Quilt up a Halloween storm
Quilts and Halloween go so well together
In this hub I have designed a few quilts, and sourced some fabrics and books, as well as software, to give you a heads up on your new scary halloween quilts.
Have fun quilting up a Halloween storm!
The picture is a Jack'o'lantern block from Electric Quilt
Every holiday is an excuse to make another quilt
Halloween is no exception
You can add some scary fun and spice up your decor with these great designs from me and Electric Quilt.
Cats and Jack-o'lanterns quilt - designed in Electric Quilt 7
This is a very simple quilt design, that can easily be altered for any occasion, Christmas, Valentines Day...
The layout is called a two block, block to block, straight set design, which means that each block is sewn directly to the next, with no sashing (lattice) strips between, alternating the two blocks across the rows.
The pumpkin block is foundation paper pieced and the black cat is appliquéd.
Sew Precise! Paper Piecing Pattern software - from Amazon
Free block pattern Halloween pumpkin - download
- Fraser Valley Quilters' Guild
October 2005 "Crazy Patch Pumpkins" 8" x 6" finished block This month you will build and embroider, if you wish, a block that will become a pumpkin with class, with attitude or appear Victorian.
Jacks and Witches quilt - designed in Electric Quilt 7
Electric Quilt 7 - software for designing quilts
The quilts on this page were designed in EQ7, using blocks from the 5000 plus library.
I have been using Electric Quilt software since EQ V1 in 1992, when I was asked to review the software for Down Under Quilts in my column.
There are so many Halloween blocks and ways to design quilts, I know you will love it.
Help for Halloween quilts
Description of Electric Quilt 7
EQ7 is the most user-friendly quilting software yet. No more searching for answers. It's all right at your fingertips. Includes a complete Reference Manual PLUS 25 quick and easy lessons and 10 videos that will teach you everything.
Digital cameras will become a quilter's best friend. EQ7 has dozens of ways to turn everyday photos into quilt art images or crop and edit scanned fabrics right in EQ7 in minutes...and that's just the start.
J is for Jack'o'Lantern block - from the library in Electric Quilt 7
Trick or Treat? applique block - from the EQ7 library
Trick or Treat? Quilt - designed from blocks in the EQ7 library
Bundle of halloween quilt fabrics for you - on Amazon
5 coordinating yards for your Halloween projects. One yard of each fabric - 5 yards total, featuring the Eerie Alley prints by Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Two coordinating solid kona cottons in orange and black.
All fabrics are new, 100% cotton, 44/45" wide