Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Wicked Day!

Hello everyone!  Welcome to AnnieOak Designs' day on the Wicked Blog Hop - I am very excited to share what I put together for you.
 
First, I want to say Thank You to Madam Samm and Wicked Wendy for organizing and hosting this Wicked Blog Hop.  Click here for the whole schedule - all 8 days worth of some wickedness that is scary great! 
 
I am sharing this Frightful Friday with the following bloggers. 
 
AnnieOak Designs  <---That's MEEEEEEEEEE!
 
Make sure you visit all their freaky-cool sites and leave some bloggy love!
When Madam Samm and Wendy announced this blog I jumped at it.  Thinking I would do some creepy-crawlies and bats on a wall hanging, I set out looking for some ideas and patterns.  But...my mind kept going back to a play I had heard about.  You guessed it, "Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz".  Now, I had and still have, only HEARD about it.  Never seen it, never read the book, never even checked it out on the web.
 
While looking for my creepies and crawlies, I came across this book from That Patchwork Place, Spellbinding Quilts: Wizards, Witches and Magical Characters to Paper Piece.  Uh, can you saw right up my alley????  So, I bought the e-version and flipped through the patterns for some inspiration.  There were a couple of neat little configurations, but nothing really jumped out at me.
 
Back to the Wicked Musical image searches.  And BAM!  There was a great selection of photos of the background and this dragon. 
 
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And there was this photo of the two witches.
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I had the inspiration and the ideas, so off I went to my graph paper and after drafting a quick sketch of what I "wanted" to do, I headed off to Fabric Depot.  Remember the post where I gave you a sneaky-peaky of the Boo-ty I got there?
 
 
Here is what I came up with for the dragon.
 
 
And Glinda, the Good Witch of the South.
 
 
And Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West.
 
 
They all went together for a quick quilty snap-shot of the stage and the Wicked name.
 
 
I did FMQ on the entire thing and had a blast doing it.  There is echoing,
 
 
 some regular meandering and some angular meandering
 
 
and scales on the dragon.
 
 
The back looks just as cool as the front, don't you think?
 
 
Now, what is a blog hop without a giveaway right?  I am going to be giving away 6 fat quarters of orange and black fabrics to one lucky winner to help celebrate the end of the Wicked Blog Hop and Halloween (oh and the fact that the Beavers are 6-0 right now!).
 
All you have to do is:
 
1.  Leave a comment on your favorite Oz character (Wicked or Wizard of Oz).
 
2.  For a second entry, be a follower and let me know!
 
Please, please, please: No-Reply Bloggers make me sad, sad, sad.  I love all of your comments and when I can't reply back (or send a great giveaway gifty), I get sad.  Booh.  So, leave your email if you are a No-Reply Blogger and actually want a shot at the giveaway.  I'll ship anywhere - all my followers rock!  I'll pick a winner 1 November.
 
So, remember to visit all the other Frightful Friday bloggers and leave bloggy-love.  And make sure you come back on Nov 1 to see if you won the giveaway!!!
 
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128 comments:

  1. Hi!!! Wicked WOW!!!! I love all of it!!! The dragon and both witches!!! My fave is Glinda the good witch!!! Probably because I played her in a church play when I was 12!!! I got to wear a beautiful dress!!!

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  2. I am a follower and thanks for a chance to win!!!

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  3. Oh that is absolutely fabulous and your quilting is divine - you are right it looks as good on the back as it does the front! Love the dragon - what a cool idea. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win - my favourite character is that loveable scarecrow - bless him.

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  4. Fantastic, I loved wicked and the witch was my favourite character... Love your project!

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  5. oh wow that is absolultely wonderful, what a wicked design and your quilting is sublime. I haven't seen Wicked (but would like to), my favourite from Wizard of Oz is the Tin Man.

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  6. Fabulous design and I love the quilting. My favourite character is the wicked witch that got squished under the house. I can't remember which direction she was named after.

