Hi. My name is Karen O'Connor and my husband, Kevin, and I own Red Rooster Quilts. Our quilt shop is locate in beautiful Dublin, Ohio home of the Memorial Golf Tournament and now playing the President's Cup Golf Tournament. We have over 3500 bolts of fabric and 100+ samples on display. Please visit us when you are in town or shop on line at www.redroosterquilts.com. This is my first recipe on Moda Bake Shop and I am so excited! I love fall and Halloween and I think I have more quilts and decorations for those seasons than any other season. I hope you enjoy this little spider web quilt.
4 - The Boo Crew Mini Charm Packs by Sweetwater + 1 extra purple spider print 2" square
1/4 yard of Moda Solid black #9900 99
1/4 yard of Boo Crew Tricky Orange #5512 21 for binding
3/4 yards of Boo Crew The Bash Green # 5510 13 for backing
1 craft size batting
1 - 2 1/2" square Olfa ruler #QR2S
1 - Sewline Fabric Mechanical Pencil green
Quilt Basting Spray by Sullivans
Open one mini charm pack at a time. You will need 36 of the charms. Cut each 2 1/2" square in half on the diagonal. I like to carefully open the pack and leave them stacked neatly. I choose about 6 charms at a time to cut. You can choose however many you are comfortable with.
Sometimes the corners are not very well defined. Just do your best to center the ruler and slice. We will be trimming them up later so it's not that critical that you get the exact center.
Layout your triangles like this. It's not critical that you put the same prints in the exact same spot as I did. What does matter are the purples. If you want your purples to be all the same in the center then you need to place the purple spiders in the same spots as I did.
Sew each pair of triangles together with a scant 1/4" seam allowance.
I sewed mine just over 1/8" of an inch.
Press the seams towards the dark. Lightly spray with Best Press. I use this product because it helps keep the fabric from stretching. And, I like the way my fabric feels while sewing with it.
Square up each block to 2" Using your 2 1/2" square ruler, line the diagonal line up along the seam. Trim two sides.
Flip the block around and line up the diagonal line on the seam and the cut edges on the 2" lines. Trim the other two sides.
A perfect 2" block! Love it when that happens.
Continue to sew the triangles together and square them up to 2". Sew the blocks together into rows then sew the rows together to make this block: Make 4 blocks total.
Cutting the black:
Cut 3 - 2" strips.
Sub cut into 4 - 2" x 9 1/2" strips
2 - 2" x 20"
2 - 2" x 23"
Sew the 2" x 9 1/2" strip between two blocks. Repeat for the other two blocks.
Sew one 2" x 9 1/2" strip to the 2" purple block. Then sew the other 2" x 9 1/2" to the other side. Sew this strip to the blocks in the center.
Sew the 2" x 20" strip to each side.
Sew the 2" x 23" to the top and bottom. Spray the entire quilt top with Best Press and press.
Layer with your batting and backing. I like to use the Sullivans quilt basting spay. I lay my backing down, wrong side up and spray. Then I fold my batting in half and lay the fold down in the center. I smooth the half down that is on the backing. Then I fold the other half over and smooth it down. Repeat with the top.
I drew a diagonal line with the Sewline fabric mechanical pencil down the center of each color to make squares. I sewed on the line with black thread. You can see the quilting better on the back:
Binding: I cut 3 strips 2 1/4" x wof. I prefer a little bit thinner binding. Attach binding in method preferred.
A kit is available on our web site that includes all the fabrics for the top, binding and backing for $34.99. Backing may vary from the one used but it will be from the Boo Crew line.
Makes one little quilt ~23" square. It would be great as a center piece on your table with a basket of candy or a vase of flowers or with a candle. Makes a great addition to your Halloween décor!
Karen O'Connor | Red Rooster Quilts