to rest my eyes on a great cat! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie…I'm proud of my cat…I'm thinking other silhouettes are in my future!

      Nini~

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  19. Great projects and I love those fabrics!! Thanks for sharing in the hop!

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    1. Michele, Lancaster, PA has great fabric shops…I always find some fun fabrics that spark my creativity! Thanx for hopping by!

      Nini~

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! We had fun working on them!
      ~Chelsey

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  21. how do you do.....BOOO! wicked projects to boot....

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    1. Thanks for hosting this blog hop! We had a great time! ~Chelsey & Nini

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  22. Darling projects both....very cute way to use that Ghastlie fabric! blessings, marlene

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    1. Thanks! We thought the fabric was pretty great too! ~Chelsey

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  23. Love your projects. That Ghastly fabric is so cute, and so perfect for your table runner. Thanks for sharing. Happy Haunting!

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    1. Thank you for visiting! Happy Harvest! ~Chelsey

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  24. Great projects. Love those color combos!

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    1. The red and gray is great for this project! Thanks for the comment! ~Chelsey

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  25. That fabric is just perfect for this hop and your projects are great. I am a new follower.

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    1. Good luck with the giveaway! Thanks for the lovely comments! ~Chelsey

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  26. I am a new follower! Love your projects. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Welcome to Nini & The Sea! GOod luck with the giveaway! ~Chelsey

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  27. I'm a follower already! Your projects are great! You are both ready for the season!!!

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    1. Thanks Linda! We had a good time making them! ~Chelsey

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  28. Love your kitty cat silhouette - puts me in the mood for Halloween, for sure! I am a new follower.

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    1. I thought Nini did amazing with the cat silhouette! Purrrfect for her project! Good luck in the giveaway! ~Chelsey

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    1. We had fun trying it! Thanks for visiting! ~Chelsey

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  30. I love your runner - the ghastlies are fabulous!
    I'm a happy follower!

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    1. We love the spooky scenes too! Thanks for stopping by! ~Chelsey

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  31. Great projects to both of you.

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    1. Thank you for checking them out! ~Chelsey

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  32. Both projects are beautiful. I love the black cat and the pumpkins sitting on the fence are adorable. I am a new follower by email.

    Thanks.

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    1. So glad you followed! Good luck with the giveaway and thanks for the kind comments! ~Chelsey

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  33. Terrific projects. Great fabric choices.
    Thanks for sharing.
    I am a follower.

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    1. Thank you! We appreciate you stopping by! good luck with the giveaway! ~Chelsey

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  34. I am a new follower and I love the ghastly fabric.

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    1. Thanks so much! Best of luck in the giveaway! ~Chelsey

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  35. I love both of your projects. Chelsey you did a great job for your first attempt at free motion quilting. Keep it up.
    tvbart@charter.net

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    1. Thank you so much for the encouragement! I will definitely be practicing! ~Chelsey

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  36. Great projects!! I love Halloween decorations!! I am a new follower ;)

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    1. Welcome to Nini & The Sea! Thanks for visiting and good luck with the giveaway! ~Chelsey

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  37. Love your projects. Thanks so much for sharing

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  38. Thank you for sharing. I love how you did the runner. I am a new followere

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    1. I think Nini's runner is hauntingly fabulous! Thanks for the comment and good luck in the giveaway! ~Chelsey

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  39. I love all the things you have shown us here! Great job!

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    1. So glad you liked them! Thanks for stopping by! ~Chelsey

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  40. Both projects are so cool! Great job!!

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  41. What great projects! I love that fabric, so many ideas come to mind.

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    1. Glad you found some inspiration! We had a great time with them! ~Chelsey

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  42. Cute cute cute I started following.

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    1. Glad you followed us Debbie! Good luck with the giveaway! ~Chelsey

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  43. What a neat table runner and that fabric is so.....,wicked!!

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  44. Your table runner quilt is Ghastlie and I adore it! Fun Halloween wall hanging. Thank you for Wicked hopping. BOO-tiful...

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    1. We had a wicked time with this one! Thanks for stopping by! ~Chelsey

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  45. Your table runner is great and I love the fabric and the cat which is so appropriate for being wicked. Thanks for sharing!

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  46. What a sweet...I mean Ghastly table runner!!! Love the black Cat and spider web!
    and oh my...the pumpkins on the fence was ADORABLE too...Great job ladies!!!