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  7. WOW, that is not wicked at all. It looks fabulously fantastic! I am going to actually SEE that play on November 10th with my sister and my god chick! I will be checking the players against your blocks though! Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Wicked is on my bucket list. I've always liked the scarecrow from Oz. Your block is fantastic! I love the dress on the wicked witch and your quilting! Wow! Wish I could do that!
    Lefuntz@cox.net

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  9. Wow! This is fantastic - I love it!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  10. W-O-W!! What an amazing job you did!!! Love it. I think Dorothy is my favorite. I have never seen Wicked though.

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  11. Your paper piecing rocks! Wish I could do that!

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  13. My favorite is of course the good one Glinda. You are a fabulous quilter and a very creative woman.
    I love your work
    Thanks for sharing

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  14. I took my daughter to see Wicked for her 21st birthday -uyikes seven years ago. We still talk about it. Elphaba is my fav - the poor misunderstood thing.

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    1. It was my 23rd birthday! Five years ago!

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  15. YOU are amazing! Dorothy is my favorite!

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  16. Lovely blocks. I like the tin man

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  17. Absolutely stunning..you were at our very top selection yes you were...amazing detail...and my fav character would have to be the scarecrow....always...x

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  18. I just love the cowardly Lion in W of O. Wicked quilting!

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  19. Wow your quilting is so precise! I have always had a weak spot for the lion, poor guy always so scared. Thanks. Vivian

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  20. The dragon, the dragon....he's my favorite! Your quilting is wonderful....all of those scales, oh my. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. What a wonderful idea! Your quilting is fabulous and you're right the back is gorgeous. As for a favorite character that's hard to choose but probably the Tin Man. blessings, marlene

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  22. My favorite is Elphaba...pity about that green color though!

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  23. My favorite was always Toto. Oh my goodness you are one amazing quilter!!

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  24. Fabulous blocks.My favorite is Elphaba!!

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  25. Wow what a great quilt. Your quilting is fab too.

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  26. Your blocks are just wonderful!!

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  27. This is a gorgeous quilt, what an inspiration, I love it.
    My favorite is Glinda, isn't she all what good has to be?
    Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Oh, my favorite would have to be the Cowardly Lion - who can't love that great big kitty? Love your quilting.

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  29. I'm a new follower - great to find you! You can find me over at mountainquiltworks.blogspot.com.

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  30. I love this wallhanging! Elphaba is my favorite. Didn't you just love her in "Wicked"?

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  31. Wow!!!! i'm so impressed and it's awesome how great the back looks. My favorite is actually the TinMan.

    Fawn

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  32. I love your wickedly amazing Oz blocks--very cool! Your stitching is beautiful, too. The coroner in Munchkinland always cracks me up.

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  33. I really like your designs. Wonderful quilting, and the back is very interesting, too. My favorite character is Tick-tock in the Oz books.

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  34. Your block is gorgeous. Toto was my favourite character. Thanks for the opportunity on a wicked draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail,com

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  36. OMGosh!!! I love your block, your quilting is amazing!
    My favourite character was the cowardly lion :)
    Thank you for the chance :)

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  37. Wow your block is amazing! I really like how you portrayed Elphaba. You are super talented. I loved the musical and have read all the books...plus he wrote some about Cinderella and Snow White that were great as well!
    I would say my favorite character is Fiyero, Elphaba's boyfriend (for lack of a better term). Well, the his sisters' in law and children were pretty cool too.

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  38. Spartan Babe-Love your wicked wonderful blocks! There are so many characters from the Wizard of Oz that it would be difficult for me to pick a favorite. My best memories of the movie are the first time I saw it with a cherished Aunt who had no children of her own, she adopted all her nieces and nephews. I guess my sisters and I were 'special' as we lived on the West Coast and only visited my mother's family a few times as trekking to Chicago was not the easiest thing to do with 4 girls. My Aunt would take us to a special place after viewing the movie where the waitresses were all dressed in fancy dresses similar to Gone with the Wind style and there was a treasure chest your could pick a prize from if you ate all you meal. So it was the entire experience that I remember and cherish. Thanks for sharing your dazzling creativity.

