When Cotton and Steel's Spellbound came out earlier this year, I instantly fell in love. I love creepy and spooky fabrics, but they're usually too "Halloween." But these prints are something that I'll want to have around all year. (Which is good, since I didn't get this quilted up in time to use while watching Halloween movies.)
Cats! I had no idea how creepy they were in the sneak peek photos, and it's pretty hard for a pink cat to be creepy.
It's slightly embarassing how often these spiders made me jump. The yellow version with silver spiders, not so much, but these black spiders are just the right size to get me when i'm not wearing my glasses.
Fat Quarter Shop was nice enough to send me a layer cake and a charm pack of Bella Solids in charcoal to make another Layers of Charm quilt. Once I had all the blocks sewn up (which was fast) I decided to play around with how I could lay them out to make different shapes. I was surprised with how many layouts I came up with for such a simple block, but that shouldn't be a shock for anyone who has ever played with other simple blocks like the Half Square Triangle.
After much deliberation, this layout seemed the best for these fabrics. The black triangles kind of remind me of jack-o'-lantern teeth, and the octagons will be perfect for quilting spiderwebs.
This is the next of my quilts to go on the long arm after I finish up some more customer quilts, but the longer I wait, the more I think about adding borders. Maybe just some more Bella black? I can't decide, and the cat's no help.