Thursday, October 25, 2012

Freaky Friday and my Wicked Wacko


When Wendy announced her 'WICKED' blog hop I knew I needed in on this action.  A BIG thank you to Wendy from Why-Knot Kwilt and Madam Samm for organizing this hop, cheering us on and letting me put my 'WICKED' thoughts to good use.

I first thought of designing some witch legs and shoes, but about the time I was going to put something together the Embassy in Libya was stormed and our American Ambassador was killed along with three other Americans.  My mom, worked overseas in our Embassies for 10 years before retiring recently so this didn't sit well with me.  Sorry to get political there for a moment...must be that time of year... but is there anything more wicked than terrorism in this world?   Even though the assignment was wicked fun not wicked evil I did have wicked good fun designing these blocks.  In fact I had a blast making my little buddy...well maybe not his feet.... Anyway the attack got me thinking about Jeff Dunham and his comedy act featuring                "Achmed the Dead Terrorist".  Now there was an idea I could wrap my head around...just not in a turban.  If you are not familiar with Achmed and Jeff Dunham , you can check out their comedy routine by following the link below.




Here is the block I made for Achmed the Dead Terrorist:

You know Achmed needed those out of control eyebrows and...




Of course, he needed a body and ....





 some sexy legs:




put him altogether and I have to say Achmed looks pretty 'WICKED'
I put the three 10 1/2 " blocks together and added a border to complete it like this.



I thought he might look good with a few bars... but he is on the wrong side of them...hee hee hee





 A huge thanks to Wendy again for allowing me to participate in this hop and stirring up my creative juices. This is the first blog hop I've participated in and it has been a blast!  Be sure to check out today's other spooktacular surprises  from our wicked quilting friends from the list below:

Frightful Friday,
October 26th















GIVEAWAY TIME!!!

For sticking with me through this long post and checking out my humble blog, of course , I am going to offer up something special.  I know it might be considered a little late to giveaway Halloween fabric but who can pass the chance to add Moda's Monster Bash 5" charm pack to their collection


and just so you have something to want to use immediately---how about throwing in a
Moda  JOY 5" charm pack by Kate Spain , too.



To enter the giveaway just leave a comment telling me if you think Achmed would make a better wall hanging or a table runner.  For a second chance to win, be a follower and leave a second comment telling me you are.  If one of my followers is the lucky pick by Mr Random I will throw in this adorable paper pieced pumpkin pincushion as a bonus and a thank you for following me, I LOVE my followers and want them to feel the love!!!   This giveaway is open to all my international followers, too.  I will leave the giveaway open till the bewitching hour of 9pm PST Halloween Oct 31st


Hope you have a WICKED

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144 comments:

  1. The skeleton would make a Wicked Wall hanging. Except, he might be watching you as you walk by! Lol!

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  2. Oh you Wicked girl, you! Achmed would be much better as a wall hanging to be admired for your fan-tabulous work ... as a tablerunner, your work would too quickly be covered up. Excellent job!

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  3. And, by the way, I'm happy to say that by being introduced to you via this blog hop, I've become a follower of your blog ... thank you so much!

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  4. Hi!!! Very creative and wicked!!! I love your Achmed!!! Too cute!!! I think a wall hanging would show him off good!!!! But on the table would be fun also!!!!

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  5. I am a new follower and thanks for the fun give a way chance!!!!

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  6. Oh he is just fabulous - personally I would have him a wall hanging so he can spookily stare at everyone in the room! Thanks for sharing and the wonderful giveaway.

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  7. He should definitely be a wall hanging so it can properly be seen! I cannot say he is cute 'cause he is scary... but it is great! thanks for the chance to win!

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  8. I'm a new follower, you had me at DEAD TERRORIST. ;-> I think all terrorist should be hanging! LOVE LOVE LOVE your Achmed. Not too political, great new to me blog. I'll be back. Thanks, Toni Anne ;->

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  9. oh he's marvellous, he would look wicked hanging on the wall - how clever you are to make him from scratch.

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  10. That is one evil set of blocks. I think it would be a better wall hanging. I would love to go in the draw.

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  11. wow your quilt is great!! I think it was lots of work to do!
    He should be a wall hanging, so he can dangle his sexy legs ;)

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  12. DON"T TOUCH ME! Achmed looks amazing, loads of fiddly bits though...you did wonderful. And you are right, there is nothing as truly wicked as terrorism. Let's hope that one day it will no longer be there to dread.

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  13. I'm a follower. Achmed definitely needs to HANG. Love that skull! PS It is never too late for Halloween fabric.

