Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sew Spooky Finished!

 This pattern is by Arlene and Melissa of The Quilt Company out of San Diego CA.  There is another shop in Pennsylvania called The Quilt Company but it is not the same people.  Sew Spooky was a BOM but you could also buy the complete kit, individual block patterns or  the complete pattern.  I bought the pattern and the fabric accessory packet.  I did not buy the buttons that went with the kit.  I substituted buttons that I happened to have already.  I did not have an owl button so I stuffed and appliqued an owl from my backing fabric in the window of the barn. 
I backing is based on Judy Sisneros book 9-Patch Pizzazz.  This is a great way to blow up a standard 42-44 inch yardage of cotton so that it can fit the back of a quilt.  I will do this again in the future. 
The designer used appliqued bats and stars in the border.  I opted to use the black chevron border and I quilted the bats in the border.  My bats are tilted this way and that to look like they are flying about.
I quilted a cow jumping over the moon along with some stars.
Next to the candy corn on top I quilted ghosts and next to the candy corn in the bottom I stitched owls.

I stitched pumpkins around the quilt house.  My quilt lifts up to reveal a spider and web underneath.


Around the barn I quilted bats.
Around the Jack o' Lantern house I quilted candy corn and script that says Trick or Treat.
 The Ghoul School is quilted with skeletons.
 The raven topped pumpkin block has a quilted cemetery.
And the witch house has quilted script that says "If the boot fits cackle"  along with Lori Kennedy's Spooky Spiders hanging from the moon and the broom stick. 
I feel that after this adventure I have become much more confident in my ability to successfully free motion quilt.  I have gotten over the fear of quilting.  I know it is not going to be perfect and I am having fun quilting my quilts.  Now to decide what to finish next.  I encourage you to join in the fun at Elm Street Quilts and make progress on your UFO's and share your finishes while seeing what others are doing in that regard.   


  1. Wonderful finish - like the candy corn! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

  2. I love how you made this quilt your own--so fun and creative! Congrats on a great finish!

  3. What a delightful finish...lots to look at! Congrats!

  4. I just adore this quilt every time I see it online. Yours id's gorgeous! Thanks for the info on how to find the pattern. It is on my wish list.

  5. Your fabric choices are lovely. The candy corn is my favorite but those spooky eyes in the windows are cute, too. Smart to finish an autumn themed project as summer approaches. Can't wait to see what you work on next month.