Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Clover Schnibble

Because Halloween is tomorrow, I thought it was about time to show you this Clover Schnibble that I finished quilting last month.

I'm working on a really cute Halloween basket right now that I'm hoping to finish up today and blog about real soon. No time like the last minute, right?

Did you see the Halloween mug rug in my post yesterday?

I'm getting these Halloween projects done!

Anyway back to Clover, I used Boo Crew fabric from Sweetwater and I did some spiderweb quilting in the blocks.

Not the easiest thing to do, I'll say.  It was worth it though.

I used a ruler and that disappearing purple marker to draw the lines for the right angles in the webs down and across the quilt first.  Then, I free handed the curvy parts of the web, one block at a time.

When I was finished quilting the webs on each block, there were odd, not exactly even, roundish unquilted spaces where the corners of the webs met.  I hadn't seen that coming.

My DH suggested quilting Jack-O-lantern faces in each of these empty spaces, facing different directions so that there wasn't a "top edge" of the quilt.

I wasn't so sure about this, actually I wasn't even so sure about any of the quilting on this quilt, but I decided to give it a go since it was a Halloween quilt and I didn't know what else to do with these empty spaces.

And you know what?  I love how it turned out!  The unevenness of the outside corners of the webs, really accentuated the natural pumpkin look.

That jack o'lantern quilting is probably my favorite part of this quilt!

Now, I'm off to try to finish up that Halloween basket, before Halloween. I'm almost done!


Izzy said...

I love this quilt Michele! And you did a great job on the quilting. What a brilliant idea your hubby had. Very cool!

Jacqueline said...

Really cute, especially the quilting

Mary said...

I love it! Great fabric selection and wonderful quilting.

Cheryl said...

The spider web quilting is spooktacular.

Carol said...

Super cute! You did an amazing job!

Jackie's Stitches said...

How'd you like using the purple marker? Did it disappear and stay gone? LOVE the quilting - especially the spider webs. They always are so fun looking!

Needled Mom said...

I love it!!! Your quilting looks fabulous on it too.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Your hubby is a smart man. VERY cool add to your Halloween quilt. Love it!

Lynn said...

What a terrific quilt!

Houseelf said...

Wonderful! I did some stars out of the ditch(huge fanfare for being out of the ditch) on a Christmas project last week. Your quilting creativity has been blown away! Amazing job Michelle!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Oh my, this is such a great project! I have loved all your schnibbles but I agree, the pumpkin faces might make this the best one ever! Your quilting looks wonderful!

Actually I have to take it back, the one I think was called Jersey Girl will always be my favorite but this is a close second:)