When Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores invited me to participate in the #SpookySpaces craft campaign, I was all in! Jo-Ann has a whole website dedicated to inspiring creativity and getting you the supplies and knowledge to create your own Spooky Spaces. My only trouble was narrowing down what I wanted to do, and what space I wanted to spookify. I ended up making a fun Halloween quilt. Everyone needs a good blanket to hide under during scary movies and while telling creepy stories, right?
I made the quilt top while at Sewing Summit in the Half Square Triangles class with Amy Smart of Diaryof a Quilter. The layout of the blocks came from Amy. I loved-LOVED-the way the pattern lined up with this fun Jo-Ann fabric. It’s like a Halloween sky with a full moon. Can you see it? That full moon has a secret. Turn out the lights, and it glows!! I used Coats and Clarks Glow in the Dark embroidery thread to quilt the white “moon” of the quilt.
It was incredibly hard to photograph the stitched lines glowing, since to get the full glow, things need to be dark, and my camera wouldn’t take a picture in total darkness. You can see the glowing in the stitches better here. But in real life, they are bright and squiggly and so super cool! Spooky.
I quilted the whole quilt in random, wavy lines. It made the quilting go faster, not having to line things up or worry about keeping spaces even or straight.
And the effect on the back of the quilt, where I used a super awesome black and orange stripe from Jo-Ann, looks awe.some.
The Halloween fabrics from Jo-Ann are my favorites. They are so fun, with so many themes to choose from. And they all coordinate so well with each other and with the regular-stock. The back, binding and the Halloween-town fabric of my quilt are all from the holiday line. Then the swirly black and the off-white Kona are from their regular quilting cottons. It made it so easy to pick my fabrics, and I adore how this quilt turned out.
Want to make your own Spooky Space? Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores is the place to get started. And here is a coupon from them to get you on your spooky way!
I was given a gift card to Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores to purchase my supplies for my Spooky Space, in exchange for this post. Thanks Jo-Ann!!!