At least two years ago, I bought this quilt kit from connectingthreads.com.
I meant to make it every fall to use in October, but never did until now!
I have bought many quilt kits over the years from Connecting Threads.
I have always been pleased with each one. Quality fabrics, good directions and great prices!
Their directions are wonderful, labeling each fabric in the kit, even giving cutting layouts.
This quilt had many fabrics and pieces,
so I used removable drafting tape strips to label each piece as I cut them out.
This is my first row quilt, and it was fun to work through the construction one row at a time.
I used fusible to attach the appliquéd spider, cat and candy corn pieces, then machine blanket-stitched around them.
I especially liked the two rows of flying geese.
I’ve never made them with different colored fabric on the side pieces like these. It really makes them look totally different, don’t you think?
The directions called for hand embroidery for the spider legs, web and facial expressions on the cats, but I used the satin stitch on my machine instead.
I did change it up a bit…
I added border strips down each side, to make it a bit wider and I also used various buttons for the pupils in all the eyes, instead of more fabric appliqué.
I did quilt it in rows, as well, changing the thread colors as needed.
It’s draped over a chair in the library, as I write!! I finally put out all my Halloween decor.
I have pumpkins outside on my front steps, porch and back patio, but still have to replace my spindly geraniums with some bright mums!!
Autumn truly is my most favorite season!!
It’s to be quite chilly this weekend, so hope to light up the fire pit on the patio!! YAY!!
Are you ready for fall in your home? Doing something fun this glorious autumn weekend?