With most of my Halloween craft supplies still intact 2 years since the trip to the Birmingham Rag Market where they were acquired, I was determined to make another Halloween decoration this year. Last year’s effort (above) was pretty modest to say the least.
This year I have gone for something a little more complex: a Halloween mini-quilt. Using clip art templates from Martha Stewart (I used the Etched Victorian Pumpkins templates), I drew freehand the spider web design on the orange cotton fabric and using tailor chalk, I drew the spider on black felt. Using black embroidery thread and a simple large backstitch, I sewed the web and then using black cotton I used a slip stitch to sew on the spider.
I used a black cotton for the backing and the binding and I wrote Halloween 2011 using a Micron 01 pen which is the pen I used to sign my quilts since it is waterproof and fadeproof.
I added an orange ribbon so I could hang it, although I quite like it propped up on my mantelpiece.