Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wicked Mummy Block




It's my day on the Wicked Blog Hop!  I'm so excited to share my project with you.  I signed up for this hop many weeks ago and have been thinking hard to come up with the most fun block I could imagine.  I landed on this mummy block and have even provided a tutorial so you can make it too!


It is a little wicked of me to take this picture in the middle of a cemetery but I couldn't resist.  It just seemed perfect for a mummy block!

Now for the tutorial:

You will need some green and black scraps and 1/3 yard of white.
Cutting Instructions:
- Cut 14 - 2" by 15" white strips
- Cut 1 - 2" by 15" green strip
- Cut two small black circles for the pupils
- Cut two one inch white ovals for eyes

Assembly:
Start with the white strips...

This block uses a lot of wonky piecing to make it look like mummy wrapping.  Line up two white strips at a jaunty angle. and sew 1/4" in from one of them. Trim excess and press.

Keep adding pieces.  I did a few shorter ones to add to the whole jaunty feel because the next seam needed to be really wonky to cover up that corner.  Otherwise you can use your optional green chunks to fill in some of the spaces.

Keep adding strips until the shortest side is 4" long.

Now you're ready for the eye strip assembly.


Take your two white ovals that have been cut to one inch.

Then take your two tiny black circles.  The orange grid is one inch so that shows how tiny mine are.

Then you need to applique the eyes to the green strip.  You can do this whichever method you like best.  I decided to just use my machine going really slow and turning a lot.

Switch back to your white strips and keep going on.  I did it pretty straight around the eyes but you could do it more wonky and cover up more of the green.

Keep adding white strips and various jaunty angles until it reaches larger than 12.5" long.  Just one step left!

Now all you have to do is trim to 12.5" square.  I happen to have a 12.5" ruler and it's pretty awesome for this step.  You could really trim this smaller or cut your strips larger to make this any size you want!

Now you're done!  Isn't this a fun block?!

For more fun projects follow the link to the Wicked Blog Hop.  Also be sure to check out the other stops on this day from the list below...

Tempting Thursday,
October 25th











82 comments:

  1. Oh Julie, that is Wickedly cute! Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  2. HA - I love it! And the photo shoot in the cemetary - oh yeah. Thank you for sharing with us today. I think I need to make one of these to send to my grandsons.

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  3. Love your mummy! Clever idea using the cemetery. Thank you for the tutorial and for sharing.

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  4. I just love mummys!!! That's for the tute, will have to make one.

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  5. Your mummy is so wicked cute! Thanks for sharing. Judith, Texas

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  6. Oooh I love this - such a cool idea and simple too. Thanks for the tutorial and I love the fact that you snapped it in a cemetery! very spooky. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. oh what fun, that is really great and thank you for the wicked tutorial.

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  8. I love your block it is sew cool! Thanks for sharing
    Britt-Inger in Sweden

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  9. That is a very original block! So much fun!! Thanks for sharing

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  10. That looks like a whole heap of fun! How wicked of you.... now I will have to make that one. I somehow love that block for a pillow..... that must be my own wickedness shining through. Thank you for this amazing tutorial!

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  11. What a cute fun block. Thanks for sharing how to make it. I will remember this one for sure. The cemetery pic is perfect!

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  12. Oh that is so cute. Going to sewing class today so there might be more spirits floating around the graveyard by day's end.

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  13. Your mummy is very fun.Thanks for sharing!

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  14. This is so clever and cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. That's just plain fun looking!!! I gotta remember this for next year ... cause I can forsee some people i know want a rug outta this! :)

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  16. can we talk Julie....wellll I love your block...it is simple, wicked and welllll you will see what else

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  17. I laughed out loud when I saw this mummy - he's adorable! blessings, marlene

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  18. This block is just wicked wonderful...I love your mummy! Thanks for sharing today!

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  19. LOL...love the eyes!! a very unique block.

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  20. Very special... uhu... and tho foto was just perfect.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Wildly wicked block! Sew simple yet so unique! thanks for the tutorial. BTW: great photo shoot. Thanks!

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  22. Spooky wicked - but lots of fun!

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  23. What a fun block...sew WICKED. I am following you now. Hope you stopped by yesterday at Kwilty Pleasures... Keep up the great work!

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  24. Oooooooo...totally wicked! Your block is amazing as is the photo. Love it!

