Good Morning, Quilters!
Are you ready to squirm and squeal?? Halloween is just around the corner–and what can give a fright faster than the dreaded…
I’m not sure which makes me shudder more–a mouse, a snake or a spider!
Today’s tutorial was inspired by a reader of The Inbox Jaunt–thanks, Jane! When Jane saw the Dots and Daisies tutorial she recommended a slight variation to create this spider.
NOTE–Spiders have EIGHT LEGS!–In this tutorial, I’ve used a little creative license to make it a bit easier—(think of it as the other two legs are behind the spider and not visible)–Or stitch eight legs!
THE SPIDER FREE MOTION QUILT TUTORIAL
Begin by drawing a line or a series of lines if you are using this as a background fill pattern.
Begin stitching on the line. Stitch a slightly wavy line and a circle or slight oval.
Stitch ON the circle several stitches to begin the legs…
Stitch a curvy line to create the first leg.
Echo stitch back to the Spider body and then add two more legs in the same way.
Make each leg the same size or slightly smaller. Stitch around the circle-ON the previous line of stitching. (NOTE-the stitching is offset in the sample below for demonstration purposes only.)Complete the right side of the Spider with three more legs.
Then add a line of web before beginning the next Spider.
Add this motif to The Spider Web Free Motion Quilt Tutorial
And check out the Spider Quilt HERE
You also might like Graveyard Quilting
And if you need a tuffet, read HERE!
From my Web to YOURS–
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