I am so excited to share my Tiny Treaters project today! My kids have been so confused as to why I am sewing up a Halloween quilt in the spring. I keep telling them we are extra ready for Halloween this year! And I tried explaining to them about fabric releases and how fabric shows up before the Holidays so we can have our quilts all done in time!
I typically make my kids’ Halloween costumes. We have made everything from Peter Pan to Elsa and Anna. With such elaborate costumes and a lot of them…I have six kids, I usually run out of time for a Halloween quilt. I am sew excited to have this checked off my list for the year! Halloween quilt- done!
I used a Fat Quarter bundle of Tiny Treaters and added some Riley Blake Designs basics. This fabric line is sew much fun! Jill Howarth (Zippyboro) did an amazing job with these cute prints. I love the little animals trick or treating. And some of the prints are glow-in-the-dark!
Here is a close-up of the animal trick-or-treaters. Isn’t that fox so cute? And the ghost skunk? Each little vignette is so adorable. These prints become a look and find for my kids. They keep finding some new animal going trick-or-treating.
I have to use my favorite tools while quilting! My pink mini Oliso iron is one of my favorites. It is the perfect size to keep close to my sewing machine. I also love my Olfa rotary cutter. And everything I stitch is with Aurifil thread. I use 2021 in 50 wt. It matches everything and works for piecing and quilting.
I added some Riley Blake Designs basics to the Tiny Treaters. The basics I included are Gunny Sack Halloween, Pin Dot Halloween, Blossom on white with Black, Swiss dot on white with Hot Pink, and Bee Background Cross Stitch Grey. These basics are some great Halloween low volumes.
I also used my Plan to Quilt planner to create this quilt. I love my Plan to Quilt planner. It is an undated planner that keeps me and projects organized! You can use my code SMITTENCHICKEN to receive 10% off your purchase.
I created a traditional Greek Cross block. It goes together super fast with straight piecing. There are no half square triangles or flying geese to piece. This was a fast quilt to chain piece.
I am still working on a pattern for this quilt! Stay tuned for a new pattern coming soon! And if you have a name suggestion, leave it in the comments! I am still deciding on a name so give me your ideas!
We took this quilt out to a local cemetery to get some fun Halloween pics. The Northeast is full of old cemeteries. We found this one outside of a church. The church was founded in 1622! Some of these graves were so old. It was cool to see the different headstones from long ago.
It was also a perfect overcast day! The overcast and the storm coming added to the spooky factor! Happy Halloween!