I’ve never really decorated much for Halloween. In fact, the first year I was married I convinced Jeremiah to let me put up Christmas decorations in October! My mom however is way better at it than I am. She put up several adorable Halloween decorations this year. One of them is a wall quilt she made a few years ago.
My mom is trying to make a mini quilt to fit with every major holiday/season. She has completed several already and one I wanted to show off today is her Halloween quilt.
My mom collected several cute Halloween fabrics before starting and paired them with some coordinating far quarters. She saw a similar design in a magazine and it inspired the blocks and layout for this quilt.
She did some free motion quilting using her regular sewing machine and a free motion foot. This was only her second time free motion quilting a quilt, but I think she did great! The adorable little pumpkins on the corner blocks are my favorite!
Then she finished off the quilt with binding that matched the piecing along the edges. It looks so amazing and compliments the quilt design perfectly! I’m not sure I have the patience to piece together binding to match all the fabrics along the edge like this, but I do love how it looks!
After the 9 blocks were sewn together and the borders and binding were added the quilt finished right at 33 inches square.
Check out the video HERE to see more details of the quilt!
I found a how to from Sew Mama Sew that shows how to create the pinwheel style blocks in the quilt since we didn’t cover it in the video. You can find that tutorial HERE!
Want to see another quilt my mom made? Check out the log cabin style quilt she made for my oldest daughter HERE!
You do not want to miss next week’s post! I’ll be showing how I created a Rey Halloween costume from Star Wars: The Force Awakens for under $10! Until then, Happy Sewing!