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  25. Wickedly cute! I was a mummy for Halloween one year, so I think this block is a must-do for me. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  26. Love it! I also love that you did your photo shoot at the cemetery with it :)

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  27. I love your mummy block. It is really cute.

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  28. So cute and so easy! I think I can do this one!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

    ps. I love your new floors!

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  29. What a fun and original block ... yay you!! Thank you for sharing ... wicked good wishes to you :)

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  30. Julie, your little block is adorable!!! Great job!

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  31. Sew fun & cute!! Nice touch taking the photo in the cemetery! Thanks for the tut! Thanks for participating in the blog hop & inspiring us today! It's been a fun hop!

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  32. You wrote a great tutorial and I like the cemetery that you added. Your block is perfect. Thank you for sharing.

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  33. What a wicked block you have! Thanks for the tutorial and for participating in the Wicked hop!

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  34. Oh Julie...so FUN! I love your block and your photo is so inspired and perfect!

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  35. Your block is super cute :) I love it!

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  36. Hi!!! Love your cute wicked little mummy!!! Very wicked!!! Great background for the pic!!!! Spooky!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!! Looks like I might be able to do that!!!

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  37. I like your mummy. When did you find time to do it? I am a new follower. I read thru your blog and really enjoyed it.

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  38. you really came up with a wickedly cute block. I for one like how you took your picture. I love walking through and reading headstones. Thanks

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  39. That is an absolutely adorable block!

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  40. I think you and I might be distant relatives because I don't know many people who would take their block out to the cemetery for a photograph...but I would. Your mummy is cute, and your tutorial is great!

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  41. Love this block...so cute!!! Great choice where you took your pic!! TFS

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  42. Such a fun block, love it! And I adore that you took the pic in a cemetery! Too funny!

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  43. what a great block! thanks for sharing

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  44. Perfect setting for a perfect block. Great tute. thanks for sharing.

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  45. What a great block!! I love it!
    Greetings from Germany
    Nicole

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  46. So clever and of course wicked. Thank you so much for sharing your brilliant block.

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  47. Your block made me laugh! I love it!

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  48. That is just so fun! and how brave of you to take the picture in a cemetery.

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  49. Really enjoyed your block! very nice of you to be part of the hop.

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  50. fun little tut and if you did it in black you would have a nija i think
    thanks sew much for sharing
    in stiches

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  51. I like your mummy block and your photo location is just perfect!

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  52. This is the cutest mummyblock I've ever seen! Thanks for the tutorial and sharing this with us!

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  53. what a wicked block, thanks for the tut and thanks for hopping with us.

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  54. Great block and even greater photo!! Thanks for sharing.

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  55. What a block, simple and very effective, easy to make. yum yum. thanks for the tut as well.

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  56. Rosemary B here:
    I love this block a whole bunch!
    Nice that you could sneak into a grave yard for the pic :-D
    thank you for sharing your wicked creativity

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  57. Now this is just waaay too cute to be wicked! I like it!
    Thank you for sharing :)

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  58. It is a fun block...to see and I'm sure to sew also. You are very creative and I think your mummy is perfectly wicked! I'd been wondering when someone would take their picture(s) in a cemetery - wonderfully creepy!

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  59. Julie, your amazing...your mummy block is sEw dang cute, cute, cute...wicked and adorable...and sEw simple to make...thanks for the inspiration and sharing in the fun and wicked hop!!

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  60. What a cute block. I looks great.

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  61. That is just adorable. Great job.

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  62. Oh that is beyond adorable! I believe I need to make TWO blocks and turn them into a tote bag. I'll send it to my daughter with a note: "From your Mummy"

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  63. How very creative! Love the photography and the local!

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  64. Such a fun and simple block. Love it.

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  65. Julie! I love the block! Your creativity is awesomeness at its best :O) Eerie photo shoot too--perfectly spookilicious!

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  66. Julie, that is just too much fun! Thanks so much for the tutorial, and for sharing with us all. I'll remember this mummy for a long time!

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  67. So simple and really adorable. Thanks for the tut.

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  68. Thanks for sharing your process with us. What a perfect place to photograph your spooky block!

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  69. Hihihi ... I love the eyes !!

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  70. Your fabulous mummy block has me smiling! He's just great and your choice of setting for the photo was so cleverly done. Wicked! ;o)

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  71. This is an awesome block! Love the photo shoot!

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  72. Very fun block. I like the simplicity of it.

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  73. This is a fun block!! The strips really give your mummy his 'wrapped' look -- fabulous job!! :)

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