Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop – The Witch Tree

The Witch Tree Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

Welcome to the Witchy Stichy blog hop hosted by Carol.  We have very recently moved to a house which has some very old and very beautiful trees.  I think trees are quite magical.  Over the past couple of weeks, as I have been unpacking, I have been listening to them rustling in the wind and wondering what they are saying to each other, or perhaps whispering an idea of a story to me.

 

 

 

Witch Cauldron Watercolour Sennelier | Whims And Fancies

 

 

There is a forest where little witches live.  They are not the usual naughty witches you read about who stir up acrid potions in their cauldrons and harm others.  These witches take care of the forest and tend to the trees during the day.  While they do use their little cauldrons to make potions from the berries and herbs they collect, these are generally fortifying or healing potions.

 

 

The Witch Tree Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

 

That is why when you go to the forest during the daylight hours, you don’t see anything out of the ordinary.  However, if you were to venture deep inside the forest during the night, you would see the trees lit up by little pumpkins, inside which the witches live.

 

 

The Witch Tree Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

 

The witches have painted vines and leaves all over the inside walls.  Once they return home and lights are on, the semi-transparent walls look magical from outside.

 

 

The Witch Tree Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

 

The vines that grow around the trees shine silver when moonlight falls on them.

 

 

The Witch Tree Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

 

The witches have also added enchantments to the trunk of the tree so the tree is not burdened by them.  The tree lives a carefree life, hugging and protecting the witches and singing rustling songs to them, and the witches care for the trees and guard them with their magic and potions.

So begins my little story of the Witch Tree.

 

Time For A Little Giveaway

 

Halloween is my favourite holiday and as a paper piecing designers, I am excited about giving away these two patterns to 4 people.  My giveaways are for my followers only.  If you spread the word on social media, you get extra entries per mention.  Please make sure you follow me and leave a comment for each social media mention.  Last date to enter the giveaway is October 11th, 2019.

 

Giveaway has now ended.

 

Stay tuned for at least one more giveaway this month!

 

 

The Witch Tree Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

Witch Tree on Etsy

 

As for the this piece, I paper pieced the tree.  Once I set the block on a canvas and added the pumpkins, I started doodling with my silver and gold pens, thinking of the little witches and their forest full of trees.

The Witch Tree is now available on my Etsy shop if you wish to make one for yourself.  You can replace the pumpkins with flowers, leaves, fruits or any other embelishment your heart desires.

 

 

Carol from Just Let Me Quilt  hosts some of the best blog hops.   Thanks, Carol!!  

It not only gave me a much-needed break from the mayhem of moving, now I also have a Halloween wall art for our new home.  I am glad to have this as my very first project made in this home.  Off to a good creative start, I think.

 

 

Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop

 

A full list of the bog hoppers on Just Let Me Quilt

 

Here are a few of the lovely ladies who I am sharing my day with –

Creatin’ in the Sticks

Songbird Designs

For The Love Of Geese

Quilted Delights

Kathleen McMusing

Quilts By Joanne

Whims And Fancies – That’s me!

Janie G. – Hosted at Just Let Me Quilt

 

 

 

Have fun blog hopping!

-Soma

 

I am linking up with the linky parties on my Events And Links page.  Please pay a visit to some of them.  

 

 

73 thoughts on “Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop – The Witch Tree

  • Cheryl Brickey November 6, 2019 at 17:50

    Beautiful paper pieced design,. I love the gear wheel embellishments.

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  • Leah October 27, 2019 at 17:17

    This is beautiful! I love the embellishments you added. They are the perfect addition!

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  • Joy McDonald October 20, 2019 at 10:55

    What a delightful story and an amazing project!! Thanks so much for sharing! xx

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  • Sheryl October 16, 2019 at 22:03

    Hi Soma great story oh i love this time of the year,your tree is beautiful as is your art,hope your day is a good one my friend xx

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  • Tammie October 15, 2019 at 20:29

    I truly enjoyed your story and it reminds me of my woods. I might look at them a bit differently next time and think of you.

    Each of your pieces are fun and full of Halloween spirit. Yay to the lucky winners!

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  • Margy October 13, 2019 at 20:23

    Halloween is a fun holiday. When I taught school it was the favourite with the kids too. – Margy

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  • Susan October 13, 2019 at 18:51

    I always like your stories. They evoke wonderful thoughts, and since I focus on children’s literature, I could imagine turning this into a great picture book adventure! A lovely stitching piece, too.

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  • Jennifer Jilks October 13, 2019 at 11:18

    This is delightful! I love living in a forest.
    Our granddaughter went with her troup for a night walk. They really had fun, but it was cold.

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  • riitta k October 11, 2019 at 22:20

    What a charming story of these little and friendly witches <3 Your art work is gorgeous as always. The ancient Finns believed in elves and gnomes, I'm not certain about the witches :) Thank you for linking Soma, wishing you a lovely weekend.

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  • Dixie October 11, 2019 at 16:58

    A sweet story, Soma. I love your new good Witch Tree pattern.

