Happy Halloween…officially! Today is trick or treat day for all the kids and I’m in the mood for Halloween fun. I’m very frugal and have leftover fall colored fabrics from another project. The fabrics that I don’t have will be heavily discounted after today (Halloween). That is if I even need any new fabric.
Either I’m late for this year or getting a very early start for next year. You could do this as a Block of the Month too. If you started in February and did one block each month it would be finished in time for next Halloween or you can make it this weekend.
Jenny from Missouri Star Quilt Company did an 8 part tutorial on making this cute wall hanging for Halloween known as “Home is Where the Haunt Is”, a Kimberbell pattern. The eight videos are compiled into a playlist on YouTube and you can view them by clicking on the link above. Missouri Quilt Company has the pattern available to order on their website for $13.95 and you get 41 points for this purchase. However it appears that the pattern is shipped to you. If you want to purchase a downloadable version it is available for $14.95 from the Fat Quarter Shop as a pdf file.
This looks like fun and I already have a lot of fall colored fabrics and even some 5″ squares cut for the nine patch patterns. I did a table runner for fall with the Twister pattern. This was the one thing I managed to finish during the quilting retreat a couple of weeks ago. I also have some white fabric left after finishing my quilt top that will work for the mummy for this haunted wall hanging. I think the embellishments on this quilted wall hanging are fun! Just wait until we get started…
I’m going to use freezer paper to make my cutouts for this quilt. I’ve always got a roll of freezer paper handy for crafting projects. Freezer paper is available at any grocery store in the same aisle as plastic wrap, aluminum foil, etc. It’s cheaper than buying the fusible web for projects like this.
Let me go stash diving to see what I can come up with, then I’ll know if I need anything else from the “bargain table” once they discount the Halloween printed fabrics. The materials list of what I’ll need is provided (left). Here’s a link to the pdf for the list too that you can view a little more enlarged. Once you go to this page you’ll need to click on “Additional Images” to view the materials list. The website provides a zoom tool for the image or you can go directly to the image here.
My local fabric store is having one of their quarterly sales at 50% off coming up in a couple of weeks so I need to make room and save my money for more fabric. I learned a new word this week. When fabric mysteriously appears under your bed, in your closet, or other hiding places..it’s called “Fabracadabra”.
Note: The image for my featured photo for today’s post shows two versions of the finished block. These blocks and photo are from the Missouri Star Quilting Company blog.