The Free Motion Quilting Project: Four Spooky Fall Quilting Designs

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Four Spooky Fall Quilting Designs

I know Halloween has come and gone, but I still have one last set of spooky designs to share with you! Learn how to quilt a Creepy Feather, Web Fill, Oblivion, and Left Turn Right Turn in this new quilting tutorial:

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Now for the Candy Corn mini hoop quilt I was quilting in this video - I used Dresden Plate Template #2 to create the candy corn shape and put fusible web along the outer curve and stitched across the tip to make it pointy. I didn't have time this year to share a full quilting tutorial on this project, but it's on my list for next year!

When picking the four spooky designs to quilt, I mostly thought about the iconic shapes we think about around Halloween. At first I quilted the feather empty, but when I saw the open space I knew it needed to be filled with something. I decided to add three tiny curved fingers like a little hand clawing out of the feather.

I totally see little clawing hands here! Do you?

Web Fill was an easy choice because it's basically a stacked version of Spider Web. I love stitching around the design and making it fit in the space just right. Definitely spooky without even trying!

Oblivion was another obvious choice because it looks like eyeball soup. He he...this is turning out sorta gross! If you want an easier version of the design, try quilting Ocean Pearls instead.

And the last design is Left Turn Right Turn, which isn't really spooky, but it does provide a brick-like texture that works great with the curves in the other designs. It's good to have a few flat, simple designs that will recede into the background to let the other designs shine.

So that's it for Halloween! It's time to put the spooky and creepy designs away at least for another year. Unless, of course, you're like me and every day can be a dress up day!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

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  1. LOVE these designs!! They will be great on my future Halloween projects because I love the idea of having my walls and house filled with Halloween things - even if it is just for 'one' day. Christmas is only one day to and we go crazy getting the house ready for that 'one' day don't we!! LOL Love these posts Leah. Thank you for sharing them.

  2. This was a fun video. I really like the spiderweb design, and am glad you showed how to expand it, and how to combine designs.


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