I just played with making spiders, starting out with different sizes of squares and rectangles. I used 1" thick strips to make the legs.
I heavily quilted with regular black quilting thread. I used my ruler to draw relatively straight lines, but otherwise drew spiderwebs freehand with my chalk, just marking a bit in advance of my quilting.
I used black fabric for all of the letters and changed the background for each letter. The background of the free-pieced letters somewhat mimics the piano key borders.
I wasn't in the mood to sew spiders, but this is how you make them. They are based on asterisks, using 1" strips for the legs.
Can you believe it, Finn, yet another Halloween quilt I've never shown you. This quilt was in storage while I was living in Cairo and I just didn't want to post a lousy pic without any detail shots.
I lugged 40 pounds of cat food home today. Okay, I had a wheelie thing, but that's still a lot. Next time I'm making my husband do it.
I finished rewatching the first season of Veronica Mars. I love that show. I hate the fact that it's been cancelled, although I admittedly have not watched the third season, so maybe it was a good thing to put it out of its misery (like they should have done several years sooner to The X-Files.