Sunday, August 15, 2021

"Orange You Glad" To Blog Hop With Us

I'm glad you've decided to visit me today for the "Orange You Glad" blog hop! This hop is hosted by that amazing and talented Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks. Thanks for all you do, Carla!

I love starting off a blog hop and in fact, it makes me feel so wickedly special. My witch feels the same way!

Perfectly Wicked
35" x 40"

Carla's "Orange You Glad" blog hop challenge was to "Create something inspired by the color orange. Think orange, think citrus, think orange peel, or maybe the joke about 'orange you glad we didn't say banana!' Anything orange. You decide."


The color orange always brings out the Halloween in me (probably no surprise to some of you.) Well, to be real here, almost any color makes me think of Halloween, but that's just who I am.

As a new project designer for Benartex, they let me pick the fabrics I wanted for this blog hop. When I saw Benartex's Marbella Orange, I was in love and knew this was the line of fabric I had to have. Thank you Benartex!

Marbella Orange is bright and swirly...perfect for this hop! "Orange" you loving it, too! It looks amazing on the back of this quilt.


The orange scalloped border was the Marbella Orange


I was so crazy about the Benartex Marbella fabrics, they were the only fabrics used for this
(except for Benartex Vanilla for the face and hand.) 


The other Benartex Marbella fabrics in the quilt are: Tangerine, Black, Purple, Iris, Magenta, Stone, Black, Flame, and Lime.


This close-up captures the swirls in the Marbella Orange and Purple


Of course there's a spider!


Her hair was a combination of Marbella Orange and Flame.


I feel a cackle coming on just looking at the Tangerine background and Stone moon!


You can find the "Perfectly Wicked" pattern in my Etsy store HERE.


Creepy Bunny approved of Benartex's Marbella orange and offered to 
hold the giveaway prize for this picture. 



Benartex has generously offered one yard of the Marbella Orange to one giveaway winner!
How cool is that! 

WINNER, WINNER, WINNER!
 Rebecca Smith said...

The oranges are perfect for your witch


Lucky me that I get to share this blog hop with some amazing and creative bloggers!
Check out what they've made:

Monday, August 16th


Tuesday, August 17th


Wednesday, August 18th


Thursday, August 19th


Thank you for stopping by!


78 comments:

  1. The perfect project for that delicious orange fabric.

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  2. What a perfect quilt. Such nice quilting too. Thank you for the chance to win the beautiful fabric.

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  3. That’s the cutest pattern and perfect orange fabric! I could not find the pattern on your website however?
    LauraT

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  4. I love your perfectly wicked witch, the colours are gorgeous. The creepy rabbit is much scarier than the witch.

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  5. The oranges are perfect for your witch

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  6. Love this! The colors are fabulous.

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  7. Love, love, love, love it!!! The witch is amazing!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Definitely in perfectly wicked colors too (meant in a good way, of course). That purple really glows. The pattern is very cute. Creepy bunny always creeps me out. I’ll pass on your generous drawing. My orange fabric stash is already overflowing.

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  9. Amazing Carol
    I must say that I love your post As always you make the most awesome things. I'm sorry my time wasn't enough to make something orange too, but as the chairman in our Swedish quilt guild my time is full of administration. I love orange too.

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  10. Awesome project - just perfect!

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  11. Wow! That witch is just spectacular! Orange is a color I don't have much of in my stash. I think I need to fix that!

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  12. Love orange...very pretty fabric
    Your choice of the witch is very cool

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  13. What a fantastic quilt, and with great fabrics. If I win, you can send it to a US address.

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  14. Carol, that's a wickedly gorgeous quilt featuring orange!

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  15. Your orange is awesome!! I have a little in my stash - but not a lot!

    Love the witch!

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  16. I just love that you keep coming up with the cutest Halloween projects!

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  17. What a beautiful line of fabric. I love this cute quilt.

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  18. love the wallhanging....the colors are so beautiful...just awesome

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  19. Just love you little witch! And that beautiful orange goes so well with Creepy Bunny. I think you need to make him a wizard robe.

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  20. I just don’t have enuff orange in my stash an theres a quilt in my house just begging to be made! Lol thanks for the chance to win! Have a great week!

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  21. Special is an understatement, Perfectly Wicked is such a fantastic start to the hop. You, my dear, are amazing! Love the orange fabrics as well as all the fabrics. Benartex is lucky to have you!!!!

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  22. Oh my goodness, she is absolutely stunning. I love love love the fabrics you used and wow...what a cool design. Benartex has just struck gold having you as a designer! Congratulations to both of you.

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  23. Amazing! Everything you make is always magical. The colors and composition are perfect! Thank you for sharing!

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  24. Awesome Carol! I love to see what you all have created

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  25. This is so pretty, Carol!! While not a huge fan of orange, it has grown on me over the past few years, and this is one orange I would definitely love in my stash!! Thanks to you and Benartex for the opportunity to win!

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  26. That quilt is Perfectly Wicked! I just love it Carol. That orange fabric is beautiful with the yellow in in. You are amazing with all that you design and then make as well. I don't know how you will ever beat this one for the Ghastly Ghouls in October.

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  27. This quilt is a great way to show off those great Benartex fabrics! Wow!

