Saturday, September 6, 2014

Fun Halloween Project

I purchased the cutest Halloween wall hanging pattern created by Kimberbell.  It was offered at The Missouri Star Quilting Company who turned it into a block of the month tutorial.  You can see the tutorials on You Tube and follow Jenny as she creates each block.  Well, once I got started, I couldn't stop.  My neighbor loves Halloween, too, so I made two of these at the same time and was finished with both in about a week.

  I think half the fun was collecting the Halloween fabric for the different blocks.  The blocks in this little quilt are on the small side so I didn't need a lot of yardage, just variety.

The blocks are different sizes and each one has its own theme.  The main or biggest block is a witch's hat, then there's a haunted house, a little broom, a pumpkin patch, and the cutest little mummy.  There are also two nine-patch blocks and two small blocks with embroidered Halloween sentim

The 3-D embellishments added to the finished blocks are great.  The spider has yarn legs, the hat gets a jaunty flower, and the broom gets a batch of bristles.  There are some embellishments I choose not to add, like the pumpkin patch yoyos and a sign next to the haunted house.  I made them, but when it came time to add them I just wasn't happy with the effect. 

This was a quick and fun project.  As I was making it, I thought of several other blocks that could be added to make a full-size quilt, or maybe just another wall hanging.  Hmmm . . .

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