Those who follow me on instagram (@melcollette) have seen my mental shift to Halloween these days. I think it is because I’m tired of being so hot, and it gets a little (slightly) cooler around the Halloween holiday here in Arizona. Now that this spider web quilt is finished, I’m even more ready for the holiday!
The fabric in this is mainly Boo To You from Riley Blake, from a few years ago. My friend Marni called me and wanted me to put it to good use… and I feel like I did! I LOVE how it turned out!
As a reminder, I used this method to make the spider web blocks. They had quite a bit of bulk in the center, so I did a bit of trimming, lots of basting, and made sure my quilting tacked them down.
I tried free-motion quilting some spider webs on it, but that was less successful :). I unpicked all that quilting, and opted for the jack-o-lantern teeth look instead- like regular stippling except with angled turns. It also mimics the shape of the spiders’ legs on the fabric, which was a nice coincidence!
The backing is the black polka-dot print from the fabric line, and it is bound in solid orange. Finished quilt = 47” x 59” (I trimmed my blocks a little smaller than 12” each)
This is probably the most complicated quilt I have ever done, but I am so super pleased with how it turned out. Thanks again, Marni, for letting me put that fabric to use!!!