Hi Fellow Quilters,
Trick or Treat? Who will we see this year? Our animals are on the loose again, wearing their creative costumes and hoping to get lots of goodies on Halloween night.
Here’s our 2018 Halloween Trick or Treat quilt!
I love the filmstrip borders, so decided to use them again this year. If you missed our 2017 Halloween quilt, you can read about it on our blog post.
Here are the stars of this year’s show:
The first critter on the list is our Mad Scientist Owl! Whooo knows what his current experiment is about, but I would guess that it has something to do with nuclear energy and the green in his hair tells me that he has been a little over-exposed!
Our lamb Fairy of Spring demanded that she needed sparkles! If she was to be Queen of the Fairies and sprinkle fairy dust, she needed to look the part. One simply cannot have too many sparkles, can one?
Okay, Mr. Grumpy dog, it doesn’t look that bad! I love your dragon head, horns and tail! Mind if I take a few more pictures? You’re just too cute to resist!
Frank!!! Quit growling at the neighborhood kids! I just can’t figure out if you are Frankenstein or the Incredible Hulk. Yes, I heard you, you are NOT growling at the kids, you are yelling “Happy Halloween!”
Awwwww, PandaBee, I love your costume! I know that when Ms. Sharon’s boys were small, they were both bees AND my bosses’ son was a bee, so I guess that it must be a popular costume.
To add to our crazy Halloween critters, we decided that Wonky Stars were in order this year. I used 36 different Halloween fabrics to make the stars. For paper piecing, I used a “paperless paper piecing” method, so they went together quickly and I had no paper to remove once they were all sewn! Winning! We will take a closer look quick piecing methods like paperless paper piecing in a future blog post.
Here are our fabulously fun Wonky Stars:
I fussy cut the centers of the stars so they would showcase some of our fun Halloween fabrics. With the paperless paper piecing, it took more time to find the right fabrics than it did to piece the stars.
We hope you have enjoyed our 2018 Halloween critters! We would love hearing what you think! If you can’t wait to get started making your own Halloween quilt, you can purchase the pattern here:
Halloween 2018 Wall Quilt Pattern
The 39″ by 39″ quilt pattern includes applique templates and individual pieces for the five animal applique blocks and foundation paper piecing diagrams for the wonky stars, as well as directions for making the film strip sashing.
The individual block patterns are available in our pattern shop.
P.S. In case you missed it, here is the photo of our 2017 Halloween quilt.