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  39. Your block is just beautiful. You do great quilting work, thank you for sharing. Happy Halloween.

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  40. Great work on your blocks and the quilting is lovely. I have to go with the "munchkins in lollypopland"..

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  41. Oh dear, you really did some great job there!!! I´m impressed!!
    Gun, Sweden
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  42. Great blocks...love how you quilted it!! My favorite Oz character is Toto! TFS

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  43. Inspirational! My favorite was the cowardly Lion! I'm already a follower and enjoy the visits. Thank you for sharing today. Judith, Texas

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  44. what a wickedly wonderful job you did with your piecing and FMQing that's OZ for sure. My favorite charactor would be the scarecrow...... if I only had a brain.....such a fun guy as are the others ...
    thanks for sharing and hosting a give away as well
    in stitches

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  45. Rosemary B here:
    Oh your project is lovely! love the free motion quilting, well done! love the dragon too just wowie!

    MY favorite character in the wizard of oz would probably be those happy soldiers after the wicked witch melted. they were very happy

    Thank you for the give away opportunity and thank you so much for sharing your creativity

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  46. Oh how I loved Wicked. The music is wonderful. Speaking of wonderful, I love your project. The quilting is just amazing.

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  47. Love your witches! My favorite is the wicked witch of the west -- but my sister's name starte with the letter "M" and my kids always called her "auntie M," which made me laugh every time.

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  48. Awesome block, awesome quilting, just plain awesome! I love all the Wizard of Oz characters. I read the series to my GS, well he sometimes read them to me. I liked the Patchwork girl. Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net




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  49. What a great job not only on the piecing but the quilting is fantastic. My favorite is the scarecrow.

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  50. I have to pick Toto the dog. You did a great job on your quilt block and the quilting is amazing. I lived in Portland for over 22 years and I lived about 1 mile from Fabric Depot and I was there all the time getting inspired with all the samples around.

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  51. Love your wall hanging! beautiful! My favorite character in Wizard of oz is Dorothy. She sure had an imagation for a little country girl!
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  52. The flying monkeys, my pretty, are my favorite. Thanks for a chance to win the blog candy!!

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  53. I am a stalker, I mean a follower of your blog!

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  54. I loved Elphaba in Wicked. Great job on your Wicked block! Thanks for participating in the Wicked hop!

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  55. Fantastic block designs of Wicked and your quilting is wicked! Loved the musical! My favorite character in The Wizard of Oz is the scarecrow. Thanks for sharing!

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  56. Toto! Such a cutey and always forgotten.

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  57. For Wicked, I'd have to go with Elphaba. For Wizard of Oz, I rather liked the Cowardly Lion. Thanks for sharing.

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  58. The Scarecrow is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. Ozma is my all-time favorite! Thanks for hosting! pbstrand@msn.com

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  60. Wow, I love the quilting! I still haven't seen Wicked but hope to some day. My favorite Oz characters are the munchkins.

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  61. Oh my gosh...you did an amazing job on your little quilt...I am impressed! My fav character is Dorothy and her red shoes!

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  62. what a wickedly-outrageous quilt! HOw does one just "come up with" paper piecing like that? OH, jealously abounds! Hmm... a familiar theme.... My favorite characters are the flying monkeys--they scared the crap out of me when i was a kid! As for the Wicked Broadway show, I don't think I could pick a favorite--the idea is like gravity defying!

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  63. Your blocks are very cute. Nice give away.

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  64. Wow! You are very talented! Your quilting is fantastic! I haven't seen Wicked and would like too! I think the Scarecrow is my favorite character of OZ. thanks so much for inspiring us today & participating in the blog hop!

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  65. I'm following & congrats for having 100+ followers!

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  66. LOVE this! Very creative! My favorite Oz character is Scarecrow or Fiero!!

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  67. Very creative quilt. My favorite Qz character is the Cowardly Lion.

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  68. I have become one of your followers.

