I finished mt spider web quilt and it is now hanging in What’s Your Stitch N Stuff Quilt Shop in Virginia Beach as a class sample. I machine embroidered orange spider webs in the squares between the webb blocks, amd more Halloween embroidery on the borders. I used Edgar Allen Poe fabric called “Nevermore” for the backing. I am Hosting a Spider Web Quilt Workshop November 3rd. So if you are in the area sign up and we will create your Spider Web Quilt.
Being sick put a crimp in mt quilting time. Hurricane Sandy is bearing down and all I can think about is getting another project finished. Well, today I did finish quilting the Halloween spider web quilt that I have decided to call Spider Tracks. The backing is Edgar Allen Poe fabric called “Nevermore”. The quilt is in the wash right now. Tomorrow I will take a finished picture and show the label and backing.
My Halloween Spiderweb Quilt top is together, but it is not quilted yet. Life keeps getting in the way of my quilting. It measures 88″ X 104″. I ordered some “Nevermore” by Michael Miller as a tribute to Edgar Allen Poe for the back. It required a special backing. This is my 5th spiderweb quilt. I will be teaching this in November at What’s Your Stitch N Stuff in Virginia Beach.
I arranged the spiderweb blocks on the design wall today, and sewed the rows together. I still need to add the inner and outer borders. I am machine embroidering spiderwebs between the blocks. I plan to embroider more Halloween motifs in the outer border also.
I was at a quilt retreat this weekend with a group from the Peninsula Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Hampton, VA. We had a blast. We were at the 4H Center in Wakefield Virginia. A very nice facility, great rooms, great food, great staff.
I accomplished a lot. I completed about 115 hexagon blocks for a quilt I’m calling “Pussy Footing Around”. Also worked on the Spiderweb quilt, piecing 20 15 inch blocks. My OBW Aurora Borealis got borders, and I started working on anew quilt called Galaxy by Deb Tucker.
There was a lot of taxidermy there, note my friend Lisa with the polar bear.
I drank the Kool-Aid and had to get the folding wagon. These wagons are great, they fold up for easy storage and can hold up to 150 pounds. If you go to quilts shows, retreats or quilt classes these wagons are great for reducing the number of trips to your car. Of course we had to pimp out our individual wagons courtesy of If These Threads Could Talk!
It is good to be home, I missed my dogs (and my husband).