I know it’s summer, but I am sewing ahead and made this cute Halloween applique quilt pattern!
It is sewn from a free spider applique from my friend Leslie, who blogs at the Seasoned Homemaker. I’ve been admiring scrappy applique projects on Instagram for a while and just love how this turned out. It will coordinate perfectly with my DIY ‘BOO’ banner once it’s time to decorate!
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Halloween applique quilt pattern
I varied slightly from her example, tilting my spider off to the side and putting the web up in the opposite corner.
I ended up going over the lines three times each to make them stand out, and like the effect!
I used the free spider applique from Seasoned Homemaker, and Heat N Bond to transfer it.
I love the metallic weave! I’m not sure on the fabric’s origin, it came in a scrap pack that I bought, but I think it is perfect for this project. The edges did fray more than regular quilting cotton, so I swabbed them with some Fray Check before stitching them on.
Fabrics I used:
- Background fabric: Telegrammes Nuage from the Cherie line – Art Gallery Fabrics
- Applique patchwork: Elixir from the Spellbound line- Cotton + Steel with a plain purple and metallic gold linen
- Binding fabric: Painter’s Canvas in black from Michael MIller
- Backing fabric: plain black cotton
Perfection is never my goal, but I am a big fan of using the same backing fabric as the thread color. So many little imperfections just blend in! I overexposed this photo so the quilting would show up, you can see the random vertical lines I threw in to keep the batting from shifting, I tried to stay along the lines of text so they were less noticeable on the front.
I thought I’d snap a few pictures of the process; here you can see the scrappy “fabric” I created for the applique, just randomly slicing and sewing.
This is what it looked like once I ironed the Heat n Bond on.
This is how I checked for pattern alignment – holding it up to the light – before I ironed it down.
Last but not least, I drew the web on with my Cricut fabric pen before stitching it. I’m not confident enough to sew a pattern like that on the fly! It washes away with warm water.
I LOVE how it turned out, and I don’t use that word often. Now I can’t wait for September to roll around so I can hang it up! Do you have a favorite method for hanging mini quilts?
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Saturday 25th of September 2021
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