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  14. I am on the FLOOR Laughing! But Achmed NEEDS to be in the WALL. Anyone who has ever seen him--knows him. As a runner you won't see the full piece.
    Great Talent, Post and Humor!!!

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  15. You Betcha I am A Follower. Last Blog Hop was my first one too. It was a learning experience. And was on the floor again when I Won! Not in Wicked since I leave for Houston Sunday. But will be back for the next one. I look forward to receiving your future posts.

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  16. Achmed needs to be on the wall to better appreciate those wonderful eyebrows!!

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  17. Definitely a wall hanging where everone can see how great a job you did. Love him!!

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  18. You should send your quilt to Jeff! I think he would love it! Hubby and I love to watch his show!

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  19. I love it, even if I am not an American!!! It must be a wall quilt. Thanks for sharing
    Britt-Inger in Sweden

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  20. I am now a happy follower
    Britt-Inger in Sweden

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  21. I think he should become a door hanging!

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  22. very very good and scary and eerie at the same time...door hanging for sure...loved your detail...sew much in fact..welll you know lol

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    1. ohhh and yes a new follower....gonna be watching you closer lol

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  23. Totally over the top great! I love Achmed, well not love the real thing but your Achmed. :) He definitely needs to be a wall hanging. How in the world did you draw that off to piece it - I can't imagine being that creative. Love it! blessings, marlene

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  24. Love the wall hanging.....wall hanging.... you don't want those eyebrows to tip over some glasses of water! Very cute and thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. I think Achmed can be either. He would be a perfect wall hanging but would also look neat on a long skinny table. Thanks for the giveaway. Vivian

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  26. I knew the moment I saw the picture who it was. I will be following your blog. So wish I could put together patterns but am not a person who can design something. GOT to have a pattern in order to make something and if I had this one he WOULD be hanging on my wall!!! Thank You

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  27. You couldn't have caught this fun figure better in a quilt, this is Ahmed, great fun.
    I am sorry to hear the story behind your feelings and agree that terrorism is the evil wicked kind, no fun at all.
    I think you did a wonderfull job creating this quilt, thanks for sharing.

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  28. I am thinking Ahmed would make a great wallhanging. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  29. I am thinking Ahmed would make a great wallhanging. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  30. I think he definitely needs to be a wall hanging! Great work - thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  31. LOVE! This is so funny and I think appropriately political! The eyebrows totally make the whole thing! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. I looked around and loved your stuff so much I'm a new follower too. Thanks for the giveaway as well!

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  33. I think Achmed should hang (on the wall, of course!).
    He's adorable in a wicked sort of way!

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  34. I am a follower now, of course!

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  35. I love him as a wall hanging, and I thought you did such an awesome job! I love Jeff Dunham and Achmed is one of my favorite characters! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

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  36. I'll say wall hanging, but truly I think banner as Achmed is very active and moving all the time. LOL. I love Achmed!!

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  37. I am thinking Ahmed would make a nice wallhanging.Thanks for sharing!!

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  38. I think he has to be on the wall to keep and eye on every thing ..... I am sure he will be watching for the maidens lol
    Great job!!
    He's one of my fav charactors the Jeff uses
    that sew much for sharing
    in stitches

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  39. Your not to political for me. Your Ahmed is great and needs to be a wall hanging. Great job!!

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  40. He surely is the "wickedest" (if that's a word?) quilt I've seen on the hop so far. Definately a wall hanging, since he is directional and to better show him off.

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  41. New follower in my Linky Followers reader.

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  42. The best part of these hops is finding such creative new bloggers that I have been to before. I love Jeff and his puppets. This would be an awesome wall hanging. Love it. Walter would approve.

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  43. I am a a new follower. I have enjoyed reading some of your past posts and will be back for more reading. Fun blog.

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  44. I LOVE Achmed. You are so gifted to be able to just "whip Up" your--wall hanging. Yes, I would have Achmed as a wall hanging.

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  45. I am a new follower, and I still love your Achmed.

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  46. I am soooo scared of your skeleton that I am cringing!! Very cute! And I am a new follower!

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  47. Kathy - Achmed was great! I hadn't seen that skit before - make my day. I love your version of Achmed - he should definitely be a wall hanging so everyone can see him in all his dead glory!

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  48. I'm a new follower - love your sense of humor, creativity and sharing.

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  49. I think this would make a great wall hanging. I wish I had one like it when I was teaching science, but I am now retired. It would have been a great wall hanging in my classroom for halloween. Of course, when I was teaching I had little time for quilting. lol This was a great project.

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  50. I am a new follower. I just started my own blog: www.justquiltit.blogspot.com Come over and view my blog!

