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:

Anita said...

Gorgeous spider web quilt!

Lisa said...

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!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

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

Emily C said...

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

Jeanie said...

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!

SewDoUQuilt said...

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

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

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.

Debbi said...

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

Kwilt Krazy said...

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

Lorna McMahon said...

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!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Great quilt and that thread REALLY sets it off.

Thearica Burroughs said...

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

Martina said...

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

Dorian said...

Oh cool Carol! That looks really neat.

Cathy said...

As always you do great work. Super quilt!

Calicojoan said...

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!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

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

Vroomans' Quilts said...

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

sewlost said...

Wow, I'm very impressed. Its beautiful!

Barb said...

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!!

Rhonda said...

Love your quilt & the quilting is the icing on the cake!!!!!

Sally Dixon said...

Really love the spider web quilting!

Sally Dixon said...

Really love the spider web quilting!

Anonymous said...

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

Carin said...

What a beautiful quilt this is.

Kim said...

The spider web quilting is really clever. I very much like your quilt. Kim
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Lori said...

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

Sylvia Anderson said...

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

Needled Mom said...

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

Charlene McCain said...

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

Rose Best said...

I really like the spider web stitching, Thanks for sharing

Annette Schultz said...

oh I just love your quilting! The web just sparkles perfect for a Halloween quilt.
thanks sew much for sharing
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Vickie said...

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

Vickie said...

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

Quilting Tangent said...

Cute spider web. Happy Halloween!

Teatime Creations said...

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

Scrapatches said...

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

Deonn said...

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.

KaHolly said...

Love it! A wonderful Halloweenie quilt!

Marian said...

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.

tink's mom said...

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

Lisa Marie said...

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

Claire Sutherland said...

Love this and the sparkly thread looks amazing x

cjmont said...

love the tag quilt.

Kathy H said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Vicki H said...

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

Mary Ann said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

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Sewgirl said...

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!

Lana said...

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

Nancy said...

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.

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

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

Sarah@123quilt said...

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

legato1958 said...

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

cookie said...

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!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Cute quilt and great quilting!

wendy said...

Cool quilt!

Patty D from NC said...

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

Bobbie said...

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

Julie said...

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

anna brown said...

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

Quilt n Queen said...

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

Sally said...

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

Jane's Quilting said...

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

gaillopes149 said...

Great quilt!

Kathy E. said...

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.

Cecilia said...

Great quilt! I love the quilting! Thanks for sharing,

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

My goodness! I love your quilt!!! Happy Halloween!

Leah said...

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

Amanda Best said...

Wonderful idea to quilt it like that. I think your quilt is awesome!
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Thanks!

PK Sews said...

The whole quilt is delightful, especially the quilting!

JaymeMade said...

I love your spiderweb quilting! Spooky touch!

LJ said...

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

Crickets Corner said...

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

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

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

Quiltsmiles said...

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

Cindy Staub said...

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.

Beth said...

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.

MaryBeth Little said...

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

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Love your Halloween quilt! The quilting is awesome!

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Walter said...

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

Walter said...

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

Brenda said...

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.

GranChris said...

Love the quilt!

Angelia Lanouette said...

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

Deal.licious Real Food Debby said...

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

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Melissa said...

That quilting is beautiful! Love the thread you used

dcargill said...

I love your spider web quilt!

Terry said...

Love your quilt Carol (don't like spiders though lol!!!). Great quilting with that fun thread ;o)
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Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

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

-Soma

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

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

QuiltSue said...

Love how you quilted that quilt. Very clever.

Theresa said...

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

Theresa said...

Love your header too!