Tuesday, October 20, 2015

I'll Be Haunting You Today

What a great day to have a Halloween Haunt Blog Hop, especially since it's MY turn to haunt you!
Okay, so I won't REALLY haunt you, but I'll be showing you what I made.


A big HUGE thanks to Marian at Seams To Be Sew for getting this blog hop going!
Whoo-hoo for blog hops!

I love, love, love getting my BLOCK magazine in the mail from Missouri Star Quilts,
mainly because they have some of my favorites from Jenny Doan's YouTube videos.


I decided to just grab a magazine and open it up to a quilt that I would make for Halloween. This
one was it...The Tag Team Quilt. A little Halloween fabric changed it to a Spider Web Tag Quilt.


Spider Web Tag Quilt


I quilted the web with Superior Thread's Glitter thread and I love how sparkly it is!
The Glitter thread color was #111 Pearl/Crystal.
The thread is so thin--almost like sewing with Christmas tinsel! After a few breakage problems,
I went to their website and read what they recommended for sewing with Glitter threads.
They said to take the tension down to 1.0 which totally solved the thread breakage. Yay!



Thanks to The Fat Quarter Shop for another great giveaway!



Look who's doing some haunting, too!










Thanks for stopping by!

95 comments:

  1. Such a awesome quilt, I wish I had confidence to open and pick. I love blockt too! It is so good to see you here!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Really neat, Carol!! Love the pattern and the thread was perfect for you web!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love that glitter thread. It really makes the quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh my.....love this quilt! That thread is fabulous and even on these photos, you can see the glistening. So glad you didn't give up on it and switch to regular thread. You can haunt me any time!

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a spectacular use of the fabric design and spider web design.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow Carol, what a gorgeous quilt. It was a such a good idea you had to use that pattern with Halloween-appropriate fabrics! And the glitter quilting is fabulous.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I agree - the glitter quilting was brilliant. I would not have seen the potential in that pattern either the way that you did!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Whoa that is beautiful. Wish I could see that sparkle in person. I bet it is spectacular.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh, Carol! You've done it again! Love your interpretation of this pattern and how you quilted it to enhance the spiderweb. This is brilliant! Absolutely BOOtiful! Simply spooktacular job!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great quilt and that thread REALLY sets it off.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Quilting that spider web with tinsel thread really brought that quilt to life! Great job Carol!

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is really such a great quilt! Love how the net shows up with this glitter quilting! Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh cool Carol! That looks really neat.

    ReplyDelete
  14. As always you do great work. Super quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love it. It reminds me of candy corn from a distance! Great tip on quilting with glitter thread. I have a ton of it, but haven't used any yet. Now I know how! Great to see your projects again!

    ReplyDelete
  16. WOWWWWW this is a nice and perky quilt!
    This is massively impressive.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love MSQC and get The Block, too. I love how you changed this up with the dark background and Halloween fabrics. Fun quilting!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Wow, I'm very impressed. Its beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Outstanding quilt, as usual! You are so creative. The choice of fabrics are awesome for that quilt. Your quilting on it is really inspired! I love it!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Love your quilt & the quilting is the icing on the cake!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Really love the spider web quilting!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Really love the spider web quilting!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I really like this quilt, especially the spider web quilting. senstrings at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  24. What a beautiful quilt this is.

    ReplyDelete
  25. The spider web quilting is really clever. I very much like your quilt. Kim
    tnjmom1 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  26. this is awesome. what a clever way to combine both quilting and halloween

    ReplyDelete
  27. What a clever way to give new life to an existing quilt pattern. Don't tell Jenny, but your version of it is truly awesome. lol You did her pattern proud with the colors and metallic spider web stitching. Thanks for sharing. lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  28. That is fabulous, Carol. The glitter thread really makes that web pop on those dark fabrics. Great job.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Your quilt is Spook-tacular! That spider web stitching is amazing! Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  30. I really like the spider web stitching, Thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  31. oh I just love your quilting! The web just sparkles perfect for a Halloween quilt.
    thanks sew much for sharing
    institchesandseams@hotmail.ca

    ReplyDelete
  32. I know you LOVED making this quilt.....it's pretty darn awesome Carol ! The thread.....perfect !

    ReplyDelete
  33. I know you LOVED making this quilt.....it's pretty darn awesome Carol ! The thread.....perfect !

    ReplyDelete
  34. What a perfect pattern for Halloween fabric. It took courage just to open a magazine and make that your choice. The spiderweb stitching is sensational. Sweet. Happy Halloweeen

    ReplyDelete
  35. Carol ... I love your quilt! ... :) Pat

    ReplyDelete
  36. Carol - this quilt is the best!!! I love my BLOCK copies and had this quilt on my radar, too. To see this one made up as a spiderweb is brilliant! Love your quilting, love the thread - I'll have to try that darling glittery stuff. Fun photos, as usual! Darling, darling.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Love it! A wonderful Halloweenie quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  38. I'd be willing to bet Superior is going to see a run on glitter thread... That is to cool, and isn't it the most fascinating thing how we can take fabrics and totally transform a pattern into something cool and great. I never would have made that quilt in it's original colors since they just don't entice me, but your take on the color scheme really makes one want to make it. Great Job Carol, I absolutely have no idea how you do it. Thank you so much for participating this year with me and our blogging friends.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Oh Carol its wonderful. Great color choices for the season and it sets off the webbing so well. Such a simple pattern packing such a great punch. WOW

    ReplyDelete
  40. Wow, such a perfect Halloween quilt! That spider web quilting is just fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Love this and the sparkly thread looks amazing x

    ReplyDelete
  42. Your spider web quilt is great. What a difference fabrics make.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Your quilt is fabulous! Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
  44. I love the spider web quilt and the quilting. I wouldn't have thought to use black and orange with that pattern.