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  51. Your block is by far my favorite for the Wicked blog hop!!!! Did you get to see the Jeff Dunham monster special where they were all dressed up? Ahkmed was dressed as a woman!!!

    Fawn

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  52. I am now a follower! Oh yeah, wall hanging I think would be better:)

    Fawn

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  53. Kathy- Your creativity is unbeatable! Ahkmed is spook-tacular. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Great job...no AMAZING. Love Achmed:)

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  55. This would be spooktacular as a wall hanging! He scares me and your are so creative. I am a new follower and thank you for sharing with us on this freaky friday. Judith, Texas

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  56. Kathy, That is great and soooo creepy!!! Love it!

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  57. Ooooo, so wicked! I think he'd look best as a wall hanging just to show off your amazing work. Love it!

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  58. I'm a new follower (I'm still chuckling)!
    My vote is for Achmed to be a hanging, it would suit him perfectly. You did a fabulous job!

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  59. definitely a wall hanging. i am a new follower and thanks for the opportunity on a wicked draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail,com

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  60. I think you need to make a wall hanging, That way you can see him all around the room his is hanging. You did a great job with him. Thank you for sharing, and Happy Halloween.

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  61. I want say he is a handsome guy, but I do like his eyebrows :) I don´t know if I would enjoy eating on a table with him as a cloth. No, let him be a wallhanging!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  62. Definitely think Achmed looks best 'hung' LOL!!! (Enjoyed the video!!) Thanks for sharing...great job!!

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  63. I'm a new follower..thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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  64. barbara october thanks for the giveaway

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  65. Rosemary B here: I am following already :-D

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  66. Rosemary B here:
    I love your block, wowowow this is so good and nifty, love the eye brows!!!!!
    This is SO GOOD, yes, you should keep it as a hanging. -- well, unless you make a coffin for him to lay in hahaha
    Thank you so much for the give away chance and most especially for sharing your massively wicked creativity

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  67. I love him!!!! He would have to be hung on the wall; I think...adorable!!

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  68. Acmed need to be lying down, so a runner, but dead of course he should be. Second thought, maybe and old time lynching, so hang him up! Thank you for sharing.

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  69. I am a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  70. Very creative! I say, leave him hanging!

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  71. I love Achmed and think you did a fantastic job of capturing his personality. He should be a wall hanging so everyone can appreciate your creativity while laughing at his expression. He's priceless! Wicked Good!

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  72. Thanks for joining the hop, I am now a follower!

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  73. I am a follower, I like Achmed as a wall hanging. Loved the video by the way. Would you thank your mom for serving us here in the great United States. Thanks for the giveaway

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  74. Kathy, enjoyed viewing your blog and thank you for the generous giveaway.

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  75. Oops, I answered both question in one post. So I will add I think your pin cushion is totally cute. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  76. I think Achmed should be seen so a wall hanging! He is wonderful! Great job!

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  77. I'm a follower!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  78. How wickedly creative to design Achmed! He would be better hung! Thanks for sharing and your giveaway!

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  79. Great job! I'd hang him! Thanks for participating in the wicked hop!

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  80. I love him.... I would hang him on the wall. Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  81. I love him, he is so fun. I would hang him on the wall of an entry way so everyone can see him when they come to visit. I didn't get to make as much this year, but there are some projects I want to do, so I will just make them this winter, so I will be all set for next year.

    Debbie

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  82. He's awfully scarey. You should hang him on the door to scare the little ghouls and goblins on halloween.

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  83. Achmed would make a better wall hanging ! Great first timer, Fabric never goes bad.. LOL

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  84. I am a follower and will be seeing you more, we both enjoy a good HOP .. LOL

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  85. He is meant to be a wall hanging, for sure!

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  86. I LOOOVE Jeff Dunham and LOVE... ummmm... like... ummm..... enjoy....."admire" achmed!! he's hilarious!!!! great job..... did he lose some ligaments??lol
    I even have a book by Jeff dunham, it was a great read too.

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  87. I love your skeleton...and it looks great for a wallhnnging, especially outside on hallowed night! Very creative....love it! Thanks for the giveaway and one can never have enough Halloween or Xmas material! Thanks...

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  88. This is my favorite of the hop so far, hahaha I love it. Achmed must be hanged, he'd really have it no other way. Infadel! LOL

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  89. I remember that skit and I watched a little more--who could resist laughing when Achmed says "Silence! I kill you!"?! I am amazed with your design and paper piecing skills--it's an amazing likeness to Achmed. I thought about how creative it was to use a zebra-stripe-type piece of fabric under the eyes--pure genius! Such detailed work--highly impressive!!!

