Halloween quilts aren’t for everyone, so I also made a Pumpkin Patches quilt in a fall color palette. I used a lot of the leftover fabrics from my Fall Leaves quilt, plus a few more blues and earth tones.
It’s tricky to find fall fabrics that aren’t too novelty looking….so I went with small scale florals and some basics in the right colors.
Super random tip you probably already do…if your feed dog plate has a little edge like my Juki does, and it flips your seams as you sew and they get sewn the wrong way, place a little piece of tape (or the leftover Diagonal Seam Tape you just used to piece the blocks!) and cover the edge to make it nice and flat as you sew.
This sews together so quickly! I sent it to Knot and Thread Design, she chose a pretty fan design that compliments it perfectly.
I only had this green 108″ wide backing fabric left in my stash…and even though it doesn’t match perfectly, I’m not one to piece a backing when I don’t have to!
I love that I can keep this quilt out through Thanksgiving…especially since my house always look bare bones for a month after I take down all of my Halloween decor and quilts.
I sent my last Kindergartener off last week to all day school (they have to wear uniform colors). It was so sad to leave her at school and come home to an empty house! She’s loved it, besides being really worn out each day, and it’s amazing how quickly the day flies by and my time gets filled. It’s so strange to not have kids home during the day for the first time in 14 years!