Download these two Free quilt patterns for Halloween decor now! Surprise your guests with these easy quilts, or gift them to your family!
I’ve designed two fun quilts for the Halloween Ball collection by Henry Glass. The fabrics feature witches, bats, skeletons, and monsters, as well as a panel with a spooky, haunted house. The prints have all the must-have Halloween motifs we love, so you should stock them because you can sew lots of projects with them.
For Quilt 1 above, I chose the three things I like on my Halloween projects: witches, pumpkins, and cats. The quilt measures 61″ x 61″, and the blocks finish at 9″. That border fabric is to die for with a witch flying around the neighborhood!
I framed the pumpkins so that the cat blocks in the center would pop. Still, there is enough negative space for the eyes to rest and to focus on the individual fabrics.
The pumpkin and the cat require regular piecing techniques – the cat’s body and head are fused and machine appliqued – and the witch is put together by cutting triangles with a template. You can see on the right the cat block I made using fabrics I had – the instructions and diagrams in the pattern will tell you exactly how to assemble the tail – easy peasy.
The blocks on Quilt 1 are great for showcasing large prints or those you do not want to cut into tiny pieces. I think the cat looks super scary with those faces and the background of the witch block has my mouth watering for candy. Except… I have not eaten sweets in 18 months and need to pass on candy for a while.
This project comes together very fast, and beginners will be totally hooked on quilting after making it. You could also make pillows with the different blocks and place them around the living room while the quilt hangs on the wall. What do you think? Do not forget you can use them on treat bags.
Speaking of treat bags, there is a panel in this collection just for making them if you do not feel like piecing extra blocks, and the instructions are included. I am loving the Halloween Ball fabric collection! It speaks to me because of the scale of the motifs and the palette. The colors are harmonious, and the overall look of the fabrics, together in a quilt, is bright enough to add light to a corner of the room, yet they have the darkness we need to invoke a scary night.
I promised two Free quilt patterns for Halloween decor, right? So here is Quilt 2. It measures 49″ x 64″ and the bat block on the corner of that pumpkin border measures 4″. For this design, I wanted to highlight the haunted house/monster panel, and the jack-o’-lantern fabric was perfect for it. The bats added movement to the design and matched well with the flying witch.
The haunted house reminds me of a quilt I made a little while ago – click here to read the post with the two Halloween projects I still keep around my house.
This quilt would look great on the wall or as a throw. Make a few to give to your family or friends – I am sure they will love it (make an extra one for me while you are at it. As a quilter, I don’t get quilts as gifts!).
My grandsons went crazy when they saw the bat block. I made four of them and now will decide if they will be displayed on two pillowcases or treat bags. I think a lot of bats would look great as a border around a pieced, scrappy quilt center. Each bat could feature a different fabric from your stash.
This is my favorite print of the entire collection. It makes me think of my sons when they were little and the tricks they played to get as much candy as they could when trick or treating. One of my sons would look sad and hungry as he approached the front doors, or whenever someone said, “take as many as you want,” he would ask, “are you sure?” as if he really meant it…
My youngest son liked to decorate the entire house and front yard with scary figures. I hated it! I did not want to see monsters every day, inside or outside, or bump into cobwebs forgetting they were fake. Well, I humored him all those years, and he never knew at what cost to my sanity. But I digress.
Halloween Ball will be shipping to stores in April of 2023. Be sure to ask your local quilt store to carry this line! Now, back to designing more quilts. Have an awesome day,