Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Halloween Quilts

When I put out all my Halloween decorations, you did see bits and pieces of my Halloween quilts that were hanging on the back of the couch and draped over chairs. I thought you might like to see them opened up!
This first one is a Turning Twenty with some of my favorite Halloween fabrics. I especially love the green Charlie Brown fabric with Linus in the patch waiting for The Great Pumpkin. A definite childhood memory for us baby boomers... waiting to watch those favorite seasonal shows that we only saw once a year!



This is another jelly roll quilt from the field of Flowers pattern. The border looks pieced but it was simple a patchwork printed fabric! There is a pumpkin quilted on each green setting triangle!



This little quilt was made from the Quick Crazy quilt pattern where you stack up the fat quarters and lay a cutting paper on top and cut through all the FQ at once on the printed cutting lines then move the pieces around in the order and come out with squares with all different pieces. Then I put the blocks together "shaggy-quilt" style so the edges are ruffled after washing. I made this years ago one fall when my sisters Cyndy and Patty came to visit from Florida and we sewed this project together! I do so wish we lived closer so we could do that allot more often!!



In the background of this photo, on the antique ladder you can see the Spinning Windows Halloween quilt.... too lazy to take it down to photograph it flat! But Boney Bob is sitting on the chair where my most favorite Halloween quilt is draped.


This Jack O' Lantern quilt was a pattern I made from a Fons and Porter magazine when I first started quilting. I love the pieced faces!! I fussy cut the green corner stones and added yellow and black buttons in the eye triangles. The backing is a super soft black and orange flannel print! The kids used to fight over who got to use it while watching TV...





So, do you have several Halloween quilts? I have so many already and yet there are 2 due back from the longarmer any day now to add to my collection. One can never have too many Halloween quilts or Halloween fabrics for that matter!! My bee friends all love Halloween, too, so we are always on the lookout for new Halloween fabrics at show and shops!!


5 comments:

  1. Hi Polly, Thanks for the quilt show! They are all great and in my favourite colours, I love the greens and purples together in fabrics. Can't wait to see the next two.

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  2. Wonderful quilts Polly! I can't wait to see the new ones.

    Pat

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  3. Thanks for another great quilt show...love all your Halloween quilts. Cute Halloween Turning 20 quilt, great idea!

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  4. oooh I love all your spooky quilts!!! I love this time of year!!!

    I put out all my halloween/fall themed decorations this past weekend!

    Quiltingly Yours!
    Andrea

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  5. I just love your quilts and halloween. You are so talented! Im a new quilter dont have any fancy machines but you sure are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing!

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Thank you sooooooo very much for taking the time to leave a comment! I am always happy to know that someone is reading my ramblings!! Polly :-)