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    1. Thanks Lana! We are enjoying the fall season! Good luck with the giveaway! ~Chelsey

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  47. and I am a follower...meant to say that above.

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  49. Ladies, you did great on your projects. Thanks for sharing on this great hop. BTW, I am a new follower via email.

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    1. The blog hop was so much fun! Best of luck in the giveaway! ~Chelsey

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  50. I am a new email follower. Love your tablerunner, even if you couldn't get it all in the pic...and love the pumpkin wallhanging too. I think your quilting looked fine... Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Thanks for all the kind words! We had a good time with these! Best luck in the giveaway! ~Chelsey

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  51. Nini, I do love that table runner--I'm in a real grey and black mood at the moment (just color preference, not attitude!) and that orange (red?) just makes it sing! And Chelsey--well done on the wall hanging. The machine quilting looks just fine, and gets easier and better the more you do it!

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    1. Thanks Nadine! I will definitely keep practicing! I do enjoy it when I'm not worried about the public seeing the end result! Happy Halloween! ~Chelsey

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  52. A spooktacular table runner Nini...love the fun fabric you used. Chelsey's pumpkin on the fence is adorable...great job!! Thanks for the chance to win the charm pack. I am a follower by GFC. Happy Haunting, Pauline

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    1. Thanks so much Pauline! Best of luck in the giveaway! Happy Halloween! ~Chelsey

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  53. Love the table runner and the wall hanging. Makes me wish I could go sew now! I broke my wrist badly on Monday & don't know when I'll be able to sew again. I'm also a new follower, like your blog.

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    1. Thanks Cindy! So sorry to hear about your wrist! Hope you heal quick and can get back to it! Good luck in the giveaway! ~Chelsey

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  54. I love it all. Superb and what fun! I`m a follower.

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    1. Thanks Cathy! We definitely had fun! Best of luck in the giveaway! ~Chelsey

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  55. What a great table runner--I love the fabric, and the cat is a great addition. Chelsey, you also did a great job on your wall hanging. I think the quilting looks great! I am a follower!

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    1. I agree, Chelsey rocked it out...those pumpkins sitting on the fence are so cute!

      Nini~

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  56. Love the table runner, the cat and webs were a wonderful idea. Chelsey did a great job on the wall hanging both design and execution.

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    1. Thank you. We're new to designing, but I can see how it becomes an obsession! When you see what you can dream up and bring to reality...so inspiring!

      Nini~

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  57. Nice Spooky runner and nice spider web and curves on the pumpkins. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  58. adorable wall hanging and table runner!!

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  59. LOVE that fabric and love the table runner!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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    1. Thanks Kelly, wish I had designed that fabric, everyone loves it!! Thanx for visiting!

      Nini~

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  60. What cute projects! Love the Ghastlies and the black cat just sets it off. The wall hanging is just wicked!

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    1. Thank you! We had fun planning and designing...we learned so much!

      Nini~

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  61. Lovely projects that you have shown, keep up the good work

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  62. Such cute projects! Great job on the quilting.... Thanks for sharing with us.

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    1. You're welcome Sandy, we like to share!

      Nini~

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  63. I love both projects. The spider web quilting is awesome!

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    1. Thank you Joey! It was fun and pretty easy...just takes time!!

      Nini~

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  64. Love the fabric in the first project, All are wicked!

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    1. Thank you Kathy, we love being wicked!!

      Nini~

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  65. Love both projects. The spider webs are great. Wonderful job for a first wall hanging. I thought the fabric was Ghastlies when I first looked, but now I'm not sure. Do you have the name of it? I would really like to get some for a friend. Thanks for the chance to win.

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      The selvage says Andrew Pinder by Elizabeth Studio. I don't know how I got Alexander Henry in my head...I must be wrong. Thanx for noticing!!

      Nini~

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  66. What fun projects. I love the fabric that you used for the table runner. I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. Kathleen, good luck with the give away....thanx for visiting!

      Nini~

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  67. Your Halloween projects are so cute. I'm going to start following you too! yoyopattycakes@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanx Susan, welcome to Nini and the Sea!!

      Nini~

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  68. I love the fabric you used, wished I could have found this one in Switzerland too.....
    Lovely table runner, great job!

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    1. Thank you! We really had fun with it! I love this time of year!

      Nini~

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  69. That fabric is definitely wickedly perfect for the runner. :) Love the pumpkin wallhanging too.

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    1. Thanx Angie...we've learned a lot, it's good to keep the creativity flowing!

