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”.
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!
That’s one is for you, Grandma!!!
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!
Only 1 year for a UFO? Not bad! I really like it!
Wow I love it! My local quilt shops did carry any Halloween fabric so i am very jealous of you now ..lol
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!
I adore Halloween fabrics, too, so I very much appreciate your glorious quilt.
I love your spider webs – they seem especially perfect with Halloween fabric. So lucky you have so many!!
the spiderweb quilt is gorgeous
Doris, this is spectacular, I mean spooktacular!
Love this!!! I just did one for Moda, but I really like yours with the different widths!!! Awesome!!!
Too cute!! :o)
oh, I am in love with your spiderweb quilt! And your little princess mermaid! Adorable!
What a great quilt! I have a weakness for Halloween fabrics too ( check out my BQF entry) – I would love to have a quilt like this one — thanks for the inspiration!
Wow, Doris!!!!! Love this!!!
I love your Halloween quilt! And I love your little mermaid too!
What a perfect pattern for Halloween fabrics – and such a cute model!
I love the subtle orange-on-white background fabric that you used for the spider webs. It really spices up the quilt!
I love all those fabrics and the quilt is so fun. Spiderweb quilt with Halloween fabrics… makes perfect sense to me!
Love your spiderweb and the merbaby is adorable!
what a fun quilt! love the spiderwebs.
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
Your spider web quilt looks great. I love your collection of fabrics. And your mermaid is delightful, too.
What a cute MERMAID!!!!
The spider webs are laid out perfectly in your quilt. Nice work.
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!
lovely spiderwebs – I LOVE Halloween fabrics too 🙂 great work, congrats!
Miss Zoe is very sweet too 🙂
Love your clever spiderweb quilt of Halloween fabrics – so fun!!
Love your Halloween quilt. I'm a big fan of spooky quilts. Thanks for sharing.
Beautiful quilt…thanks for sharing.
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