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  69. Oh, that is Wickedly wonderful! Love our FMQ! Beautiful work!

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  70. Ok so I totally love this. It needs to come live with me! LOL And I know that you will be jealous but my 3 sisters and I will be seeing Wicked in a few weeks. I am beyond excited. I've waited a long time to see it. As I love, love, love Halloween, Elphaba would have to be a favorite.

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  71. OMG. What a great quilt. LOVE Wizard of Oz. And definitely the wicked series. Great reads. My favorite character..hmmm..can't choose. But the music to both are fantastic. Did you ever read the OZ series of books when you were a kid? I did over and over. Thanks for your inspiration and great memories. Wicked Fun day to you.

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  72. BEAUTIFUL work. I have always had a soft spot for the poor scarecrow and I LOVE the movie.

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  73. I love your work , the characters you created are wonderful and your FMQ is really great and it does look just as nice on the back. Thanks for sharing and I am a follower.

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  74. Your work is amazing - I'm in awe ... WOW!!
    I'm a sucker for Toto - since my dog kinda looks like him at times ... Oh, wait, and I Loooooove the dead with under the house :P

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  75. Wow, awesome block! You are very creative. I am a big fan of the Tin Man.

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  76. They are all so well done. Toto is my favorite. Thanks for sharing

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  77. Awesome! Beautiful work! Love your creativity. Your FMQ is over the top!

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  78. Toto is my favorite! Your work is amazing.

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  79. WOW Megan!!! Your quilt is fabulous!! Love it love it love it!! Well done and awesome :^) Hmmm, my favorite character? The lollipop kids? I do like Glinda, she's so beautiful. So Glinda it is and your paperpiecing of her is wonderful!! I do believe I am a follower :)

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  80. I always loved the Tin Man; he looked like he needed a friend. Loved your block though I think the back is the best part with all your marvelous quilting - the echoing was fantastic!

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  81. Absolutely love your block and outstanding quilting! My favorite Oz character is Dorothy of course! She's adorable :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  82. OMH I love your quilt, its so wickedly beautiful !! You did a great job on that.
    Surprise, surprise ... my favorite character is Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West.

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  83. Such a great project! Love the dragon and the witches and your stitches. :) I haven't seen wicked so my favorite character would have to come from the Wizard of Oz. I always liked Glenda the good witch.

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  84. That is one wicked Wicked quilt! What a grand way to celebrate the season. I like the Tin Man the best. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  85. I love your block and the quilting is beautiful. My favorite oz character is Dorothy.

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  86. Love your Wicked wallhanging, from the wonderful piecing right down to your beautiful quilting! Well done!

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  87. What a fabulous quilt! :) My favorite is the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz. :)

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  88. Except for the word Wicked this block is as wonderful coming as going. Wonderful work, thanks so much for sharing with us.

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  89. I always liked the munchkins myself...I am short...so I could relate! I love your quilt...such a cleaver idea!

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  90. The Wizard of Oz ... one of my all time favorite movies. My favorite characters are the munchkins. Ding dong the witch is dead.

    I love your quilt. Yes, the back is beautiful also.

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  91. I am a new follower and thoroughly enjoying all of the wicked quilts from the blog hop.

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  92. You did a wonderful job on this block! I love the design and your quilting. My favourite character is the scarecrow.

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  93. I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  94. Wow awesome! I am glad I was not the only one who did a Wicked inspired block! LOVE IT!

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  95. Nice blocks! Love the back of the little quilt too! Thanks for sharing.

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  96. Your blocks are darling!! Great job ... and great job quilting the finished piece, too!!! Wickedly wonderful! :)

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  97. Wicked work! Great blocks, amazing quilting, such creativity!Thanks so much for sharing with us all. My favourite Oz character is the Cowardly Lion. I just wanna hug him!

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  98. This. Is. So. Awesome!!! Is there a pattern? We love Oz, especially the scarecrow.

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  99. My favorite character is the Tin Man.
    Love your quilt.

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