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  • Marian October 11, 2019 at 13:04

    Soma, it’s so awesome to see you and with such a wonderful project. I love that wacky whimsical tree and think I may have to hop on over to etsy and pick up that pattern for myself. Thanks for participating, I have missed seeing you.

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  • Alyciaquilts October 11, 2019 at 12:29

    Oh great design! you are so creative!

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  • Christine October 11, 2019 at 11:52

    Beautiful work!

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  • sirkkis October 11, 2019 at 10:06

    Yes,woods and trees are wonderful and can tell super story’s!
    Your art is lovely telling own stories.
    Happy PPF and autum ☺

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  • Thunder October 11, 2019 at 07:55

    I love your tree, great story. I follow you on IG.

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  • Jean Marmo October 11, 2019 at 07:19

    This is so creative! Love the beautiful tree and pumpkins!

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  • Linda Kunsman October 11, 2019 at 06:47

    delightful tree collage! Love your witches cauldron page too. Fun storytelling around your projects. Happy PPF!

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  • Sue October 10, 2019 at 23:57

    Popping in from Paint Party Friday Soma… I love how you’ve constructed your witch tree, and the little whimsical story to accompany it. Delightful fun :D) Cheers!

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  • Linda Calverley October 10, 2019 at 12:01

    I love trees too so your story and art were a hit with me.

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  • Jayne October 10, 2019 at 06:11

    What a fun story and a beautiful tree! Your artistry shines through in so many ways!

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  • Sherry October 10, 2019 at 05:38

    Great project. The pumpkins are fantastic

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  • Lady Fi October 9, 2019 at 21:56

    You are so clever! Love the tree and those pumpkins!

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  • Angie October 9, 2019 at 13:32

    Soma – a delightful story and the quilt to go with it. I have a love affair with trees, so I can relate to the story and these special witches. Enjoy the rest of October – a glorious month, to be sure.

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  • Danette Stankovich October 9, 2019 at 07:56

    Love your paper-pieced designs! I have a few of them “hearted” on Etsy. And I am following on bloglovin. Thank you,

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  • Brenda @ Songbird Designs October 9, 2019 at 06:39

    Soma, your story and project is absolutely wonderful! I love trees and the little pumpkins with the steampunk designs are awesome. I just found your blog and started following you. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    1. Brenda October 9, 2019 at 06:41

      I also started following you on Instagram!

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  • Barb K October 8, 2019 at 14:41

    I am following you on Bloglovin’.

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  • Barb K October 8, 2019 at 14:37

    The story that goes with the quilt really enhances the pattern–lovely!
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  • Mary Ann October 8, 2019 at 09:06

    Lovely story and project. Thank you for sharing them with us. Yes, if only there really were little tree witches….trees need all the help they can get….and so do we. Thanks again.

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  • Janine @ Rainbow Hare October 8, 2019 at 08:28

    This is very beautiful, Soma, and I loved your story. If only all the trees in the world could have little witches protecting them…
    I hope you are enjoying your new home. It sounds very nice :)

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  • Mary October 8, 2019 at 08:18

    That is fabulous, Soma. The story and the piece are both so creative. The added pieces really make it such a special piece. I love hanging that great witches hat each year for Halloween. It is a fun pattern to make. Glad you found time to join the hop.

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  • Joan October 8, 2019 at 07:25

    Reading the story and seeing the art really brings it all it life. What a gorgeous piece and a fu post.

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  • Ruth October 8, 2019 at 02:34

    I love the idea of doodling and the tree turned out so amazing. Immediately eye catching.
    All the best in the new house!

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  • marly October 8, 2019 at 01:38

    I follow you on Pinterest.

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  • Marly October 8, 2019 at 01:37

    I follow you on IG.

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  • Marly October 8, 2019 at 01:35

    What a delightful story. I love trees too, and I think too that they whisper to one another and hold roots under the ground! I like the idea of witches tending them. We need more people to tend our natural world instead of only exploiting it.

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  • Sharon Vrooman October 7, 2019 at 23:11

    Fabulous piece of artwork. I’ve always wanted to try the steampunk affect, so cool.

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  • Tracy @ It’s a T-Sweets Day! October 7, 2019 at 23:09

    What creativity and Imagination!! I want to walk in that forest and see the lit up witchy pumpkins:). I think every quilt should come with a short story. Happy Halloween!!

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  • Danice October 7, 2019 at 22:48

    Witch Tree is gorgeous. Excellent pattern, and those fabrics are perfect.

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  • Sue October 7, 2019 at 20:03

    I hope we get to read more of your story..I really enjoyed it and love the tree.

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  • Carol Andrews October 7, 2019 at 19:51

    Glad you were part of this Hop so I could meet you and read your sweet forest story. I am now a follower of your blog and really enjoyed your story, art and sweet patterns

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  • Susan October 7, 2019 at 18:53

    That is an interesting tree. Sometimes when I look at it I see a witch and other times a tree. Cute decorations. I have been a follower of your via email for at least several years. I don’t do other social media. I am glad you are enjoying your new home.

