Blogtoberfest Day XXVII–What A Tangled Web We Weave

 

This is a TWO-for-ONE quilt.  Let me explain…

I started this quilt the first week of September– 2010 — by cutting random sized strips from every Halloween print I owned (I really like Halloween fabric, it’s a weakness) as well as a few solids and tone-on-tones that “play” well with Halloween fabrics.  I spent a  weekend retreat last September sewing together strips and cutting triangles to make spiderwebs. The other quilters at retreat kept asking how many spiderwebs I had left to make, I responded “I’m not sure, I haven’t counted”.  At the end of retreat, I had enough triangles (NOT complete spiderwebs) to make 32 spiderwebs, which was enough for a TWIN size a AND a THROW sized quilt!  So, eventually I will have two quilts.  See, Two-for-One, or “what happens when you just start cutting without planning ahead”. 

This is (a bad photo of) the Twin Sized Quilt, 20 spiderwebs, and a mitered border of an Alexander Henry fabric (Hallowe’en Night) I have been saving for years just for this project. The background for the spiderwebs is RJR’s Halloween Night in cream. I fussy cut stripes from another Halloween print to create the “HALLOWEEN” inner border. **Temporary Insanity**
As you can see, there is a little bit of everything else in here…

Candy Corn, Spiders, Witches, Bats, Rats, Cats, Skeletons, Jack-o-Lanterns, Leaves, Spellbooks, Owls, Broomsticks, you name it…

The backing fabric for this quilt is unhappy hour by Alexander Henry:

Photo courtesy of alidzia

I finished this top at a retreat THIS September–oh, how I enjoy a weekend quilt retreat… This one involved some birthday fun..with Hello Kitty party hats…

lots of laughter, new friendships made, some creative sewing (what you have to do when you leave part of your machine at home!):

and the biggest design wall floor, I’ve ever had to play with!

And, just because my Mom can’t get enough of seeing this photo of  Miss Zoe Seaweed in the costume I made for her:

That’s one is for you, Grandma!!!

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To view the other Quilts in this Fall’s Bloggers Quilt Festival–see Amy’s site.

This Week’s Halloween Party Giveaway Winner is:

Fun!  I won Veronicamade‘s giveaway during Sew, Mama, Sew’s Giveaway Day earlier this year.  One of her sweet elephant pincushions…  Congrats, Veronica!

Big things are coming in NOVEMBER, an announcement, a Quilt-A-Long, more giveaways for my followers (from some of your favorite sponsors)….  Stay Tuned!

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28 thoughts on “Blogtoberfest Day XXVII–What A Tangled Web We Weave

  1. That's a good reminder for me to bring my “whole” machine next weekend! I haven't decided which one to bring yet. I love this quilt! Can't wait to see what you do for the other one.
    Congratulations Veronica on your win!

  2. Love your halloween quilt and love spiderwebs. I can relate to keeping on cutting and cutting and cutting. Do it often!!! My daughter made mermaid outfits for ger twinnies a few years ago…fun to see your little one dressed very similarly! Thanks for sharing and have a great day

  3. I keep seeing these spiderweb quilts and they're growing on me. I love that yours is done with Halloween fabrics – it seems so fitting and I love the variety. It's a great quilt. Er, quilts!

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