Trick or Treat

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Trick or Treat quilted wall hanging @Freemotion by the River

My daughter loves Halloween and really does a fantastic job decorating her house. Every year I try and make her a few new things and I bought this cute panel this summer just for her. I don’t know who is the designer but I sure love the taffy apples.

I put tabs on it and then found a branch outside that I think will be perfect for hanging this.

Closeup of quilting on Trick or Treat @Freemotion by the River

I did a lot of free motion quilting on this using Coats & Clark Trilobal polyester machine embroidery thread. I really like the sheen of the thread. I have a bunch of neat colors that I bought at JoAnn’s when there was a 50% off sale.

Closeup of quilting on carmel apples @Freemotion by the River

It took just as long to quilt this as it would have to do one I had pieced. I just used premium muslin on the back and you can see all the stitching and color changes I made.

Backside of quilting on Trick or treat

Normally I wouldn’t use this many different frames on my photos in one post but I wanted to show you what can be easily done with Photoscape. It has been a while since I did a tutorial on using it and Wednesday I will show you how much fun it is to do this.

Halloween quilted wall hanging

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  1. Breathtaking!!!! Came here from Sew Many Ways blog…

  2. Dora, the Quilter says:

    What a delightfully quilted panel. I love this kind of sweetness for Halloween–more to look at than eat, I suppose.
    Reminds me of the years I lived on a pueblo back when Halloween was always sweet instead of evil.

  3. Just love it. I have a great Halloween panel kit here to do up some day and now I have some great ideas for the quilting. Thanks bunches.

  4. Crickets Corner says:

    I love this! The panel is so darn cute and your quilting makes everything pop. I'm sure you DD is going to love it.

  5. Just catching up here….LOVE the sweet Halloween quilt! Beautiful quilting too. Your orphan blocks are making such nice bags.

  6. This is wonderful! Your lucky DD will love it. All the thread work just makes it even more special.
    Wow, Connie, your FMQ sure is inspirational! Thanks for sharing.

  7. That is one of the cutest panels I've seen for this time of year. Your free motion quilts looks fantastic too. Your daughter will love it, and if she doesn't, I'll send you my address.!lol

  8. Cathy Tomm says:

    Great quilting. So cute.

  9. What fabulous FMQ on that darling panel, Connie. Your daughter is going to love it.

  10. Betty Lou says:

    Love the candy apples and your machine quilting is awesome. Daughter will love it.

  11. It's beautiful! She will love it!

  12. Oh so beautiful! Your quilting just amazes me! So well done…even the back is gorgeous!

  13. Jacqueline says:

    Your quilting ability is simply amazing.. thanks for sharing and making it visible to study.

  14. I love how you've quilted it. I think Deb Strain is the designer. I have a couple of her panels, but haven't been sure how to finish them so they're just tacked up at our house.

  15. That is a cute panel–and your free motion quilting raised it to an art piece! Your daughter should be thrilled. I enjoyed the frames you used as well.

  16. Dresden Quilter says:

    It is amazing! I love how you showcased the quilting!

  17. Madame Samm says:

    I am with your daugther..I love this time of year and especially Halloween..we were actually married on that very day….LOVE this love this love this…great panel. heavens Connie you could applique this with your amazing skill set..yes you can…

  18. What a cute little banner! I have also used branches as hanging rods. I think that sometimes you can't find anything any better than nature!
    I'm looking forward to your post on Wednesday!

  19. Denise :) says:

    OMGosh! Connie, this is just darling — you did a super-marvelous job quilting it!!! 🙂

  20. Great wall hanging, what a cute panel!

  21. Kathy Gordon says:

    Just YUMMY! Can't wait to see what you will show us about Photoscape. I took you advice and downloaded it. Did my "first" batch editing for watermarking photos! Love it!

  22. I think that is one of the cutest Halloween panels I have seen. Good job.

  23. You are just so talented Connie…
    with the gorgeous machine quilting AND computer know-how!

  24. Very Cute Connie — your quilting is really pretty — especially love the outlining of the pretty little flowers!

    Thanks for sharing.

  25. Wow what a GREAT panel. And your quilting really brought it to life! Love all the different quilting you did on this one.

  26. Great job quilting the panel Connie! I bought the same one last year when I started quilting and used metallic thread for mine…my dear daughter was visiting and decided she just had to have it for her home. TFS

  27. That is awesome! The back looks very Halloweenish too!