I made a Halloween quilt over the weekend while I was at a retreat with some friends. Getting good pictures without My Cowboy’s help is nearly impossible, too. It’s a dreary, breezy day outside, and sort of misting. Perfect for Halloween, I guess, and at least it’s not cold!
I had purchased this assortment of Halloween fabrics a while back:
I added some other fabrics into the mix, too, and then used my AmpersAnd pattern to make the base:
Then I drew the big spider and appliquéd him on!
I used my leftovers to piece the backing, so it’s really sort of a reversible quilt!
I quilted it with all-over little loops with a silver thread, and quilted the spider with Glow-in-the-Dark thread! It looks so completely awesome in the dark, but I couldn’t get a picture of that! (My Cowboy is now dreaming up other things he thinks I should quilt with Glow-in-the-Dark thread!)
Here’s the details:
The finished quilt measures 56″ x 70″.
Pattern used: AmpersAnd (and I drew my own spider).
Fabrics are Halloween prints from several different lines, including Wilmington Prints and Quilting Treasures, plus a few others. I’ll be binding it with black Grunge from Moda. I purchased all of them at Sew Sweet Quilt Shop.
Batting: Warm ‘n’ Natural (and I pre-washed the batting — something I’ve never done before — and this quilt is so snuggly and soft already — in spite of the spider!)
Thread: Superior OMNI in color Silver for the main part; Superior Sew Glow, white-to-green, for the spider.
The spider pattern is available for free download on my Free Patterns page.