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:
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