Happy Halloween!

 Chloe's Halloween Quilt

Chloe's Halloween Quilt

It's been a busy month!  So busy I haven't even gone through my vacation photos.  I've been working on a bunch of Halloween quilts this month.  I made two of this design and two of the Halloween chevron design you'll see below.  I took these two with me when I visited Chloe last week and offered them to her- one or the other or both.  She chose this one because of the muted colors and lots of wordy fabrics.  I really like it too.  

It started with the panel in the middle to which I added the zigzag border without regard to how the triangles would measure up to the middle.  You'll notice they go higgledy piggledy around the corners, but it still works.  That's liberated quilting!  If you have the desire to try it, just cut a bunch of squares from each of two fabrics.  Cut them into half square triangles.  Sew together a dark and a light and make a bunch of those squares.  Arrange them in a zigzag formation and sew them together.  Then just sew to the side of a center medallion without regard to whether they go off the edge.  Cut to fit and add the other sides.  Easy peasy!

I really love the backing fabric and Chloe did too.  It's perfect for those with a bit of a science bent.  

I'll post my vacation photos soon I hope!  In the meantime, if you are interested in the Halloween quilt below, it's now for sale in my Etsy shop.  

 Halloween Chevron Quilt

Halloween Chevron Quilt

I've got another busy month coming up as I have signed up to do two different holiday art fairs here in Bend.  I'll post info about that for locals in a few weeks.  In the meantime I'll be making new Christmas ornaments- both fabric and painted.  I'm excited!