      Nini~

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  70. Wonderful projects both Nini & Chelsey. Love the cat applique and the pumpkins are so square and Frankenstein like.

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    1. Malini...Frankenstein is another one of our faves! Thanx for visiting!

      Nini~

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  71. I follow with Feedly and GFC. Two really cute projects. Your celebration sounds like a fun time; don't you just love bonfires?

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    1. We do love bonfires! It's such a fun family time...laughing, singing, 'smokes!! Fall is my favorite time of year!! Good luck with the give away.

      Nini~

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  72. Nini and Chelsey, thanks for sharing your projects. Your less than perfect quilting, Chelsey adds just the flair needed for a really wicked wall hanging. A great job. That is an awesome cat you included in your runner, Nini.

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  73. HELLO, THANKS FOR A NEAT GIVEAWAY!
    LOVE YOUR PROJECTS!
    HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU>GFC !

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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      Nini~

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  74. Oh what fun fabric you have found. Reminds me of the Ghastlies! Your runner is just too cute. Love the pumpkin wall hanging too!

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    1. Thank you! I love Chelsey's pumpkins too!

      Nini~

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  75. I love your projects. Very well done. I am a new follower. Thanks for sharing and having a give away.

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    1. Welcome Marla!! Thanx and good luck in the give away!!

      Nini~

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  76. Great job on your quilting! I think it looks great! :)

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    1. Thanx Kristen. I think it does too. Chelsey is very talented and willing to try!

      Nini~

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  77. I am a follower via email. Love your blog and I am ready to get started on the next season. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Thanx Donna...Good luck in the give away!

      Nini~

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  78. Great project, thanks for sharing. I'm a follower.

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  79. Great sewing...love that fabric!! Thanks for sharing. Halloween is almost over, time to start on Christmas..I am a new follower by e-mail.

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    1. Bonnie....Can't believe Christmas is almost here. Good luck in the give away!

      Nini~

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  80. Love both of the projects that you ladies made. The fabric in the long runner was really fun.

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    1. Sandra, thanx! That fabric is too funny...I love it too!

      Nini~

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  81. I'm a new GFC follower. Thanks for sharing your projects & the chance to win.

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    1. Thanx Joyce! Good luck with the give away!

      Nini~

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  82. I've been a follower since a past Blog Hop. Love that fabric. Wish we could see the full decorations!
    Gmama Jane

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    1. Gmama Jane, I wish I could fit the whole runner in the picture....I believe I need a wide angle lens for that big ol' runner! Thanx for stopping by, Good luck with the give away.

      Nini~

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  83. I'm a new follower! I loved your projects.

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  84. Welcome Beach Quilter! Good luck in the drawing!

    Nini~

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  85. You both did a great job on your wicked projects. I love the fabric in the runner. I'm a new follower on bloglovin.

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    1. Moe, good luck in the giveaway!! That fabric was such a good find!! Thanx for following!!

      Nini~

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  86. You two are Wickedly Talented! Love both your projects and makes me wanna hop on over a crash your Bon-fire to see these great pieces!!!

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    1. Helen, thank you! We learned a lot from you! You are full of inspiration! See you at the bonfire!!

      Nini~

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  87. Great projects. I love the scenes on the table runner fabric, they make me laugh. I'm also a follower. Great job on the quilting. It takes practice, practice, practice.

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    1. Thanx DeAnna, we will keep practicing! We loved that fabric too, once I saw it, I knew it was THE one! Good luck on the giveaway!!

      Nini~

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  88. Your ghastlie fabrics were perfect for your toppers and I love the spiderweb quilting ! Have fun at your fall camp party.

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    1. Thank you Vickie! We are looking forward to the party! Happy Halloween! ~Chelsey

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  90. Great table runner I am a follower


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  91. I'm a new follower! Your blog is new to me

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  92. Nini and Chelsey---you both did a great job on your entries. Woohoo and Happy Halloween as you two are all set. Following so thx for the giveaway opportunity.

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  93. Really cute projects. Thanks for sharing/

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  95. New gfc follower: nicolesender. Love your table runner!

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  96. I'm a new follower! Can't wait to explore the rest of your blog!

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  97. I follow you via email. Thanks for a very fun spooktacular showing.

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  98. Nini and Chelsey, Great table runners. Don't you love designing your own thing. You both did a lovely job. Your party sounds like a lot of fun. Happy Halloween!

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  99. Oh, my, such wickedly beautiful table runners...love them!

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