Happy Halloween!

Posted on October 31, 2016 by prairiemoonquilts in New Patterns, Quilts

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.

You can purchase the AmpersAnd pattern in my Etsy Shop, in either the print or PDF version.

The spider pattern is available for free download on my Free Patterns page.

Happy Halloween!

8 responses to “Happy Halloween!”

  1. Judy says:

    Really cute. Hopefully, you will post a picture showing the glowing spider.

  2. Cindy says:

    Ugh you did it again! I wasn’t going to make any more Halloween quilts and I had pretty much used up my Halloween stash!!!! Like the glow in the dark thread idea.

  3. Cathy Wight says:

    Wow, you got it quilted too. I’m impressed. The electricity must have come back on. Love it!! Cathy

  4. Linda says:

    I’m amazed you have that quilted already! Looks great

  5. Thelma says:

    a pattern I’ll have to put on the list for next year, love it!

  6. randy says:

    91 blocks for the Oct count Wahooo

  7. Rose Marie says:

    Oh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how creepy. And you say you can snuggle under it?

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