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  90. I'm a new follower & I think Achmed should be a wall hanging--I'd hate to see him get full of food and have to be washed!

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  91. Wow! Fantastic design! Definitely wall hanging! Thanks for participating & inspiring us today! The blog hop has been a lot of fun! Thanks for your generous giveaway!

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  92. Wallhanging for sure. Loved your presentation!!!

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  93. Achmed would make a wonderful wall hanging.

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  94. Sew creative. He would be a wicked wall hanging. Neat blog.

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  95. OMG Kathy he is just too wonderful and you just have to keep him a wallhanging and put him somewhere you'll see him every day. Of course I already follow you. Nice giveaway too.

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  96. I think Achmed should hang on the wall. Just an awesome job. Such creativeness around the blogs these days. Have a wickly good day. Thanks.

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  97. Your work is wonderful. I think he needs to be behind the bars too!!! I would use him as a wall hanging, but he would make a great runner too.

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  98. He is wonderful and should be hung on the wall for all to see , incredibly creative .I am a new follower thanks for sharing !

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  99. So the fact that you named him is amazing!! But, I think the wall ... you get the FULL effect of him that way ... soo sooo cool!

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  100. And I'm now a follower!! thank you for the chance at the give away! :) Really neat!

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  101. I think Achmed should definitely be a wall hanging so he can spook everyone all the time! Love the eyebrows!

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  102. And I am a new follower (that pincushion pushed me over the edge!)

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  103. wicked work thanks for sharing! I think he would make a great wall hanging!

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  104. Achmed would make a better wall hanging. Thanks for sharing, he is priceless.

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  105. I have become a follower since your work is so unique. Thanks for such a great give away

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  106. I see him as a wall hanging. Or in the front window with a "No Soliciting" sign underneath! Wicked talent!

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  107. I think a wall hanging would be perfect. Love your style and sense of humour. You did a wonderful job with Achmed and if you really needed table runner then ps an Achmed all scrabbled together on the background fabric after he did blow himself up would be hysterical and much easier to piece and finish before Halloween.

    Happy Halloween.
    Jane

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  108. I just became a follower. Your Achmed is so cool and wicked funny.

    Jane

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  109. Thank you, I totally enjoyed the video of Achmed, the dead terrorist, and Jeff Dunham. Your Achmed was done so well - perfect rendition of him. Without a doubt it needs to be a wall hanging - the full effect just wouldn't be as evident if it were horizontal. Loved your sparkly shoes, too. :)

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  110. I am a new follower and am looking forward to more marvelous qreative quilting.

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  111. OMG ... I love that sexy guy !!!! He is so cute. I think it would be a wonderful wallhanger.
    Thanks for the great give away and ... its never to late for halloween fabric, I use it all year long because I like halloween so much :-)

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  112. Well ... I'm follower 62, so spooky because that was the year I was born and I hope to have my 50th birthday november 2 ... woohoo !!

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  113. Haha! Very Clever. I must say he needs to be a wall hanging so he can be displayed in all his glory. If you put him on the table he might get covered up with something. :)

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  114. Great Achmed. I think he makes a better wall hanging. Very cute pin cushion too.

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  115. Yikes! He is one scary fellow. The piecing and details (the eyebrows cracked me up!) are just amazing on Achmed. I think he should be finished as a wall hanging.

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  116. achmed is definetly wall hanging material. Actually I would hang him on my front door to scare the trick or treaters. Great, great job. Thanks for sharing.

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  117. I think Achmed is made for the wall! He is so detailed I might miss something if he were laying down on a table. Now if he were in a coffin that is another possibility. :)
    rayspools@ that old aol

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  118. I'm a new follower. I love Achmed and your generous give away!

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  119. I'm a new follower. Achmed is so darn cute. Great job!

    Thanks for posting the YouTube video of Achmed and Jeff Dunham. Silence! I kill you! I laugh every time he says that.

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  120. I think Achmed will make a great wall hanging! I love the wooly eyebrows and beard.

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  121. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  122. I think he would be a great wall hanging. Great insperation!

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  123. OMG! I love Jeff's Achmed, and your Achmed! What a great rendition. I think he is the perfect wallhanging. He looks fantastic, great job!!!

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  124. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway, no I won't have to keeell you!

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  125. I think this will be the perfect wallhanging for Halloween. Thanks for sharing.

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  126. Gracious, he's a wicked fright!! I think he's just perfect for a wall hanging, too!! I love his bushy eyebrows -- TOO cute!!! :)

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  127. Oh My Gosh! Sew cute! I just sent the link to your blog to my sons. They love Achmed!

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  128. I think Achmed should be a wall hanging. Very creative! Thanks for sharing.

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