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  28. Great project and a terrific showing of the new Benartex line!
    Connie

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  29. I would have been surprised had you project not been Halloween themed! Those oranges are beautiful. The design is so creative and I love that orange border. Cute spider web too.

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  30. Oh my goodness! What a beautiful orange! I'm pining to make a Halloween quilt. Yours is amazing!

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  31. Love the colors and the way you did that "scalloped " border just tickles me!

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  32. What a surprise - not really - that orange conjured up an image of a Halloween witch for you. She is amazing and those fabrics are perfect.
    Sure wish I had a US address, or could et across the border to my mail box.

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  33. That Marbella orange is beautiful! I love your wicked quilt, it is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  34. I am so not surprised you went Halloween with the orange. LOL And I am so glad you did! That is a "Perfectly Wicked" project. I love it. Is the pattern one of yours?

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  35. I love this lovely lady!! One of my favorite things about Halloween are the fabrics and colors out there. The Marbella is a super fabric in all it's wonderful colors ... Great for backgrounds, etc. Another great pattern from you.

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  36. I love Perfectly Wicked! I am always drawn to Halloween quilts.

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  37. Love your Wicked Witch and those fabrics are just perfect - swirly and mysterious.

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  38. Oh, what a great witch. I love how you did her hair. I have a great niece whose hair looks like that. I wish I were advanced enough as a quilter to do that, but I am still very much a beginner. Thanks for the opportunity to win that beautiful fabric!

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  39. oh my what a wonderfully fun use of these orange fabrics. the other marbled fabrics play off of this orange so well. thanks for sharing and inspiring.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  40. This is a perfect quilt for the start of the blog hop!! it is just wonderful!! and!! that Marbella Orange is on FIRE!!! Great job!!!

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  41. Your wicked quilt is terrific! The contrast with the black is eye catching. Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Very wicked indeed! The border is perfect with this.

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  43. What a perfectly Fun quilt!! My Grangirl would LOOOOVE it!! :)

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  44. Gorgeous line of fabric, such movement. I love your Pefectly Wicked pattern. I am following via feedly.

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  45. The orange is definitely delightful in your fun quilt.

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  46. I don't understand. Why is this line not called "CAROL" it is so you. I am loving your witches hair it is spectacular. Great kick off for this hop.

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  47. I don't usually like orange fabric unless it has to do with Halloween but this fabric from Benartex is gorgeous. You used it perfectly. Isn't that witch just the best!

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  48. Lucky girl getting to choose fabric from Benartex and you chose an awesome fabric. I love that orange! Oh and your quilt is gorgeous, you are so talented!

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  49. Very creative!
    (I'm in Canada, so don't include me in the draw!)

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  50. Beautiful fabric choices and a gorgeously scary witch well done

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  51. OMG - you always wow us! That orange just pops so and makes your witchy stand out so dramatically. Oh, that darn rabbit!

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  52. Halloween is my favorite holiday to decorate for. Love the orange border.

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  53. Love it and glad Mr Creepy has found his true calling.

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  54. This is fantastic!! Such lovely fabrics and love that spider web on the side.

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  55. That orange marble is indeed perfect for your adorable witch project!

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  56. I LOVE your quilt--those fabrics are awesome and your witch...what can I say, she is amazing! Of course, orange would make you think of Halloween. :) All of your Halloween projects are making me appreciate that holiday more and more. Thanks for sharing this one!

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  57. The witch was so nice I thought it was a panel. Great work. Liz

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  58. That Marbella Orange is outstanding!!! I want all the colors, as soon as I figure out what I want to do with them. But wait - I've fallen in love with this and so many other patterns in your shop. I just need to narrow it down to which patterns to use to make a queen-sized Halloween quilt.

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  59. Love this quilt. It's now in my queue for next year.

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  60. Fantastic quilt! Thought it was a panel! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  61. Fire orange haired witch is pretty cool. The black cat and the spider certainly make the scene perfectly wicked.

    -Soma

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  62. I absolutely love the Benartex's Marbella Orange fabric!

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  63. I love your witch and Orange is my favorite color I try to always incorporate some shade in my quilt's.

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  64. This is the first time I have visited and I love your blog and your quilts. Quite an imagination. So glad the “orange hop” led me here. I love everything orange. Can’t wait to see what you come up with in the days that follow.

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  65. What a wonderful, wicked quilt! Even though I'm not a huge fan of orange, I really like the fabrics that you've used. Thanks for sharing!

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  66. Carol your quilt is just perfectly orange and has the wow factor I guessed you would show up with. Another fantastic pattern and those fabrics are simply incredible.

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  67. My daughter in law would absolutely love your creepy bunny. I love the orange fabric and how you used it.

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  68. Love the witch and am going to look for this Benetrax line at my LQS. Love the swirls!

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  69. Wow, love your color choices and quilting! Soooo pretty! xx

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  70. What a perfectly wicked cool way to use orange!! :) I love the swirls in the fabric. I think her hair is my favorite part of this, it has so much movement. Orange you glad you have such a fun decoration?!

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  71. Beautiful orange fabric and what a fantastic quilt. Bravo!

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  72. Witches & Halloween are always a favorite of mine. And you captured them both perfectly!!! pjrquilter at msn dot com

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  73. You are so talented! A great way to start the fall/Halloween season.

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  74. Love your witch! Just bought the pattern so I could use this fabric. Thanks!

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