    ReplyDelete
  45. I love it Carol. And that glittery thread is awesome. If it shows that well in a picture it must be gorgeous in person. Great idea, pick a random pattern and just use Halloween fabric. Turned out so cool. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Your Spider Web Tag Quilt is fantastic! I love it. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

    ReplyDelete
  47. What I totally love about your quilt is your ability to have "seen" the original in another color way. I struggle with that...I have to really stop myself before passing on a design, just because I didn't like the colors. Great quilt. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  48. This quilt is AMAZING! I just love everything about it, but I especially love that THREAD! You did a great job!!!

    ReplyDelete
  49. This is a great quilt. I like Missouri Star Quilt Co. Block Magazines (which are like books)! I think your idea of using the first pattern you open to is a wonderful way to make a quilt your own. I hope you don't mind, but I am going to use this pattern and make a quilt like it.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Great idea to use that pattern for your lovely quilt. The thread certainly looks weblike.

    ReplyDelete
  51. This quilt is fantastic! I especially love the spiderweb quilting.

    ReplyDelete
  52. Love your Spider Web Quilt! The quilting is really cool!
    Susie

    ReplyDelete
  53. Always got my teaching aide's heart to skip a beat at Halloween. She hated (really hated) spiders. Your spider web quilt would have been in her mind until after Christmas. thanks for sharing. I find it rather cool!

    ReplyDelete
  54. Carol, this looks fantastic! Great job on the quilting.

    ReplyDelete
  55. Great job on this quilt and the thread is awesome, good choice.

    ReplyDelete
  56. I love your quilt.......definitely have to make one :)

    ReplyDelete
  57. that quilt was pretty cool so loved it...happyness04431@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  58. OMG Carol...your spider web tag quilt will definitely be a Halloween favorite!! The quilt and threads are perfect!! Spooktacular quilt!! Happy stitching, Pauline

    ReplyDelete
  59. LOVE the spider web tag quilt--must make my own!! thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  60. What a terrific idea. I love how you mad the spiderweb. Beautiful stitching!

    ReplyDelete
  61. I've never heard of glitter thread! It added the perfect detail to your quilt, which I love! Thanks for the tip on lowering tension when using it.

    ReplyDelete
  62. Great quilt! I love the quilting! Thanks for sharing,

    ReplyDelete
  63. My goodness! I love your quilt!!! Happy Halloween!

    ReplyDelete
  64. Wow! Love this!! The quilting is phenomenal!! Great choice in fabrics and thread. Just fantastic!!!

    ReplyDelete
  65. Wonderful idea to quilt it like that. I think your quilt is awesome!
    My email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com
    Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  66. The whole quilt is delightful, especially the quilting!

    ReplyDelete
  67. I love your spiderweb quilting! Spooky touch!

    ReplyDelete
  68. I totally LOVE your quilting on this Halloween quilt! Great work, Carol

    ReplyDelete
  69. You took a simple pattern and turned it into an amazing Halloween quilt! LOVE IT! Rina

    ReplyDelete
  70. Wow cute pattern, and love the web and the thread you used. Gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  71. Your quilt is fantastic. Lovely quilting on it too which is just perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  72. Oh My Gosh! I love your quilt... so awesome! A super fun quilt for Halloween, so delightful! Thank you for sharing it today for the hop.

    ReplyDelete
  73. What fun! I'm a MSQC fan, too, and I love how you "tweaked" this pattern to make it "Halloweeny". Thanks so much for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  74. I love to see what others do with patterns. I love your quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  75. Love your Halloween quilt! The quilting is awesome!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  76. You really nailed the Halloween spirit!! pjrquilter(at)msn(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  77. You really nailed the Halloween spirit!! pjrquilter(at)msn(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  78. What a great rendition of that quilt pattern! The spider web quilting is awesome and really makes the quilt. I envy the creative eye that can see such possibilities in a pattern.

    ReplyDelete
  79. I love your Spider Web quilt...Superior's Glitter thread is the perfect touch! Trick or Treat!

    ReplyDelete
  80. Love that sparkly thread. It is the perfect touch for the web!

    debbygrawn at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  81. That quilting is beautiful! Love the thread you used

    ReplyDelete
  82. Love your quilt Carol (don't like spiders though lol!!!). Great quilting with that fun thread ;o)
    cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  83. Whoa! That quilt looks incredible and the quilting is fantastic! I am speechless. Happy Haunting :)

    -Soma

    ReplyDelete
  84. Oh Carol, that is a fabulous quilt, absolutely LOVE the quilting! Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  85. Love how you quilted that quilt. Very clever.

    ReplyDelete
  86. That's a beautiful spider web tag quilt! Love it!

    ReplyDelete

Comments make me smile!