Jazz up your indoor Halloween decor this year with these Halloween quilts – 2 patterns you will love as they are easy, fast, and fun!
The first quilt is called Haunted House. It measures 37″ x 37″ and the blocks finish at 12″ and 6″. Simple log cabin blocks frame the center applique’, with the cat and bat adding movement to the design. I chose to make the quilt center lighter and the borders dark and bold for interest and contrast.
Haunted House is perfect as a wall hanging, welcoming your friends and family to your spooky Halloween just as they step into the door. You can also use it as a table topper, but I would not put anything on top of it so you can get a full view of the house.
Small quilts are easy to display around the house, and are great for when you need new indoor Halloween decorations.
The center block is fast to make as it requires fusing the shapes to the background and appliqueing with the blanket stitch using your sewing machine. I love the mummies walking by the doors!
I decided to add eyes to the bat only as the cat’s eyes would have been too small. Yet, if you like, add tiny white buttons or glue plastic eyes on the cat. I did not want to worry about specific washing directions – I am pretty sure this quilt will go to my son’s house and I thought that the simpler the directions the better!
In this detail photo, you can see how I used a straight stitch on the broom bristles, emphasizing its points. That’s it. Everything else was appliqued with the blanket stitch and matching thread.
You know this quilt, and the next I will show you, is perfect as a scrappy project for those of us who have been collecting Halloween fabrics for years. However, I am smitten by the fabrics I used!!!
Don’t you love these fabrics? They are by Moda Fabrics from their Ghouls and Goodies collection. It has become my favorite Halloween fabric collection because of the colors, the delicate designs, and the textures. Designed by Stacy Iest Hsu, this line is a dream to work with.
The 30 fabrics in the collection range from light to dark and other values in between, and I tried to put many of them to good use on both quilt designs.
Bright, right? That is the name of my game lately. My youngest son, Ryan, loved decorating our house for Halloween when he was younger. I hated it… The scarier the better for him, so I went along with it, but kept the spider webs and strange looking characters for the front door – how often do I even pass by the front door? That was the idea… Now, Halloween quilts I can handle!
Our indoor Halloween decor was more on the cute side to honor my girly wishes. Luckily, he was OK with my choices.
Best of Times is the second of the Halloween quilts I designed for this Fall. It measures 42″ x 54-1/2″ and the blocks finish at 3″ and 10″. This one-block quilt is perfect for scraps, too, although I used the same Moda Fabrics line as featured in Haunted House.
If you are looking for a beginner quilt, Best of Times is a good pattern as you can see from the block pieces that are needed. Select the fabrics carefully so there is lots of contrast between them, and your final design will be a success.
There is a soothing vibe about when I am making many blocks of the same type at once… I used the stitch and flip method to make the border blocks, then chain-pieced them together to make the border strips. Easy-peasy, and the instructions are clear.
You can find the patterns for both the Haunted House and the Best of Times quilts in the Spooktacular Halloween Quilting book by Quilter’s World, already in stores so you can start making the quilts right away.
As you can see from the cover, the projects in this book are super fun, and the designers played with the fabrics and quilt blocks to create amazing quilts. A must-have, in my opinion!
I made a Halloween table runner a while ago, which you may also want to check out if you are looking for ideas for smaller Halloween quilts. That post also have some of my favorite projects from Annie’s Craft Store for fall quilts.
This is what I am thinking about now, after writing about Halloween. It is also from the Ghouls and Goodies collection. What a teaser!
Have a fantastic day,