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  • Nancy Myers October 7, 2019 at 17:25

    I am a blog subscriber. Your Witch Tree is great for decorating. The idea of using the foam pumpkins, metal gears and the silver and gold pens is great creativity.

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  • Textile Ranger October 7, 2019 at 17:04

    I love the idea of the trees being lit up from within, and the lit-up pumpkins hanging from the trees!

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  • Sharon Gullikson October 7, 2019 at 15:34

    I subscribed to your blog. The tree, and pumpkins, look awesome.

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  • Kim October 7, 2019 at 13:44

    Wow, Soma, your magical forest and story are amazing! The embellishments and detail are extraordinary! It’s a wonderful project to Mark your new house, and I look forward to hearing more stories of the witches!

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  • Emily October 7, 2019 at 13:41

    Love your spooky tree!

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  • Caryn S October 7, 2019 at 12:03

    Love the tree and the story.

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  • Sharon Andersen October 7, 2019 at 11:41

    What a sweet story! I wonder how it ends. . . Thanks for sharing your project!

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  • Anita L Jackson October 7, 2019 at 11:05

    The tree is so magical and mystical, great story behind it. And the pumpkin clock…. Adorable!

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  • selina October 7, 2019 at 10:52

    What a lovely story. So sweet and so perfectly matched up to your stunning tree. Beautiful work all the way around.

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  • Paula October 7, 2019 at 10:45

    Loved your story and your design! I’ve been following your blog for quite some time now.❤

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  • Kathleen McCormick October 7, 2019 at 10:15

    Wonderful blog and wonderful creations! Glad to have found you on this hop, will be adding you to my list to follow!

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  • Charlene McCain October 7, 2019 at 10:12

    Beautiful quilt! This will look lovely on the wall of your new home. I love the crisp, clean lines you get from paper piecing. You did a great job and I enjoyed your story.

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  • Karrin Hurd October 7, 2019 at 10:07

    Love your story and your art, it is amazing!

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  • Kathleen Kingsbury October 7, 2019 at 09:36

    Love this story Soma! I want to read it to my granddaughter next time she’s here. I love the embellishments you attached. The tree looks like it’s all dressed up in a ball gown, ready to attend the enchanted forest dance!

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  • Susan October 7, 2019 at 09:10

    Great story, and I love that it’s a more positive one!

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  • Quilting Tangent October 7, 2019 at 08:43

    I like the painting, the tree is interesting.

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  • Teri October 7, 2019 at 08:38

    What a fun project and story! Thank you for sharing it. I followed you on Instagram .

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  • Susan Spiers October 7, 2019 at 07:42

    Love your witch tree story! Your quilt is just wonderful, I am always delighted with your amazing talent! And what a great giveaway! Thank you for sharing, Susan

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  • Carol S. October 7, 2019 at 06:34

    I never would have guessed your snippet of this would be an amazing work of art. Wow! Your work always inspires me and makes my world of creativity open up just a bit more. Love the story you added and those little gears are perfect for it. Thank you so much for sharing your version of a forest in the Witchy Stitchy blog hop! It was so peacefully spooky. xo

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  • Colette October 7, 2019 at 06:13

    Love the tree with the steampunk gears and clocks. The story is awesome too, and your painting, Wow!

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  • Vicki in MN October 7, 2019 at 05:43

    So creative!

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  • Nancy Lewis October 7, 2019 at 05:33

    I subscribed to you via email.

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  • Denise :) October 7, 2019 at 05:33

    Bubble, bubble, boil and trouble! Your pumpkin tree is spookingly divine! Love the artistic interpretation; any witch would be in stitches to have that tree in her backyard! Oh, and I follow you on Pinterest! :)

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  • Denise :) October 7, 2019 at 05:31

    Bubble, bubble, boil and trouble! Your pumpkin tree is spookingly divine! Love the artistic interpretation; any witch would be in stitches to have that tree in her backyard! :)

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  • Nancy Lewis October 7, 2019 at 05:31

    I follow you on Pinterest.

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  • Bonnie Larson October 7, 2019 at 05:30

    I love your witch tree. How inspirational. Thanks for sharing

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  • Nancy Lewis October 7, 2019 at 05:30

    Your creativity is amazing!! I so envy your talent!!

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  • Daryl October 7, 2019 at 05:22

    Your tree is wonderful. I admire people who paper piece, but I really don’t like doing it myself, i much prfer applique.

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  • KJ October 7, 2019 at 05:15

    What a fun quilt and charming tale. One could not possibly be afraid of witches after reading that.

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  • Elizabeth Coughlin October 7, 2019 at 04:03

    Your art is amazing! The tree is fantastical and fantastic!

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  • Carla Henton October 6, 2019 at 22:11

    Aww, I love your story and your art. You are amazing, Soma. Your tree is whimsical and super cool. I love the idea of little witches living in those beautiful pumpkins.

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